“Zombieland” with Woody Harrelson opens October 9, 2009

July 23, 2009

“My mother always told me, ‘Someday, you’ll be good at something.’ I mean, I don’t think that she coulda guessed that something would be zombie killing.”

Another entry in Hollywood’s current love affair with our favorite Walking Dead creatures. . .based on the trailer, I’m looking forward to this one.  Click on image for larger size.


NYC Zombie Crawl 3D Group Photo – Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2009

June 2, 2009


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Zombie Crawl Photo Gallery

June 1, 2009

The NYC Zombie Crawl from Bedford Avenue to McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Sunday, May 31, 2009. Photos by Premium Blend.

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For 3D photos, go here and here.
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Zombie Crawl 2009 3D Pictures

June 1, 2009

Note: These are anaglyphic 3D pictures. You’ll need a pair of red-blue, or red-cyan glasses to experience the 3D. If you don’t have access to any, I’ll send you a pair free. Just shoot an email with a mailing address to cynodictis@gmail.com

Click on images for larger size. If you increase the viewing distance from your monitor, you can increase the 3D effect (up to 3 feet or so).

For over 60 more pictures (2D) go here. For a 3D group shot, go here.
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A gathering of the reanimated recently deceased swarming on Bedford Ave and taking over a local park?

Zombies? On the march in Brooklyn? 3D documentary coverage? Could it all be true?

Despite a complete blackout of main stream media and cable news coverage, facts about the Incident in Williamsburg are rapidly emerging on tweets, blogs, IM and other channels of digital chatter.

The picture painted by even this fragmentary information is unsettling, to say the least. Some local residents are calling it the Massacre at McCarren Park.

If you are by nature sensitive to brutal images of undead depravity, we ask that you stop viewing this site immediately! Please select another channel on the Interwebs.

But until “they” shut us down— with their black helicopters and their radioactive posion darts — we’ll be giving you actual eyewitness 3D photography. Proof and everything! Dare to believe your own startled eyes!

Zombie-Alert for Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, May 31st

May 18, 2009


This just in — the Centers for Deceased Control & Prevention has announced a Z-Alert for Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, May 31st.


Photo from drivenbyboredom.com. NOTE: Not all photos on Drivenbyboredom.com are SFW.

Recently analyzed data suggest that the outbreak will begin at The Charleston, located at 174 Bedford Avenue, between North 7th and 8th Streets in Williamsburg.

“We have information that leads us to believe there will be a Zombie infestation somewhere in Brooklyn that afternoon, specifically mid-afternoon around 2:00 p.m.,” said Amber MacArthur, spokesperson for the CDC.

The CDC is making a special request to the 3D community: all NYC-area stereo photographers and videographers are being asked to document the activities of the Zombie horde and make these images available for later study.

“Of course, we’d like to be on the scene ourselves,” said Ms. MacArthur, “but our resources are stretched rather thin right now, as you might imagine.  We feel that examining the 3D images will be almost as good as being there.”

Citizens are urged to approach Zombies with caution, although due to their slow, shambling gait it is believed that most active New Yorkers will be able to outdistance the undead, should that become necessary.

As a precaution the CDC recommends that you wash your hands thoroughly (a minimum of 20 seconds or so) should you have any contact with a Zombie, to avoid spreading the contagion.

“Preparing people for emerging health threats is one of CDC’s overarching goals,” MacArthur explained. “We handle everything from bio-terrorism to pandemics, so it was obvious that we needed to bring our expertise to bear on the emerging Zombie problem.”

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The Art of the Zombie Walk

April 18, 2009

Scroll down below for some thoughts and information about Zombie Walks. Here, a collection of posters announcing Zombie Walks held across the nation and abroad.


Pretty impressive for a recent ‘underground’ phenomenon.

I especially like the range of approaches shown here. You can see how this act of street theater can be pitched to all slices of the target audience: Shaun of the Dead fans, the Romero Purists, the Resident Evil T-virus bio-plague Umbrella Company conspiracy franchise, the Robert Kirkman Walking Dead comic book zombie apocalypse, the not-dead-so-technically-not-zombies-rage-virus unfortunates in the 28 Days and Weeks mythos.

Zombies—and the people who love them and wanna be just like them— seem to be everywhere these days. One of the reasons may be that the contemporary zombie fan has more and better zombie-related entertainment — in more formats — than ever before.

Comic books: The Walking Dead, just past its 5 year mark and issue number 60, by creator & writer Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard.

