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    • CommentAuthorNo Fear
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2014
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    Shivers is an unsettling and disturbing film, the scene in the lift with the mother, young daughter and pizza guy, or more specifically when they leave the elevator and attack someone, is really quite nasty (by implication rather then anything actually shown). 'Rabid' was also rather disturbing.
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     (11403.22)
    While this isn't a film (and I'm not even sure if anyone's still here), I vaguely remember a book series about an apocalypse caused by demonic possessions. Does anyone know what it might be?
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2014
     (11403.23)
    Never mind, I found it. It is The Rising by Brian Keene. I'll probably be giving it a read soon.
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    In the trailer for Mad Max Fury Road, it almost looks like Max is crossed in one scene.
    • CommentAuthorHaggy
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
     (11403.25)
    It is not a film, but I have been reading Richard Jefferies "After London or Wild England" which takes place after some unspecified disaster depopulates England (and likely the world) and the survivors have to deal with a severely altered landscape and fauna. The first bits of the book are all world building and how it is described could well be a post-Crossed world, though much more than five years after C-Day. There is a free audio version of the book which I can post a link to if anyone is interested.
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014
     (11403.26)
    @Haggy

    I don't usually do audio books, but I'm down for anything that's free.
    • CommentAuthorHaggy
    • CommentTimeAug 15th 2014 edited
     (11403.27)
    @Dannykat

    Here is a pdf of the book: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13944/13944-h/13944-h.htm

    and the audio book (read by a pleasant sounding English woman): https://librivox.org/after-london-or-wild-england-by-richard-jefferies/

    Edit: Sorry but I can never get links to work here so copypaste those if you want them.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2014
     (11403.28)
    For the curious, the unofficial inspiration movie playlist I used when I was drawing the first volume was as follows;
    Threads (Garth's biggest suggestion)
    The Road (the book is probably the biggest influence on the series as a whole)
    Escape From NY
    Day After Tomorrow
    The Hills Have Eyes
    Dawn and Day of the Dead
    Mad Max and the Road Warrior
    The Crazies
    Ravagers
    The Stand
    Last Man on Earth and Omega Man
    The Day the Earth Caught Fire
    Children of Men
    The Postman
    Damnation Alley
    28 Days/Weeks later
    REC/Quarantine
    Panic in the Year Zero
    Every zombie movie ever

    There were also a dozen or more audiobooks I went through including the aforementioned Brian Keene Rising series.
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2014 edited
     (11403.29)
    @Jacen

    Nice! I have a lot to watch now.

    EDIT:

    Although I am curious, what influence did you take from Children of Men, Jacen? The catastrophe in that one, and even society itself, seems much more survivable than what's seen in any of the others.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2014
     (11403.30)
    Really, I was just trying to keep my head in a post or current apocalyptic mind space. I think Children of Men does a lot of things really well but I mainly focused on the sense of hopelessness that pervaded everything as humanity marched towards extinction (pre-miracle-baby).
    • CommentAuthorHaggy
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2014
     (11403.31)
    Christ, Threads really rips your heart out at the end and shits all over it forever.
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    I recall that there were plans to start a run of Crossed short films under Crossed: DOA, but it looks like that never came round to development.

    @Haggy
    Yeah, the closest thing I can think of is The Day After, but Threads is really grim- took me a long time to even find it, it's well worth the watch. The only flick that comes close to the sense of desperation is probably Eraserhead.
    • CommentAuthorHaggy
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2014
     (11403.33)
    @listentotheritual
    It took me a bit of looking to find it as well and as you said, well worth it. I am gald I am just seeing it now because had I seen it when it came out, if would have fucked me up good.
    I watched The Signal last night and is was fairly decent as a Crossed-esque movie. In the middle on Pontypool now and with a slight suspension of disbelief, this could be a Crossed movie with a little different spin on how the infection is spread. Maybe the last half will change my mind but so far, so good.
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2014
     (11403.34)
    @Haggy

    I watched Pontypool a while back. It was all right, but it wasn't something that blew me away. For that, I think I'll go watch Threads.
    • CommentAuthorHaggy
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2014
     (11403.35)
    @Dannykat

    It really didn't blow me away either but the first half was pretty good and showed a lot of promise. The second half got a bit boring and the wonky way a "cure" was discovered didn't make much sense. All in all though, it was interesting and a good way to kill (kiss) an hour and a half. Do you any idea what the post credits scene was about?

    Good luck with Threads.
    • CommentAuthorDannykat
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2014
     (11403.36)
    @Haggy

    That Sin City-styled scene in the restaurant? I honestly don't know for sure. But since the "cure" (spoiler ahead) was just jumbling up words, perhaps adding a scene that didn't make any sense with dialogue that also didn't make any sense was placed there as an example for how to avoid the virus? A warning for the audience? (I thought of this after he shushes her as soon as she says, "Baby." Terms of endearment being the main cause of infection and all that jazz.)

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