It’s that time of the week again when we take a look at online entertainment and beyond. Perhaps it’s post-Halloween blues or glee from watching AMC’s The Walking Dead, but I decided to take an undead-themed look at web series this week.
First up was a pleasant surprise for me, Vampire Zombie Werewolf. I’ll be honest, I caught one of the teaser trailers a few weeks ago and wasn’t impressed. Not because the trailer wasn’t well done, but it was very vague about the series concept and I had just finished catching up on the BBC’s Being Human (a show about three roommates: a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost). Needless to say, my first reaction was it may just be a rip-off. Happy to say I was mistaken.
I finally watched the first three episodes and it is a very different show. A—no roommates and B—it involves all three rolled up into one. It is a quirky and fun ‘multi-cultural’ supernatural comedy about an everyday married couple who each happen to be a Vampire, a Zombie and a Werewolf. It has music that is a reminiscent to 1960s style comedy and the two lead characters have a yuppie sort of way about them that just adds unique humor to the show. So far my favorite part has to be episode 2 with the whole werewolf discussion in the moors.
Next up is Suck and Moan. It sounds rather naughty, but don’t worry it isn’t that kind of show (darn… oops, did I type that out loud?). The zombie apocalypse has begun and mankind is being wiped out (snore), but what will the vampires do if all of their food get turned into zombies? (Huh? That’s different.) A group of “Seinfeld-ish” vampires try to figure out a plan for their predicament. One thing I do know, I’ll never look at a necktie the same way again after episode one. Who knew vampires could use them that way? Also loved the Twilight comment in episode two. Lots of humor mixed with bloody dismemberments of zombies.
Now a shout out to some of my friends from New York and their web series Zombie Killer Force. A group of brave and heroic soldiers are fighting the hordes of zombies. Okay, they aren’t really that brave and definitely not heroic. But here’s an added bonus: if you look closely at this trailer you’ll see me as a zombie getting my brains blown out. (I also had the honor of having a character named after me in The House Between who died a horrible death. Hmm… I’m starting to sense a pattern here.) Here is a rough teaser trailer for episode 2. A warning for the soft stomached, it is gory.
I recently web surfed smack into this trailer. Mind’s Eye is about a twelve-year-old boy with a huge imagination who finds himself in the middle of a centuries war between the Daemon and the Seraphim. The trailer looks really cool and I’ll be checking it out when it premieres November 26th.
What I’m Watching
Talking about monsters. The LXD recruits face a different kind of species of monster.
The LXD – Season 2 : Episode 5 – Tail of War
And I’m still following the Canadian steampunk web series Riese: Kingdom Falling, that was picked up by SyFy and is now showing episodes that have never before been seen on the web. The new episodes include Allison Mack (Smallville) as Marlise.
Episode 6: Prey
Episode 7: Beast
That’s A Wrap
Got a web series, web comic, web… whatever (or just want to kill me off in your web series), then I want to know about it. Contact me at: email@example.com
That’s a wrap for now. Take care, my virtual friends, and I’ll be back with more news and reviews. Until next time…
Marx H. Pyle is a writer, martial artist and American independent filmmaker. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, he has worked on a number of projects including the short film he wrote and directed, Silence of the Belle.