I’m only half way through World War Z. It’s a fairly decent book and it is an interesting twist to the overpopulated zombie genre. So it’s disappointing to hear the film based on the book deviates so far from it, that it will be nothing like the book at all. Leave it to Hollywood. IO9 has the details and excerpts from zombie nerds around the interwebs who have gone bezerk about it. So go check it out.
Posted on youtube is 20 minutes of in-game footage of the upcoming zombie game Dead Island. The trailer was awesome and this footage, most likely a beta test version, shows that the game looks like it’s shaping up to be pretty damn cool. The developers have said they are going for realism. You play as normal people, which means less Resident Evil guns blazing and much more melee type weapons and attacks. You have to find food, money and gear. So it’s not for the “run-n-gun” crowd. More for the RPG types. I’m looking forward to playing it.
I ran across this well made short film today. Based from the viral video “Charlie Bit My Finger”, where an infant bites the finger of his older brother, Jeff Chan made that premise into a short horror film. The results are excellent.
I’m not sure when it started. I’m not sure how or why it started. Zombies have become so popular that many things are now being written about the science behind zombies. I’m not sure how I feel about zombies becoming so popular and mainstream, but a few interesting things are coming about because of it. CNN has a great article about the science behind the zombie brain and a new book, The Zombie Autopsies, by Dr. Steven Schlozman.
I caught this earlier this morning and it reminded me what a great, well-done show The Walking Dead really is. For a cable program, the special effects are flat-out fantastic. Hell, for a movie they’d even be good. This FX reel shows how they’ve blue-screened a lot of the background to give the show it’s depth. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Now I’m just counting down til The Walking Dead is back on AMC again – NOT soon enough!!