Archive for the 'Zombies' Category
Axe’s powerful alluring effect on women takes the ultimate test.
In LAST DAYS ON MARS (2013), an expedition to the red planet uncovers an amazing find–life–but, as it turns out, the highly infectious kind. It was a great movie. The set design, the acting, the action–everything was top notch in this space zombie thriller. The long windup of what life in an expedition to Mars would be like was so well done I would have been happy to watch it without the zombies. Recommended.
In THE COST OF LIVING, a novella by David Moody, a horrifying disease turns its victims into germ-spewing creatures who in turn hunt out the uninfected. In an English suburb, Stuart, a family man struggling to make ends meet, sees what’s coming after hearing about the disease for the time, while his neighbors deny it could ever come to Britain. But come it does, first to the big cities, then to the suburbs, then right to his front door.
Stuart finds himself faced with constant decisions about how to manage his panicking family and other survivors, resulting in an emerging theme–what is the cost of living, aka, survival?
The story is classic David Moody, with less a focus on the sensational–though the zombies are cool–and more on the struggle between ordinary people faced with impossible circumstances. With Moody’s stories, you’re always guaranteed a story about people with zombies in it, not the other way around.
Stuart is sympathetic as he tries to think clearly and make rational decisions while his options continue to constrict around him and his family gets increasingly rebellious. Over time, he grows less sympathetic as he increasingly leaps to shortcuts to security, justifying every action as being done for the greater good–that is, keeping his family alive. Then he become sympathetic again as it becomes clear his fortress, running out of food and water, may ultimately become a deathtrap.
THE COST OF LIVING is a fast, fun read by one of my favorite zombie fiction authors. Recommended.
In LEGO world.
DELIVER ME TO HELL
An entertaining interactive zombie apocalypse video. Help Steve get across the city to deliver his pizza without being killed by the zombies. What happens depends entirely on your choices as the viewer.
Humanity faces a scourge of zombies who quote Christopher Walken films.
TIME BEFORE ZOMBIES
Funny short by 5 Second Films.
Is a Nazi zombie just a Nazi who became a zombie, or a zombie who is extra evil because it’s a Nazi? Check the below funny video to explore these and other potential ethical zombie dilemmas.
HITLER FINDS OUT ROMERO IS MAKING ANOTHER ZOMBIE MOVIE
And he’s not happy about it.
KIDS IN THE HALL
“We’re safe, but for how long?”
TRUE LOVE BLOOMS ON ROTTING HILL
Two zombies find themselves devouring opposite ends of the same length of intestine, and fall in love.
PUNCHED, THEN ZOMBIE DANCE
Believe in your dreams.
No zombies, but apocalyptic–and funny. The final battle between good and evil begins over lunch.
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.
Hardly Working takes on that most venerable of zombie movie tropes, the guy who hides a zombie bite.
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!