MOTM/LAMBCAST #171: DEAD ALIVE

by Dylan · June 18, 2013 · Blogathons, Featured, Features, LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions, Podcasts · 5 Comments

Dead Alive PosterLong before Peter Jackson became known for becoming J.R.R. Tolkien or remaking King Kong, he was that big, hairy fella from New Zealand known for grossout horror comedies.  His third feature was 1992′s Dead Alive , a film that wasn’t received all that well two decades ago but is now seen as a cult classic.  The gang from French Toast Sunday championed the film after barely losing out to American Psycho last month.

Before we get to the links, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:

“A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.”

Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it. Thanks to the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.

* French Toast Sunday (1)

* French Toast Sunday (2)

* Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions

* Net-flixation

* Reel Thoughts of Jacki K

* Silver Emulsion Film Reviews

It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie.  Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions…but heard crickets coming back at me, save for your shepherd Joel Burman.  It’s kind of been this way for a few months, so as such, I’m killing the Champions angle to the MOTM.  Joel will get his selection (to be named in a few days), but going forward I will simply come up with five films to vote on each month.  If you’d like to suggest films for me to include in the poll, I’d be happy to include them.  Thanks to all the Champions we’ve had over the last couple years.

Also, I should mention that the blog-a-thon angle to the MOTM is on the ropes as well.  We had a decent (life-saving) turnout this month, and it’s only thanks to the four sites you see above that it will remain on life support for at least another month.  If you like getting this aspect to the MOTM (or just like being linked), hit me up with your links for the MOTM each month!

As we do every month, the LAMBcast is tied in with the MOTM. This time around, Lindsay and Jess of FTS hosted the discussion on the MOTM, and were joined by Jay, Dan and Kristen.

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

A couple notes:

* The show can be found, of course, via iTunes – just do a search for “LAMBcast.” Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online.

* Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you’d ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there.

* If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too – if you’d like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we’re on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it’s a bad one.

Thanks for listening!

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5 Responses to MOTM/LAMBCAST #171: DEAD ALIVE

  1. The Vern says:

    Great Great pick for MOTM. It’s Gross,but it’s a lot of fun.

  2. thejackik says:

    I just became a part of the LAMB community and was really excited about the MOTM aspect! I hope it doesn’t die directly after I begin doing it! I had a lot of fun reviewing this film!

  3. thejackik says:

    Too many exclamation points in that comment. My reviews are not riddled with them, I promise.

  4. What a great little gross-out, gonzo zombie flick this is. I’ve seen it twice and it doesn’t fail to churn my stomach. I’d really like to see Peter Jackson do another horror film, even if it’s a horror comedy. And “I kick ass for the Lord!” is truly one of the greatest lines in cinema.

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