12 Jun

Ever fancied taking on the undead? Perhaps you’d rather be a zombie, munching on the gooey wholesomeness of human brains? Even better if you could do all that without getting out of your chair, right? Brain Chef might just be the game for you!

Society has always wondered what would cause the inevitable zombie apocalypse: comets from the sky, a chemical accident, radioactive fallout… But what ultimately did it was a game show called Chef Supreme. On that fateful night, two chefs were asked to cook with a secret ingredient : brains! Cow brains, chicken brains, eel brains… the ultimate challenge, to be scored by the studio audience.To this day no one knows who won, for a horrible error was made. Undercooked brains reacted with a rare spice to create a toxin that transformed the entire audience into ravenous zombies. Society fell within a month as the plague spread, each zombie searching for brains to nourish its hunger, each surviving human striving to find a way to end the plague. The end is nowhere in sight, and after years of struggle, only one thing is certain: it was a game show that caused this mess, and someone must pay…

Brain Chef is a free MMORPG that pits Zombies vs Humans. Group together with other players and join clans to take on your enemy – whether they are the living or the living dead. Unlike a lot of games, Brain Chef resets approximately every 4 weeks, leveling the playing field and giving you the opportunity to catch up to the highest level players. As the developers put it “Brainchef is like a land of equal opportunity”.

With a bevy of weapons and seemingly endless replayability, Brain Chef is sure to chomp away at many hours of your life – head over to the official site to read more and sign up for the online Zombie Apocalypse.


Doghouse Trailer and Preview

10 Jun

bride in garden copy Doghouse Trailer and Preview
With a limited release this weekend in the UK, zombie women (Zombirds) take on a bunch of ‘middle-aged’ men in Jake West’s horror comedy, Doghouse, starring Danny Dyer, Stephen Graham and Noel Clarke.

The story follows a group of lads as they take their newly divorced mate to a small sleepy town where the women outnumber the men 4 to 1 but all is not as it seems. Zombie women soon appear and attack as the boys struggle to escape the dead end town, with hilarious consequences.

With reviews of this horror comedy drawing comparisons to Evil Dead and Shaun of the Dead ZC will be heading to the cinema to check it out this weekend.

Check out the trailer below or head over to the (noisy) official site.



American Sign Language – Re: Your Brains

10 Jun

Think you’re clever just because you can sing Jonathan Coulton’s Re: Your Brains in French?

How about doing it in American Sign Language?


Undead Knight – Zombie Overlord

10 Jun

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Zombies on the go will become a reality for PSP owners courtesy of Tecmo games. Undead Knight places you as a powerful necromancer of sorts who can hack and slash their way around the levels and raise a (small) army of undead to do your bidding.

Revealed at Tokyo Game Show last year it was again in attendance at last week’s E3 conference. Journalists were invited to watch a demo being played as 1 of 3 different characters – a warrior, thief or mage. So far, so unoriginal. The difference here is that players have the option to resurrect their fallen foes as evil undead to do their bidding.

Players need to build their zombie army to take down progressively larger foes but can also sacrifice them to cause MASSIVE DAMAGE [Ed note: sorry, that’s a hackneyed played out meme and the author has been summarily disposed of] and also solve puzzles.

The game is described as a cross between Overlord, where you control mischievous goblin things and Dynasty Warriors, a hack and slash combat game. Not much more info is available but ZC will be watching it’s development to see if it can satisfy our zombie cravings on the journey to work.


Romeo and Juliet… and Zombies

10 Jun

romeo and juliet Romeo and Juliet... and Zombies

Proving that Kim Paffenroth was incorrect in his assumption that adding zombies doesn’t instantly make everything 10x better the Edinburgh Festival presents Romeo and Juliet vs The Living Dead

The Edinburgh Film Festival will host the world premiere of the feature film Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead on June 26th, 2009 (23:00 at Filmhouse 1); the independently made romantic comedy precedes a number of horror/classic literature mash-ups being developed this year

Among the twenty-three world premieres to be unveiled at the 63rd Annual Edinburgh Film Festival, there is one title that can not help but to catch the eye: Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead. The low-budget independent film aims to be the word-of-mouth hit at Edinburgh that Colin, the famed $70 zombie film, was at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead appears to be the first in a wave of horror/classic literature mash-ups. Recently, development has begun on films such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and, another Austen parody, Pride and Predator. The latter is produced by Elton John’s Rocket Pictures.

The Shakespeare parody is the debut film by director Ryan Denmark, who has worked for the last six years as Spike Lee’s associate editor on films such as Inside Man and Miracle at St. Anna. Produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Denmark’s take on this tale of star-crossed lovers both embraces and reinvents Shakespeare’s classic text.

“The idea for the film is Juliet, of noble Capulet birth, falls in love with Romeo, a zombie and hilarity ensues. That only goes so far,” says Denmark. “We needed more or it was going to be a one gag show. For me R&J is a parable about how hatred consumes everything around it. However, it has also spawned a worship of hysterical juvenile love. For that reason, the play has a lot in common with 80’s teen romance films. So when we approached the script we were influenced by films like Valley Girl and Pretty in Pink. We expanded the character of Mercutio to create a love triangle and away we went. Everything flowed from there, including our answer to the problematic question everyone asks, if Romeo is already dead, how does he kill himself? The film is a romantic comedy, but you know, with zombies.”

With this in mind, Denmark has aimed the film for a wide audience, “We want to be the perfect date movie. That’s not to say a chick-flick. This is the film a zombie lover can drag their significant other to and everyone will walk away happy.”

Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead will premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 26th, 2009. It plays at 23:00 at Filmhouse 1. Director/writer Ryan Denmark will be in attendance along with writer Jason Witter, who also portrays the undead Romeo.

You can find more on the film over on Third Star Film’s official site.