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The Zombie Giftocalypse IV Christmas time has snuck up on us once again like a corpse doomed to eternally shuffle from its grave, once a year, every year, awakening from its deathly slumber. But - good news - the Zombie giftocalypse is back to bring you another frightfully festive... Click for More 04/12/2016
The Zombie Giftocalypse III 'Tis the season to write another Zombie Giftocalypse article, chronicling recommended Zombie gifts for the undead lover in your life. Have a very merry Zombie Christmas, readers and, if the dead ones do rise this Xmas, remember the quote from the... Click for More 29/11/2015
The Zombie Giftocalypse 2 It's Christmas time again folks and that means only one thing - The Zombie Giftocalypse is back! Read on for a list festooned with recommended gifts for the Zombie fan with taste. Merry Christmas! Stay frosty and do not let your guard down with this... Click for More 07/12/2014
The Zombie Giftocalypse With Christmas just around the corner, The Dead Times team bash their heads together and come up with a list of great Zombie gifts to give and receive this festive season. Merry Christmas Zombie fans!... Click for More 09/12/2013

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Can World War Z 2 resurrect the Zombie film? Movie Pilot 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. 16/07/2017
How to stay gaming in the post-apocalypse PC Gamer We all love computer games - don't try to deny it. The virtual worlds they create are mind-blowing, theatres of near limitless potential providing blissful escapism from the crude, harsh reality of the real. However, when the dead rise and the world falls, will the true horror, not be the flesh-hungry ghouls, not the desperation of meagre survival, but that of a life without our beloved games - an absence of electronic wizardry to divert our minds from the agonising pitfalls outside? If yes, fear not; a salvation, of sorts, lies within this hurriedly researched yet factually accurate article from Christopher Livingston at PC Gamer. Read his tome-like words and you will learn that, while difficult, maintaining a functional gaming PC beyond the demise of civilization is not impossible - even having advantages which exceed virtual escapism. 02/10/2016
The Birth of Survival Horror PC Gamer This amazing article from PC Gamer, looks back at the original Resident Evil - the game that sparked my interest in Zombies and would mark the beginning of, what would become, a world-changing franchise. It's difficult to believe that 2016 heralds the 20th Anniversary but reassuring to know that, thanks to two spectacular remakes, people are still playing - and being terrified by - this fantastic game; one that very nearly never saw the light of day. 10/04/2016
How a Zombie Outbreak Could Happen io9 This blood-curdling article from io9 asks the question; could a Zombie Apocalypse actually happen. Starting with the assumption that, yes, Zombies are possible - true, walking (or running) undead Zombies - and considers ways these deceased nightmares could actually exist. Some things are dismissed right away; governmental conspiracy, interference from space, mind-control drugs, etc. The "norm" of a mysterious dead-reanimating virus is also ruled out leaving the spotlight on a dreaded fungal infection. 06/03/2016
George Romero's Resident Evil Bloody Disgusting This impressive article from the people over at Bloody Disgusting, takes a look back at what could have been with George Romero being at the helm of the Resident Evil movie. This would have been very, very cool if it indeed had come to pass - George Romero is the 'Godfather of the Dead' after all and he clearly has the talent, his live-action commercial for Resident Evil 2 (contained within this article) is mesmerizing. However, I adore the Paul Anderson films we currently have and, considering that the series has spanned two whole trilogies under his guidance, at lot of other people do as well. So, with the sixth Resident Evil film being Paul's last (or so he says), why don't we let Romero reboot the franchise - I would love to see a more true, toned-down and horrific adaption of the classic video game series? 08/11/2015
Humanising the Undead Bloody Disgusting In this well-written article from Bloody Disgusting, the writer poses the question of whether flesh-eating, murderous Zombies of old classics like Night of the Living Dead and even modern TV series - The Walking Dead - are being replaced by the loveable Zombified humans from Warm Bodies and American TV show iZombie. It's an interesting question that I have hinted at before in my article about the Nightmare City remake, funded through Indiegogo. The de-horrifying of Zombies, also bares remarkable resemblance to the fate that befell Vampires, going from crazed, feral demons into secretive and seductive, fake humans - a slightly-alarming fact mentioned in some of the comments. 24/05/2015
Should I build a bunker? ZRT: Zombie Response Team Many of us blindly assume that having an underground bunker full of weapons and survival resources, ready to run to and hide in when the Zombie Apocalypse occurs is a necessity. It seems true; Zombies lack the intelligence to invade such a fortress and, with enough food and water, a person could live in relative safety for weeks. This article gives someone's personal account of just how close they came to setting up a functional bunker should disaster strike. The idea is awesome, a fully-stocked survival shelter being a sight to behold but the logistics of the task cannot be overlooked. 28/12/2014
There are Zombies among us The Telegraph This article from The Telegraph explains the disturbing theory that, for a number of people, behaviour-controlling parasites could have infected their brain, removing their freewill. It is not radically 'out-of-the-box' thinking either as there are many examples of such parasites in the natural world - a few are described within. The article then concludes by giving evidence of how a simple cold can temporarily alter our behaviour - terrifyingly making us infect as many others as possible. 28/09/2014
Zombies Vs. Animals: The living dead wouldn't stand a chance boingboing This well-thought through article is a sort of spin off from the Walking Dead mythology created by Robert Kirkman. David Mizejewski, naturalist and media personality with the National Wildlife Federation, poses the apt question of just how an outbreak of these slow-moving yet deadly Zombies would fair against North American wildlife. The answer; not very well at all. There is a serious side note to this fantastical story however. While wildlife would surely make mincemeat of dead humans, the conflict with the living is a different story - one that sees wildlife in worrying decline. 13/07/2014
CDC Public Health Matters Blog: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse CDC The official CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) publication about how to prepare for, and ultimately survive, a Zombie apocalypse. It is a success story for all Zombie fanatics out there to read about a government agency taking the Zombie threat seriously, even if it is the offspring of a 'tongue-in-cheek' campaign. After all, as we know, it is not a question of if Zombies lurch forth from beyond the grave, but when... 02/02/2014
World War Z 2: Five scenes we need to see Virgin Media Blogs A second World War Z movie was confirmed almost as soon as the first was released. This article lists five scenes Virgin Media think deserve a place in the sequel. 08/11/2013
Dear Esther creator Dan Pinchbeck on designing an appealing post-apocalypse PC Gamer Not really about Zombies but a great report on the GDC talk from Dan Pinchbeck on how to create a believeable post-apocalypse in games. 18/05/2013
When Zombies Attack! : Mathematical Modelling Of An Outbreak Of Zombie Infection Scientific Paper A complete paper written by University mathematicians detailing and defining a mathematical model for Zombie spread. An agonisingly in-depth read for the academics among us. 18/05/2013

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