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The ‘Zombie Research Society’ Again Plugs Pseudo-Science to Justify Zombie Bashing

| July 27, 2011

We’ve heard this song and dance before from the ZRS and professional Zombie haters like Dr. Scholzman: “I watched some highly inconsistent Anti-Zombie movies and now have deduced *the* best, entirely fictional, all-encompassing, heavily biased ‘explanation’ of what makes Zombies tick!” Sort of like phrenology for the 21st Century: In case you missed it, [...]

New Suda51 Title Appears to be Anti-Zombie Gorefest

| July 27, 2011

Videogame auteur Goichi Suda, widely known as Suda51, has become famous for making edgy, bizarre, sardonic titles aimed at adult gamers and is best known for the ‘No More Heroes franchise. It appears however that he has decided to cash in while the money’s so very good and make an Anti-Zombie videogame of his own: [...]

Another Uninformed Take on Zombie Media History? Why Not!

| July 27, 2011

Reading pop journalism stuff like this sometimes has me reaching for the Cuervo before noon, but I must resist.. I must! London – Hollywood’s current love affair with zombies is a weak echo of the decades-long romance between videogames and the living dead. In any fantasy game, zombies haul themselves up out of the soil [...]

‘Plants vs Zombies’ Evil Continues to Spread, Now Infecting Music

| July 26, 2011

We’ve had a few tangles with ‘Plants vs Zombies’ here on the ZRC blog. We feel that their game is a harmful product marketed at children to introduce Anti-Zombie hate to the next generation; they, or at least ‘Plants vs Zombies’ writer Stephen Notely, have harsh words about our clients I lay my prejudice bare. [...]

Is the ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Movie Living Supremacist? What about Disney?

| July 26, 2011

‘Mars Needs Moms’ was a beloved children’s book that was adapted into a spectacularly poorly received animated film, released earlier this year in March. You may not have heard of the movie, and odds are you certainly did not see it; no one at the ZRC has either, although our Cultural Historian Andrew Leal was [...]

No ‘Zombieland 2′ For Now; Script Problems and Scheduling Spoil Anti-Zombie ‘Fun’

| July 26, 2011

We weren’t fans of ‘Zombieland’ here at the ZRC for fairly obvious reasons: it was (and is) a crass, violent, defamatory exercise in the on-screen abuse of Zombie stereotypes for profit. Still, given the (unfortunately) immense level of popularity it achieved, we had also resigned ourselves to sitting through another one. Apparently, that’s not happening, [...]

Even Anti-Zombie Greeting Cards?

| July 25, 2011

Etsy, home of individually made items sold by various artisty types, can be a truly wondrous bazaar of the bizarre, but I wasn’t expecting an Anti-Zombie greeting card: “I’ve got my eyes on you, babe!” is an original ink/watercolor drawing by me, reproduced on this card. The bloodstains around/under the eyeballs are hand-painted on the [...]

‘World War Z’ Filming Moves to Glasgow

| July 24, 2011

Yes, as previously discussed here on the blog when we covered the Malta shoot for ‘World War Z’, Glasgow is in the sights of these ridiculously ambitious Living Supremacist filmmakers and the apparently very involved shooting process is coming up now: The streets of Glasgow can get a little quieter with the onset of the [...]

New Abuse of ‘Zombie’ Term: ‘Zombie Shares’

| July 24, 2011

You’re probably familiar with this more-than-a-pet-peeve of ours by now, but let’s review for the less enlightened just joining us here at The Zombie Rights Campaign: ‘Zombie’ is not a synonym for ‘bad’, ‘wrong’, or ‘thing I just don’t like’. Zombies are a class of people (or, in some cases, other Unliving things) that have [...]

Comic-Con, Anti-Zombie Media and Violence: A Cautionary Tale

| July 23, 2011

I strongly deny the implication that violence in the media directly leads to violence in real life, whether from videogames, film or books; to say the evidence is weak would be the understatement of the century. Even if there was a correlation, it is obviously arguable that freedom of expression is worth some risk to [...]