Archive for the 'Zombies' Category

March 25, 2015

EXTINCTION EVENT from Dystopian Industries is a horror web series following a band of survivors forced to navigate a hostile world in the aftermath of an apocalyptic viral outbreak. The infected have overrun civilization and among the survivors, paranoia and mistrust are rampant.

Written and directed by Rob Larkin, the first three episodes of Extinction Event star Regina Chen, Melissa Gratia and John Valley with cinematography from M. Andrew Barrera.

Below is the teaser trailer. Click here to watch the series, which I thought was pretty good. The order of episodes is Day Three, God & Country and The Cure.

Extinction Event from Dystopian Industries on Vimeo.

March 2, 2015

When Josh finds out he has cancer, he plans to kill himself. Then the zombie apocalypse kills everybody else first. He delays suicide to see what’s going on.

The thing is, the zombies think he’s already dead, so they leave him alone. And since he has already comes to terms with his death and has nothing to lose, he becomes a bad-ass zombie fighter.

Check it out here:

February 18, 2015

ISOLATED is an amazing short zombie apocalypse film about a taxi driver who wakes up in a wreck in a seemingly deserted city. The film ends too soon, leaving many questions unanswered. Hopefully, the filmmaker will do more with it.

ISOLATED from Peak Pictures on Vimeo.

January 30, 2015

Having enjoyed the zombie video game DEAD ISLAND, I picked up the new release of the makers’ DYING LIGHT, which is a bit more serious and gritty, and with more features to enhance the game experience. Now I just need a decent block of time to give it a good run.

Check some of the game play here:

January 29, 2015 has produced an original made-for-digital film, DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, based on the popular game franchise.

The movie looks to play itself firmly tongue-in-cheek, which I think works really well for zombies in a movie format (such as ZOMBIELAND) but not so well in TV (Z NATION). Conversely, I think achieving the right balance needed to do zombies as a serious drama works better in TV (THE WALKING DEAD) but not as well in movies, though there are a few notable exceptions (such as 28 DAYS LATER).

Anyway, it looks like fun. Check out the trailer below. The movie will be available for streaming March 27, 2015.

January 23, 2015

Great idea for a spinoff for THE WALKING DEAD. Show the outbreak of the zombie virus and how it slowly destroys the world from the perspective of two separate groups of people, one a dysfunctional family, and an outlying character. These are average people with problems and plans, all of which will be rendered irrelevant by the demands of survival delayed by denial.

While post-apocalypse makes for a fun story, the actual apocalypse–the slow but accelerating collapse–is much more exciting and has a lot of great potential. Count me curious. has the story here. More about the characters here.

January 21, 2015

During the apocalypse, even harder.

(This short film is in Polish with English subtitles. I could see the subtitles when I watched it on YouTube but not here as an embed at the blog. For best results, click to watch on the YouTube site.)

January 19, 2015 recently reported that a ZOMBIELAND sequel might be in the works. Same director, new writer, no word yet on a return of the winning cast. I loved that movie, so here’s hoping.

January 9, 2015

FIVE MINUTES is an interactive zombie short that is pretty gripping but a bit hard to play.

The film starts with a man besieged by zombies in an apartment. He’s wounded and knows he has five minutes before he turns into a zombie. Will he?

The first symptom is memory loss. Our hero fights hard to remember. He remembers all of the steps of the journey that brought him to the apartment with his daughter.

The interactive part requires the viewer to trace patterns and click and hold objects causing the character to do the right thing and survive to the next scene. I recommend selecting the easiest setting, as I had a hard time watching the action, which was great, and reacting in time to click what needed clicking.

It’s well made and tense. The interactive element makes is extremely tense. Fun stuff!

Click here to watch and play.

January 8, 2015

THE INFECTION by Craig DiLouieHorror After Dark named THE INFECTION as one of the top 10 horror reads of 2014, calling it “zombie apocalypse on steroids … an excellent, gripping read.”

Thanks, Paul! I’m glad you enjoyed the read.

Check out the list here.