Friday, May 29, 2015

'28 Days Later’ News: Zombie Film Franchise Will Get a Third Installment

As first reported by Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist on Indiewire, the third installment to the "28 Days" zombie franchise is a go.
Not many details have been revealed about the film, which is speculatively titled "28 Months Later," other than Alex Garland has written the concept for the upcoming feature script.
Garland sat down with Perez and provided a few details about the timelines leading up to this announcement, as well as his own thoughts on the project, particularly on the prospect of doing sequels in general.
"I don't want to sound overly judgmental about it, because it's very easy to get precious about this stuff," Garland told Indiewire. "I don't feel that way about, but the thing of expecting and needing more of something, has it's own built-in issues, I think. Because most stories don't stand up to being repeated."
Garland's thoughts on sequels matter because, even though he's been loosely attached to one ("28 Weeks Later") as an executive producer, he sees it as something that his audience demands. But he also sees it as something that studios demand, since the hype for the project is so high at the end of a film's run.
"Sequels are generally done in a rush. It's done with a sense of urgency," Garland said. "The first movie, you spend a long time developing to get it over the line. The second thing, you don't. Your expectations are different and your motivations are different."
But in the case of doing another sequel for "28 Days," he said he had come up with a concept that basically gives the story a new arc. He also he does not want to play a more involved role in the film's production.
"About two years ago, [director] Danny [Boyle] started collaborating on the potential to make 'Trainspotting 2,' another sequel," Garland told Indiewire.
"In that conversation, an idea for '28 Months' arrived. I had a sort of weird idea that popped into my head. Partly because of a trip I'd taken. I had this thought, and I suggested it to [producer] Andrew [McDonald] and Danny, but I also said I don't want to work on it. I don't really want to play a role, and Andrew said, 'Leave it to me.' So he's gone off and is working on it."
Cinema Blend reports that "28 Days Later" was Garland's first screenplay, which has already earned back nearly twice its production budget. The film was low-budget to start with, but thrilled audiences and gained a cult-like following within the horror genre.

Zombie Apocalypse LIVE! Tactical Live Action Zombie Experience at Fear City Chicago, June 5-7!

Zombie Apocalypse Live
June 6-7, 2015. Tickets on sale now HERE.

Fear City Haunted House presents a tactical, live action, video game like zombie shooting experience, Zombie Apocalypse LIVE! You and your team will use state of the art weapons to clear apocalyptic and infested areas where the undead have invaded. You will need to navigate your way through on coming infectious zombies and make the right choices when encountering survivalists, are they friend or foe? The weapons you will be using are military grade training replicas. Their size, form, and function are similar to real world models. Pull the trigger for a live bang, recoil, and muzzle flash.
The zombies will be wearing cutting – edge head shot targets that will flash to indicate a hit. Beware! Some zombies may need to be hit more than once to be killed. Don’t forget to aim for the head.
Wearing your end of the world clothing and gear is encouraged as is listening closely to your orders; your survival may depend on it. You will be immersed in an apocalyptic nightmare world where survival is your only goal. Reservations are required. This event is expected to sell out.

Buy Your Tickets NOW!

Summer of Zombie 2015 Blog Tour Is Almost Here!

Armand Rosamilia is again hosting the annual Summer of Zombie blog tour. See event page on Facebook.  

 ** You can catch all the info, see what authors have  added and find the posts once they start on Armand's Dying Days Zombie blog. ** 

Survival guide for the zombie apocalypse

The Survive A Zombie Apocalypse Workout

Humanizing the Undead: Are Murderous Zombies Passé?

