Showing posts with label Zombie Apocalypse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zombie Apocalypse. Show all posts

Monday, December 27, 2010

Post Apocalyptic Home Alone

I have always been a big fan of the Vincent Price The Last Man on Earth, as well as Charlton Heston's The Omega Man, both of which were based on Richard Matheson's story I am Legend. The story is one of the primary sources for the Zombie Apocalypse genre in film and literature -- a genre that has a fairly basic premise, but seems to continually inspire inventive narratives. One might imagine that the genre would be completely played out by now, but with shows (based on comics) like The Walking Dead and films (and books) like Book of Eli and The Road it's pretty clear that the cannibal apocalypse genre still has a lot to offer.

If you want to get into an argument about how cannibal apocalypse films and zombie apocalypse films aren't the same thing, we can talk about distinctions without differences if you really want -- but I'd rather not.

Instead, I'd like to share a small clip that I think would make a wonderful addition to the genre. It's called "I Am Home Alone." I would have gone with "I Am Alone," but that's just me. It's a mash up of Home Alone and the more recent Will Smith I Am Legend. It's pretty enjoyable. In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing a real version of this story.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Why the Internet is Better than Malls for Your Shopping Needs

The last thing one would expect to find on a pop culture site that features posts about comic books, video games, role playing games, and movies is a post about an advertisement for an online fashion retailer. Well, this is such a post. The ad starts predictably with two women interested in the same article of fashion, then escalates to violence, only to reveal that the malls have been overcome with flesh eating zombies.

Okay, that last bit might be an exaggeration, but when you consider the lack of blood loss when the one woman rips off the other woman's arm it isn't that much of an exaggeration.

Apparently, people who shop at malls are zombies ergo smart people order their fashion online from the safety of their bunkers.

Hat Tip Tulkinghorn and Andrew Sullivan.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Vecna has Made His Move!

I thought that the BEAR retrieval units were going to be used for rescuing soldiers, but it appears the BBC got it all wrong. The BEARS are tearing down the various barricades citizens have designed to protect themselves from the growing Zombie scourge.

I can hear the BEAR pounding on my steel safety door, but I didn't expect the cooing sound...


Isn't he cute...

Maybe I should just let him in...

No! I must do my radio show this evening. Time to call my buddy Kas. Better to be a vampire than a mindless zombie.


Yeah, so the timing on this is pretty ironic. I mean, I just started on an anti-hypertension diet yesterday, and now it looks like it was a bit too late. Or maybe too early on the other hand. I mean, who cares about high blood pressure when you have zombies around, anyway?

Ironically, if zombies were to eat my mortgage company and a certain attorney, I think I'd be feeling a lot less stressed out at the moment. I suppose I prefer even attorneys to zombies, anyway.

I guess the new diet will be helpful if I ever have to run from some zombie gang, but I'd hate to get in shape just in time to join the ranks of the undead. I mean, I haven't seen many fat zombies anyway--I guess brains don't exactly have a lot of saturated fat--but then again that may just be selection bias. Maybe the films of fat zombies don't make it on the news. That would be typical.

Boston Legal Lets Go of Four Actors Due to Zombie Apocalypse (BLITEOTW)

According to TV Guide, Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Rene Auberjonois and Constance Zimmer won't appear during episodes of Boston Legal this fall. The underlying cause for the actors being dropped appears to be the Zombie Apocalypse which began this morning, though the particular reasons each of the actors won't be on the show next season vary.

A few of my friends, in the recently created Zombie Annihilation Unit of LAPD, have confirmed that Julie Bowen has refused to leave her house until society becomes more stable. Not surprising given the close proximity her house has to several Los Angeles cemeteries. The last thing I would want experience when walking out of my house is some dessicated and rotting starlet from the Silent Era trying to eat my brains. Particularly since I couldn't be sure whether the Starlet was doing it due to "hunger" or just jealousy that I was working.

As for Mark Valley, it seems he thought that he was as tough as his counterpart on the show and tried to "help" local law enforcement "take care" of the zombie problem. he's a part of the problem. I just saw his corpse moaning on exclusive TMZ footage.

I have yet to read any news regarding Rene Auberjonois and Constance Zimmer, but I would like to express my disappointment that Constance in particular won't be back. I have a big crush on her and would be willing to watch even a zombie Constance on the show. Just imagine how much more complex her character's relationship with Clarence might be if Clarence had to deal with the constant threat of having his brains devoured by his girlfriend. Could Clavant, or Clarice for that matter, handle that? I think not.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In Preparation for the Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse

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Given that there will be a Zombie Apocalypse next Wednesday, at least all signs seem to point to one occurring, I thought I might take a little quiz to see my likelihood of survival.

I guess having a coin-flip chance of making it is better than nothing. Now if only I knew which kind of Zombie Apocalypse in which I was going to find myself.