Monday, September 19, 2011

"Dead Beyond the Fence" Book Review

Fall is here, and we are back! We have spent the summer traveling, reading stacks of zombie books for review, and watching the world go zombie crrrazaay. From video games, movies, books, pub crawls, and even the new 5k zombie dash in Maryland, it has been non-stop zombie love taken to the next level!

All that being said - we are back to start our full run of zombie book reviews, so that you will have more than enough reading material for the long winter ahead. I know a few of you have been waiting patiently for these to start, so let to it!
Our first book review comes from the author Brian Kaufman. We will be posting a interview with him soon, so stay tumed for that! in the mean time, here is a quick run down of "Dead Beyond the Fence" reviewed by Grady Arth, our newest edition to the iLovetheUndead Crew!

Zombie novels are not regular Pulitzer Prize winners, and with good reason. It's hard to make the undead more than formulaic and occasionally gross. But, see, here's the thing: I sat down to give it a chance and two hours later I got up to close all the windows, double-check the locks on the doors and nervously watch cartoons before going to bed, jumping when the neighbors made a loud noise upstairs. It got under my skin. In Kaufman's novel, the action sequences are remarkably engaging, with the characters showing an unnervingly realistic mix of fear and the kind of boredom that comes from being horribly traumatized for a long time with no respite.
Dead Beyond The Fence tells the story of Kevin and Angel, two people in Fort Collins, Colorado, who somewhat randomly hooked up when the world suddenly became jam-packed with zombies. When their building's security is compromised the two of them split with no plan and fewer resources. After a meticulously mapped hike through the streets (Kaufman lives in Fort Collins; he was clearly brimming with glee while imagining zombies at all the intersections and businesses he describes), the pair happen upon a fenced research facility. The 10 people in the building protected by the titular fence are mostly scientists who have been brought together under the charismatic control of one Nurse Rached-style woman.
The greatness shines in little flashes when Kevin and his new friend Corey go out on short trips to look for food and supplies. Armed with a hand gun and a crowbar respectively, they search for food and weapons to take back to the comp
ound. The zombies are slow, so their primary defense is walking away when one comes close. That makes it sound kind of boring, but these little confrontations are actually remarkably gripping. There were several passages where I had to remind myself to slow down and actually and read the words and not skim just to find out what happened next. There are a couple places in this book where I get the cloudy impression that Kaufman wanted to convey a generalized "be nice to nature or it'll kick you like a cranky mule" message, and maybe a little "human nature is a black, vile monster barely held in check by the fragile chains of society, so you guys better watch the hell out when society crumbles" thrown in, but he never comes right out with it.
The novel itself is a decent little yarn about regular people struggling through a crisis.

iLovetheUndead Score: 3/5

Stay tuned for our interview with Brian Kaufman!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holy Zombie Books Batman!

Sorry for the hiatus guys, but we are FLOODED with zombie novels for review - and we want to make sure we give each book its due.

We will be gearing up with nonstop book reviews and zombie news in the upcoming weeks here - so stay tuned!

Thank you all for the continued support! We promise we will make it worth your while ;)

The I<3Undead Crew

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Aleksandr Poltavskiy

Undead Crew: Who are your influences?

Alek P: Now days it'
s not as much as who but what. Pretty much I get influenced by all the random stuff I see. It can be watching a movie, reading a book, to even staring at the floor until the blobs form something and I go, Oh Damn! And run to draw something.

Undead Crew: What is your process in creating art?

Alek P: Usually my best work happens very randomly. For example some of my best designs I have done by just scribbling random ideas. One time I was making dinner and started drawing a skull, then added some horns for fun, then some hands. Next thing I know it was a design that sold in one day! But for most part I draw a sketch on the computer, then I go through with a new layer and re-ink it. Then go through and color. All done in Manga Studio by the way.

Undead Crew: What if any formal art training have you had?

Alek P: None, I tried to get some training twice actually. One time I went to an art school when I was a kid and we were told to draw whatever, so I drew a voodoo doll. All the kids started telling on me and the teacher told me not to draw it any longer. I never came back to that place. Second time I had a guy come over on the weekends to teach me how to draw, after 5-10 sessions we didn't get past 1 point perspective and so I got annoyed because I knew it before he came along and told him I was done.

