Professor X Marks the Spot for Legion – Zombies in My Blog

Three years in the making, Charles Xavier has finally arrived to the party — although a little late — in Legion: The Final Chapter. Following the footsteps of Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, Harry Lloyd’s version of Professor X showcases a slightly different version of the world’s most-powerful telepath. With the help of Switch, David travels to the past to finally meet his parents in “Chapter 22.” This episode is an origin story of sorts, as the backstory depicts the early days of Charles Xavier and the linked memories of meeting Gabrielle Haller in an asylum; he a war veteran Continue Reading

THEORIZING ZOMBIISM CONFERENCE 2019 | Zombie Research Society

The Zombie Research Society is extremely happy to announce our support for the very first official Theorizing Zombiism Conference, presented by the fine folks at the UCD Humanities Institute in Dublin, Ireland from July 25th – 27th, 2019. This is definitely one event that all of our friends, followers, and members won’t want to miss; especially considering the honorary inclusion our very own Advisory Board member, novelist, author, and satirist Scott Kenemore. You may know Scott Kenemore from his extremely popular zombie trilogy; Zombie, Ohio, Zombie, Illinois, and Zombie, Indiana. But he joins a whole host of speakers, presenters, and Continue Reading

Good Omens Makes the Apocalypse Fun – Zombies in My Blog

Good Omens, the televised comedy from the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, nails the Apocalypse without it feeling like Armageddon. The show is about the angel Aziraphale, played by Michael Sheen and the demon Crowley, played by former Doctor Who, David Tennant. Having known each other since the dawn of creation, the angel and demon are a sort of celestial odd couple. Sheen’s Aziraphale is foppish, kind and trusting to a fault, yet for all his naivete, is wholesome and charming. Tennant’s Crowley is the too-cool-for-school demon, dressed in stylish clothes and is charming, despite his ne’er-do-well nature. Continue Reading

ZOMBIFIED PODCAST – FEATURING ATHENA AKTIPIS

Perhaps one of the most important academic conferences last year was the very first annual Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting presented by Arizona State University. This wonderful event featured a number of amazing panels, zombie workshops, and featured speakers. Not to mention our very own Advisory Board member and survival expert Cameron Carlson, who discussed emergency management and response during the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Events like ZAMM continue to push the boundaries of academic research, and support our mission to examine the incredible historic, cultural, and scientific importance of the living dead. However, such events would not be possible without the Continue Reading

Child’s Play (2019) Brings Me To Tears – Zombies in My Blog

For the better part of the 41 years I have been alive, there has been one toy that’s very name inspires fear and disgust. A figure that started out with an unholy act of possession by a serial killer, evolving into a cult of followers who ultimately preyed upon a weak, wheelchair-bound girl to take control of her body. A plastic evil that killed his equally charming girlfriend, stuffed her soul into a doll, had relations with her, and then killed her just before she gave birth to a gender-confused creature. At no point in my life have I felt Continue Reading

Paperbacks From Hell is a Killer Read – Zombies in My Blog

Per MattGrowing up, long before dial-up modems were a thing and the internet was confined to the military’s ARPANET, the only way to access the information superhighway was by visiting the neighborhood drug store, grocery store and bookstore, where I could find hundreds of different topics at my physical fingertips… everything from newspapers to magazines to comics and even novels (I used to read a LOT more back then!). On weekends, I could spend an entire day just browsing through the stacks of Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, among others. Pick a topic and you’re bound to find a variety Continue Reading

APOCALYPSE YUM: BUILDING A ROCKET STOVE

Many of us start our morning with a nice sip of coffee, and according to a number of studies there are actually quite a few health benefits associated with your daily cup of joe. Caffeine can contain antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it can increase your energy levels, and may even help you live longer; all of which are crucial during the inevitable zombie apocalypse! But let’s be honest; you’re probably just hooked. The Smithsonian claims that ingestion of the drug alters your brain’s chemical makeup, leading to fatigue, headaches and nausea if you try to quit. And make no mistake; Continue Reading

