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Appreciating THE DEAD

Appreciating THE DEAD

When the last evacuation flight out of war-torn Africa crashes off the coast, American Air Force Engineer Lieutenant Brian Murphy (ROB FREEMAN) emerges as the sole survivor in a land where the dead are returning to life and attacking the living.

Part of it has to do with the film’s setting: Africa. I’ve always had a fascination with the Dark Continent. Probably it started when as a toddler I saw an old Tarzan cartoon or movie, or a WILD KINGDOM rerun, on TV. Or else I explored Africa in a previous life. Either way, a zombie movie set in “the White Man’s Grave” was bound to get my attention and, if properly executed, take its place amongst my favorites of the genre. It’s not surprising that I dug THE DEAD so much. But crediting the locale doesn’t suffice completely to explain my assessment of the film as the BEST DAMN ZOMBIE MOVIE I’VE EVER SEEN! It had to deliver on its own merits.

Let’s face it. Zombie movies today are a dime a dozen. They all tend to run together. You have lousy generic zombie movies, and well made, creative generic zombie movies. There are certain conventions they share, and a director cannot deviate from them. What makes THE DEAD stand out from the pack, other than its setting? Because it’s actually SCARY. Few zombie movies, or Horror movies in general, can actually make me jump. This one made me jump several times. It’s that freakin’ GOOD.

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Sleep Like The Dead: Zombie Bedding

“Never Sleep Alone, It’s Alive! Bedding…”

I think at this point in my life, I’m probably way too old for zombie sheets… but… then again, I am a huge fan of zombies…and I love … LOVE the blood splatter pillow cases. The store is still pretty new, and the sheets come in two different designs; grayscale and a slightly warmer shade. There’s also a comforter/duvet available… so if you just want the large bedcover, and not just the sheet set, you can keep your regular sheets, and throw the zombie duvet on top.

More products will hopefully be added soon; there’s a home decor section, and all they have right now is a placemat, which, don’t get me wrong, is definitely pretty neat, but in the meantime, hopefully they’re still designing other products. The last category is zombie gear, which has a ton of zombie totes, zombies shirts, –for guys or girls, and even a zombie apron, for when you’re cooking up some brains in your kitchen, and preparing a cannibalistic feast for your whole family!

source: itsalivedesigns.com

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Awesome Books You Probably Haven’t Read: “You Might Be a Zombie & Other Bad News”

Parasites that turn their victims into mindless zombielike servants are fairly common in nature…

Ewww! This is a great book, and it has an entire chapter, an entire chapter based on accurate, referenced and totally provable facts, on why we could actually face a zombie apocalypse at some point. And the reasons in that chapter are a lot more than the standard CDC stuff, about the potential for rabies or the flu making you insane. For example, toxoplasmosis, –and the fact that it can drive you insane, –insane enough to seem like a zombie is pretty bad. 

Then there’s neurotoxins found in plants, –apparently, in Haiti, people used neurotoxins found in plants to zombify people by feeding them the plant, and then used the resulting “zombie” for illegal slave labor on a sugar plantation. Yep. Why could these two things cause a zombie apocalypse? Because government weapons technology is a shady business, and anything that can incapacitate a human being, or multiple human beings, is likely to be used by one force or another as a weapon. If our government weaponized either of these sources for zombies, chances are… it’s going to cause a shitstorm. And those aren’t the only causes for zombies, –so I suggestion you check out the book, and get prepared!

source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 3 Drops New Trailer and Zombie Announcement – HorrorMovies.ca

It’s a new year and that means its time for a new iteration of “Call of Duty” and, as has become custom, that means we’re in for another zombie mode. And, unlike “Advance Warfare”, it would seem that this zombie mode won’t be locked behind paid DLC. The newest game, titled “Call of Duty: Black …

Another year that the Duty calls, yes it’s Treyarch’s turn as they Black Ops 3 this year, completing the trilogy of the Black Ops story line. This time we’re going even further in the future…to a different kind of warfare….An Advanced Warfare. 

I wish they tried a little bit more, at this point I don’t even see much difference between this and Advanced Warfare that came out a couple months. Activision is going to release a bunch of trailers that show 2 new guns and 50 of the same pew-pew shooters that we’ve seen before. I played Black Ops 1 and 2 and I don’t even remember what happened in those, and Advanced Warfare didn’t last much longer after my PS+ membership ran out, those games thrive on online components after which even that seems kind of superfluous when there’s another Duty every year. Here’s hoping this one is somewhat playable with their zombie mode actually being included in the base game instead of the insulting pay wall that we had with Advanced Warfare. If neither of that interests you, maybe you should pick something with Barbie or My Little Pony because there’s just no pleasing people like that. 

source: www.horror-movies.ca

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Zombie Game Review: Zombie Age 2

“The fence has fallen down again, one after the other, no matter how many zombies you have killed. The town is now overrun by the walking dead, and everyone around you had turned into meat. “

Another somewhat grammatical error overridden description hides this cute game from most, but we’re brave, and we’ll try anything once. So we downloaded it, tested it, and bring back some surprisingly positive results, with only one medium complaint. First, there’s a surprising amount of action and motion; the zombies stack up fast, and shooting your way through them gets hard after the first couple of instances of play, so you have to constantly upgrade weapons. Additionally, mobile friends can join in and assist with the zombie killing as well.

