Why Am I Still Watching Manifest? – Zombies in My Blog

The storyline for Manifest is slowly getting unpeeled like an onion. Unfortunately, after watching nine episodes, it only stinks. And these tears are not of joy. The basic premise of this show offered hope, featuring an interesting, unsolved mystery. There’s time travel involved. An unknown source of telepathy among Montego Air Flight 828’s passengers continues with each episode. And we still don’t know why it’s happening. Therein lies the rub: At the midseason mark for the series, the audience is still waiting to learn a little more about this unknown event, instead of simply focusing on its side effects. Oh, and Continue Reading

LAST CHANCE: PARTY NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Earlier this month we mentioned the launch of an official Kickstarter from Living Dead Media. They teamed up with Image Ten to offer zombie fans some official Night of the Living Dead merchandise including shirts, playing cards, koozies, even an exclusive Karen Cooper tiki mug from Geeki Tikis. You can go check out all the awesome goodies available online right here! Thanks to zombie fans like you, the campaign was a huge success and they’ve already passed their funding goal. Of course that means that anyone who makes a pledge between now and December 1st, 2018 is guaranteed some awesome Continue Reading

Get Your Tickets to an Upcoming Mortal Engines Movie Screening – Zombies in My Blog

The creators of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are teaming up with the producer of Goosebumps to bring an epic story to the big screen in Mortal Engines. Wanna find out how you can get free tickets to an upcoming movie screening in Nashville, TN??? Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Feral and fiercely driven by the memory of Continue Reading

The Whisperers Leave Their Marks in TWD Mid Season Finale – Zombies in My Blog

By the time the Whisperers finally reveal themselves in The Walking Dead, it’s true… “There’s a storm coming.” Season 9 really has been a whirlwind, storywise. The first six episodes were Rick-centric. Little did the audience know, Andrew Lincoln’s last few episodes (which really did stretch the storyline too thin) were also the final ones for Lauren Cohan’s Maggie Rhee, who has left the series to star in Whiskey Cavalier, a new show airing on ABC. There’s been hints that Maggie’s character will possibly return at a still-unresolved future date. Speaking of missing characters, it was also rumored that Heath would make Continue Reading

BattleBots Takes a Bite (Force) Out of Its Competition – Zombies in My Blog

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and I had a chance to clean out the ole DVR, I had a moment to reflect on the past season of BattleBots and give thanks. I’m thankful for more robot battles, thankful for more robotic destruction and thankful for an extended season this year. While enjoying the longer format of Fight Night (there were 20 episodes of robot fighting), it’s been a little tricky trying to keep track of which teams were in the running for the 2018 World Championship. There really wasn’t an ongoing screen grab listing updated battle records as the show Continue Reading

Castlevania Whips Up the Action for Season 2 – Zombies in My Blog

The band of vampire hunters is assembled, ready to take on Dracula and his hordes in Season 2 of Castlevania. With amazing anime-inspired animation and beautifully choreographed fights, this season is worth watching for its action scenes alone. For me, the fight between our trio and a group of master vampires in Dracula’s castle toward the end is the highlight of the series. Much as grandmaster vampire Jan Valek drew master vampires to his cause in the movie John Carpenter’s Vampires, so does Dracula in this animated series. These lieutenants are pulled from around the globe, dressed in ornate garb from different countries Continue Reading

ZOMBIE RESEARCH SOCIETY GIFT GUIDE!

