365 Zombie Images

21 May

Zombie GirlTimo Grubing, an arts illustrator from Germany, set out to post 1 zombie picture every day between Halloween 2008 and Halloween 2009. Currently at a little over the half way point, with 163 days to go, he’s been doing just that and some of the pictures are genuinely awesome. Check them out here.

Categories include drawn zombies, painted zombies, photo zombies, famous zombies and a few others.While Timo hasn’t drawn all of them he does hand pick them and is still needing a few to make sure he has enough to reach his challenge amount.

If you have a zombie drawing, picture or painting you would like to see on his blog why not email zombie@timogrubing.de with your art work and find out if he’ll put it up.

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Zombies Break Thriller Record

20 May

I actually heard about this a couple of days ago when Guiness made it official but couldn’t find a decent video until now!

Students at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, broke the world record for most participants doing Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance.

Longtime Michael Jackson fan Kevin Dua organised the event, bringing together 242 participants, smashing the previous record of 147 people, previously held by British High School students.

So let’s see what a year’s worth of practising Thriller looks like…

Not bad.

Apparantly there’s a worldwide Thriller dance get together every year called Thrill the World, who’s joining me this year?

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Pre-order The Zombie Hunters Book

20 May

The Zombie Hunters is  brilliant web comic, especially popular with the teen crowd and is now taking pre-orders for it’s first print run.

Zombie HuntersFollow this team of zombie hunters as they go though life as survivors of the undead outbreak, earning their keep by collecting salvage, gladly trading the freedom of the wastes for the safety of the Argus Research Campus.

The author and artist, Jenny Romanchuk, gets 1 or 2 pages done a week and is currently almost up to the 200 page mark. All this in addition to in depth character/zombie art and backgrounds, providing an incredibly rich reference world.

Pre-orders for the book will contain chapters 1-4 (with many early comics including updated art) as well as concept art, character analysis and other exclusive information and all this for just $25!

For the real fans you can order a $35 edition which also comes with a unique hand drawn sketch by Jenny, which is well worth the extra $10 if you ask me.

All pre-orders receive a signed edition of the book but if you just want to read the great story then they’re all available online now.

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LA Film Festival Zombie Round-up

20 May

A quick round-up of the zombie flicks showing at the LA Film Festival this 18th – 28th June.

I Sell The Dead

I Sell The Dead18th century justice has finally caught up to grave robbers Arthur Blake and Willie Grimes. With the specter of the guillotine looming over him, young Blake confides in visiting clergyman Father Duffy, recounting fifteen years of adventure in the resurrection trade. His tale leads from humble beginnings as a young boy stealing trinkets from corpses, to a partnership with seasoned ghoul Willie Grimes as they hunt creatures unwilling to accept their place in the ground. The colorful and peculiar history of Grimes and Blake is one filled with adventure, horror, and vicious rivalries that threaten to put all involved in the very graves they’re trying to pilfer.

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Zombies of Mass Destruction

An idyllic island town is under attack by that most invasive of pests: zombies! Port Gamble is being overrun with braineaters, and the people seem powerless to stave them off. But wait, a rag tag band of rebels is trying to turn the tide and push the invading hoards of undead back. It sounds familiar, sure, but this time stereotypes are on parade (and parody) in a retake on the zombie thriller. We have the full compliment of cinematic shorthand, including the closeted small town boy who has gone to the city and returns with his pushy boyfriend in tow; the angry, hard-working, heavy-accented, immigrant from a Muslim country who is overprotective of his beautiful daughter; the hippie peacenik environmentalist; the fire and brimstone reverend who hates everything youd expect him to, and many more. Enter the zombies. Gore abounds (really abounds) and the current events-based hits keep coming. Gore abounds (really abounds) and the current events-based hits keep coming in this send-up of zombie movie clichés where no subculture escapes unscathed.

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If anybody sees either of these why not let us know in the comments.

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Gay Zombie Movie – Otto

20 May

Otto; Or, Up With Dead People is Bruce LaBruce’s morbid tale of a zombie who, after being resurrected with no memory, ends up in Berlin where he experiences experimental cinema, gay couples and goes on a voyage of self discovery.

Otto the zombieA young zombie named Otto appears on a remote highway. He has no idea where he came from or where he is going. After hitching a ride to Berlin and nesting in an abandoned amusement park, he begins to explore the city. Soon he is discovered by underground filmmaker Medea Yarn, who begins to make a documentary about him with the support of her girlfriend, Hella Bent, and her brother Adolf, who operates the camera. Meanwhile, Medea is trying to finish “Up with Dead People,” the epic political-porno-zombie movie that she has been working on for years. She convinces its star, Fritz Fritze, to allow the vulnerable Otto to stay in his guest bedroom. When Otto discovers that there is a wallet in his back pocket that contains information about his past, before he was dead, he begins to remember a few details, including memories of his ex-boyfriend, Rudolf. He arranges to meet him at the schoolyard where they met, with devastating results

Otto was shown at the 25th year of Boston LGBT Film Festival and the trailer can be seen at the official Otto site (warning, it is gay, so expect men kissing).

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