This weekend Maggie, a film about a father who stays by his daughter’s side after she becomes infected by a zombie virus, received a limited theatrical release. It has received mostly positive reviews, with many of the positives pointing out the unique take on the zombie genre. This is mostly a true statement, but it’s not the first film (or television show, for that matter) to take one of its zombie characters and put them at the forefront of the narrative. With films like Warm Bodies and Life After Beth, and TV series like the CW’s iZombie (which just scored a second season), the humanization of zombies has become the new trend. Are the murderous zombies of some of the best horror classics a thing of the past?
Ever since George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was released in 1968, zombies became synonymous with undead flesh-eating cannibals. Though it was hardly the first zombie movie ever made (that would be 1932’s White Zombie), it redefined the term “zombie” in the horror genre.
Nearly 50 years later, Romero’s undead zombies have arguably lost a bit of their luster. We saw a resurgence in the genre back in 2004 with Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake (running zombies!), and AMC’s The Walking Dead is the most-watched show on cable television. Other than 2013’s World War Z, which grossed $540 million worldwide, zombies in film haven’t made much of a splash.
What we have seen recently is a trend in making a zombie the main characters of their own vehicles. In Warm Bodies, we actually get to hear R’s very human thoughts. He’s just incapable of vocalizing them. This was taken one step further in Life After Beth, as we were able to slowly witness one girl devolve from a human being to a full blown zombie (very much like Maggie, but from a comedic point of view). Now, with iZombie, we have a “living,” breathing, talking zombie (named Liv, no less) who is the heroine of the show!
It’s an interesting trend, to be sure. After decades of watching countless imitations of Night of the Living Dead, something new had to come along at some point. My question to you is this: do you think the zombies of old have run their course? Sure, all of the movies I have mentioned have also had murderous zombies, but as time goes by, the level of “goodness” in the zombies has increased. The zombie sub-genre has always been one of my least favorite (don’t hate me!), so I actually appreciate this change of direction.
My reason for writing this is not to say that the classic zombie narrative has no originality left in it; but seeing as how more and more films are being released embodying this new trend, it doesn’t seem like Hollywood wants to backtrack. Do you even want to see anything “old school?” Or are you enjoying this new trend in the zombie sub-genre? 

Maggie is currently in a limited theatrical release but also available to rent on iTunes and select VOD services.

Why your Zombie Apocalypse plans are doomed to fail

Everyone you know, including yourself, has a zombie apocalypse escape plan—and this is despite not knowing the fire escape plan for our own homes. Zombie culture is at an all time high in popularity due to The Walking Dead, films like 28 Days Later, as well as events like The Zombie Walk Parade. I was fortunate enough to participate at a zombie survival camp for a weekend which included a simulated zombie apocalypse. Once being “bit” in the simulated apocalypse after a weekend long extensive training course, one thing was very clear—we’re all screwed if the real zombie apocalypse comes…and none of our plans are going to work the way we think they are. Here are the most common plans you’ll have the misfortune of listening to:
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The Gun: The one you’ll hear the most is “I’d just get a gun and shoot them all.” It’s very well thought out and I’m sure will go over great especially seeing how most people have never even fired a gun in their lives. There’s a reason why at gun ranges they usually sit you down and put you through a boring 30 minute lecture of how to turn off the safety, how not to jam the gun, and most importantly how not to kill yourself in the process. But, you’re right, you’ll just find a gun laying around and all of a sudden you’re a post apocalyptic Rambo. The gun plan never goes on about finding ammunition (hey, if you’re finding a gun out of nowhere I’m sure it comes with a crate of ammo) or the deafening noise that will attract your new found zombie pals. If one of your friends has this plan, it’s time to reconsider your relationship with them.
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The Lock My House: Yep, locking the door and living off of the food in your house plan. The average household in Canada spends $150 a week on groceries, where the average 20-30 year old spends $150 a week on booze and fast food. Most people I know personally, have about a 1-4 day supply of food (chips and cheap bottles of wine) in their homes that they could live off in an emergency situation, such as the world ending. Keep in mind there will be no running water in the post apocalyptic world and you’ll also be sharing your supplies, so it won’t be a long time before you’re hungry and thirsty enough to go outside and take your unlikely chances of finding more rations. Also there will be no electricity which means no Internet, so maybe it’s better to just go outside and get eaten opposed to being bored for any longer.
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The Car: The hope and dream with some people is that driving around will somehow get them out of the situation. Along with thousands upon thousands of others with a similar idea, welcome to grid lock traffic. Not even the type of traffic that you’ll see at 5pm on a highway, we’re talking about people abandoning their cars and running on foot because they’ve realized how stupid their plan was, kind of traffic. Even if you do somehow avoid the congestion, finding gasoline would be a nightmare as no one will be available to run the pumps. Just when you thought gas prices were getting better.
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The Sword/Bow and Arrow: The silent weapon approach is obviously a much better idea than shooting off a gun like a giant dinner bell, although not by much. Unless you’re a trained archer, precision of hitting your target with a basic bow and arrow is extremely unlikely. Mix in the pressure and adrenaline of the deadly situation at hand and the weapon is basically useless. Loading an arrow and holding steady isn’t the easiest task when being approached by a group of the hungry undead. A sword is silent and precise but takes a lot of strength, training, and you need to be closer to your enemy than you should be. Finding a sword sharp enough to slice through bone with ease is probably harder to obtain than the gun.
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Boat: The idea of finding a boat and coasting off is so bad that it’s kind of amazing. It combines most of the ideals of the bad plans and mixes them all together. You take the car to where the boat is, use weapons to fight your way to the boat, and with no knowledge of how to use a boat you somehow drift off, and either starve to death or float right back to the coast where you started. Granted, the zombie apocalypse isn’t a real thing and we don’t actually know what could possibly kill the zombies…but if blowing an air horn at them works then this idea is actually the best.

