Whimsy, Star Wars and Beauty? – Zombies in My Blog

I’m excited about Mortal Engines. Sometimes a movie affects you in ways you never thought. I was intrigued by the title. After all, what the heck is a mortal engine? Once the movie started, I began to see the clever choice of words. As you watch, there are so many different things to see at the same time. It was hard to concentrate on any one thing, but as the story started unfolding like a beautiful storybook, you sit back to take it all in. The audience was hushed to concentrate on the sounds and background. The look of the film Continue Reading

APOCALYPSE YUM: VALLEY FOOD STORAGE – PART ONE

We’re happy to announce the return of one of our most popular columns; Apocalypse Yum! Zombie Research Society Advisory Board member and survival expert Cameron Carlson has taken up the torch, and will provide readers with regular reviews for the preppers, survivalists, and zombie enthusiasts in our ranks. If you have a suggestion, or would like to submit your product for review, just contact us directly via email at: contact@zombieresearchsociety.com … Valley Food Storage: Part One – Freeze Dried Fruits & Vegetables Today we’ll be reviewing just a few of the many freeze dried fruits and vegetables provided by Valley Continue Reading

Survival Horror Storyline Infects Mars – Zombies in My Blog

The exact moment when Mars switched from science fact/docuseries with dashes of futuristic science fiction to inevitable horror in outer space is when I fully realized this National Geographic series could get a bigger audience and should get the green light for another season. Survival horror was the theme of “Contagion,” which was directed by Stephen Cragg and it was vaguely reminiscent of John Carpenter’s The Thing. As Lukrum drills for an underwater basin, something has infected the crew, making them sick. And this mysterious outbreak is spreading quickly, to both isolated off-world colonies. Naturally, both sickened groups are quarantined within their respective emergency rooms and all drilling is Continue Reading

Toxic Fandom – Zombies in My Blog

Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside and the perpetrators have expanded their demographics to a diversity that would be inspiring, if it were not ultimately a force for fandom evil. Pettiness, deception and entitlement abound in the modern era of nerdery. We could joke about it with trite catchphrases like “this is why we can’t have nice things” or we can do something about it. But what? The first step is to identify the problem. Such an endeavor is not just pointing toward others, but also a need to look in the mirror for a lot of us. Continue Reading

Anime Series Aims to Give Blade Runner Franchise a New Life – Zombies in My Blog

We may not be getting another Blade Runner movie anytime soon, but we will be returning to the world of replicants in the form of an anime series in the near future. No release date yet, but when it airs, the English-dubbed version will be on Adult Swim and the English-subbed version on Crunchyroll. The series creative producer will be Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), who directed the anime short Blade Runner Black Out 2022. If that style of anime looks familiar, it’s because Watanabe also directed The Animatrix shorts “Kid’s Story” and “Detective Story.” The upcoming anime series, Blade Continue Reading

THE ZOMBIE FILES: ZED TIPS – MATCHES

Zombie Research Society Advisory Board member and survival expert Cameron Carlson has another quick tip for those of you ready to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse, or any natural disaster. We’re happy to introduce Zed Tips! from The Zombie Files; an ongoing series of quick and easy video clips designed to help you survive the end of the world! Today our resident survival expert Cameron Carlson will cover matches; specifically – how to waterproof your matches during the inevitable zombie apocalypse. If you don’t already have some matches nice and secure in an air-tight pill bottle, you might want to Continue Reading

Netflix Creates Magic in the New She-Ra Series – Zombies in My Blog

I would classify myself as a kidult. I’m a 41-year-old father with two kids and I think this show is rad. She-Ra rides her winged horse deftly between the line of genuinely optimistic and subversively sinister. While She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is geared toward children, it has very subtle and serious character relationships, far more realistic and traumatic than any animated show I’ve seen in a while. Those born in the ’80s may be familiar with She-Ra, the female equivalent to He-Man, the muscular toy and cartoon phenomenon. Both characters came at a time of deregulation of advertising Continue Reading

Sorry, Haters. Into the Spider-verse Doesn’t Suck. At All. – Zombies in My Blog

Drive around the block and find something else to crap on, neck-beard cynics and unappeasable uber-nerds. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse isn’t your newest victim. I mean, I’m sure it will be, anyway, but the civilized world knows it’s… amazing. If you couldn’t put earplugs in and just see this movie for its mind-blowing visuals and motion-graphic glory — you’re dead inside. If you don’t think the soundtrack is a groovy celebration spanning generations, you should just live with those same earplugs in 24/7. If the clever writing is lost on you, perhaps a comedy appreciation course is offered at your Continue Reading

Movies That Stick With You – Zombies in My Blog

Welcome to what may be an uncomfortable conversation for one or both of us. It is actually one of the scariest subjects for me and I have goosebumps right now just thinking of it. Have you ever seen a scary or horror movie that fascinates and creeps you out at the same time? We are going to discuss films that stay with you, even if you don’t want them to. In fact, they may actually make you dream about them. Freaks is a black-and-white film from 1932. This movie was unique because it used actual circus freaks in the movie. These Continue Reading

COULD WATER BREATHING ZOMBIES EXIST?

One of the most striking images from George A. Romero’s zombie classic Land of the Dead is when an army of the dead slowly rise from the murky waters of a river to attack the previously secure city of Fiddler’s Green. But the concept of amphibious zombies had already existed for years, including great cult films like Zombie Lake and Shock Waves starring Peter Cushing. Apparently the idea is that zombies are undead and therefore don’t require oxygen to exist. Obviously it makes for a great movie, but could the living dead actually survive underwater? Our previous research offered a Continue Reading

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