The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Madison Update

| March 27, 2011

Just for the record, things have been getting kind of crazy up here in Madison lately, and might start interfering with ZRC work next week, so I thought a quick update could be useful. Basically, the union-busting law, which we feel is the thin end of a wedge to persecute all groups of collectively minded [...]

Harcos Labs Decides to Spread Prejudice with Anti-Zombie Viral Ads

| March 26, 2011

Is there nothing Harcos Labs won’t sink to? First, infamously, they market a line of food products allegedly made *from* Zombies themselves, which is heinous, disgusting and of course cannibalistic, since Zombies are people too. Unsatisfied with cornering the market in sick, Anti-Zombie, cannibal snack products, Harcos has taken to a new ad campaign tailor-made [...]

When Greenface Becomes an Art Form: Jason McKinney and the ‘Memoirs of the Living Dead’

| March 25, 2011

When the ZRC goes to conventions I have to answer one question in particular a lot: if you’re with the Zombie Rights Campaign, why aren’t you a Zombie? I have a number of responses: ‘Why should only Zombies care about Zombie Rights? Do you have to be a member of an oppressed class to support [...]

‘Zombie Delight’ by Buck 65 is Anything But

| March 25, 2011

Congratulations, Jonathan Coulton, you’re off the hook; someone made an even more offensive and hateful Anti-Zombie music video. I’m kidding of course; he’s not off the hook. But the rest, sadly, is true, as a band called ‘Buck 65′ has decided that the best way to make a big name for themselves is on the [...]

IDW Runs Completely Out of Ideas, Has New iPhone App to Prove It

| March 24, 2011

If you read comics, you probably know about IDW. Ok, you might. They’re mostly known for doing licensed spin-offs of various franchises, and employing Ben Templesmith to make blurry, murky, ridiculously hard-to-follow artwork bashing Vampires. You know, the ten thousand varieties of ’30 Days of Night’. That sort of thing. We however have long been [...]

Tech Site ‘Digital Trends’ Considers Whether Zombies are People

| March 24, 2011

Granted, it’s not a Zombie Friendly post and ends with a sort of verbal shrug about how Zombies might be people but killing them in games is fun, but hey, this is the closest we’ve ever seen a tech/gaming site come to acknowledging Zombies as fully equal human beings: Does anyone ever stop to think [...]

‘Zombie Duck Hunt’? Seriously?

| March 23, 2011

There are days when our ‘Zombie Flavored Creativity Substitute’ tag feels like it’s going to get worn out, which shouldn’t be possible, but hey, everything has a limit: What flies south in the winter and quacks “cruummbbbssss”? Zombie Ducks! Yes, someone has shamelessly, err, *borrowed* the NES classic game ‘Duck Hunt’ and reconfigured it to [...]

‘Brains!’ Movie Almost Has Me Self-Medicating

| March 23, 2011

If you’re a longtime ZRC reader, you’ll know the Zombie Rights Campaign has a particular issue with the ‘Brains’, or more precisely, ‘Braaaaaaains’ stereotype about the Differently Animated. Most Americans just assume that all Zombies eat brains, want to eat brains, possess an irresistible hunger, in fact, for brains. In fact, however, the Braaaaaaaains stereotype [...]

Just Add Zombies – Korean MMO Edition

| March 22, 2011

When in doubt, exploit the Differently Animated. That seems to be the lesson videogame developers around the world have learned in the wake of best-selling titles like Resident Evil, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty: Black Ops and so forth. Whether it’s Zombies in a cutesy tower defense game ala Plants vs Zombies, [...]

World War Z Movie in Trouble as Studio Attempts to Whitewash Anti-Zombie Violence from Film

| March 22, 2011

I have distinctly mixed feelings about this latest news on the World War Z movie front: World War Z, Brad Pitt’s movie about a global undead apocalypse, may be dying (or is it re-dying?) unless Paramount can find a co-financier. The film currently has a price tag of more than $125 million, and the studio [...]