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27 Jan 2016

ZOMBIE FILM RULES - The Rules

Film genres have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?


An exploration of zombie films and zombie-like films (I'm including things in 28 Days Later which aren't living dead, but infected living, because they have the same feel formula.)  Just because a film may include walking dead in it it isn't enough to include on the list because it doesn't make it part of the genre.


20 Jan 2016

LESBIAN ROMANCE RULES - The Monkey's Mask (2000)

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  What about Lesbian Romance films, do they follows a strict formula and a set of rules?


The Monkey's Mask (2002) is, like Bound (1996) an erotic thriller with a lesbian hero.





The following analysis may contain spoilers for

THE MONKEY'S MASK (2000)

13 Jan 2016

SLASHER FILM RULES - Why Rule #3 [Death as punishment]

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  Why do the Slasher Film rules exist?


I looked at 10 rules the Slasher Film genre followed, tested 20 films against them and analysed the results, but let's look at the rules themselves, so let's look at the third Slasher Film rule...

RULE #3
Death will be a punishment for...
transgression.

6 Jan 2016

NEXT RULE SET POLL

Films have formulas and rules, but how well do films follow those formulas?  



All ten films have been done for the Disaster Film Rules, but what happens after that?  Well, do this poll to choose the next set of rules tested:





Categories listed (follow the links for description and further polling):


~ DUG.