The 2019 Edition – Zombies in My Blog

While some major television series planned to go out with a major spectacle (The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones), other shows weren’t so lucky. In a network-based world filled with fractured demographics and eroding ratings, genre television took a major hit when TV shows ended or were cancelled without any notice this year. It’s a repeating process for cable networks and even the streamers aren’t immune. Are broadcast stations pulling the plug on genre television quicker than the tried-but-true comedies and dramas that steadily build audiences? Rummaging through the cancellation pile, here’s some of the more noteworthy programs Continue Reading

How Do You Wrap Up a Never-Ending Zombie Story? – Zombies in My Blog

Much like a surprise attack by a mega herd of walkers, Robert Kirkman has surprised an entire industry, as well as legions of The Walking Dead fans with a major plot twist: After years of bragging about how he deliberately crafted a storyline that will never end, he has wrapped up his popular comic book without any warning, whatsoever. And apparently, if you’ve read the final issue, it’s pretty anticlimactic, as well. That’s called going out with a post-apocalyptic whimper. Beware of storyline spoilers! The Walking Dead #193 takes place decades after Rick’s assassination, involving grown-up versions of Carl and Continue Reading

The Curse of Civil War Gold Dives to New Depths – Zombies in My Blog

All that glitters is not gold, as big discoveries are found and the race against time and foul weather close out Season 2 of The Curse of Civil War Gold. Unfortunately, the discoveries aren’t always full of good news, but that’s to be expected whenever watching treasure-hunting reality shows like Civil War Gold, The Curse of Oak Island and Lost Gold of World War II. After eight years of research, all clues have led Kevin Dykstra and his team to a certain set of GPS coordinates that point to the bottom of Lake Michigan, but in the season finale, “It Continue Reading

The Good, The Bad, The Hungry

Per Matt What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a hot dog-eating competition documentary? No matter your profession, the urge to be the best at what you do exists for everyone, but only very few people devote their entire lives for rising to the top of their profession. And nothing quite symbolizes the American way as the sport of competitive eating. ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series recently explored the holiday tradition, airing just in time for the Fourth of July, which happens to be the date of the nation’s biggest eating competition, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Continue Reading

Midsommar Proves Horror Works, Even on Vacation – Zombies in My Blog

Spring and summertime bring lots of adventures. Many readers of this review probably take time off to attend festivals for concerts or films around the world. Even others travel to countries to attend cultural festivals that celebrate the heritage of their people or the cultures they truly find interesting. In Sweden, they celebrate Midsommar, an annual festival that rivals Christmas as the most important holiday on the calendar. Swedes have been following the traditions set forth since the late Middle Ages. The people dance around a maypole, praising God for what they have and want in the future. Women pick Continue Reading

Deep State’s Second Season Seeks Vengeance – Zombies in My Blog

Who are the real people who run the country? Not the ones who give never-ending press conferences and social media posts… it’s the government agents working overseas, acting with our country’s best interests at stake. It’s the government contractors who control the military spending bills and the senators who often feel like pawns in the whole game. As a series, Deep State can be complicated to describe to someone who’s new to the show, but Season 2 can accurately be summed up with dialogue from “A Dead Man’s Machine,” the season finale: “Everybody flips in the end.” Cash and chaos, Continue Reading

Far From Home Takes Spider-Man on an Emotional Journey – Zombies in My Blog

Per MattWhen do superheroes actually get to take time out of their busy lives in order to decompress and leave the crimefighting to others, if only for a little while? Peter Parker attempts to take a vacation, live his life as a teenager and deal with the loss of a family friend, but Nick Fury infiltrates the best-laid plans of mice and men, sending them awry in Spider-Man: Far From Home. This, the second Marvel Studios-Sony Pictures collaboration, is a starkly different movie than its predecessor, Homecoming. As a sequel, Far From Home takes Peter (Tom Holland) on two journeys. Continue Reading