Friday, November 15, 2013


                                                      ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN

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Make Up FX Artist for KNB EFX Group Inc. at AMC the walking dead, Special makeup fx artist at the vampire diaries series and Makeup Effects Artist at I.A.T.S.E. Hair, Make Up and Make Up Effects.

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Taso Nicholas Stavrakis is an American film and television actor and stunt performer best known for his appearances in the George A. Romero films Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, and Day of the Dead.

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Please welcome to Zombiepalooza Radio for the 1st time the lovely and extremely talented JUILET BLIND!


Monday, November 11, 2013

3 Ways nurses can survive the zombie apocalypse

Zombies: they are everywhere you look nowadays.  You may think that, for nurses, zombies and all they represent are works of fiction.
However, most zombie plagues in movies, television, and books portray the spreading of the undead as an easily transmissible infection.  Whether through bite, air, or blood, zombies are the ultimate pandemic horror story.
As nurse, we are the on the front lines when it comes to pandemics.
We are the most at risk if influenza becomes airborne, if Ebola breaks out, or if a bird or swine flu makes the jump to humans.
Will nurses ever see zombies?
No, but you can learn from the idea of a zombie apocalypse to help protect yourself, your facility, and your family from a pandemic that is really scarier than any zombie ever could be.

Mode of Transmission

Transmission in zombie movies usually occurs from a bite wound as the creature seeks to feed on the flesh of the living.
In some fiction, though, infection seems to be airborne, meaning you’ll turn into a “walker” even if you die from some other reason.
Although it isn’t common for nurses to be bitten by patients – though certainly not unheard of! – we are often exposed to blood and blood products.
Blood borne epidemics are nothing new.  AIDS and hepatitis are both examples of pathogens that travel this way, and that’s why we employ universal precautions.
The problem will arise when infectious diseases become airborne.  Tuberculosis and some forms of avian and swine flus can be transmitted this way, but luckily, they have not broken out of the small areas of influence to impact the world.

Handling the Infected

Of course, knowing how the zombie plague is transmitted helps you to understand how to treat them.  Shooting, knifing, or bludgeoning them in the head may help you to save your life in a zombie encounter.
Similarly, you need to take measures to protect yourself against pandemics and those who may become infected by them.
Universal precautions can block against most pathogens, but airborne and droplet transmitted diseases require more protection.
In addition to wearing gloves, eye protection, and gowns, a pandemic situation may call for various types of masks.
Simple masks may be enough to stop the transmission of some diseases, but respirators will be called for with virulent and highly contagious conditions.
Your facility should have measures in place to react to large-scale pandemics.  For this reason, knowing how to use the masks and respiratory equipment can keep you safe in the event of a wildly contagious epidemic.

Vaccines and Medicines

In the world of zombies, there are no vaccines or medications to take.  Once you are infected, you turn, and you never get well again.
Fortunately, most of the known contagious conditions do have vaccines and medications available for them.
Although all nurses should get their yearly flu shot, it will not help in cases of new strains of the disease.
Medications are also available for some infectious diseases, such as antibiotics.
However, some diseases such as Ebola do not have any known cure and may as well be a zombie plague for all the help medicine can give it.
As a nurse, you will be called upon to receive the newest vaccines against epidemics to ensure that you can safely care for your patients.  Antibiotics may be in short supply, but most conditions tend to respond well to these measures.
If a pandemic starts, nurses will be needed for their medical expertise and patient management.
Unlike the zombie apocalypse, measures are in place to keep medical staff and further patients safe from a spreading microbe.

Zombie Book Reviews From Patrick D'Orazio!

I had gotten a little (!) behind in doing Patrick's reviews, so I'm gonna do a collective posting to catch up! Enjoy!

Watch The Year After Infection Now!

The outbreak is over. The government couldn't stop it. Modern medicine couldn't cure it. The military couldn't contain it.

Four stories. Four seasons.

Through each season, the human condition is explored after the apocalypse. The very things that saved them during the outbreak eat away at them all.

Survivors deal with long term isolation, lawlessness, illness, the emotional scars of the actions they took to survive, and the failure to adjust to the reality that has emerged The Year After Infection.

Will they survive? Will they want to? 

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Is this cheating...?

