Telltale may have gone bankrupt, but like a zombie rising from the grave, its The Walking Dead video game series is soon to be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a new collection. It contains all four “seasons” of the game (some twenty “episodes” in all), the extra chapter 400 Days, and the abysmal miniseries based on Michonne (which they probably couldn’t give away if they tried). (more…)
Diversity’s Not a Strength in the Zombie Apocalypse, Either:
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series
Zombies & the Decline of the West:
A Review of Brian Patrick’s Zombology
Brian Anse Patrick
Zombology: Zombies and the Decline of the West (and Guns)
Arktos Media, 2014
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the author of this review when it was written, Prof. Brian Anse Patrick passed away on the night of December 26/27 at the far too premature age of 62 after suffering from cancer. (more…)
The British have a knack for comedy. Speaking English and being comfortable with American culture, they are well-placed to fully participate in the emerging “Anglo-global” Weltkultur. By this, and their natural unpretentiousness, they have neither the wounded amour-propre of the French nor, often, the commercial crassness and/or uncultured piety of the Americans. Unlike the Frenchman, the successful Briton can triumph in Anglo-American cultural scene in a wholly décomplexé fashion. (more…)
The bend in the river was leafy and green with old trees that hung their thick branches out and over. The shadows were almost black at some parts on the banks, spreading gradually to grey green, then dappling away into nothing by the middle of the water. The sunlight sparkled gold and white on the dark waters. (more…)
Why can’t anyone make a decent zombie movie?
The genre has already reached saturation proportions, is rivaled only by Game of Thrones in fanatical television fandom, and has been endlessly analyzed in both academia and among the Alternative Right. Despite this, most zombie movies are distinguished mostly by their kitsch, incompetence, infantile politics, and terrible production quality. (more…)
Part I: “Zombies Are People, Too”
A few decades ago, only B-movie buffs and Michael Jackson cared about zombies. Now, there’s no escape from the undead. From feature films, popular TV dramas and comic books to Zombie walks, pub crawls and 5ks, the people want zombies like zombies want brains. (more…)
I just saw the most recent zombie flick to hit the silver screen, which I might also add is the first real hit that Woody Harrelson has been in in nearly a decade (Semi-Pro was a flop, albeit an enjoyable one). Zombieland debuted on October 2nd to the untold joy of countless fans of the zombie genre—people whom I’m proud to call my kind. As is to be expected, they arrived at the theatres (at least the one I was at) clad in white face paint, tattered clothes, painted-on wounds, and fake blood stains, in an effort to mimic the undead antagonists of the movies they love. As a diehard fan of certain things that others might find nerdy, including zombie flicks (my favorite celebrity is Bruce Campbell), I myself was no one to judge them.