'The Walking Dead' Spinoff Adds To Main Cast

You didn't forget about "Fear the Walking Dead," did you? AMC's filming "The Walking Dead" Season 6, which will premiere in October, but the spinoff series is also under way, with a summer premiere scheduled.

Two new names were recently confirmed for FTWD, with a strong hint to a third. Entertainment Weekly revealed that "Orange Is the New Black" actress Elizabeth Rodriguez is joining the new TWD show as a series regular. Deadline just updated that "666 Park Avenue" alum Mercedes Mason (also credited as "Masohn") would also be joining the show as a regular. They also noted, "I hear Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father." "In talks" isn't a done deal, but his name is now out there and it would be a surprise to see the "Safe House" star cut at this point.

So here's the current lineup:

  • Cliff Curtis as Sean Cabrera
  • Kim Dickens as Nancy Tomkins
  • Alycia Debnam-Carey as Ashley Tomkins
  • Frank Dillane as Nick Tomkins
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez
  • Mercedes Masohn
  • Ruber Blades 

A few other characters were revealed back in September but don't have official actors attached at this point.

"Fear the Walking Dead" is set in Los Angeles at the dawn of the zombie apocalypse, not that anyone is likely to call them "zombies" in this show either. It's meant to be very different from the main show and not really a traditional "spinoff" in that no one from the main show will be featured. As executive producer David Alpert told The Daily Beast back in March:

It's not quite a prequel. We're going to play with the timeline a little bit, so you'll be seeing things that you haven't seen on [The Walking Dead]. It's in an entirely different location-we shot the pilot in Los Angeles-and we're going to invest ourselves in these characters that are nuanced, detailed, and honestly really f--ked up and having these awful experiences between themselves, and trying to find a way, as a lot of us do. You have an ex-wife, you have an ex-husband, and you're trying to find out, 'How do I pick up the kids from school?' and just when you think you can barely hold on, zombies start coming. [...] There's going to be six seconds that reference the mother show. Six seconds. Other than that, the show will be an entirely stand-alone thing. The rules will be the same: zombies don't talk, and there will be no zombie animals. But other than that, as far as references and things, there will only be a few Easter eggs-and those six seconds."
FTWD production started in L.A. then filming reportedly moved to Vancouver. Six episodes will premiere in summer 2015 (no official date yet) and AMC already gave the thumbs up to Season 2 for 2016.

Slice Zombies for Kinect (Xbox One) Out Now!

Dust off the ol' Kinect
Sure, it may look and play similarly to Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 but that doesn't mean you can't have any fun with Slice Zombies for Kinect. While there isn't any multiplayer packaged in, Slice Zombies makes up for it with a crazier, and arguably more interesting single-player experience. Also, If you have a Gold membership, you can snag this one for a few dollars less during this launch week.

