Creature profiles: Zombie

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A very historic event is upcoming and will change the world significantly. The people on this planet will suddenly get a new outlook, and everything will change drastically. If you think this is reference to the inauguration you are plum insane. In the near future a catastrophic event will occur to the earth, whether air born, animal born, or bred and nurtured in a laboratory. This disease will be the cure of all of life’s problems … Continue reading

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Film Review: How I Survived the Zombie Apocalypse (short) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A single mother and her son struggle to stay alive in a shattered and brutal land where the undead roam the Earth REVIEW: A 10 minute short directed by Christian Cantamessa feels like a really cool episode plucked straight out of a top notch zombie film. I’ve seen my share of these things, and there is definitely a movie waiting to happen wit this short. A mother and son are in the midst of … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: I Was a Zombie

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I’ve never had the opportunity to share this experience. It seems like a lifetime ago. Once upon a time I was a zombie. It all started when I got this flier from my best friend. He picked it up over at one of the Exhumed Film screenings. They were looking for extras to play zombies in a horror movie to be filmed locally. I loved horror films, so this sounded like a good time. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ada: Zombilerin dĂźgĂźnĂź (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  Erhan, together with five long time friends, is off to the island of BĂźyĂźkada’ya to attend the wedding of a distant acquaintance. To commemorate the event, he can record their happy moments with a video camera he brought along on the trip. Viewed throughout the entire film, this camera captures the horrors that unfold in a most personal fashion. All seems normal at first, yet later the wedding guests become the victims of an … Continue reading

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2010 NYC Comic Con

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New York City’s residents aren’t exactly known for being conservative in their fashion sense. However, even in the city that never sleeps, it was easy to tell as I walked the streets of Manhattan that I was getting closer to the site of the 2010 New York Comic Convention.  As I approached, I spotted fans dressed as comic book icons with intensifying frequency. Avatar, The Incredible Hulk, The Predator — they were all present on … Continue reading

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Zombie Epic Crosses into Blockbuster Hollywood Franchises

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San Diego, CA – A first in comic book history, IDW Publishing is proud to announce INFESTATION! Starting in January 2011, INFESTATION will infect STAR TREK, GHOSTBUSTERS, TRANFORMERS and G.I. JOE comics with zombies, zombies, and more zombies. To help create this multi-dimensional saga, IDW is teaming up with fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (The Thanos Imperative, Legion of Super-Heroes) and artist David Messina (TRUE BLOOD). “This is definitely one of those ‘there’s no way they’ll ever do this’ kind of events,” said … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

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Do you like Haunted Houses and live anywhere near Atlanta? Then you have to check this out. Opening this Friday is the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse. It has over 10,000 square feet of terror and is described like this “Creating the stage for this apocalyptic vision is 35 Acres of an abandoned truck stop with 90,000 Square feet interior space featuring a 2 story Motel, ransacked restaurants, businesses, tight offices, long hallways, courtyards, and truck garages. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalypse of the Dead (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of Interpol agents have the task of transporting a dangerous prisoner to Belgrade. Unfortunately for them, their job becomes more difficult after a chemical (that looks just like the Joker’s deadly laughing gas from the 1989 Batman movie) is accidentally released and turns everyone exposed to it into flesh eating zombies. Our heroes soon find themselves fighting for their lives as they as they try to make their way through the ever-growing … Continue reading

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Film Review: White Zombie (1932)

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SYNOPSIS: “Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont’s motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre’s zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with … Continue reading

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Interview: Eric Weiss – (aka Zombie!)

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If you’re a horror fan and do any kind of online social networking, chances are you’ve crossed paths with ZOMBIE! on Facebook, Twitter and/or Myspace. Or maybe you’ve seen the ZOMBIE! logo on t-shirts, or the Youtube videos. You might even play the late-nite horror movie trivia games on Facebook. What’s the deal with ZOMBIE!, anyway? Having followed the Delaware-based entity for years, but never really knowing the whole deal (even though we live just … Continue reading

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They Walk: surviving oncoming zombie apocalypse (stills!)

