Wednesday, August 13, 2014
“When Josh Hershberg, a 20 year old introverted geek culture lover is diagnosed with terminal brain can- cer, he believes he isn’t special and has nothing to offer the world. However, on the day he decides to kill himself and end it all, a vessel carrying the first sample of liquid water discovered on Mars crashes to Earth on re-entry sparking the Zombie Apocalypse.
One month later, the world has gone to hell and Josh has set off to wander through the madness alone. He stumbles upon his crush, her cousin and a wayward pizza party clown trying to find their way to safety. In the middle of a sudden Zombie attack, the three learn that Josh is immune to being a target of the undead due to his rare illness. Josh, using his comic-book/gaming/movie knowledge and engineering expertise crafts Zombie killing weapons and heroically saves the lives of his copatriots earning him a place in their ragtag group.
In the process, Josh discovers, once and for all, you may not know what makes you special, but your time will come. And perhaps, when the biggest epic fail ever to happen to civilization triggers the rising of the dead to kill the living, one may find that there is a zombie assassin in all of us.”
"Zombie Fairy" - 2013 Full animated Short by Temris Ridge. Original vision by Matthew Ridge, written by Matthew and Temris, music and sound design by Noah Brummer. Direction, animation, and backgrounds by Temris. Was featured at the 2014 Northwest Animation Festival in Portland, OR.
George is a bewildered zombie. He "wakes" to find himself in a battened-down coffin. He isn't sure he likes it very much. These are the unintentionally humorous memoirs of a befuddled old man, who returns to this world as a zombie after his soul dithered too long over his body in the operating theatre in which he died. Incarcerated in a Dover detention centre for the recently resurrected, he strikes up unlikely friendships with two twenty-somethings and an elderly woman whom he knows only as "The Queen". Together, they set off on a journey across Kent in a bid to rediscover their humanity.
The author would love some reviews after you're done with the book!
ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the revolutionary ZOMBEX - a rogue, yet, "clinically-proven" anti-depressant pharmaceutical manufactured by a nefarious organization.
For those who call the Big Easy their home, everything is just now turning around for them. Or, could it just be the drug, ZOMBEX, talking... Just as things are turning around for the city and its people, they once again must face a disaster of epic proportions. Only this time, they're dealing with the prospect of losing the people of New Orleans as they turn into the city's walking dead...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Number 5: Zombies must like gardening
It has been a couple of years since the tragedy of ‘Z-Day’, turning all good God-fearing folk into mindless, flesh-chomping marauders, yet many of the frontages of properties featured in TWD seem quite well manicured, and not at all the overgrown mess my garden is after just a couple of months of neglect, let alone years. This leads me to believe that those mindless zombies must whittle their non TWD hours with a bit of green-thumbing. Or else Rick and his buddies are doing a helluva job keeping those verges tidy.
Number 4: ZA Dental Care
Despite the grimy skin, lack of showers or decent grooming equipment, it is astounding how many of Rick’s crew have gleaming pearly-whites! You would think that yellow, or at least mother of pearl would be colour sported by most survivors, whose diet consists of highly preserved foods like Hershey Bars, jerky and sugar-coated sponges. Yet all seem to have wonderful teeth. Dentists beware: you could be one of the first to go when the Zombie Apocalypse strikes!
Number 3: Only the good die young
How many douche-bags can one group of people meet? Come to think of it, how many douche bags are in the group? In the first season, we met Merle: the racist, fouled-mouthed psycho who was left chained to the roof to become zombie chowder. We also had his half-wit brother Daryl. The second season brought us the fall of Shane, the “unknown” strangers that tried to kill Rick and his crew in the village, not to mention the coldness of Herschel who wanted nothing more than to send the group away (a good call, mind you, since they brought hell down on the Green Farm).
The third season was a doozy: the Governor and his psychotic crew providing the main antagonistic threat, as well as the re-emergence of the erstwhile Merle. Rick also went bananas after losing Lorrie. The Fourth season could hardly be crammed with more douche bags: The Governor returns, Carol goes off the reservation – killing Tyrone’s sick girl-friend, the weird woman in the forest tries to feed Rick to her turned husband, Joe’s group go around beating the living crap out of Rick and friends (deep breath, we’re almost there), the alcoholic doc puts all and sundry in danger trying to nab some catnip, Lily becomes a psychopath and kills her sister, precipitating a further notch on Carol’s less than stellar belt, and finally, in the final episode, “The Sanctuary” turns out to be a cannibal farm!