In Their Words:

Slice Zombies for Kinect is the ultimate Kinect experience for your Xbox One. Well, so the zombie apocalypse is long over and there are still thousands of zombies left. So what do we do with them now? It's easy! Step in front of your Kinect and use your hands to cut, grab and shoot zombies into little pieces. Unlock funny zombie types like exploding zombies or time travelling zombies or Evil Zevel, a zombie equipped with a rocket pack flying across your TV. Slice coins to unlock new items, backgrounds and walking hands that come with powerful special abilities.


Daryl Dixon Survival Edition Available Now!

Fan Favorite Daryl Dixon, from AMC’s hit television series The Walking Dead, is a lone wolf survivalist who has proven time and again to be a vital sentinel for Rick Grimes and his group in an unpredictable and perilous apocalyptic world. 

McFarlane Toys’ 10-inch Daryl Dixon Survivor Edition shows what a bloody mess a zombie apocalypse can be. This blood splattered and battle worn deluxe figure features the exact likeness of the actor, taken from a full 3D scan of the actor himself, Norman Reedus! Figure includes iconic angel wings stitched biker vest, removable poncho, hunting knife, and crossbow.

10 Essential Items You Need in a Zombie Apocalypse

We’ve learned many things from the post-apocalyptic world displayed on AMC’s The Walking Dead, but the biggest lesson is that you can never have too much supplies. Surviving in a world full of hungry zombies takes a lot. With the spin-off Fear the Walking Dead bringing zombies to the West Coast this Summer, we thought that now would be the perfect time for LA residents to start shopping for the essentials. Here are 10 essential items for anyone who is looking to survive a zombie apocalypse.
1. Large Water Bottle from Brita – $21.99
You will find many things have changed after zombies rise from the dead, but one of the biggest changes will be the access to clean drinking water. That’s where your Large Water Bottle from Brita comes in handy. It has its own built in filter, so you could even drink from the most corrupted of water supplies.
2. Howling Wolf Lighter from Zippo – $36.95
This one covers two bases for survivors. On one hand you have an extremely reliable source of fire. On the other hand, the howling wolf decal lets your fellow survivors know that you mean business. It’s a scientific face that people are drawn to images of howling wolves. You’ll be able to cook on the fly, and look super cool while doing it.
3. Deluxe Family First Aid Kit from the Red Cross – $27.00
Cuts and scratches are a part of daily life in a zombie apocalypse. On the good days you might have to deal with a bad tear, and on the bad days it could be a missing limb. That’s why you need to invest in a deluxe first aid kit. A sleeve of band-aids and anti-bacterial ointment isn’t enough. It pays to invest in your health because you’re all alone when the zombies take over.
4. M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk from United Cutlery – $30.43
Weapons are very important if you want to survive, but what kind of weapon is best? Guns are great for cinematic head shots, but there’s that pesky problem of finding ammo. That’s where melee weapons like the M48 Tactical Tomahawk come into play. It never needs to be reloaded, and is easily concealed from strangers. It also looks extremely mean. Intimidation is never a bad thing when you’re talking about a lawless society.