There is also a fair amount of missions. The one drawback is that there really isn’t a lot of areas to play in, and unfortunately, the game can get a bit monotonous. It’s also one of those games that requires in-app purchases to get weapons that work well enough that you can really get through the game effectively. The problem with that is though, that once you get the guns that pack a real punch, then the game gets really boring, because things get really easy. 

source: play.google.com

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Android App Review: Kill Zombies – Save Villages!

“An unknown disease has turned everyone into zombies….”

Just few people still alive indeed! Here’s another one of the very popular zombie survival genre of mobile game. Kill Zombie – Save Village, available on Google Play store includes your common mobile shoot ’em up tropes such you’re in one static area and zombies are coming at you in escalating numbers and archetypes.  The app also includes the common pay-to-win mechanic where, at any time you can process a transaction using IRL money to get better weapons to make the game easier, and quicker considering unlocking these items take considerably longer on average. 

A very well received game among its thousands of followers it sits at a respectable rating of 4.2 stars right now on the Google Play store. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can download it to any Android powered device or Chromebooks which utilize Chrome OS. The only 2 requirements is to be sure your phone is running an Android version of 2.3 or higher. The other requirement is the ability to overlook all the blatant grammatical errors on the storefront page. 

source: play.google.com

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The Documentary for ‘Walking Dead’, ‘Walkers Among Us’ Brings Zombies Out of the Woodwork

Fans of “The Walking Dead” descend on the Chicago area for the world premiere of a new documentary about the craze over the popular zombie series.

It’s that time again, folks! Every aspiring filmmaker and documentarian coming out with their offerings and in Woodridge, Ill a new documentary called The Walkers Among Us is releasing this week with the topic du jour being zombies, undead, reanimated corpses, and The Walking Dead.

It was quite a regal event with many people showing up dressed as hordes of undead into the theatre to watch the documentary which includes featured interviews with cast members of The Walking Dead that aren’t featured anywhere else. The documentary primarily covers the significance of zombies in our popular country through features with fans of the series and chime-ins from classic zombie movie stars from the time of yesteryear. For this in the Woodridge area, contact your local theatre and see if there are any showings if your interested, for those not lucky enough be on the lookout for the documentary being sold on DVD or VOD.  

source: abc7chicago.com

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Zombie Comics, Woot! — Aliens Vs. Zombies From Zenescope

“In July, Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha and taking Zenescope on a different journey with the latest Vs. series, Aliens Vs. Zombies.”

First of all, I don’t usually gush this hard on comics, but the few panels available in the preview, on the source post… are effing gorgeous. There is a ton of detail, and the zombies are definitely pretty damned rugged. The first image I chose is… pretty much glorious. Okay so, the story goes, a comet smashes into Earth, releasing a virus that immediately causes a zombie pandemic. With almost everyone dead or zombified, a few remaining human are determined to fight their way to survival.

And then, alien scientists arrive on the scene. Then these aliens are teaming up with the last few surviving humans on Earth, to not only fight back the zombie hordes, but also to find a way or a cure to stop the zombie menace. Apparently the virus is planet hopping; it’s destroyed several other planets beforehand, and Earth is next! It looks like a lot of fun, and I’m probably going to pick this one up for myself… I’m a sucker for zombie comics. What do y’all think? 

source: www.bleedingcool.com

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‘Among Us’: Zombie Short Film Assignment

This is a movie files for Horror Films class, it is a zombie apocalypse story based in King’s College in PA.

Dude, this is proof you can literally take a class on any topic… literally, -any- topic. I love this open look at like, someone’s “school” assignment. Now I’m going to grade it. First, on the subject of the score, I’d have to say wholly unoriginal, considering that there is a ton of creepy public domain classical songs out there, –instead they use The Walking Dead theme, and like, the Halloween theme. I’d say, 6 points off for unoriginal music, for which I saw no credits. Effects, –eh, the makeup on the zombies at the beginning looked like lipstick on a blind transvestite. 

But the bite sustained in the basement was pretty good. I’d say 3 points off for effects. Continuity and story? Absolutely fried, we have zombies in the yard at the beginning, no reason for them to be there, and yet… somehow they manage to kill everyone in the house, –or it is at least implied that they do. Overall, I’d give it a C, if I was being generous, a B-. How would you grade this zombie mini-movie? I think it could have used a bit more effort. Kids these days… sigh.

source: www.youtube.com

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Norman Reedus Leaving ‘The Walking Dead’? Dear God, NOOO!

“Say it ain’t so! Fans are freaking out that longtime favorite ‘The Walking Dead’ star, Norman Reedus, is leaving the zombie-tastic series! Please say this isn’t for real!”

Norman Reedus is super hot, and has this sort of timeless face and voice, that suggests he’s a lot younger than he actually is (46!) and plus, he’s a frickin’ badass. And not just when he’s playing the zombie killing, smackdown machine Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead –he has already proven that he can shoot a crossbow irl, or at least aim a hell of a lot better than Jimmy Kimmel, and you know, he has a gorgeous body, as he’s shown all of us salivating female fans in Flaunt magazine. Plus, he supports womens’ rights movements, and says himself that he grew up with strong females at home.

So yeah, when we found out he was selling his house in Atlanta, we’re all like, “Holy shit, srsly?!” because… he’s one of the few characters from the first season still on the show, and we’re attached to him, dang it! But, if Kirkman has taught us anything, sigh, it’s that he’ll kill off anyone, at any time, –in the show or in the comic books, whenever he feels like it… Rotten nazi bastard that he is. Don’t kill Daryl!

source: hollywoodlife.com