What wonders await in season 5? We know they have to deal with the cannibals, but what else? Sociopathic circus midgets with a penchant for buggery? Perhaps transgender insurance salespersons whose real goal is to suck your brain out through your nostrils…
Number 2: Women love a bad boy
There appears to be no end of bad choices for women in this show. Yes I know Glenn is a keeper for Maggie, but take a look at the rest…
Season 1: Lorrie is boffing Shane – we know how that turned out! There is also Carol and her abusive husband.
Season 2: Andrea is boffing Shane (funnily not the worst person she ends up with…).
Season 3: Andrea gazumps both Lorrie and her own poor judgement by boffing none-other than the Governor! Wow. It turned out to be a fatal mistake. There is also a weird thing going on between Carol and Daryl. Well at least the love poems make an easy rhyme…
Season 4: The Governor gets some more action, this time from a young mother. Beth also is in love, but this lasts a mere 20 minutes before the young lad becomes Zombie chow.
Season 5 has endless opportunity with the introduction of a couple of new characters. What other ill-fated romances will season 5 give us?
Number 1: Rick Grimes is the Jessica Fletcher of Zombie Apocalypses!
For those of you not in the know, Jessica Fletcher was the primary protagonist of the long-running Murder She Wrote series. The Cabot Cove native was involved in no fewer than 200 murder investigations, despite being an author and not at all involved in law enforcement. It was often joked that if an old friend from Jessica’s past was introduced at the beginning of the show, they were as good as dead.
Sadly for Rick, it appears he has caught Fletcheritis. He awoke from the hospital weeks after Z-Day, miraculously recovering from a coma. He fights his way through the flesh-chewing hordes to reunite with his former deputy, Shane and his wife and son. Over the course of the first season alone, the Atlanta survivors lost no fewer than 8 of their members. After going weeks without a fatality, it took Rick days to half the flock.
Season 2 didn’t see Rick fare much better. He lost another three Atlanta survivors, as well as decimating the Green family farm staff. It is little wonder Herschel wanted him off his property.
Season 3 saw Rick’s flock increase slightly upon capturing the prison. He still lost several stalwarts, including T-dog, Andrea and most devastatingly for Rick, his wife Lorrie. We also lost about 0.2 of Herschel when his leg was lopped off. We also find out that the bloke that Rick met in his first days after the hospital lost his son, so there’s another notch on Rick “Fletcher” Grimes’ belt. The final bloody battle with the Governor took its toll, with several other survivors under Rick’s care killed. He did, however, extend the flock a great deal, taking in the Woodbury settlers.
Season 4 saw Rick’s worst record. A virus decimated the camp in the opening episodes, the cause of which is still unknown. The other 0.8 of Herschel was lost when the Governor decapitated him. One of the best ones was the young couple he and Carol met while gathering supplies. The young woman had a gammy leg, the young man looked as green as grass, but they had survived what must be years by themselves. A few hours after meeting Rick: yep they’re dead.
The moral here is, if you meet Andrew Lincoln in the midst of a Zombie Apocalypse, run away. Run as fast as you can!
McFarlane Toys is “walking” back into toy aisles with the sixth series of action figures based on AMC’s The Walking Dead© television series. So shut off the lights, turn on your fish tank full of walker heads, and take a look at the next series of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV action figures!
A former police officer, Rick Grimes has always been a leader amongst the group of Atlanta survivors. Over the seasons, his personality has evolved as he continuously tries to relinquish leadership in order to protect his own family. After numerous threats and the loss of his wife Lori, Rick is in a continuous battle both mentally and morally. This version of Rick depicts the wear and tear the apocalyptic world has taken on this once upholder of the law. No longer fighting his destiny, Rick appears ready to take on this challenges head on in season 5.
Introduced in season 4, Abraham Ford and his traveling companions are on route to Washington D.C. with valuable information pertaining to the outbreak. This former Sergeant in the U.S. army attempts to enlist the help of Glenn, and his companion Tara, on their quest to the capital. Abraham and his group end up joining Glenn in the search for Maggie and eventual trek to Terminus.
An advisor to Rick and father of surviving daughters Maggie and Beth, this beloved character has left an eternal impact on The Walking Dead series. Hershel Greene was introduced as the man who saves Rick's son Carl's life in season 2. A farm owner and defender of moral codes, he served as a confident and skilled diplomat within the group of survivors. After being bitten by a walker in season 3, Rick is forced to cut off Hershel's leg to stop the infection - adding yet another challenge to his life.
