Showing posts with label Zombies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zombies. 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.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Most Frightening Bread in the World

Take a second and imagine what you would consider to be the most frightening bread in the world.

Is it some yeast Shoggoth oozing slowly toward you as it consumes city after city?

Is is some mold covered lump that looks as if it is about to rupture, thus producing enough spores to suffocate a small town?

Is it filled with maggots or grubs and thus seems unpalatable?

All of those are certainly frightening, but they are far from the most frightening bread in the world. None of those loaves would simultaneously please Slaanesh, Orcus, Khorne, and Lerotra'hh, as the most frightening bread in the world ought to do. The most frightening bread in the world should be something that would make Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft smile, a daunting task in and of itself. It should also make for a good decoy when being chased by ravenous zombies.

The world can be thankful that Diana Eid is letting the world know that Kittiwat Unarrom has designed a bread that pleases the dark gods and serves as a perfect distraction for those ravenous zombies. Only in this case, the brains they eat will be made of "dough, raisins, cashews and chocolate." Not exactly zombie fare...and even with those great ingredients I'm too afraid of the bread to even think of eating it.

Image Credit -- Diana Eid

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tor Brings You Zombies for Christmas. Who'da Thunk?

Many people think that Christmas ends on Christmas day. They spend the weekend, or the day, after Christmas taking down their decorations and tree. In doing so, they are ending the celebration mid-event. As is hinted at in the perennial Christmas carol about a certain partridge in a pair tree, there are 12 days of Christmas. Traditions vary as to whether Christmas morning is when one begins counting the days, or Christmas evening. One thing is certain, Christmas ends on January 6th with the celebration of Epiphany -- or 12th night for Shakespeare fans -- or Christmas for Orthodox Christians.

Tor books, the people who brought us Better Zombies through Physics, is offering us a Zombie treat for each of the 12 days of Christmas. 12 days of brain eating horror. Seems a pretty good Christmas gift if you ask me. If only they began the festivities on December 25th instead of December 22.

But maybe Zombie Christmas is on the 22nd of December and Orthodox Zombie Christmas is on January 2nd.

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.