5. A 12 month subscription to the Fruit of the Month Club from Harry and David – $349.45
Now this one is a risk because there’s a good chance Harry and David won’t be able to meet their deliveries once the apocalypse begins. Then again, nothing can stop the power of capitalism, not even zombies. It might sound like a risk, but then again would you want to miss out on being the only person with fresh Rainier cherries on the east coast of the country? Hedge your bet by putting the whole purchase on your credit card. Let them try to collect on that while zombies are trying to eat the offices of Visa.
6. Kingdom 6 Tent from REI – $439.00
There’s nothing better than knowing where you are going to lay your head at night, and the Kingdom 6 Tent gives you that in spades. It features two separate sleeping compartments, in case you encounter new friends along the way. It breaks down easy, if you need to make a quick exit, and it can stand up to any kind of weather.
7. Apple Watch (42MM Stainless Steel) – $599.00
Just because zombies are taking over the world, doesn’t mean status no longer matters. Nothing says “I’m good” than a functioning Apple Watch. Would you rather follow the guy with the Apple Watch or the guy who can’t wirelessly connect to their phone? Simple math.
8. ELF 1.5 – $5,495.00$6,895.00
You might have never heard of the ELF before, but it is the perfect vehicle for the post-zombie world. It is a solar powered/bike hybrid. No need to find gas. Just sit it outside and you are good to go. It might not look like a car that will turn heads, but anything that runs after the dead rise will be a winner. Stick with the power of the sun.
9. Wood Folding Chess Set – $21.26
It can get boring during a zombie invasion. You could be holed up for weeks in a confined space, and you are going to need something to do. That’s where your trusty chess set comes into play. And if things get really rough, you can always use the board for fire wood. That’s double trouble.
10. Solar and Hand-Crank Powered Emergency LED Flashlight Mobile Phone Charger – $36.71
Want to become the most powerful person in the our new post-apocalyptic world? Be the only person with access to a phone charge. The flashlight is also solar and hand-crank powered. If you can avoid getting your liver ripped out of your body, then you totally be able to continue playing Candy Crush Soda on your iPhone.
We can’t guarantee you’ll survive that long if zombies invade our world, but you’ll definitely be stylish if you get all 10 of these items in your emergency stash. You don’t want to be the one guy without an Apple Watch when the world starts to end.

McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Due Out This October

The latest batch of McFarlane Toys’ The Walking Dead action figures have just been solicited to retailers, meaning that you can currently pre-order The Walking Dead TV Series 8.
Series 8 is going to be bringing us some great figures, including Morgan Jones, Dale Horvath, Bob Stookey, Rick Grimes, and Eugene Porter. They each come with character specific accessories and should be shipping as soon as October 2015 for $14.99 each. Check out the full lineup below and let us know in the comments your most anticipated figure of this wave.

MORGAN JONES – A true survivor, Morgan has battled the apocalypse almost entirely on his own. After losing his family to the outbreak and almost losing himself in the process, Morgan has sought redemption by slaying the endless Walkers on his quest to find Rick Grimes. This version of Morgan depicts the survivalist in his battle ready armor and equipped with his favorite Walker dispatching weapons. Figure comes with approximately 22 points of articulation, assault rifle, alternate masked head, removable hood, walking stick, and backpack. Pre-order this figure here.
Morgan Jones McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Action Figures
DALE HORVATH – Dale has served as a calming force among the original group of Atlanta survivors. While often seen standing watch quietly atop his RV, Dale was never afraid to serve as “the moral compass” and speak up for what he felt was best for the group. This Dale figure immortalizes the survivor community elder with his trusty lawn chair and binoculars…forever keeping lookout for his friends. His figure also includes approximately 22 points of articulation, folding lawn chair, binoculars, removable bucket hat and rifle. Pre-order this figure here.
Dale Horvath McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Action Figures
BOB STOOKEY – Bob’s talents as a former army medic and experience with firearms served as a real asset when he joined the group of survivors in season four. Having been the lone survivor in previous survivor groups, the charismatic Bob was often troubled by guilt and his need for alcohol. During the conflict at Terminus, Bob endlessly attempted to be the voice of reason…even after his leg was cannibalized. The Bob figure includes approximately 22 points of articulation, two machetes, removable vest, removable leg, amputated leg and BBQ foot. Pre-order this figure here.
Bob Stookey McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Action Figures
RICK GRIMES – A former Sheriff Deputy, Rick Grimes has always been a leader amongst the group of Atlanta survivors. Initially after resisting his destined role, Rick has finally accepted his place of leadership. Rick is ready to do whatever it takes to keep his family and friends alive in this less than moral world. This version of Rick depicts him after the attack on Terminus and includes approximately 22 points of articulation, assault rifle, pistol, and machete with red handle. Pre-order this figure here.
Rick Grimes McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Action Figures
EUGENE PORTER – Introduced as a scientist working on a top secret genome project, Eugene convinces a group of survivors led by Abraham to escort him to Washington, DC. Sporting his “Tennessee top hat”, Eugene’s intellect and bluntness proves to be both helpful and disastrous along the way. The Eugene figure is shown in Glenn’s full riot gear armor worn during their detour to Terminus. Figure also includes approximately 22 points of articulation, assault rifle, backpack and prop helmet. Pre-order this figure here.
Eugene  Porter McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Series 8 Action Figures

