We’re in this together: Group dynamics in disaster scenarios

Whether it’s George Romero’s classic “Night of the Living Dead” or AMC’s ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead,” there is a common element in zombie apocalypse fiction and that’s the fact that people survive better in groups, but not all groups work. The reason some groups do better than other is largely due to organization. An … Continue reading

Top 5 zombie sequels

There seems to be a lot of talk about zombie sequels lately. Most recently, it was an announcement that a third installment of the “28” series was in development. Presumably to be called 28 Months Later, little is known about the project other than it started as “weird idea” that came to screenwriter Alex Garland. … Continue reading

“RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead” brings original zombie classic back to theaters in time for Halloween

The “RiffTrax Live” cinema series has been racking in the “LOLs” and “ROTFLs” with its celebrated comedic treatment of films since 2009. This fall, the stars of RiffTrax—Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking “Mystery Science Theater 3000”)—are back for a hilarious never-before-seen take on the George Romero zombie … Continue reading

The dead rise in Glasgow

When you’re a writer, you never know when or where inspiration will strike. For Jenny Thomson, the idea for her zombie novel “Dead Bastards” came while she was actually writing a different story. “This image came into my head of a man turning up at his friend’s door looking like he’d been mugged. Only when … Continue reading

Fight zombies with fire? I don’t think so!

A number of resources discussing weapons for use during an apocalypse mention Molotov cocktails and I’ve even seen them mentioned in a number of zombie forums as well. A sneak peek image from the upcoming episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead (Episode 312 “Clear”) brought this topic to mind once more. For those that know, … Continue reading

Catching up with Karen Cooper and Sheriff McClelland

By Mikey Taylor In 1968 George A Romero invented a genre. The modern zombie was born when Night of the Living Dead hit theaters. Movie goers were terrified at this new monster that had been laid before them. People covered their eyes, people panicked, they even walked out because the terror on the screen was … Continue reading

Author uses law enforcement experience for zombie novel

Many zombie fans sit around and talk about what they would do if a zombie outbreak were to happen in their town. For D.A. Roberts, one such discussion was the genesis of his novel “Ragnarok Rising.” Roberts works as a corrections officer for his hometown sheriff’s department and said it was during a coffee break … Continue reading