Undead Crew: What made you decide to pursue art seriously?

Alek P: Chicks! Heh kidding, I always loved art and drawing. So I decided to try to do it digitally and had fun, eventually some people wanted to hire me so I thought, hell might as well try to make some money!

Undead Crew: Have you always been interested in horrific and morbid imagery?

Alek P: Umm kind of. I come from a christian background and so my entire life everything that was anything from normal was considered evil. Just like if you tell a child not to touch a hot stove a second later he burns himself I burned with desire to explore! For most part though yes, the way I see it. I can draw nice pretty mountains that everyone has seen day in and day out, or I can create concepts no one imagines. Or as some people have told me the art I create is what they see in their nightmares from Satan. I am envious of that though, because I have to sit and think of these concepts and they get them for free in their dreams!

Undead Crew: Who are some of your clients?

Alek P: Gah so many! Some of my latest and biggest have been: Bravado, Harley-Davidson, Lamb of God, Sumerian Records, Psychopathic records, KungFu Vampire, Bizzy Bone, and so many others I can list.

Undead Crew: What are some of your upcoming projects?

Alek P: Lately I have actually started doing more work on Motorcycle Helmets. So I am doing a few helmets for people now. I am always doing random T-shirt designs here and there, but currently these helmets are what I am focusing on as they are completely different and a challenge to work on!

Undead Crew: What do you like to do when you are not creating art?

Alek P: Oh so many things! One of the activities I really love but can't at the moment because of the weather is to practice motorcycle stunting. I am still learning but it's a lot of fun to try to get the wheelie as high as possible! Other then that video games are fun as well, hell tonight I am going to the release of KillZone 3. Most people reading this will read it after it has been released, but yes I was going to the release! I am sure this also falls under art but I like to practice different forms, lately I have been experimenting with airbrushing as well. Just anything and everything though.

Undead Crew: What is your favorite color?

Alek P: It used to be black (which is a tone of course) but lately I have been using so many colors in my work that it is hard to choose a favorite. Pink is always fun to work with, so is orange, green, purple, and all others. So all colors? :P

Undead Crew: How do zombies influence your art?

Alek P: The rotting! I love how they look when they are rotting away in details and their hands all over the place. A lot of the hands I draw are typically boney and just randomly positioned and fingers gesturing random stuff. So It's a lot of fun to draw stuff that looks grotesque and decaying!

Undead Crew: Do you prefer slow or fast zombies?

Alek P: There are 2 ways of answering this.

1. Am I part of the apocalypse? If so then slow zombies! That way I can have a chance to run away.
2. I think it was the movie Day of the Dead? Where the zombies are super fast and just jumping insanely high killing everyone? Not sure since I saw so many of those movies. But those were so bad a! I loved how no one stood a chance, and it made zombies the ultimate hardcore killing machine. Those I prefer but if I was to survive and those were the zombies I would deal with, I would definitely be the first to go! Unless I put zombie guts all over myself and walk around pretending I was a zombie like in the walking dead. (although I have a weak stomach so I would vomit every couple seconds.)

Undead Crew: What is your favorite zombie weapon?

Alek P: To use against zombies or that zombies use? In all honesty I do not know, I would always have the fear of their blood splattering in my eyes or mouth and I would get infected. I guess a machine gun would be nice so I can shoot at a distance, or a sniper. In the flicks that seemed to always take them out right away!

Undead Crew: What is your favorite zombie flick?

Alek P: Although hey are not as much zombies anymore I love the resident evil movies. For the fact that it gives the humans a fighting chance. FOr most part none of the zombie movies ever give humans a chance, in the end everyone dies because how is anyone supposed to kill the entire population of the world? In this movie there is some hope!

Undead Crew: How did you find out about

Alek P: I was actually browsing through different art sites and artist pages and saw you guys through one of them, so I thought I would check it out since zombies always interested me. :)

Undead Crew: How can people contact you for work?

