1932 was a good year… for zombies…

So I was twiddling on YouTube a bit, checking a few things out, when I ran into several unbelievably cool gems.  Do a search for the Bowery Boys, and witness old-school humor. 

Will Smith is acting in a new movie to be released in December called “I am legend.”  This movie is based on a book by Richard Matheson (also called I Am Legend – click here to check it out on Amazon).  I don’t want to give anything away, but the premise is pretty interesting, the twist relatively cool, and it’s just a well-written piece.  Matheson himself states, in an interview, that the book (and the idea) is dated, and that he doesn’t understand why Hollywood keeps making movies based on his book (The Last Man On Earth, Omega Man, and now Will Smith’s most recent), and what he *really* doesn’t get (and I can understand this) is why they never stick to his original story. 

Well, maybe the story isn’t that great, and needs a little Hollywood?  I don’t know about that; I really like the story quite a lot, and it’s pretty well thought out.  The twist is good, and the book really flies by quickly.  It was so good, in fact, that it was the inspiration for Romero’s Dawn of The Dead.  That’s pretty good stuff.

So a little research unearths the original movie remake of the book, called “The Last Man On Earth“, featuring none other than Vincent Price himself.  Apparently this movie exists in the public domain and is freely available to watch. 

Oh, but wait!  More digging unearthed yet another diamond amongst gemstones.  Behold!  The original 1932 version of… WHITE ZOMBIE..!!!!