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Welcome to the wonderful world of The Dead Times - you've made the right choice in visiting this site. But, what is the dead times, I hear you say? Like a cloaked and mysterious storyteller confined to the earthly medium of ink, I shall tell you the answer, should you take the time to read my carefully crafted text.

Imagine you wake one morning to find the recently dead roaming the Earth as mindless, flesh-eating Zombies. What will you do? How will you stay alive? How will you defend your home? Who will you trust? And just what is a Zombie anyway?

This scenario, to the common man, may seem nothing more than an overdrawn and utterly fanciful doomsday setting formed by the collective mind of a tainted media. Can Zombies really exist - can anything, once thought dead, live again to torment the living? And just how far does the rabbit hole of Zombie-hood go - how deeply has the infection spread throughout modern culture?

All these questions will be answered (as best they can be) and even more thrown up as I collate everything "Zombie" into one brain-chomping Resource of the Dead. These are not the End Times, these are... The Dead Times.

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The question "What is a Zombie?" is not as straightforward as it seems - it is actually deathly difficult to get a concise yet exhaustive answer. This article takes you through the rise of the Zombie, from its humble beginnings, through the infamous Romero period, right up to where it is today. Finally, the article provides the answer, beautifully simple yet engagingly open, to the elusive question of just what is a Zombie.

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On July 8th, Zombies - contained within the Z.O.R.T. held territory of Mains Castle, Dundee - broke free from their prison. I was there and so were many others. Read about my experiences of this fantastic Scare Event inside.

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Hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains lies a very special building. On the surface, a wire fenced perimeter, flanked by tall hedges, it does not seem that out of the ordinary; it's the underground where the magic happens, and, as it turns out, not the good kind. Beneath the relatively tranquil fašade is a research facility known as Coldbrook and the scientists there have just achieved what many thought impossible; the opening of a gateway to another dimension. However, this stunning achievement of science is not the cause for rapturous celebration as it soon becomes clear that something has gone wrong, terribly wrong. The new world they discovered was not one of life, but death, its remaining inhabitants gripped by some form of otherworldly bacteria, turning them into will-less Zombies. When one of those plague-stricken walking corpses comes through the gateway, so too does the unstoppable disease...

Can World War Z 2 resurrect the Zombie film?

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Zombie films are fairly 'hit-or-miss', to put it mildly, but with David Fincher, masterful director of Se7en, directing World War Z 2, the Zombie genre could be about to come back from the dead - in a big way. Whatever you thought about the first World War Z movie it did do phenomenally well in the box office, so it's fair to say that the sequel is highly anticipated. This magnificent article explains just how the film could play out as well as examining just why the original World War Z book spawned such admiration.

The Real Dev Diary of the Dead

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A few months ago, I embarked on a journey; one, not through a post-apocalyptic world ruled by the living dead, but one equally stacked with vulnerability, the potential reward as great as the chance of success was small - a voyage into a realm that I had glimpsed only fleetingly before, a quest to create a game. The match was struck, a manifest was created and, with naught but simple idea, the ship of creation set to sea, cast adrift into a dark and terrible ocean, the goal continually shifting and wavering out of view, yet my determination - the will to reach my objective - propelling the ship through the churning waters, forever forward, no mercy, no retreat. This is the story of that fateful embarkation - a triumphant march towards glory or ignominious fall into the stinking pit of ill repute. This is my story.

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A tip-off has sent freelance photojournalist Frank West to the backwater American town of Willamette, Colorado. Something strange is happening in the quiet little town; the army has set up a quarantine zone, established blockades on all roads into the suburban city and now patrol the skies with helicopters - but no one knows why. Hostile figures roam the streets and there seems to be some sort of public riot taking place. However, it soon becomes clear to the panicked inhabitants of Willamette that this is no ordinary civil disobedience - the rioters are soulless Zombies! Frank, who has dropped down to the local shopping mall to get a world-changing scoop, now finds himself trapped by hordes of undead - his only hope of survival is to fight for his life in the infested shopping mall until rescue arrives.

Plan Z

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Craig, no doubt like many others, had a plan for when civilization was brought to its knees as the recently dead rose from their graves: he would stock up, wait it out. However, when he gets a phone call from his friend trapped in a nearby restaurant, his plan needs to change. Somehow, this one minor diversion of his perfect survival plan leads him on a 'fight or flight' road-trip through Hell.

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