zombies

As over-saturated as we are with zombie movies at times, there are always new angles to hit on. Zombies are rich with subtext and writers and directors keep finding different facets to highlight. The British nano-budget film "Colin" looks like a great example. The film was the talk of Cannes, has gotten positive reviews in the US and UK, and talks are in progress for US and Japanese distribution. From the press release:

Everyone and their mother is putting out a zombie game these days, and Tecmo is now jumping into the fray with "Undead Knights." Slated for an October release in Japan, it will feature pretty straightforward hack and slash gameplay as well as wacky environmental puzzles that involve using the decaying hordes to cross rivers, topple towers, etc. It's on the PSP so it looks to be about the quality of your average PS2 game, but zombie game completists will find something to love. With a trailer this enthusiastic, how could you not be just a little excited?

A few months back the horror web was besieged with stories about "Survive The Outbreak", an interactive zombie short film that put you, the viewer, at the controls of the main characters. It was essentially a "choose your own adventure" horror film, that I might add was very impressively designed.

I'm all for genre-mixing - not everyone's on a hot date or exploring a savage island when the zombies invade. This French "gangsters vs police vs zombies" film called "La Horde" looks like a great example.

The trailer for Woody Harrelson's epic zombie romp "Zombieland" hit the web tonight. Sure it looks a lot like "Shaun of the Dead 2", but I can't lie, I'm totally sold on this hot mess. Leave that feedback in the comments, friends.

After a run-through of "Wolfenstein 3D" on my Xbox 360 the other day, I had a discussion with a friend about how games that involve killing Nazi's will never get old. I was thinking the same thing about zombie games too, but there have been so many lately that I'm feeling pretty close to zombie game burnout. When I heard about "Zombie Apocalypse," the top-down, "Smash TV" style zombie shooter for XBLA and PSN, I can't say that I was all that excited, but this gameplay footage is kind of neat.

It dawned on me today what that HBO show “Big Love” is missing: Zombies! I had this revelation while watching the trailer for the film “The Book Of Zombie”. Get it? Revelation? Nevermind.

There is a special area of cinematic ineptitude so intense that most movies that find their way onto DVD will never even sniff it. It is a place reserved for productions that are devoid of vision, intricacy, production value, craft, acting and engaging story. It is a realm often inhabited by porn productions that out reach their audience’s basic drives, and occasionally by sanctimonious religious films that mistake wholesome for cool.

Being the first person to arrive at a party is always awkward. Being the first person to arrive in costume to a "zombie crawl," and getting arrested because people think you're going to shoot them is, well, REALLY awkward.

Wearing all black, knee pads, a knife, grenade, a gas mask, and carrying what looked to be a machine gun, he walked into the Metro Clothing store Friday evening on Capitol Hill, which was sponsoring the zombie crawl to promote the Crypticon Horror Convention at the Seattle Center next weekend.

It’s the zombie apocalypse and things couldn’t be going worse. Food is running low, the human race has dwindled down to a small group of survivors, and it’s cold as crap outside. What do you do? The writers of the new film “Bled White” seem to think the only obvious choice is to turn to cannibalism. That’s right everybody, zombies and cannibals in the same film.