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I Like to Watch (Instantly): Colin, Survival of the Dead
Notable low-budget zombie titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
Directed by Marc Price
Cast: Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Kate Alderman, Leanne Pammen, Tat Whalley, Kerry Owen, Leigh Crocombe, Justin Mitchell-Davey, Dan Weekes, Dominic Burgess
Ever wonder, What's the story of that reanimated corpse wandering around in the background of the zombie movie? Not only is this British horror film shot from the refreshingly clever viewpoint of a recently created zombie, it was made for a mere $75. Writer-producer-director-editor Marc Price makes the most of his nonexistent budget, crafting a serious and sympathetic drama about memory, family, the loss of identity and the eating of other people's intestines.
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Still worried about that Swine Flu outbreak? Ah, blow it off by playing a game of Sneeze. You can only sneeze once per round. Pick your targets carefully, and infect as many people as possible. Keep those snotty germs moving, people! Epidemics don't spread themselves, you know.
Crush the Castle
To hell with all these tower defense games. Too pacifistic if you ask me. How about we just Crush the Castle instead? If you've ever felt the need to trebuchet the hell out of some chumps on top of a wall, this is the game for you.
Something Amiss is an old fashioned point-and-click adventure along the lines of MYST. You control a young woman who has gone to the hospital for a routine MRI. When she wakes up, though, her world has changed in some fantastic ways. It's divided into chapters. The first chapter is a simple escape puzzle, but things get much bigger, weirder and more complicated after that.
One day I will sue those bastards over at Adult Swim for all the time they've forced me to waste. This week, they've got kittens with guns. Kittens with guns! Who am I to resist? Meowcenaries puts you in charge of a squad of lolcats (oh noes!) whose job it is to wreak bloody havok--Rambo-style.
Bloody Fun Day
I am officially addicted to Bloody Fun Day. Now you can be too. In this easy-to-learn-hard-to-master strategy game, you play the Grim Reaper. You're surrounded by a grid of cute, fuzzy creatures and your goal is to slaughter as many of them as possible. Different colored creatures grant different powers as you absorb their souls. Stay alive as long as you can, kill as many as you can. It's as simple as that. My high score is 112,000. Beat that!
Thanks to "March of the Penguins," those penguins from "Madagascar" and some inexplicably popular website called Club Penguin, penguins are pretty damn popular. I believe they'd be more popular, though, if they carried automatic weapons and shot one another. That's why I'm endorsing Penguinz. It's got cute penguins. And chainsaws. You do the math.
Ivan Drago: Justice Enforcer
If you're a child of the '80s, then you clearly remember the time that Rocky Balboa fought Russian boxing monster Ivan Drago (played my the immortal Dolph Lundgen). If you do, then you need to check out Ivan Drago: Justice Enforcer right this second. This hilarious sidescrolling punch-up highlights the best of 80s cliches. ... Plus it's got dinosaurs! It's short, but there are unlockable characters. The world needs more Dolph Lundgren-based games. "I Come in Peace," anyone?
Run Like Jesus
Easter is almost upon us. And what better way to celebrate the death and glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than with a mildly sacrilegious web game? Run Like Jesus allows you to control the Son of God as he competes in a 25-yard dash. With a cross on his back. You may have to repent for this one.
Zombie Hooker Nightmare
Zombie Hooker Nightmare lives up to it's title, giving you control over a hardworking hooker just trying to make a living. You must traverse a maze-like graveyard, attracting johns and escorting them back to your trailer--all the while fighting off hordes of scantily clad undead. It's fun for the kids!
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