Fans of games are always doing something unique to honour it or the console or the company, etc. Usually we don’t see anything too creative about a zombie-related title but we couldn’t help but share an image of this amazing Left 4 Dead cake.
The cake shows off some fairly impressive baking and artistic skills. This unique first aid pack cake was created by Debbie Goard of “Debbie Does Cakes” fame.
Whether you’re a zombie, cooking or art fanatic, we can all stop and admire this fabulous creation. Still, I’d hold off on taking a bite, because it looks like the hand is still moving around a bit.
Director Howard J. Ford has been in Cannes to promote his new film, The Dead, which is currently screening in the hopes of picking up a distributer.
The Dead is supposed to be a zombie film with a spiritual center – Ford is calling it “The English Patient” meets “Dawn of the Dead” – a mash-up sure to appeal to both film critics and zombie fans.
The film is set in the near future, where much of the world has already succumbed to the virus creating an outbreak of the living dead. Lieutenant Brian Murphy becomes stranded in Africa and battles to survive while searching for a way to get back to his family in the United States. He is saved by local military man Daniel Dembele, who is searching for his brother. This leads to the two joining up and beginning a quest to battle the zombie threat surrounding them.
Shot by Ford and his brother Jonathan in Burkina Faso and Ghana last summer, they chose to film in West Africa to bring something to the zombie genre that had never been tried by anyone in the past.
However, this decision nearly cost Ford his own life, along with lead actor Rob Freeman. Freeman became incredibly ill due to a malaria outbreak, but the filming pressed onward. Ford was actually mugged at knife point during the first day of shooting and was forced to hand over many of his valuables, including his passport. Being caught withough ID also forced him to go to several ATMs and withdraw money to give it to law enforcement.
The unique people Ford found in Africa was also key, including a“cannibal on a bicycle”. He stumbled his way into a house filled with roaches and the corpses of the owner’s relatives. He wanted to give up many times, but refused to let his family and investors down.
The Dead’s release will come coupled with Ford’s book, “Back from The Dead”, which describes the thrills and horrors faced while filming and should make for a truly interesting read. The movie itself looks to be as interesting and unique as the tale of making it and with some of those having seen it considering that it has the sort of legs that the SAW franchise did, will be one to watch for.
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A few of you may have seen a little film called Zombieland last year and you’ll have to agree that Tallahassee is one of the coolest characters that Woody Harrelson has ever played. This was down almost entirely to his fantastic hat from Real Deal Brazil.
Now, were not saying you can look as cool as Tallahassee (hint: you won’t) but you will increase your cool factor by at least 3 points if you’re seen in one of these tarp hats. Each hat is unique and made from recycled canvas tarpaulins from cargo trucks.
You can support Real Deal Brazil by visiting their site or becoming a fan on Facebook. You can also win 1 of 10 hats on their Facebook page when they hit 1,000 fans (currently 836!)
The Real Deal is a tarp hat made in Brazil and crafted from recycled tarps of Brazilian cargo trucks in an attempt to cut down on the wasting of resources. Most likely the fabric in The Real Deal traveled from the Amazon to Sao Paulo and back again. So don’t take care of this hat, it will take care of you.
To win simply leave a comment below letting us know where you’d want to be when the zombie outbreak occurs (pro tip: Madagascar).
Remember you can enter once per day until the 31st of May and you don’t have to pick a zombie tee (though why wouldn’t you) and can change your mind if you win. Full rules and all giveaways can be found on our Birthday Bash page.
We’re a sucker for a good board game and apart from Zombies!!! and Twilight Creations’ stuff there aren’t many zombie board games. Zombie State is a viral game of global proportions for 2-5 players ages 13 and up.
Firebongo!’s handcrafted, plush, undead, snugglers are only the beginning of the ZOM plague. Bring the epidemic to your hometown. But be warned: ZOMs will steal your heart along with a few other choice body parts.