Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The covers, painted by Arthur Suydam, were parodies of iconic Marvel covers...featuring the heroes as the undead. It's some mighty good lookins, Marvel comics fan or not. This site here has collected the covers from the miniseries and its tie-ins. Enjoy!
Monday, September 29, 2008
So if you need a daily dose of brains, now you know where to go.
Oh, and if you want to BE a zombie, check out his other site, Zombie Portraits. For $80 plus shipping and handling, Rob will draw you as a rotting corpse. It's significantly less painful than death and reanimation.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Here is something new for you all to follow up on. Chris Crammer, fantastic illustrator from Minneapolis, is working on a Zombie book and throwing a major, very cute spin on things. Chris has this incredible ability to meld obnoxiously adorable characters with horrific acts of graphic violence. Check out his BLOG and his WEBSITE. This shit is gonna be awesome.
Keepin' it killer.
Congratulations to Corey over at Midnight Podcast for taking over as the main host! Root Rot has been infected, and is now eating brains somewhere within the country...
Anyway, Many thanks to Corey for mentioning Zombie Nation on Episode 101!
Thanks for everyones continuing support for the undead, because without you, we are just plain dead.
Friday, September 19, 2008
The latest news on a "28 Months Later" is small, yet significant...
Danny Boyle commented on a possible 28 Weeks Later sequel last week:
"I have an idea for it [but] I've got to present it and see what people think really because it might be silly really."
When asked whether or not he would direct it, he said it was a possibility. Which is a win-win situation. 28 days was fantastic - as most Danny Boyle films are, but 28 weeks also proves that it can be done without Dannys direction. As long as he is involved, the 3rd installment of "28" will be very exciting!
I cant think of another movie I am more excited about seeing...I will be impatiently waiting for this one for a long time.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
George A. Romero is a great man. He revolutionized the zombie genre and inspired generations to create horror movies of the highest quality. Unfortunately Diary of the Dead is anything but quality. The acting was some of the worst I have ever seen. Really...Plan 9 from Outer Space has better acting. everything from the exposition to the very end was done haphazardly. That being said, Ric put it best 5 minutes into the movie.
"This movie is indestructible"
It really is. This movie made us laugh movie more than anything. Although the zombie kills were beyond creative. George knows how to kill zombies. Whether its impaling children on a wall via bow & arrow, dynamite, or my favorite: sword. At one point, a guy takes out a couple zombies while shooting through a gaping hole of another zombie. Its things like these that make this movie "indestructible".
And what is the glue that holds this movie together? a deaf Amish man named Samuel. Yes, thats right. The true hero of the film. He trows dynamite and carries a scythe which helps him make the most fantastic exit from the movie.
This movie has gotten countless horrible reviews, and we can see why. But in the end, it is a zombie movie, and for that; we love it.
Monday, September 15, 2008
We have gotten a few submissions in the past week...
First off - Ryan at Tales of the Zombie War sent us some morbidly funny stories like, a hustler who pimps zombie whores....sounds like my biography....
Make sure to read the stories written by Clitoris Rex- they are hilarious!
Check out their site, and make sure to submit your own zombie stories!
.::Stories by Clitois Rex::.
Wrap Yer Weasel, Son
And Second, Thanks to Robert for this KILLER Zombie Illustration titled "Blind Date"
Thanks alot dudes, you guys rock!
Keep those contributions coming by shooting us an email! (or in the head - if we turn)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Our source here is ethnobotanist Wade Davis. In 1982 he visited Haiti to see if he could learn the secret of the "zombie powder" that local sorcerers, known as bokors, allegedly used to reanimate the dead. As told in his 1985 book, The Serpent and the Rainbow (a scholarly version, Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie, appeared later), Davis had little to go on but some tantalizing stories and a few contacts. Nonetheless, during his first week in Haiti he managed to meet two alleged zombies who'd been patients at a local psychiatric institute. (One would become the subject of a BBC documentary.) What's more, with the aid of a wad of greenbacks he was able to witness the manufacture of a batch of zombie powder. In a chilling passage he tells of a midnight trip to a graveyard where he watched a bokor and his assistants dig up the corpse of a recently deceased infant, portions of which--Davis is a bit vague on the details--were added to a witch's brew of plants, sea worm, toad, lizard, and fish.