Alek P: Best way would be through my email. Anyone can find all the information about me on my website though

Undead Crew: Thank you for sharing your art and spending the time to talk to us! As a band of artists ourselves, we always enjoy seeing what others are creating! please keep in touch and thank you again for supporting!

Alek P: Well guys thanks for the interview, It was a nice break from work. Now I will get back to creating demonic horrific work. Take care!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simply Amazing.

This has to be the greatest trailer I have witnessed in a long time. Beautiful. Chilling. Zombies.

Enjoy my friends.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Zombie Book Reviews and Interviews with the Authors

For all aspects of zombie culture, the most talent belong to the writers. There are countless zombie novels out today, and some fall victim to formula. So which ones do you read? We have done several book reviews in the past for the best zombie books we have come across. This is nothing new, in fact most zombie websites do the same. But we are going to try to bring you something special in the next few months.

Starting in February, we will be bringing you reviews to some recent novels including interviews with the authors, to get an insight on their thought process on their book as well as the zombie genre. Our first review coming up will be "Dead beyond the Fence" by Brian Kaufman. Books from IPG and St. Martins Press to follow!

Stay tuned zombie lovers - there is some good reading ahead ;)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011: A reflection on zombie culture

As with every holiday - we all take a bit of a hiatus to be with family and friends, but we are back with a humble reflection on zombie culture today.

2010 was a very interesting year for zombies. General society is now saturated with the fascination of zombies. Games, movies, books, television and even plush toys have cashed in on the zombie phenomenon. within the past 3 years, zombie culture has seemed to become pop-culture.
It is a matter of personal opinion whether that is a good or bad thing. So where do we go from here? What are we looking forward to that hasn't already been done? will we see a rise in new and exciting ideas or a sharp decline in popular interest?

Only time will tell, but no matter the status of zombies in pop-culture, there will always be true followers of zombie culture. And that is you and me ;)


Monday, November 8, 2010

"The Walking Dead" Season 2!

For anyone that was worried about "Walking Dead" only lasting 6 episodes - fear not, for I read this today :)

AMC announced today the renewal of "The Walking Dead" for a 13-episode second season. Since debuting Sunday, October 31, "The Walking Dead" has broken ratings records, with the series reaching more Adults 18-49 than any other show in the history of cable television.

Today's announcement also includes Fox International Channels' (FIC) global renewal for a second season, following record-breaking premiere ratings in 120 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. "The Walking Dead" was the highest-rated original series premiere ever to air on FIC simultaneously worldwide.

"The 'Dead' has spread!" said Charlie Collier, President, AMC. "No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as 'The Walking Dead.' This reaffirms viewers' hunger for premium television on basic cable. We are so proud to be bringing back 'The Dead' again, across the globe."

Booya Grandma.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse!

Want to know how the zombie apocalypse will feel like? want to walk through a city overrun by zombies? want to shoot zombies with a paintball gun?! through the month of October, you can! visit Atlanta Zombie for all the awesome details!

I personally will be making the trip next year, this is too awesome to pass up!

Have a Happy Halloween weekend everyone!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chainsaw Maid 2....awesomeness

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October and Zombies are one in the same

Im excited to post the Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl pictures along with my 2 cents on the event (best year yet;)

But you all will have to wait until I can get all the pictures from Pk Worldwide
and trust me, they are worth the wait!

Until then, be sure to tune to Comedy Central tonight to see more zombie comedy on "Ugly Americans"

Ugly AmericansWeds 10:30pm / 9:30c
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Zombie Filmmakers Combine Forces

Lost Zombies is a zombie themed social network with the goal of creating a community generated zombie documentary. Lost Zombies follows a fictional time line which begins in February 2007 with a Flu epidemic. The flu virus mutates out of control, eventually causing Zombism. The time line leads to the present day where 75% of the world's population is dead or undead.
Users are able to create a profile on the Lost Zombies website and submit videos, audio, pictures and written accounts that reflect some portion of the Lost Zombies time line. The creators of Lost Zombies intend to compile the user submissions into a single, cohesive, mock documentary.
Lost Zombies received the Best Community Web Site Award and the People’s Choice Award at the 2009 SXSW Web Awards held on March 15, 2009.
Lost Zombies was featured as one of the 25 new faces of independent film by FilmMaker Magazine.

