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The Zombie Rights Campaign at The Dark Carnival 2013

| September 4, 2013

Last weekend The Zombie Rights Campaign journeyed all the way to lovely (but somewhat distant) Columbus, Indiana for the Seventh Annual Dark Carnival Film Festival. We had a good time, and I think there has been major progress toward The Cause, as we will discuss below. First, let’s give a hand to the Dark Carnival [...]

RiffTrax Live to Host ‘Night of the Living Dead’ on October 24th

| August 18, 2013

We’ve previously had a few unkind words to say about the treatment of the Differently Animated by the Rifftrax Live crew from their stint mocking ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’. Mainly because they invited known Anti-Zombie bigot and songsmith Jonathan Coulton to perform on their broadcast. Ahem. Chewing on the doors? Really? But we’re willing [...]

‘Birth of the Living Dead’ To Document Genesis of Romero Anti-Zombie Stereotypes

| August 18, 2013

‘Night of the Living Dead’ is one of those cultural touchstones that is so big that people are unaware of just how big it is. I can’t say how many times I’ve been at a convention for the ZRC, discussing Zombies and their rights in society, only to have someone tell me all about how [...]

Day of the Dead to be Remade? Hmm.

| July 23, 2013

‘Day of the Dead’ is something of a black sheep in the Romero Zombie canon, but it’s also one of the earliest films to ‘humanize’ the Differently Animated. In fact, we’ve been told on more than one occasion that ‘Day of the Dead’s sympathy for the Undead, particularly the star, Bub*, is the reason particular [...]

Favorite World War Z Review (That Isn’t Ours)

| July 2, 2013

Hilarious and extremely short!

World War Z: The ZRC Review

| June 29, 2013

After a recent bout of illness nearly had your ZRC President joining the ranks of the Undead a bit earlier than planned, I recovered, and the ZRC Madison staff saw ‘World War Z’ on Thursday. Naturally, we were appalled at the treatment of the Undead in the film. That in and of itself wasn’t surprising. [...]

Copyright Trolls Making Anti-Zombie Movies Just to Sue Downloaders?

| April 11, 2013

At The Zombie Rights Campaign we try to be flexible with copyright; after all, we release all our content via Creative Commons licenses. The important thing for us is the Zombie Friendly message. So seeing a nexus between copyright law abuses and Living Supremacism is particularly disheartening: Over the years, as rumors of the potential [...]

ZRC Public Appearance: The Dark Carnival 2013

| February 27, 2013

The Zombie Rights Campaign was proud to attend The Dark Carnival film festival every year in Bloomington, Indiana as one of our favorite venues to see the latest in cutting-edge, independent Zombie cinema. Over the years we saw some of the best, worst, most offensive and most enlightening films that the independent horror world had [...]

Just In Time for Valentine’s Day, ‘Undying Love’

| February 14, 2013

You may remember Mad Lab Productions from an entire series of Zombie stop-animations we’ve critiqued here on the ZRC blog; there are some issues with retrograde Zombie stereotyping in their work, but also a measure of sympathy for the Undead that is highly unusual. Mad Lab’s latest short film, ‘Undying Love’, exhibits a similar mix. [...]

Universal Classic Monsters Box Set: Of Interest to Zombie Historians

| January 14, 2013

Our friends at the Horror Society brought a killer sale to our attention and it might be of interest to our Zombie Friendly audience as well: Amazon’s Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection. Through January 19th, Amazon is offering the title for $79.99 (a 50% [...]