“The story started as a discussion about how to best stave off and survive through the inevitable oncoming zombie apocalypse. Several survival methods were discussed, each with their own likelihood of survival. These ideas eventually became a story, and over the course of time, became a script. After shooting many interviews for a documentary on the history of zombie cinema, the genre became a much more interesting place, and definable story arcs, common elements, ethos … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombiemania – Author Dr Arnold T Blumberg

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ZOMBIEMANIA (80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR) Written by Dr Arnold T Blumberg and Andrew Hershberger Published by Telos Publishing Publication Date: 2006 Format: B&W – 400 pages Price: $22.95 Easily one of the largest book of Zombies I’ve run across, one thing is clear…. these authors love there work! With the book totaling over 400 pages Zombiemania is the bible de force for zombie enthusiasts. Authors Dr Arnold T Blumberg and Andrew Hershberger have done … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Handbook – Author Rob Sacchetto

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Written by Rob Sacchetto Artwork by Rob Sacchetto Published by Ulysses Press Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 128 pages Price: $16.95 It only takse but a quick glance to know this is a killer looking little read. Littered with top notch zombie illustrations, the author and artist Rob Sacchetto clearly knows his stuff. In fact memories of Evil Dead and book of Necronomicon were the first thing that popped into my head. If the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Strippers (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: A deadly government-controlled virus strikes a small Nebraska strip club, where the head dancer is quickly infected and transformed into a flesh-eating zombie — and becomes an instant hit with the customers. To be or not to be a zombie: That is the question facing the remaining jealous strippers in this outrageous horror comedy, starring slasher icon Robert Englund (best known as Freddy Krueger) and adult-entertainment icon Jenna Jameson. REVIEW: Its, hot, its sexy, … Continue reading

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‘Breaking News: an Autozombiography’ – book arrives

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‘Breaking News: an Autozombiography’ by N.J. Halllard is on sale now at lulu.com  First-time horror author N.J.Hallard’s debut novel is a story of survival set in the year after a devastating outbreak of zombie plague wipes out most of the human race. Set in Worthing on the south coast of England, the three-hundred-page novel – which has been four years in the writing – tells the tale of two zombie film-fans who already know what … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Snow (aka Død snø ) (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of teenagers, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. REVIEW: Dead Snow is one hellava Nazi Zombie psycho Ride!! As we open on a chase in progress and the “Dance of the sugar plum fairies” (in the background) we are graced with a new release fresh out of Norway directed by Tommy Wirkola. Before you read any further, I absolutely dig this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “The dead come back to life and eat the living in this low budget, black and white film. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: I am privileged, nay, honoured to discuss one of the most influential horror films of all time. I speak of … Continue reading

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Univ. of Baltimore Launching New College Course in Zombies this Fall!

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New Course Explores Use of Zombies in Pop Culture Part of UB’s Minor in Pop Culture in School of Communication Design Grendel did it. So did Frankenstein, Dracula, Cujo, and the Golem. Eventually, all great literary and cinematic monsters leap from the page or screen into popular culture. And from there, it’s just a small step into the college classroom. Next fall, the University of Baltimore will roll out its new pop culture minor with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie Apocalypse (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: When college roommates Mark and Tom go out for a night at the bar, the last thing they expected to find was a machete wielding stranger and a horde of the undead. With the help of amateur photographer and video store clerk Raven, the unlikely party fights their way into an epic conflict between the living…and the dead. Zombie Apocalypse is a feature-length over-the-top action/adventure/horror movie…made for a shoestring budget of only $5000! It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Book of Zombie (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A small, sleepy Utah town gets an undead wake-up call when all of the townspeople of Mormon faith suddenly transform into flesh-eating ghouls! Now, a group of “non-believers” unaffected by the mysterious epidemic must band together to survive the night and answer the burning question: How do you kill a Mormon zombie? REVIEW:  The Book of Zombie is a horror comedy that has the local mormons arriving as the undead to terrorize and eat … Continue reading

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List: Top 10 Zombie Films worth your time

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I sit to begin this list with the background noise of Romero’s Day of the Dead playing, and it’s a great flick to have as motivation for putting together a list like the one I’m about to compile. It’s not a part of this list, which is no slight; this list isn’t necessarily about the best, most common or most loved zombie flicks. If it was, Day of the Dead would probably be around #6 … Continue reading

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