Check it out at


THE WALKING DEAD opening titles

Looks pretty slick, doesn't it?

The Walking Dead premiers October 31st.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How to Survive the Braindead

Many thanks to Camiele White for writing this entry for us :)


I’ve never come across a film that’s actually made me reconsider an entire food group. But after having experienced the mind fuck that is Dead Alive, I’m actually thinking long and hard about eating any dairy product with the consistency of yogurt.

In preparing this blog, I had to actually step away from the project and get my head wrapped around what it was I just experienced. Having seen Dead Alive (a.k.a. Braindead) when I was a kid, I think I had to unbury some tragically traumatising experience because I couldn’t exactly remember what it was that made me never watch it again. Now, after a decade I’ve come to realise that the film is the most repulsive, hideously gory, and hideously ridiculous film I’d ever seen in my entire life.

The true testament of a brilliant film is one that finely balances the grotesque and the hilarious. Peter Jackson, though he certainly matured as a director (winning Oscars and such), definitely showed the signs of a true genius with the clay work and animation involved in the bloody ridiculousness of Dead Alive. It starts with a trip to Skull Island --a fictional native wasteland full of the most unique beasts of the world. We come across an explorer, straight out of Imperialist Europe, guided by his indigenous tracker and lugging a crate holding, no doubt, one of the many weird and wonderful creatures of the island (we find out later that it was a monkey that was raped by a rabid rat --go figure, huh?). Our illustrious adventurer, in an attempt to throw a little White Power muscle on the half-naked natives, runs away when his tactics of intimidation backfire. Whilst running away (and forgetting his guide, no less), he gets bitten by this raped and rabies ridden monkey. Both the guide and the driver exclaim in the voices of over exaggerated cries of disgust and fear, “You’ve got...THE BITE!!!!”

And that’s where our glorious tale of guts, gore, and romance begins.

Our two lovers, Lionel and Paquita, are ensnared into a disgusting journey of a sickness gone horribly awry. In probably the most disturbing sequence of scenes ever strung together in a film, the audience is bombarded with nothing less than live animal consumption, necrophilia, pornos including mysterious scenes with a donkey and a chambermaid, and bursting pus filled boils into yellow cream filled custards. It’s enough to strain any budding relationship --not surprisingly, Lionel finds the stress of keeping the living death of his mother and three other hapless victims in check too much of a burden to add to his self-suppressed feelings for Paquita. But the brave Latina isn’t deterred by her flame’s sudden “disinterest” in her. She’s ever persistent in ringing him up and knocking on his door until she decides enough is enough and barges into his home (now inhabited by over a hundred guests and a perverted, money hungry uncle).

This rushed and somewhat slipshod summary of the events that occur only serves to set up the most gruesomely entertaining massacre ever captured on film. How does one survive an onslaught of the braindead, so engrained with evil and carnal hunger that even their innards have the ability to reach out and feed? By lawnmower, of course! In what can only be described as a stroke of pure, unadulterated genius, Peter Jackson has our fumbling protagonist literally mow down a horde of the hungry undead. For virtually 20 minutes, the audience is led through chunky body parts, chomping teeth, crunching bone, and blood, blood, BLOOD!!! It’s enough to drive one crazy with laughter or cramping from the amount of vomit you’ve tried to keep from bursting from your pores.

Briandead is ultimately about the tortured and often twisted relationship between mother and son. The apex of the film (and my favourite scene) has Lionel finally confront his overbearing mum --who, as a result of a ridiculous mishap, has been transformed into some sort of evil zombie alien bitch that looks like something left in a toilet after burrito night. Without giving any credence to Lionel’s heroic speech on the rooftop, his mother gurgles “No one can love you like your mother!” Her gigantic belly splits open, revealing insides that in an instant reach out and grab Lionel and envelop him (where else?) in her womb. Whilst toying with the now flailing and helpless Paquita, Lionel experiences a literal rebirth as he bursts through big, ugly Momma’s belly (covered in “afterbirth”) to save the love of his life and leave his house, full of horrid memories, to burn to the ground.