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Danish Zombie Apocalypse Film, Outburst, Available Now

Director: Henrik Andersen.
Producer: Henrik Andersen, Kim Hermansen.
Foto: Kim Hermansen.
Edit: Andreas Krag.
Music: Flemming Berg.
Effect makeup: AMOS-FX / Henrik Andersen.
Synopsis: In a World on the verge of collapse, a Young girl must use her survival instincts to survive the destructive epidemic that suddenly breaks out, and ravages her once safe childhood home.
Pustule Infected creatures of pure horror, wrought from the deepest depths of hell, stand in line to make life miserable for "The Girl With No Name".But they have disturbed the wrong girl.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Let your zombie lovin' voices be heard!

Over the past 2 1/2 years Zombiepalooza Radio has brought you some of the best Zompoc themed guests there are on the planet. We are constantly stiving to stay a few steps ahead of the competition and are pleased to announce yet another mile stone 

ZOMBIELAND AMUSEMENT PARK 2015 Concept Coordinator & Founder Sparky Bell

The park will cater to those who enjoy Zombies and Horror genre. It will very much be like walking onto the set of Zombieland the movie where guests will enjoy a full interactive experience.

Zombiepalooza Radio will be broadcasting live from the park and will be able to bring guests in person to meet with their fans and offer their goods and services to the public.

NOW IS THE TIME to let your voice be heard. We want to hear what sorts of attractions you would like to see and physically take part in. Comment below. We need as many folks to like and share this as possilbe to let the land owners know there is huge market for this concept.

Within the next 24-48 hours we will have a facebook page up for pictures and fan responses. 


Friday, May 8, 2015

Tonight on Zombiepalooza Radio 5/8/15

Greetings Zombiphiles, and welcome to another night of Zombiepalooza Radio with your host, Jackie Chin! 

Dead_Door Co-Host of Zombiepalooza radio and Crunchy are on assignment tonight, but we have a special guest co-host in the number two chair tonight:
Welcome back G Digger to ZPR!

Here is the lineup for tonight's Zombiepalooza Radio!

Getting things rolling for our first hour, we are please to bring you Paul Winters & Patty Daniels Winters from CowboyZombies!

in our second hour, we will be talking with Luke Ahearn, author of the newly released 'Transformation: Book Two of the Euphoria-Z Series'!

Getting us over the hump in hour three, we chat up Author @Charles Phipps, talking about "The Rules of Supervillainy", "Esoterrorism", and other upcoming projects!

In our fourth hour, we pick Jim Brenheimer's brain about the third book in his Dead Eye series, as well as other projects he is working on!

Wrapping up the show will be the return to ZPR of DA Roberts, author of 'The Ragnarok Rising Saga'!

As always, you can listen to us starting at 8:pm EDT (5:pm PDT) on livestream and interact with the guests in real time via the chatroom at, or you can tune into your brand new live YouTube channel,

Be there or be bitten!! 
(there is an option for both, if you prefer )wink emoti

Zombie Guru,
Over and out!

10 Ways That The Walking Dead Has Prepared You For A Zombie Apocalypse

For some of you, the idea of a zombie apocalypse keeps you up at night. It’s the most terrifying thought that you can think about in your day and if it does happen, you have no idea how you’re going to react. You’re either going to be completely badass like Shane or Daryl or you’ll pussy out like Carl or Father Gabriel, neither of which is good in the long run.
You’re constantly thinking of ways that you could improve your current zombie plan and you always keep some tins stocked up in your cupboard, you know, just in case. One of the deal breakers with people that you have just met all depends on how good their zombie plan is. Are they going to know what they’re doing or are they going to try and scrounge off of you and slow your group down? If they don’t even give you an answer straight away of location, defensive method and weapons, then walk away and never look back.
You understand that you’re sometimes being irrational, but shows like The Walking Dead have prepared you in ways that you would have never considered before, and you’re grateful for your conscientious attitude and note taking during every season. People might think that you’re being silly but stranger things have happened; Katie Hopkins still gets airtime, and if that can happen, then walkers can happen.
So do as Scar sings and always be prepared.

