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Update: ‘Dead Island’ Riptide Edition Has Incredibly Tasteless UK Version

| January 16, 2013

I really shouldn’t have fallen for the Zombie hula girl figurine so easily. ‘Dead Island’, as recounted recently here on the blog, has a new ‘Riptide’ edition coming out soon, and as is common with special editions of games, it has various nifty (to their minds) gimmicky objects to encourage purchasers. In the US, you [...]

Fancy New Dead Island Edition Can’t Hide Anti-Zombie Prejudice

| January 14, 2013

So there’s a new version of ‘Dead Island’ coming out and boy does it have a lot of tchotchkes that come with it: Let’s be honest a zombie hula girl is enough to sell anyone on this even if it wasn’t just one of the more fun zombie games out there. If not the severed [...]

Corporate Logos, ‘Re-Imagined for the Zombie Apocalypse’

| December 11, 2012

I’m not sure about the likelihood of major corporate re-branding during any ‘Apocalypse’; it seems like they’d have better things to do than roll out an ad campaign in the midst of a national crisis. Then again, American Apparel was stupid enough to do just that for Hurricane Sandy, so perhaps my suspicion is unwarranted? [...]

Fearful, Misguided Nation Stocking Up on Weapons in Fear of the Undead?

| December 8, 2012

Truly a sad story comes to us from the Huffington Post (although for inexplicable reasons they seem to think it’s funny rather than sad): My reports that, according to FBI data, background checks for guns rose 20 percent on Black Friday from the same day last year. According to KIRO, one gun rights advocate [...]

In Political Season, AMC and Walking Dead Stage Fake Presidential Campaign

| September 3, 2012

Even on our short break the ZRC couldn’t help but notice the increasingly creative desperation AMC has to get ‘The Walking Dead’ back before millions of American satellite TV customers after a dispute with Dish Network. I mean, running a fake presidential campaign? That’s both ambitious and bizarre: A. Zombie, billed as the nation’s first [...]

ParaNorman ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Teaser: Good or Bad for Zombies?

| August 13, 2012

I have to say, while this ParaNorman teaser spreads some unfortunate misunderstandings about Zombies (like that they all eat Living humans, let alone exclusively), it still, in a strange way, feels sympathetic toward the Zombies even as it misunderstands them: I’m wary of the ‘humorous fat sidekick’ kid as well as the Zombie-bashing, but that’s [...]

ParaNorman Olympics Spots Are Pretty Decent

| August 7, 2012

We’ve talked a lot about ParaNorman here on the ZRC blog, and I still feel that the final movie is shaping up to be pretty Anti-Zombie. What with the protagonists fighting Zombies and all. Still, sometimes there’s still a hint of Zombie Friendliness, or just plain tolerance. These Olympics themed ads are all right, especially [...]

FEARnet Teams Up with Capcom for Comic-Con Event

| June 26, 2012

We recently reported on a Zombie Rights march at Comic-Con, but sadly, there are some arguably less Zombie Friendly events occurring as well, even tied in with the March: FEARnet, the leading cable destination for horror, thriller and suspense content, will team with Capcom® and its upcoming Resident Evil® 6 video game and MPI’s Dark [...]

Robert Kirkman Teams with Hyundai to Create Anti-Zombie Car

| June 25, 2012

Really? Really: Hyundai is looking toward the future. Unfortunately it’s a bleak future, where humanity is on the verge of extinction brought upon by the Zombie Apocalypse, but, hey, you’ve got to plan for everything, right? The automaker has teamed up with the creator of the “The Walking Dead” comic book series, Robert Kirkman, to [...]

Illinois Attacks Zombies to Promote Wearing Seatbelts

| June 23, 2012

Truly a bizarre story out of Illinois, especially considering that it’s home to the Zombie Friendly city of Chicago (where we recently marched for Zombie Rights, for instance): Still they are HILARIOUS that my home state of Illinois put ZOMBIES IN THEIR COMMERCIALS! So much of awesomeness here. The Illinois Department of Transportation really has [...]