Braindead did for horror what the Beatles did for pop music --make it okay to be what it is. Essentially, horror is a genre that brings together the fears of the audience and exploits them into something that’s utterly ridiculous. Peter Jackson, though moving on to such mature material as The Lord of the Rings, should never look back on his earlier work as anything less than the makings of sheer brilliance. His take on the genre was enough to make me repress some pretty graphic imagery. If that’s not making an impact, I don’t know what is.

Article writer by day, renegade poet by night, Camiele White loves any and everything film. She chases only the original (or incredibly funny) and has been known to talk for hours about subjects that most people just don’t care about. Right now, she gets her jabberjaw jollies writing about Halloween costumes. If you want to give her a buzz, she can be reached at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Asylum Press reanimates zombies for new anthology

"We're calling it Zombie Terrors, an Anthology of the Undead," says Publisher/Creator Frank Forte, "it's a collection of horrific and fantastic stories featuring everyone's favorite brain eaters." Szymon Kudranski (SPAWN) brings us The Barber, a tale of the undead and the Mob. In Creature Converts, by Canadian storyboard and comic artist Craig Wilson, a cat lady's feline friends develop a taste for the flesh. In Feast ( written by Royal McGraw (Batman:Battle for the Cowl, Commissioner Gordon), Illustrated by Adauto Silva ) a gangster's taste for a delicacy becomes his end. In Hate by Doug Williams, a zombie must confront what he's become. Billy George brings us The Undead Templars a tale of the blind dead. Allison written by Myself and illustrated by horror master Tim Vigil, colored by Joe Vigil, a lovesick man tries to resurrect his dead lover with horrifying results. Bond follows a lone survivor in a zombie holocaust (by Euro guys Bartosz Sztybor and Macie Wodz). Grmbghraaaaagh! (by Bartosz Sztybor and Pawel Wojiechowicz) is a tale of zombies trying to escape what they are. Dead of Night by Joie Simmons is a great B&W tale. David Paleo brings Rot Clowns, which is rendered in a great old school brush style. Bunker Buster (Illustrated by Steve Mannion) is a tale of Nazi Scientists trying to engineer zombie super-soldiers. Aaron Rintoul brings When we Disappear, a esoteric tale of zombie armageddon where we track two lovers trying to survive. Other tales by Robert S. Rhine (Girls and Corpses) , Nenad Gucunja, JC Wong, myself and others. Also includes a special preview of the upcoming voodoo/zombie series Undead Evil illustrated by Nenad Gucunja.

Shipping this Sept for the Halloween season will be Zombie Terrors (ISBN13: 978-1-61724-001-0 ), a 152 page anthology of stories based on the undead. It features writers and artist from all over the world.

Check out a preview HERE!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Walking Dead Trailer at Comic Con

awesome. just....awesome.

thanks to Drew for getting this for us!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Minneapolis ZPC VI: It Just Won't Die!

Those in the area, prepare yourself once again for the Zombie Pub Crawl. This thing gets bigger and bigger every year, so safe to say I am excited to see the horde that comes out on October 9! More details to come.....


Monday, June 14, 2010

AMC's "The Walking Dead" shows immense promise

Hello all - I just got back from a wedding in North Carolia, and Ive been itching to post this....
If you havent heard by now, AMC is currently producing a TV series adaptation of "The Walking Dead", The graphic novel we all know and love.
At first I was skeptical, because the comic is so good. AMC didnt seem like a cable channel that would do the story justice. But then I saw a production still, and everything changed. I couldnt be more happy. I just hope everything else comes out as flawless as this picture

The Walking Dead premieres in October.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rec theaters July 9th

Heres something to wet the whistle ;)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Vote for Zombie Bashers

Director Conor McMahon has started a web-series called "Zombie Bashers" which, in my humble opinion - looks awesome!
please go and VOTE for this as your favorite show! it is between Zombie Bashers and another show, so lets all help Conor take home the cake.

Keep on livin'


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Who loves Street Fighter?
I sure do. and if you dont, you do now ;)

Check out these awesome Zombie Street Fighter illustrations by Manuel Augusto Dischinger Moura.