Romero Disses 'The Walking Dead,' Calls It a 'Soap Opera'

Oh no you didn’t, George Romero! The legendary horror filmmaker of “Night of the Living Dead” told a British magazine he said no to an offer to direct episodes of the AMC mega-hit “The Walking Dead” because the drama is “just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally.”
“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of ‘The Walking Dead,’ but I didn’t want to be a part of it,” Romero said in the Halloween edition of The Big Issue. “Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”
Romero, the father of zombie cinema whose seminal “Night of the Living Dead” is in the National Film Registry, also seems to have an issue in general with modern film and TV zombies and the pace at which they try to track down their human snacks.
“I guess Zack Snyder started that with the remake of ‘Dawn of the Dead’ — fast-moving zombies — but the zombies in ‘World War Z,’ my God, they’re like army ants! But in all the [advertisements] here, they never called it a zombie film,” Romero said.
He also never referred to his zombies as "zombies" in “Night of the Living Dead,” he pointed out. “I never thought they were zombies. To me back then, zombies were those voodoo guys who were given some sort of blowfish cocktail and became slaves. And they weren’t dead, so I thought I was doing a brand new thing by raising the dead. Not that the dead haven’t been risen before… It goes back to Jesus, doesn’t it?”
“The Walking Dead,” which airs the fourth episode of Season 4 this Sunday, certainly isn’t hurting for viewers. “Dead” is far and away the number one series on cable, and one of the top-rated series in the 18-49 demographic amongst all broadcast and cable shows.
So we’re guessing the “Dead” folks won’t take the remarks by Romero — who’s also expressed his disapproval of “The Da Vinci Code,” the level of Ron Howard’s passion for filmmaking, and “Saw III” in the past — to heart.
Still, it is fun to think about a Romero-directed adventure with Rick Grimes, Michonne, Daryl, and The Governor…
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yet ANOTHER Remake of Romero's Day of the Dead Planned

          (my interpretation of the new poster with zombie art from salejovic @

With the tremendous box office of director Marc Forster's World War Z and "The Walking Dead" continuing to be one of the most successful shows on television, it doesn't look like zombies are going anywhere anytime soon. It should come as no surprise then that Deadline is reporting that one of the all-time undead classics, Day of the Dead, is planning a big screen remake.

George Romero followed his genre-defining Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead withDay of the Dead in 1985. Set in an underground military base, the film follows the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of both soldiers, scientists and a zombie test subject named Bub.

The new film will arrive from 
Entertainment, who has teamed with Campbell Grobman Films to develop Day Of The Dead, a remake of George Romero’s zombie extravaganza that is set at Millenium Films.

Day of the Dead was previously remade in 2008 as a direct-to-home video effort. The producers on the new film are promising that it will attempt to honor Romero's original and assure that the zombies will be of the slow-moving horde variety. 

Production is planned for later this year with a 2014 release being targeted.


                                      I feel your pain, Bub, I really do...  

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tonight on Zombiepalooza Radio (11/08/13)

                                      All times Eastern

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First up, ladies and gentlemen, is the Lovely 7 year old Ryleigh Myers. She is a beautiful little one and I am thrilled to bring her on to the show and give her some peace of mind against Bullies. She loves her Zombies and Face off Shows! 

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Brought to us by Stephanie Lunsford please welcome Author of "After Death" Derrick LaCombe.

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Brought to us by Mr. Rick Danford please welcome director and producer of Resurrecting Evil Mr. Glenn Register.

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What if the H7N9 vaccination wasn’t just a preventative measure against swine flu? It seemed like the flu came out of nowhere and yet, in no time at all the government manufactured a vaccination. Were lab workers diligent, or could the virus itself have been man-made?

Find out when we interview Author Phillip Tomasso III

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A New series of Human Interest stories that revolve around one of the most famous Movies of all time in the Zombie Genre: The Night of the Living Dead.

Tonight we are going listen to one man's story about how this movie changed him after a tragic loss. If you have a story about how Zombies helped to transform your life and give you a new direction we want to hear from you.

Please welcome to the show Mr. Skot Pierson.

During this interview if all goes as planned you will have a deeper understanding of how this Movie not only created the stepping stones for Zombie movies every where, but it gave hope, inspiration and LIFE back to those who those who felt life was no longer worth living.

ZOMBIE OPOLY - Dig up some friends and enjoy!

Allows players to buy their favorite Zombies and increase the rent by buying boxes of flesh and trading them in for a screaming human. Choose your token and shamble to RRrrrrr. You may soon be re-animated or you may just be blood spewed and bitten.

  Product Description

Property trading game with a zombie theme. Features: -Board game. -Sculpted playing tokens. -Includes game board, questions, property deeds and paper money. -Made in the USA. Dimensions: -10" H x 20" W x 1.5" D, 2.5 lbs.

Always remember!

Zombie Triple Feature (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies / Zombie Apocalypse / Rise Of The Zombies) (2012)

Zombie Apocalypse
Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina.

Rise of the Zombies
When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heros are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead. 

Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies
While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task: Destroying the Confederate Undead.

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I knew it!!

