As of recent, AMC's The Walking Dead hasn't been on top of
their A-game like a year ago. However, thank almighty gawd, Buddha, Allah or
whatever the hell you worship, that there are exceptional alternatives when it
comes to Horror Television.
No, I'm not referring to the disappointing Hugh Jackoffman
adaptation but instead, this obscure SyFy series that is part Blade, part Buffy
the Vampire Slayer and yes, of course, The Walking Dead.
Regarding the latter the comparison is obvious due to its
soap opera scenarios, situations and an ensemble of diverse yet, oddly
This adaptation of Van Helsing is primarily based on a
graphic novel as our titular (as in ambiguously named) character Vanessa Helsing
(Kelly Overton) awakens from a coma (Sounds familiar, Walking Dead fans?) only
to find herself during a Vampire apocalypse.
But fortunately, or rather unfortunately Vanessa discovers
that she has the attributes of a vampire. "All of their strengths, but…
This was the movie that really made me a fan of the Anti-Hero formula. What started off as an idea inspired by the Death Wish film, cynicism from Nixon's Watergate scandal and a trip in Manhattan, Director John Carpenter has created one of the best dystopian films in both cinema and pop culture!
What's it all about?
In what's referred as "John Carpenter's Escape from New York" it's 1997 and the crime rate within the United States has risen to an overwhelming percentage. During a flight to an International "bargaining" summit, the Air Force One plane makes an unexpected detour thanks to an extremist. The plane's most valuable passenger, President John Harker suddenly finds himself captured and used as a bargaining tool by the inhabitants of what was once New York City!
Enter ex Special Force vet, now outlaw, SD "Snake" Plissken who is coerced into rescuing the President of the Uni…