As time went on Davis learned a bit about why zombies were created. Typically the victim had antagonized his family or neighbors, who hired a bokor to do him in. The bokor would spread zombie powder on the threshold of the home of the victim, where he would absorb it through his feet. After falling into a deathlike trance the victim would be buried then later summoned from the grave by the bokor, who would exploit the zombie as a slave.Read the rest here.
It also has a pretty neat and zombie related article on whether or not PCP turns people into cannibals. Remember kids, ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is power.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I was graciously asked to be a guest artist for the Halloween season of my good friend and colleague Niamh O'Connor's killer custom embroidery company, Urban Threads. I was honored to have been asked, and wanted to give something nightmarish enough to qualify, yet appealing enough to a larger audience for them not to be disgusted. This is the tentative result, as I am still awaiting approval, so imagine seeing this embroidered on a sweet messenger bag!
Skeleface or die
Friday, September 5, 2008
Real Zombie Survival Test
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The good news: you survive! Unfortunately, everyone else is dead. Luckily, you are probably used to being lonely.
The premise? Zombies have taken over the world, and the remaining human population is guarded by vampires, who need them to feed. Yes, zombies vs. vampires. Read it here!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
On Monday, September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, had his mother-in-law around for supper and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen failed to completely decapitate the five-and-a-half month old bird named Mike. The axe missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact.
On the first night after the decapitation Mike slept with his decapitated head under his wing.
Despite Olsen's botched handiwork, Mike was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily; he even attempted to preen and crow, although he could do neither. After the bird did not die, a surprised Mr. Olsen decided to continue to care permanently for Mike, feeding him a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper; he was also fed small grains of corn. Mike occasionally choked on his own mucus, which the Olsen family would clear using a syringe.
When used to his new and unusual center of mass Mike could easily get himself to the highest perches without falling. His crowing, though, was less impressive and consisted of a gurgling sound made in his throat, leaving him unable to crow at dawn. Mike also spent his time preening and attempting to peck for food with his neck.
Read the rest at Mike's Wikipedia entry.
As a bonus, another zombie bird...not sure of the exact origin of this series of photos, but holy shit:
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Okay, folks, this is the work of Joshua Graves, owner and operator of The Creep Machine, an awesome website devoted to low-brow up-and-comers like myself (well, most people on his site run fuckin' circles around me, but I am trying), and he is an all around fantastic gentleman. He is also the curator of some kick-ass group shows, like "Attack of the B Movie" that was held back in April at SF's Space gallery, and "This is the End..." coming March 6th, 2009, so keep your eyes out. So check out Mr. Graves, maggots, or you will regret it.
This isnt the most recent of news, but in case anyone was wondering....
Richard Rubinstein, producer of Dawn of the Dead - has confirmed that they will indeed be making a sequel to the hit remake - ( HorrorMovies.ca )
Zach Snyder has also confirmed and elaborated on his ideas on the sequel. Of any horror remake (which should never be done) this one is daaaamn good, and i trust Zach Snyder to make a good film. Lets just hope 20th Century Fox lets Warner Brothers release the Watchmen so Zach can move on and make Dawn of the Dead 2!
I cant wait!!!
In Local News...
The crawl will begin at Seven Corners, and end at The Cabooze. We're super excited for this year's flesh feast! We'll continue to post details daily, here are some highlights to look for:
- All ages zombie party
- Zomb-e-oke (Karaoke for the undead.)
- Artwork by Dwitt
- Human Flesh
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Also, he has a great new horror comic out titled Wulf and Batsy, and a bit of insider info that I received from the man himself tells me that all zombie fans need to keep an eye out for September's issue three.
Bryan Baugh's work (which is all copyrighted, so don't be a dumbass and use it without permission) can be found at all of these sites:
So yeah, girls and ghouls, keep an eye out, and KEEP EATING PEOPLE'S BRAINS!