UF grad’s Chicken Soup zombie book pulled from Amazon

A zombie-themed spoof on the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books created by a UF alumnus has been pulled from due to trademark concerns.
“Chicken Soup for the Undead Soul” was published on the site Oct. 12 and removed Nov. 1.
The e-book includes a collection of stories that touch on zombie pregnancy, mummy love and self-esteem issues of the undead.
Jordan Alva, creator of the book, said most of the stories were intentionally left unfinished so that readers can write their own endings. In light of the recent suspension, those stories may never have an ending.
“Amazon emailed me and said that they’ve suspended book sales, and have done so because a third party has notified them that there may be some trademark concerns,” Alva said.
Alva said he is looking into alternative ways to distribute the book but hopes to resolve the issue.
“I plan right now on continuing on the path that I’m on,” Alva said, “until I’m convinced that I am actually doing something that’s wrong.”
Alva said he has always been interested in donating proceeds of the book to a charity that encourages writing among students. The book may become available online for free with a requested donation for this cause.
“It’s not about money; it’s about having fun and getting people to write,” Alva said.
Emily Olson, a contributing author to the book, said she supported Alva’s idea of making the book available with a donation to a charity.

“If it gets people writing more and thinking more creatively, that’s something that I could easily get behind, no matter what motivates it,” she said.


When AMC cuts yet MORE of TWD's budget, it's time for some product placement!

The CW orders zombie show based on DC comic

The Veronica Mars team of Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero are adapting DC Comics' iZombie for The CW. The show is just one of the latest adaptations DC has sold to television.
The storyline is about a zombified med student who finds she can remain human as long as she keeps eating brains. She takes a job in the coroner's office, where she learns that when she eats a brain, she takes on the memories of the deceased, which she can only put to rest by using the person's memories to solve their murder. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Walker swim lessons?!?

Coming early next year! Create Your Own Zombie Action Figure Kit!

Create Your Own Zombie Action Figure Kit, is making its debut, allowing zombie fans to create their own version of a zombie from various body parts which they can paint are customize from head to toe. Team up with the Zombie Emergency Response Operations, in creating your own special class zombie, categorizing it on the level of decay and its potential relative danger. 

This kit comes with:
5 Heads
2 Pairs of forearms
2 Pairs of lower legs
2 Pairs of hands
1 Pair of feet
1 Chest prosthetic
2 Clothing sets
6 Various Color Water based Paint
Two paint brushes

You can also get additional blank figures to make your own zombie horde!

Watch out ! Here comes the 'War Z' movies!

First, we had 'World War Z'...

Then came 'Ridge War Z'...

And now we have just plain ol' 'War Z'...


Floating zombie heads in a tank pillow

Printed fabric. Approximately 11" tall x 17" wide. Black on back. Washable and dry-cleanable but we recommend hand-washing with a neutral detergent in cold water.
No hard scrubbing. Air dry.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kickstarter Project: Neighbors for Dinner: Zombie Sitcom!

After the Zombie Apocalypse, few humans remain in the US. A human family returns home. Hilarity ensues, of course.
My name is Lisa Kottler, and Neighbors for Dinner is my independent study project under Terri Sarris at the University of Michigan. It's a 22 minute sitcom pilot, and it is going to be hilarious.
Logline: When their old neighbors return from a long trip abroad, Amy Carter forces her husband and daughter to welcome the Beaumonts back to the cul-de-sac with a dinner party, complicated by the Beaumonts' humanity in a nation where most people are zombies.
Basically, the zombie apocalypse happened two and a half years ago, but only America was affected. After just about all the humans were gone, the zombies resumed their pre-undead lives. The Beaumont family missed the brain-chewing fun by going on a three year long vacation.
My fabulous friend/roommate Alex has created this masterpiece. This kickstarter is the only place you can get a One Resurrection poster!
the watermark is not on the final poster, I promise.
the watermark is not on the final poster, I promise.
Other rewards include such exciting items like t-shirts featuring our logo, listing on the backing page of our tumblr blog at, and exclusive props from on set!
If we go further than our goal, we will add DVD options, more props, and more surprises!
All of our fantastic actors live near Ann Arbor. Our crew are students at the University of Michigan. Our t-shirts and posters are printed locally at Ann Arbor companies. We have put a lot of care into this project.
I have enlisted all of my friends, my friends' friends, and some cool strangers to work on this project. Thankfully, I happen to live with and know some extremely talented people, so this is going to be a great project. As a Screen Arts and Cultures student focused on TV, I have experience in multicamera studios and producing. You can check out my last project at where I produced. I learned a lot from that experience, and the bulk of that is that television production is a collaborative undertaking. Even though I am writing, directing, producing, and editing this project, I certainly cannot do everything.
And so, I need some help. I can get some funding from the school, and I have access to the studios on campus, but I want to take this project places. I want to enter Neighbors for Dinner into festivals and have it be something people want to talk about. Absolutely everything contributed to this project will go back into it.
Follow more of our journey on! Production photos, anecdotes, updates, and fun videos will be available there.

Risks and challenges

The project is already on its way to being completed. As this is my independent study, I must complete everything within this semester (mid December), so I will be keeping to deadlines anyway. Reward fulfillment will probably be the most difficult undertaking, but my team and I can and will get everything printed and fulfilled on time. I live with a lot of my responsible crew, so we can certainly get this together.

To make a pledge, here click !