Video Games & Films: Resident Evil, three films starring the luscious Milla Jovovich; the video game has just released its 5th edition. Plus, a mention must be made of Aspyr’s Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (2005) and its kick-ass soundtrack album. The soundtrack to this video game is one you won’t be a shamed to own, I swear!stubbs_zombie_videogame

It features an eclectic range of 50s and 60s covers  like Oranger’s  eerie electronica version of Mr. Sandman, Ben Kweller’s Lollipop, Death Cab for Cutie’s Earth Angel, Clem Snide’s Tears on My Pillow, an explosive take on Shaking All Over by Rose Hill Drive, the Ravonette’s My Boyfriend’s Back, a mechanical pop-clock work stroll through All I Have to Do is Dream (filled with discordant sound effects) by the Dandy Warhols and the one original cut by Phantom Planet, The Living Dead:

It’s no use
Go run and hide
You can’t escape this
Sea of sunken eyes
You know
We got the look
We got the push
We got the pull
Who do you think
Is gonna rise when
Hell is full?stubbs-the-zombie-soundtrack

Films: Dawn of the Dead (re-make in 2004 by Zach Snyder); Shaun of the Dead (the classic rom-zom-com from 2004); Land of the Dead (2005)  and Diary of the Dead (2007) both from George Romero, Fido (2006)  a charming, little seen comedy with Billy Connelly as a domesticated zombie and Carrie-Ann Moss as the mom of the family who owns him.

Books: Until very recently this field was owned by Max Brook with his The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, coming to the big screen in 2010, directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Monster’s Ball) with a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, 2008).

There is surprising  competition from Jane Austen and her new collaborator Seth Grahame-Smith with their best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Grahame-Smith has signed a deal for two more period horror humor pieces in a deal that could be worth as much as $575,000. Next up: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

If you’re not familiar with the term, a Zombie Walk is an organized event where people gather to roam a section of a city dressed as and behaving like Zombies.

It’s a public celebration of the rising popularity of the Zombie amongst today’s thrill crazed youth.

I blame Television and Neglectful Parenting for this.

Constant text-messaging and also the Interwebs and Twitter have left  today’s thrill crazed youth particularly susceptible to the Walking Sickness, it seems.

Some Zombie Walks are more like pub crawls in tattered costume; others are organized enough that they have ‘victims’ pretending to be ordinary citizens along their route. The taking of a ‘random’ passerby, mobbing them with a small horde of Zombie-enactors and having them emerge with clothes torn, bloodied and now staggering to join the Slackjaw side must provoke at least a few anxious looks.

Zombie Walks take place through out the year, though, of course, Fall is the most active season in America given the association with the coming of Winter and traditional Halloween celebrations.

A television program airing weekly in Pittsburg, PA called The It’s Alive Show has been organizing World Zombie Days, at which participants arrive in Zombie regalia with canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to local food banks. World Zombie Day 2009 will take place on Sunday, October 11World Zombie Day 2008, held on October 26, had close to 50 cities participating with more than 7,500 zombies shambling along with dead eyes and a hunger for. . .brains!

In Pittsburgh they hold their Zombie Fest at the Monroeville Mall, the site where George Romero’s classic Dawn of the Dead (with its nun zombies, cheerleader zombies and football helmeted zombies) was filmed in 1977. 1,341 people participated in 2008 and they are awaiting  Guinness certification as an official world record.

But later that month on October 30, Grand Rapids, Michigan experienced a record-breaking Zombie outbreak with an official tally of 3,370 participants. Over three thousand people in one place, getting their slack jaw zombie groove on. And friends, they might think it’s a movement. Source.

For info on the New York City Zombie Crawl, whose motto is “When there’s no more Booze in Hell, the Dead will walk the Earth,” go here.

nyz_subway_posterGet your official NYC Zombie Crawl T-shirt, designed by E. J. Matos here. Click on image for larger size.


Just so long as no one starts discussing implementation of the Redeker Plan.

At some point in the coming zombie apocalypse it becomes clear that only a portion of the civilian population can be saved. What to do?

Pull back your armed forces and that portion of the population that posesses the vital skills society will need for rebuilding. Retreat to a location that can be fortified and has natural obstacles to recommend it; mountains, rivers, deep gorges and canyons, islands.

The remaining refugees, the bulk of the population, are to be herded into special isolated zones. They must be kept alive, well defended and even resupplied, if possible. You see, these survivors are deliberately left behind to slow and absorb the flow of zombie hordes trailing the armies’ withdrawal into ‘safe zones.’ Grim stuff, this zombie renaissance.

Ha, ha! How silly it all is—there’s no such thing as zombies. Still, the Redeker Plan gives me the creeps (from Brook’s World War Z).

A pattern is emerging.

First, a few small isolated incidents. Then larger and larger occurences, expanding geometrically.

Soon these will grow to form a chain of outbreaks until
no one,
is safe!