One of the few survivors from the original Atlanta group, Carol Peletier knows what it takes to stay alive. Over four seasons, fans have watched her evolve from a kind-hearted and soft-spoken wife and mother, to an independent survivalist trying to protect those around her at any cost. After losing her daughter Sofia in season 2, Carol dedicated her time at the prison teaching the younger group members how to survive.
BUNGEE GUTS WALKER
The first episode of season 4 was certainly full of surprises. Making a run for supplies, a group of survivors enter a nearby store, without knowing dozens of walkers and a downed helicopter was on the building's roof. The rooftop eventually gives way and walkers start raining from the ceiling. Fortunately not all the walkers made it down...The iconic Bungie Guts Walker is seen dangling by his guts and intestines, leaving the survivors speechless.
GOVERNOR WITH LONG COAT
The once leader of the seemingly utopian town of Woodbury, The Governor has lost everything: the town he built; his daughter turned walker; and his eye at the hands of Michonne. Longing for revenge against Rick and his group of survivors, The Governor rose from the ashes of defeat to become an even more dangerous foe for anyone or anything that stands in his way. This figure will be available at Walgreens and other select retailers.
In late nineteenth century America, a frontier holy mans life is destroyed as a gruesome power consumes the land. Standing between ruin and salvation, the man, known only as The Preacher, must find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town Marshal, a man with his own set of demons, he faces the risen dead and the evils of the living on a journey to nowhere. Available 08/26/2014!
We are proud to announce Resident Evil for PlayStation4, PlayStation3, XboxOn, Xbox360 and PC. Resident Evil will be available for purchase in digital literacy throughout Europe and North America in the beginning of 2015. Capcom's popular series Resident Evil, having sold more than 61 million units to date, returns to its roots with a remastered version of the critically acclaimed masterpiece, Resident Evil.
Originally published in 1996, Resident Evil was "redone" from scratch in 2002 with new images, elements of gameplay, environments, and details of history whilst maintaining the spirit of survival horror that the series of which this became synonymous. Both fans of the franchise who want to take a dip in the memories of the past and those who have yet to experience the game that coined the term "survival horror" in the world of video games will appreciate this final revision of the 'iconic Resident Evil in 2002.
Using the recent improvement of the resolution and the technology of 3D modeling, both the resolution of the game that the textures have been greatly improved, including support 1080p on next-gen consoles , accordingly characters and backgrounds come to life in a way with detail never before seen in Resident Evil . Not only are the graphics impressive, but the sound effects have been completely remastered with support for 5.1 surround for enhanced game atmosphere. Players are now able not only to choose between living with the terror of the classic ratio of 4:3 or with a gorgeous widescreen mode 16:9 , but also the type of control system to play with.
The control system is maintained classic for fans of the style of the original game, but there is also analternative control system in which the character moves directly in the direction of the stick analog , using today's standards. Both the control system that display the options can be activated at any time during the game. Capcom's first intense experience of horror is back with the release of the original Resident Evil.
The setting is that of the now infamous Raccoon City, players can choose to play as Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, members of the team STARS ( Special Tactics and Rescue Service ), sent to the city to find the missing Bravo team. The team is suddenly attacked by a group of vicious dogs, and end up taking refuge in the Mansion in desperate search of an escape route. But will they manage to get out alive? Players will have to be brave to go into the dark, enclosed spaces in search of the horrors that await them. With limited ammo and survival kits, players must sharpen their wits to survive the various traps and puzzles that reside in every place.
Franklin and Mike find themselves trapped in the undead-infested Cyrene City, where they must attempt to lead a group of unconventional survivors to safety. As they join forces with the likes of a pregnant woman, a moronic arms dealer, and a mentally challenged man, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombie mayhem.
While this uprising of zombies has overwhelmed the city, Mr. Roberts, the CEO of R2 Pharmaceuticals, has sent in a team of mercenaries known as the S.I.E.G.E into Cyrene City to recover the only known antidote for his own financial gain.
Not Another Zombie Movie... About the Living Dead is a hilarious twisted tale about survival versus morality during a zombie apocalypse. Watch as these survivors discover there is no such thing as a hero when zombies are trying to eat your face off.
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