It’s that time of year again.
That’s right. The season 2 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead is just around the corner. From the gut-wrenching opening scene to the explosive finale, the first season sank its rotting teeth into us and held on tight. And, on October 16, they’re baaaaaack.
Are you ready for the zombie-love? To get in the undead spirit, here are some bits and pieces of zombie fun.
‘Cause, you know, zombies are always leaving bits and pieces lying around.
First, some tunes to get your feet tapping:
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Is there really a coming Zombie Apocalypse and can we do anything to prepare for it? That stalwart organization, Zombie Research Society, says “duh” and “hell yes.” Check out their website for the latest research and news.
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If a horde of hungry zombies is shambling your way, should you head to the mall or an old abandoned farm-house? Which is the best hiding place?
What’s the history of the cinematic history of the zombie? Check out this great article to find out.
What’s your zombie-movie IQ? Here are a few zombie flicks to get you started.
- White Zombie (1932) – Staring Bela Lugosi, this may be the first zombie movie ever.
- Night of the Living Dead (1968) – George A. Romero‘s cult classic and the genesis of the modern zombie movie.
- Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Another cult classic by Romero, sequel to Night. Boasts one of the scariest movie lines of all-time, “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”
- Dawn of the Dead (2004) - Zach Snyder‘s remake of the classic.
- Evil Dead (1982) – Is there any other kind? Just remember, if you find a weird book bound in human skin, for all that is holy, do NOT read it out loud.
- Day of the Dead (1985) – Third in the Romero series. With all these sequels, I want to know where the prequel is…Twilight of the Living Dead.
- Return of the Living Dead (1985) – Not one of the Romero series, it was written and directed by Dan O’Bannon and spawned a brood of its own sequels.
- 28 Days Later (2002) – There seems to be a great deal of controversy over whether this actually qualifies as a zombie movie but many see it as an evolution of the zombie genre.
- Resident Evil (2002) – Inspired by the video game series and has that kick-butt, zombie slayer chick Alice, played by Milla Jovovich.
- Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Billed as a romantic zombie comedy and directed by Edgar Wright. I’m not so sure I’d find it funny if a zombie got romantic with me though.
- I Am Legend (2007) - This probably falls into the same controversial category as 28 Days Later but, hey, Will Smith. Enough said.
- Zombieland (2009) – Maybe the funniest zombie flick ever.
- The Crazies (2010) – Yet another flick that fits into the rogue-virus-turns-humans-into-near-mindless-cannibals-but-might-not-be-a-zombie-film-because-the-aforementioned-folks-aren’t-dead category.
And now you get to vote. What is the best zombie film of all time? What’s the worst? Vote below.
Note: I’ve put all the films above in both voting boxes for the sake of fairness. Plus, if you don’t see the film you want to vote for, you can write it in. Happy voting!
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead show? What do you think will happen this season? Any favorite zombie sites or lore to share?