zombie.jpgCall me a liberal pinko commie, but Homecoming, Joe Dante's installment of Showtime's Masters of Horror anthology, sounds amazing. Check the premise, courtesy of the Village Voice's Dennis Lim: "In an election year, dead veterans of the current conflict crawl out of their graves and stagger single-mindedly to voting booths so they can eject the president who sent them to fight a war sold on "horseshit and elbow grease.""

I'll just give you a second to process that. I know I needed one.

Lim, who goes on to call Homecoming "easily one of the most important political films of the Bush II era", saw the hour-long film at the Turin Film Festival, where it was met with a five-minute ovation. Dante, who spoke at the festival, has no intention of playing coy about his aims. "If you're going to code the message, which is the way horror movies have always done it, that's fine, but it's not going to reach an audience like a movie that's overt, and this is not exactly subtle," the director says.

Apparently not - though no one utters a certain four-letter proper name starting with B, based on Lim's description, Homecoming tosses thinly-veiled versions of Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, and Cindy Sheehan into the mix. Not all of it was intentional. "It was only when we started shooting that Cindy Sheehan emerged," Dante told Lim. "It was weird, because everybody said [of the war mother character], 'Oh, you based that on Cindy Sheehan!' It was just a coincidence, but I guess it was inevitable that somebody like that would show up."

The whole article is worth a read, so hop to it. Meanwhile, I'll sit here and mope over the fact that I do not have Showtime and thus, will not be able to watch this on Friday night.
tags horror
categories Movies, Cinematical