Thanks to Drew for the heads up!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vegan Zombies

Whats more terrifying than a self-righteous vegan?! ;) a Zombie Vegan. You thought you would never see the day. I know I didn't. Attack of the Vegan Zombies is a unique take on the campy zombie genre we all know and love.

Thanks to Jim for the DL!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Class 3 Outbreak! Glad im in this space station...

"hey honey, how do we get to the restaurant from here?"
"im not sure, let me google map it..AH SHIT!"

thats right. zombies all up on your googlemaps, son!

If any of you remember our preview post, you would know that this was coming.
and now its here! Check out the press release for CLASS 3 OUTBREAK

Thanks to Jay for the heads up!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter 2010!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Romero strikes again, with "Survival of the Dead"

do I need to say anything? its Romero. Boom goes the dynamite.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Hard Cover

So today is a good day. My Hard Cover copy of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" arrived today, and it is classier than I expected (It has a fabric bookmark!). At first I waited to purchase this book, because I had a stack of zombie books queued up to read. Now the stack has dwindled, and the release of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" on March 2nd persuaded me to finally pick it up. Although most of you probably have already read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies", so I assume no one is anxious for a review. Plus I have a few novels that have been sent to me, that I must read first.

Also -

Left 4 Dead 2 is coming to the Mac in April! This is exciting news for people that swear by Macs and PS3's ( me.)

The Illustrations in the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Deluxe Edition are AMAZING
check out Roberto Paradas Illustrations HERE


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dear iPhone. Stop tempting me.

MMMOOOOAAR zombie apps for the iPhone, and im sure there are dozens more to come.
Zombie Cannon Carnage.

Freeverse website reads:

No one has ever claimed that Zombies are very smart. They are however, very busy. In ZCC! three of these morons crash landed on our lovely little planet. With no other options, a fierce need to feed and a couple of spare circus parts they quickly build a cannon in a brilliant attempt to fire themselves back into space. This plan will never work, but at the very least they can save some hapless and unfortunate humans along the way and then eat their brains.

Using your Zombie Cannon fire Pee-Pee Boy and his cohorts up into the night sky. Use your Jet Pack to rocket through the city avoiding air conditioners, balconies, crane hooks and the pesky Police Helicopter. Fly too high and the military will unleash their F15 armed with Air-to-Zombie missiles. Hit pinball bumpers to up your bonus multiplier, hit multiple objects to crank up your combo bonus and try to find all eleven Signature Impacts for maximum points. If that somehow isn’t enough carnage, you can buy the power to call in Air Strikes on yourself, a chainsaw to wield, TNT crates, Radioactive Barrels and more at the Upgrade-O-Matic vending machine with the points that you have earned along the way.

Click HERE for the full article

This game came out on Tuesday, so if if you got an iPhone, you can pick this up now!


Monday, February 22, 2010

My iPhone is infected.

Ok, I lied. I dont have an iPhone. But if I did, I would be looking forward to getting this game. This trailer made me chuckle. Yeah. I said it.....



Thursday, February 11, 2010

Jack Larson: Confessions of a Zombie Hero

So a few months back, I went to visit a friend of mine in L.A.
I had previously seen the documentary "Confessions of a SuperHero" which delves into the lives of Hollywood Blvd. Street people. I recommend you all check the movie out.
Anyways, I went in search of the main character of the movie (superman), and sure enough - there he was! after talking to him for a while, I had my friend take a picture of me with Superman, gave him a $5 and we were on our way.

Jack Larson was gracious enough to paint me a portrait of the picture I sent him of me and Superman - So I thought I would share it with the world.

This painting now sits at my desk at work, reminding me everyday why we run this blog.

Thanks for the AWESOME painting JL!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Its about time something like this was made

Love it.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Turn into a Zombie...on canvas.

Jack Larson has created dozens and dozens of zombie artwork. A good amount of it is custom zombie portraits, so if you want to be "turned" check out his blog and ebay auction site!

On JL's blog, the Dominos thin crust pizza that resembles a zombie face is hilarious. Only a true zombie fan would find such a thing.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Zombieland DVD / BluRay: In Stores Today

Oh man, am I just going through the motions with this blog post? Im sure everyone and their grandma (dead or undead) knows about this already.
Well what are you waiting for?! Go buy it!....

