Good day, horror fans. Wondering about new releases that might get your spine tingling? You might want to look somewhere beyond David Gelb’s supernatural thriller Lazarus Effect, which has earned all the critical acclaim of a stubbed toe. Hitting VOD is Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele’s Ejecta, but that one isn’t exactly doing any better as far as audience responses go.

In smaller news, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin’s zombified drama Maggie now has a release date of May 8. And speaking of Chad Archibald, his next flick The Drownsman is getting a May 12 DVD and Blu-ray release. Finally, Final Destination screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick will make his directorial debut with the intriguing-sounding thriller The Final Reel, which is about a director whose movies can change reality.

And now, Rick and Coral’s Wild Ride.

This Walking Deceased Trailer Spoofs…Well, You Know
With the rare exceptions like Black Dynamite and They Came Together, modern day spoof movies are fucking awful, going too far to ape the source material without actually building up any jokes or humor. So it should be no surprise that Scary Movie and A Haunted House star Dave Sheridan is back in the parody saddle for The Walking Deceased, a rip on The Walking Dead and other zombie-related fiction. It’s kind of weird that there haven’t been an assembly line of Walking Dead spoofs out there, but this trailer makes me so grateful that there aren’t.

Truth told, I did laugh a few times, which is a few more than I expected. Sheridan’s Rick Grimes impression is funny to me, as he nails Andrew Lincoln’s mega-machismo acting. Coral! It’s perhaps telling that the two funniest moments involve people who are perceived to be zombies that actually aren’t, leading to a child getting shot and the joke "That’s like pretending to be Jewish in the Holocaust." High class humor, this isn’t, but it’s certainly high humor. Even the last bit, where Sheridan and Joey Oglesby just keep one-upping other, had me smiling. Needless to say, I’ll be watching The Walking Deceased when it comes out on March 20, but first I’m going to check on WebMD to see if someone can groan themselves to death.

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