Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer!

Hello class, and welcome to Cheesy Cinema 101. If you are looking for Cinema Snob 101, then you are in the wrong place! THAT class is down the hall. Good luck and get out!
Today we will be talking about "Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer," a film by Richard Taylor and Zack Beins. Before we begin, I present to you the films trailer -- provided by the fine folks at "Bizjack Flemco Productions."

Kristy, the lights!

*16MM Projector begins*



Before diving into a low-budget horror-comedy one is always concerned if the film will be any good. Some are so bad they're annoying, while others are so bad they're good. Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer definitely falls in the latter. The acting is atrocious-on-purpose, with cheesy, hilarious, one-liners, and plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor. It also pays homage to films like Street Trash, Dead Alive, EVERY Troma film EVER made, and even a nod to "Killer Klowns From Outer space" through the opening theme. It's very "Troma-Esque," and even features a cameo by Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman, as the deceased "Grampa Abacrombie!"


There's something in this film for everyone, really, and by "Everyone," I mean everyone that isn't a prude. If you're into Graveyard Cunnilingus? Covered! Masturbation with a lubed-up bowling pin? Covered! Graphic Pregnant Zombie-Birth? Covered! The devouring of a shit, (I mean "Fecal Matter"), squirting intestine? YES, YOU'RE IN LUCK! And that's only the tip of the hotdog penis, (You'll get that reference when you see the film)!


Gore-hounds, your eyes will light up with excitement! As this film features gore-galore, and more blood than a queen-size foam mattress could soak-up! My personal favorite was a scene where a mans head opened up, like a Pez dispenser, to expose his brain! And if that's not enough, you greedy little bastards, it also features Babette Bombshell, The Plus-Size Goddess of Gore, as well as Shawn C Phillips!

Currently "Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer" is still seeking the perfect distribution company, so I'm sorry if you've got the Cinema Blue-balls from reading this review, as you will have to wait a bit longer for it's eventual release. But, trust me, you'll be glad ya did. Atom The Amazing Zombie Killer is a fun film that doesn't take itself too seriously, making it a "Fun, so bad-it's-good cheese-fest!"

And that's all for today, class, and remember "Just because Spielberg didn't make it, doesn't mean it's shit."

Own A Piece Of The Monroeville Mall!

Every horror fan recalls the iconic "Monroeville Mall" from George Romero's 1978 film "Dawn Of The Dead." Fans from everywhere have been lucky enough to visit the very place the movie was filmed. It's been on my list of things to do but, sadly, I've never gotten the chance. So you can imagine how stoked I was to discover that the Monroeville Zombies Museum, (Located in the Monroeville Mall up until April 27 2013), was offering the chance for horror fans to own an authentic piece of the Monroeville Mall. The 'artifacts' are offered at the affordable price of $19.99 per piece, with the exception of the exterior brick which carries a price tag of $59.99, which is totally within every collectors budget. They all come polybagged and include a Certificate Of Authenticity from the museums curator, Kevin A Kriess.



The artifacts available for purchase are as follows:

-Brick Fragment from the JC Penney store used in the film

-A piece of cable from the Elevator used in the film (Most memorable during the scene where Flyboy is revealed to be a Zombie.)

-A piece of the JC Penney escalator used in the film

- A Marble fragment from a slab of the original marble seen in the film (That was damaged during renovation)

- A piece of exterior wall of Penny's.


You can purchase your own piece of horror history from the Monroeville Zombies Museum Site, HERE. Or from their eBay store, HERE.

You can also visit their Facebook page HERE.
They also have an IndieGogo page to help fund the newly relocated zombie museum, you can visit that HERE.


I have include some photo's, as well as the info given, below.

From the ebay page: Over the years, the mall has had several remodels that have changed its look, but the one constant that has not ever changed to date, is the vintage French Marble columns and wall segments that separate the stores. These marble walls are seen in every interior shot in "Dawn of the Dead". It is very rare that one of the marble slabs are decommisioned, as they are not replaceable as the marble cuts and patterns cannot ever be matched, so they are all reserved and salvaged for reuse during every remodel. Monroeville Zombies have acquired only one segment of this rare marble that was in use in the mall during a remodel that resulted in a broken slab. Smaller pieces of this broken slab have been salvaged as collectible artifacts. Included here is a fragment of this marble slab.



JC Penney's served as the main film location in the mall. The building has recently been torn down to build a movie theater in its space. The building's exterior is made of unique bricks as can be seen in the screenshot from the film. The bricks are made of shiny stone pieces embedded in the brick material. This is not easy to see in the building from any distance, but up close the tiny stones are very visable. Included in this lot is one package of brick fragments that include the unique shiny stones. The fragments came directly from this exterior wall right after the building was demolished. The brick fragments are packaged in a poly bag with header card by Monroeville Zombies. The back of the card features a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the museum curator of Monroeville Zombies, the Zombie Museum in the Monroeville Mall.



The JC Penney's Escalator, perhaps the world's most recognized escalator, made famous for its use in the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead." Now decommisioned and the whole Penney's store being demolished, this movie icon is no longer. Portions of the escalator have been purchased by Monroeville Zombies to create a tribute exhibit in the museum. Additional pieces of the escalator have been salvaged as collectible artifacts. Included in this sale here is a metal piece bottom of sides of the steps that runs right next to the moving stairs. Included also is an original machine screw that held the metal to the base. There is a photo taken showing the pieces being removed from the escalator. The piece comes in a collectible package with header card that includes a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the museum curator. Metal piece is approximately 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. polybagged packaging with header card, by Monroeville Zombies, 2012.



And finally, the climatic scene in the film takes place in the JC Penney Elevator when the doors open to reveal Flyboy Zombie! Monroeville Zombies purchased and removed the actual elevator doors from JC Penney (shown in picture) for a future exhibit in the zombie museum. The doors are opened by a series of pulleys and cables. Included here is a 6 inch piece of the actual original door opening cable used to open the doors in that scene and every day in the elevator use. You can see the cable attached to doors in photo above.


A big THANK YOU goes out to the Monroeville Zombies Museum for giving the horror fans the chance to own a piece of horror history.

The Walking Dead - Merle Dixon Head Sculpt


Sculpting has always interested me, and I’ve even dabbled in it a bit, but there are some sculptors that are talented beyond measure. From prop making to ventriloquist dolls, action figures, you name it, talented sculptors create works of art for the world to enjoy. This brings me to the item in this post, a custom head-sculpt of ,AMC’s Walking Dead character, Merle Dixon. The artist responsible for this creation is Joey Callahan. Not only is he amazing in his work, but he’s reasonable in price as well. You can buy your own custom sculpted, AND PAINTED, Merle Dixon head-sculpt from his eBay store for a mere $21.98 ($19.99 + $1.99 S&H). Now if you’ve seen other listings you know that custom head-sculpts usually run much more than that, and usually come un-painted, so this is a real deal! So for those of you wishing they would release 1:6 Scale figures from The Walking Dead series, you can now make your own for a fraction of the cost that other sellers would be asking. So go on over to Joey’s eBay Store, joeycallahanart, and see what he has to offer. I can’t wait to see what works he has in store for the future. ** The attention to detail is amazing, pictures really don’t do this justice.