Oh, and theres always Netflix ;)

Stay Alive, Friends.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Zombie Fortress: Upcoming iPhone App?

Rick contacted us to let everyone know that he is working on making this zombie iPhone Game a reality. I dont have an iPhone, but id get one for this game. good luck, and hope it goes through!

If you want this game on your phone, go pledge and back this project HERE

Happy Friday everyone.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

We are Undead.

Sorry for the brief Hiatus friends. Talk about hitting the ground running in 2010!
So Happy New Year to all. Whats going on in the zombie world these days?

Ill start with some very sad news. Many of you may of heard that Author Z.A. Recht passed away in December. This saddens me very much. I really enjoy the MorningStar saga, and was looking froward for him to complete the final book. "Plauge of The Dead" and "Thunder and Ashes" are that much more special to me. He certainly will be missed.

On behalf of all of us here. We Salute you Mr. Recht.


On a brighter note, J.L. Bourne is done writing and editing the 2nd installment of "Day by Day Armageddon". It is currently going through the layout and illustration process, so the book is right around the corner! something to be excited about in these sad zombie novel times. :)

Hope everyone is having a good 2010 so far.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Declan Shavley (artist of the 28 Days Later comic and the daily sketchblog Eclectic Micks) wishes you a bloody good Christmas...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Nothing says "Merry Xmas" better than......zombies.

I dont know about you, but when I open my presents on Christmas morn, I hope to find dismembered zombie parts under my tree. And has just the thing.
Dismember-Me Plush Zombie is one of the coolest zombie toys out there is holiday season. So if you want to please that zombie lover in the family - go buy it!

And if you want to go the extra mile, you can leave zombie cookies for Santa ;)

Happy Holidays


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The GOP just got BRRAAAIIINS!!!!

Thanks to Joey for the heads up!

Zombie Reagan Raised From Grave To Lead GOP

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Th Morningstar Strain: Thunder and Ashes Review

Is it wrong to like this more than the first? of course not. And that is exactly what happened. But I guess when you think of trilogies - the most action packed story, is usually the second. Epic. Thunder and Ashes starts exactly where Plague of the Dead left off. Z.A. Recht really impressed me with his ability to keep me engaged throughout the entire book. This book really puts you on edge, and does a great job setting up the 3rd and final installment titled: "Survivors". I obviously dont want to give anything away, so go out and read this book. My review of the first book, I talk about the overly military language of the soldiers. I take this back. And this is not the case for the second book at all. The character development is at its peak. (Death to Sawyer!)
Some of our followers have emailed me, letting me know how much they loved this 2nd installment of "The Morningstar Strain" and I completely agree with them. Great job Z.A. Recht. I cant wait for the 3rd book!

Zombie Nation Rating: 5/5


Monday, November 23, 2009

When the outbreak happens...this is what it looks like from the space station.

Binary Space have released "Zombie Outbreak Simulator" (ZOS), a sandbox application running on Google Maps(R). ZOS allows players to unleash waves of zombies on the unsuspecting people of Washington DC. Players can tweak a number of zombie and infection variables such as zombie speed, infection rate, number of civilians and shooting accuracy to create their own version of a zombie outbreak. Watch as up to 15,000 civilians are chased down, attacked and infected by hundreds or thousands of shambling (or terrifyingly fast!) zombies over a 1km square area.

Zombie Outbreak Simulator is Binary Space's "teaser app" for their upcoming zombie RTS, "Class 3 Outbreak", which also runs on Google Maps. Game designer, Jay Weston says, "ZOS and Class 3 Outbreak are by far the most ambitious games to be released on Google Maps, we can't wait to see what the reaction is like. A large scale zombie infection has never been simulated like this before." Programmer, Saxon Druce has coded each of the 15,000 map inhabitants to behave individually and interact with terrain on Google Maps, meaning that characters move under trees, around walls and into buildings, all while running at 30+ frames per second on very average PCs.

More details about ZOS and Class 3 Outbreak can be found on the Binary Space ( and Class 3 Outbreak ( websites.


