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‘Stag Night of the Dead’ US iTunes Release

| March 7, 2012

Remember ‘Stag Night of the Dead’? The UK Zombie-Slaughtering-’Comedy’ where a bachelor party goes to a Zombie killing sort of theme park and somehow sets off the Zompocalypse? Well, it’s out on iTunes in America now. The DVD release is apparently May 1st, and in the meantime BuyZombie helpfully provided the world with this trailer [...]

‘The Walking Dead’ Teams Up with Facebook’s Annoying Changes

| February 24, 2012

The ZRC is on Facebook, so we’ve, ahem, noticed the constant, frequent, and to many users maddening aesthetic tinkering that goes on with that particular social networking site. It doesn’t really bother me, because I went into Facebook assuming it was evil, but many users hate it. So it might be a PR misstep for [...]

Lenovo Uses (Unauthorized?) Anti-Zombie Violence to Promote Laptops

| February 9, 2012

In the growing Tablet pc era laptops are often seen as an endangered species* and the question of how to promote the older form factor against the very trendy tablet market seems to be driving some computer makers barmy. Or, in the case of Lenovo, into simulated Anti-Zombie violence: Behold the first absolutely wacky advertisement [...]

Using Fear of the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ to Sell Cloud-Based Software? To Dentists?

| February 5, 2012

Truly some of the stuff we come across here at the ZRC is so bizarre it feels like the entire universe might be pulling a fast one on us. Case in point, a lengthy blog post that attempts to use the fear of a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ to push the concept of web-based software for dentists: [...]

“Z-Rated: Zombie-proof your own home” for the Bigoted, Anti-Zombie Gated Community of Tomorrow

| December 6, 2011

One of our trusted UK informants obtained an interview with two of the apparent leading lights of the Living Supremacist Architecture movement, and the results are a chilling look into the attempted harnessing of consumer culture to prejudice and oppression: So our solution to the idea of a zombie apocalypse is not a ‘one-off’ mobile [...]

New ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Poster Shows Lasting Cultural Impact of Romero Film

| October 27, 2011

It’s not many movies that inspire labors of grisly love like this so many decades after their release: George A. Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead is the kind of movie that continues to lay the chills on hot and heavy decades after its release. The good thing for us? The merch surrounding [...]

Hardware Store Chain Tries to Sell to Zombies and their Persecutors

| October 16, 2011

This is one of the very strangest promotional campaigns relating to the Differently Animated we’ve yet seen: In a pop-culture world of zombie marches, video games and television shows, one regional hardware chain has taken the novel approach of actively marketing power tools and garden implements as protection against the undead. And not to leave [...]

Product Placement and ‘The Walking Dead’

| October 15, 2011

Every time I think I can’t detest ‘The Walking Dead’ more as an exemplar of everything wrong with our crass, violence-drenched anti-Zombie media, they manage to find a new way to offend me. Case in point, the way the show cashes in on PRODUCT PLACEMENT in its gruesome, savage pageantry, and how many sleazy corporations [...]

‘Dead Island’ Movie to be Based on ‘Dead Island’ Commercial; Finally, Mel Brooks Can Retire

| September 30, 2011

In the classic science-fiction spoof ‘Spaceballs’, one of the recurring jokes is the hypercommercialization of the Spaceballs movie itself, and the bewildering variety of (sometimes just plain bewildering) merchandise that, allegedly, one could purchase related the film. (This is pretty obviously a poke in the ribs at ‘Star Wars’ which really did break all sorts [...]

‘Magic: The Gathering’ Resorts to Anti-Zombie Ad Campaign for ‘Innistrad’

| September 27, 2011

I’d been hearing for some time that the newest expansion in perennial favorite collectible card game ‘Magic: The Gathering’ was going to be substantially Zombie-themed, and I had some hope that it might, MIGHT represent some long-sought improvements to the depiction of the Differently Animated in gaming media. Whether ‘Innistrad’, the aforementioned expansion, actually does [...]