The irony of creating a virtual gift guide for surviving the zombie apocalypse isn’t lost on us; especially considering the themes of consumerism in George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie cult classic Dawn of the Dead. But it’s the season of giving and even zombie fans get swept up in the wonderful Christmas spirit; celebrating charity, goodwill, and a renewed sense of hope! So whether you’re looking for that perfect gift for the zombie fan in your life, or maybe just something for yourself, we’ve put together this collection of the finest survival gear, books, and trinkets for the holiday season. Continue Reading

Cam is an Existential Cyber Horror that Tackles Identity Theft – Zombies in My Blog

I was hesitant to review Cam because it didn’t really seem like a horror film to me. Quite honestly, I’d deem it more of a thriller than a horror film, but that’s just me. It’s a cyber cautionary tale that reminded me of Sandra Bullock in the ’90s film The Net. Director Daniel Goldhaber, in his feature debut, did an awesome job of creating psychological tension and I’m betting we’ll see more from him in the future. In the film, Alice (Madeline Brewer) leads a double life online as a cam girl named Lola. She is on her way to Continue Reading

Bring Back More History of Horror! – Zombies in My Blog

If you could go to a film school where actors, authors, film editors, critics, scholars, producers and screenwriters explained the importance of movies throughout history, you’d jump at the chance to hear Greg Nicotero, Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, John Landis, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele… and Slash (for some reason) discuss their thoughts. Such is Eli Roth’s History of Horror. This select group of people could teach you the basics and the importance of films with plenty of examples, so you’d take that opportunity in a second, right? Well, AMC’s History of Horror is basically an oral history of the genre, as told Continue Reading

Will Oak Island’s Origins Get Uncovered in Season 6? – Zombies in My Blog

Origin stories can be tricky… especially 223-year-old ones shrouded in mystery. The Curse of Oak Island returned with the two-hour season premiere, “Rick’s Big Bang Theory,” which hopes to finally uncover the history behind the mystery. As Season 6 begins, this looks to be the biggest science project these guys have ever endured. While last year involved the most expensive digs (so far), this year the crew hopes to treasure hunt by seeking historical data and exploring parts of the island that, for some reason, haven’t been touched yet. Speaking of science, it is hard to believe that there still hasn’t been anything Continue Reading

Nat Geo Gets Starstruck With Mars – Zombies in My Blog

Exploring the Red Planet absolutely fascinates me. There’s quite a few stories that I absolutely adore that focus on Mars, the planet, including National Geographic Channel’s global event series, Mars. I really didn’t know what to expect from Season 1 of this show, which progressively improved with each episode. It was decent. So, when I saw that the series had returned, I was excited, to say the least. Two years in the making, Season 2 starts five years after the first season ended, beginning in April of 2042 with the International Mars Science Foundation (IMSF) still conducting scientific experiments and slowly terraforming the Continue Reading

THE HYSTERICAL STRENGTH OF THE UNDEAD

The living dead are often depicted as ravenous, bloodthirsty monsters capable of almost superhuman feats of violence. They bite through bone and rip their victims wide open with bare hands. While most of our research show that the undead will actually rot and decay, this idea is so prevalent that we decided to take a closer look at the strength of the undead. Because such strength almost certainly requires muscle tissue, any dangerous or violent actions must occur during the early stages of infection. But even the most healthy human is limited in their abilities, so what could possibly provide Continue Reading

The Wizarding World Expands With Grindelwald’s Crimes – Zombies in My Blog

There are Harry Potter fans and there are Harry Potter FANATICS. Call me a fan. There are some who are experts and can name every single member of every famous family, and then there are those who enjoy the books and movies. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Harry Potter Wizarding World, but I would be slightly above average on the HP scale. I’m in the middle where, yes, I’ve read and listened to all seven books a handful of times, and yes, I’ve watched each movie 10+ times, but I wouldn’t get into a heated argument over what Continue Reading

THE DANGEROUS MYTH OF PEACEFUL ZOMBIES

Many devious authors, screenwriters, and filmmakers continue to push the dangerous idea of a “peaceful zombie” by appealing to our emotions over reason. They twist the very notion of a noble savage, and manipulate our empathy for the misunderstood monster, via their insidious films like Fido, Warm Bodies, or even Edgar Wright’s 2004 comedy classic Shaun of the Dead. In each case, the audience is cleverly conditioned to root for the murderous, undead, cannibal despite the clear and present danger they actually represent. The subversive nature of any film that replaces the father of a loving family with a member Continue Reading