The url to the simulator is

Thanks to Jay for the heads up!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Chickenhawk's Zombie Music Vid

My girlfriend sent this to me today...

And its pretty excellent.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hip Hop Zombies

An oldie but a goodie...Aesop Rock's video for "Coffee," yet MORE evidence Aesop Rock's pretty much unfuckwitable...from the album "None Shall Pass."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zombie Celebrities Unite had a celebrity zombie photoshop competition. check um out HERE


Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Have a good Halloween tomorrow, everyone!

Here is something interesting for all of you:


Friday, October 23, 2009

October Zombie World Tour

We are knee deep in Zombie month, so what the hell is going on?
First off, make sure to show your zombie love with tshirts from These series of artists do some sick stuff, (dinosaur zombie Michael Jackson? brilliant.) and if youre out in the UK, its free shipping. Eat that shit up, fellas.

In the mood for some good ol' fashion zombie reading? head over to Chris and Patrick Williams have 30 chapters written so far, in their online zombie novel. The site is sponsored by Permuted Press, who have brought life to other online born novels like "Day by Day Armageddon". Well be covering "Dead Meat" with a full written review soon! But for now, go ahead and start reading!

Jay over at gave us the heads up last month about a zombie flash game they are developing. They are hard at work on it, and have promised to keep us updated, so stay tuned.

"Zombie Diaries" comes out on DVD November 18. from what I gather, it is another pandemic movie contrived from 28 Days Later and Romero's Diary of the Dead. Good makeup effects, so if your in the mood for mindless zombies, this one hits stores in a few weeks.

And thus, the Finale. The Left 4 Dead 2 Leaked Trailer. IMHO: Holy crap. I wish I had an Xbox just for this game. Please Valve, stop being little whinny bitches, and release this for PS3 please? ;)

Till next time.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Treehouse of Horror XX on

In case any of you missed The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror XX" on Sunday - you can catch it on! This year, they had a short based on "28 Days Later" and the episode as a whole is good. Not the best Treehouse, but one of the better ones!

We have a huge post coming up soon, with awesome new zombie news, great zombie t-shirt art, and zombie online novels! so stay tuuuuuned....


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Minneapolis Zombie Pub Crawl. Greatest night of the year.

The 5th annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis, MN was nothing short of fantastic. This being my 3rd year, i have witnessed it grow by the thousands. That is not an over-exaggeration. I decided to go as a rabid sprinting zombie this year (I was a shambling slow zombie last year) and it was really fun to run around in full sprint like a complete idiot(notice the running shoes haha). Last year we missed our fellow friend and Zombie Nation contributor: R.M. Hanson. But this year he has returned to MN after a year of working out in San Fransisco, CA. So the Z-Nation crew was finally together at this years Zombie Crawl. Having RM back means nothing but good news for the future of this website. So RM, Me and Lil' Ric welcome you back home! We will post a Flickr album of pics soon. If you follow us on Facebook, we posted a zombie pub crawl album by my favorite photographer, Patrick Kelley. heres a picture of the crew. we ARE the zombie nation ;)

What do we want? BRAAAIIINS!!! When do we want them? BRAAAAIIIIINS!!!!!!

Left: SPM | Center: Lil' Ric | Right: R.M. (beer goes well with bbrrains)

till next time, zombie lovers


Friday, October 9, 2009

Max Brooks Releases New Book

If you havent already pre-ordered and or bought this book the minute the book stores opened this morning, you may want to take a look at Max Brooks's new zombie graphic novel: "The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks"
From what ive seen so far, it has some really kick ass art - so make sure to check it out!
Max Brooks hasnt let us down so far, right?!


Friday, October 2, 2009


I just got out of the midnight showing of Zombieland. if there was any part of me that was worried that it wouldnt live up to expectations, it all evaporated within the first minute of the movie. It is hilarious. Loved it. Many will try to compare it to Shaun of the Dead, but you really cant. Its 2 completely different kind of humor. I am a huge fan of British comedy, (who isnt?) but Zombieland really made me piss my pants during its shining moments. Oh. and there are zombies.


Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!