Archive for the 'Zombies' Category

August 15, 2014

Nerd Empire (great name for a website) reviewed TOOTH AND NAIL, writing, “I was very satisfied with this action packed rager! I highly recommend it!”‘

Apparently, it was the blogger’s first zombie book, and it’s sold him on reading more of the genre. That’s a win!

Check out the rest of the review here.

August 5, 2014

I may be alone in this, but I just didn’t like the Governor, who struck me as too much of a stock villain. In the second half of Season 4, in my view, THE WALKING DEAD got back to what made the show great. Season 5 looks even better–here’s the preview!

July 30, 2014

No, not that Charlie bit my finger. This one’s a great little zombie short shot in first person.

July 29, 2014

I had a lot of fun playing LAST NIGHT ON EARTH, a zombie board game, with some writer pals.

The game is tongue and cheek but ruthless. It’s hard to win as the survivors!

The game is split between players controlling the zombies and those controlling the plucky survivors, each a stereotype from a typical zombie movie. I played the high school sweetheart and the drifter. My friend Adam played Billy the track star (the high school sweetheart’s boyfriend) and his dad, the sheriff. We were all split up and had to find each other and weapons while the zombie horde grew around us. The zombie players get a lot of action cards that make life hell for the survivors.

The wounded sheriff flees to safety whlie the drifter digs around the garage for weapons and Billy and his girl team up, locked and loaded, at the high school.

The sheriff got killed pretty early in the game after his revolver ran out of bullets (which I saw as movie justice for not believing the crazy drifter’s warnings). After the lights went out in the high school, Billy and his girl fought back to back with a shotgun and revolver and killed every zombie that came near. The zombies now focused on my hapless drifter, who couldn’t find a weapon and barely escaped one tight spot after the next.

The zombie players, led by the evil Erika, played a "lights out" card, cutting the power to the high school. Billy and his girl are soon fighting back to back as zombies pour into the building.

I imagined him barely surviving so he could find Billy and his girl and tell them the reason for the zombies. Then they could go on the offensive and finish the zombies off to win the game, just like in a movie.

Sadly, the horde caught up to and overran the drifter, thus ending the game, creating a movie zombies would like to see.

The poor, crazy drifter tried to warn the town, but nobody listened. His secret went with him to the grave, or rather, into the bellies of a bunch of zombies.

It was a fun game, very playable and balanced, and I’m looking forward to taking another crack at it. I had just one complaint, which is the rules are a bit hazy, so you might end up having to make some of your own house rules on the fly.

July 28, 2014

Another zombie commercial, in which sporting equipment saves the world.

July 21, 2014

Some enterprising person compiled all the death scenes in THE WALKING DEAD, now available for your viewing pleasure:

I’d have to say the winner is Rick offing ponytail guy at the prison.

July 16, 2014

Word’s out that the UK’s BBC Three will be adding a zombie reality show titled, “I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse.”

BuyZombie.com has the story here.

July 10, 2014

DARK TIMES is a great short zombie film. Workers at a nuclear power plant are celebrating on Christmas Eve when the reactor explodes–with horrifying consequences. The film is shot in first person, which really works for it. Lots of fun, recommended viewing.

July 8, 2014

Zombiepop.net has posted a list of 25 of the best apocalyptic novels they’ve read, and I was honored to see two of my novels make the list: THE INFECTION and SUFFER THE CHILDREN.

Check it out here.
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July 2, 2014

THE INFECTION by Craig DiLouie10 tips for writing a zombie novel, here.