10. Don’t Keep Zombies As Pets

Unless you’re willing to rip off their jaws and arms and have them on leashes for the rest of your life, they’re never going to become entirely domesticated; they’ll always want to eat you.
If you have a spare barn kicking about, perhaps it’s better to be used as a shelter or as a space dedicated to storing supplies as opposed to keeping a bunch of dead people as pets. Plus, that way, you get to eat the chickens instead.

9. You’ll Need To Have Sex

Not only will you want to have sex, but you’ll need to.
You’ll have the responsibility of carrying on the human race (even if we are all doomed). Although no one will envy you being pregnant throughout the apocalypse and then having to hush the child’s cry when walkers approach.
But think about how much fun the trying for a baby will be; you’ll have so much adrenaline anyway because you know that you could die at any given moment by a stray walker. Just enjoy it, if you can.

8. All Doors Are Evil

There’s a 50/50 chance that there will be a walker behind the door. It’s like a real life, deadly version of Takeshi’s Castle. There are going to be times when you open a door and wish you hadn’t, but then at least you’ll know what lies ahead.
On a side note, at least learn how to break a door down properly – that’ll come in handy at some point and save you from looking like a massive moron…

7. Zombies Are Always Creeping

Always creeping.
Thanks to the shockers from the show, you know to always be on guard and even though that sounds positively exhausting, it’ll probably save your life.
Just expect very little sleep during the apocalypse. Although you’ll be lucky if you have a pillow anyway. Yeah, life will be hard.

6. Enjoy The Little Things

Even in a world where zombies don’t exist, you should learn to appreciate the little things in life. However, in a future filled with walkers, those everyday things are going to turn into borderline erotic fantasies.
You’re hoping that people will continue to make chocolate and fresh bread forever, even if walkers are trying to get in and eat them – there should be no excuse for those people not going to work. Also, enjoy waking up to your beloved partner every morning while you can, because, chances are one of you will die pretty soon.

5. Everyone Has A Weapon Of Choice

So you’ll need one too if you’re going to fit in and make yourself useful.
Even if you decide to use a tin opener (not recommended) then at least you’ll have something that makes you feel a bit safer. That will probably be a very rare thing too, to feel safe again; so make sure you buy a machete now and learn how to use it.
And don’t show off your mad skills in order to impress that girl you like, because she probably won’t find it arousing watching you play with your sword by yourself.

4. You Need A Daryl

Because, who doesn’t?
You’ll need to make friends with someone who knows what to do in a stressful situation and is good at life; they have basic survival skills and because you hate the outdoors, you wouldn’t even know how to put up a tent by yourself.
So you better start learning, or making friends with anyone who looks a bit like they know what they’re doing with a dead ferret.

3. Don’t Expect To Look ‘First Date Ready’ Anytime Soon

You’re going to look disgusting, but so will everyone else so it’ll be fine. Hopefully, you’ll all get so used to being smelly together that you’ll forget the taste of mint and won’t even realise that morning breath is now just breath.
Although you’re probably the type of person who would rather survive that care what they look like, you can guarantee that you’ll get stuck with that guy who always talks about how they look. And then inevitably turns talking whining. You’ll just need to remind them that you have your tin opener and you’re not afraid to use it.

2. People Are Going To Die

It’s inevitable – we’re all going to die anyway. But some will die more horrific deaths than others.
You are literally going to be surrounded by death and decay every day and even though the colour will look like it’s faded from the world, you can take some solace in the fact that you’ll never be as annoying as Carl.
And then you’ll die. Sorry.

1. Be More Wary Of The Living

The biggest lesson that The Walking Dead has given for you is just how far human beings will go in order to survive. In an attempt to survive in a world surrounded by the dead, most people will become desensitised and dehumanised to the world and to others. So make sure you have your three questions and your tin opener ready, because, chances are, you’re going to have to kill or be killed.