The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Zombie Learning Satirized? We Do Not Approve.

| January 9, 2014

It is a well-known fact among Zombie Rights Activists, though not in the general population, that Zombies of all stripes are generally capable of learning, even if they are (temporarily, we hope) impaired by the death-Undeath transition. It has been a staple of George Romero’s work for decades; John Russo agreed, in Return of the [...]

Busy Season for the Zombie Rights Campaign

| October 19, 2013

Zombies Allies: we hope the autumn season finds you well. The leaves are colorful, the air is crisp, and there’s a little holiday coming up, I forget the name. Hallo-something or other. I jest, of course; this is the most Zombie Time of the Year after all! Next weekend the Zombie Rights Campaign will be [...]

The ZRC at Flashback Weekend

| August 20, 2013

(These poor Zombies clearly just want friends or hugs) Hello, Zombie Allies! This post is mainly a brief selection of photos from our recent trip to Flashback Weekend. The ZRC was mainly there for a little outreach with/recon on the cast of ‘Dawn of the Dead’, and I think it was a success! In particular, [...]

‘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 [...]

Routine ZRC Update

| July 15, 2013

Greetings out there, Zombie Rights allies! Just a quick update on how things are shaping up for our Summer of Protesting: The ZRC is going to at least do a drop-in visit for Flashback Weekend in Chicago on August 9th-11th, as they’re having a HUGE Dawn of the Dead reunion which is very exciting. Some [...]

George Romero Deserves a Star on the Walk of Fame

| October 5, 2012

As activists working in the field of Zombie Rights, The Zombie Rights Campaign obviously has a lot to say about the work of George Romero. Mr. Romero’s film-making career has for decades helped to define the American, nay, global conception of the Zombie population, for better and for worse. Unlike many post-modern Undead haters like [...]

‘Dayplanner of the Dead’ Zom-Com Brings Together Numerous Anti-Zombie Alums

| September 24, 2012

The concept of ‘Dayplanner of the Dead’ as outlined in its Indiegogo page is interesting, if not particularly Zombie Friendly: Zombies don’t eat people because they’re hungry, but because they’re bored. So the solution is to Entertain the Zombies. Hmm. Original, sure. But is portraying the Undead as something akin to homicidal maniacs hooked on [...]

‘Zombie Research Society’ Debuts Cool (But Still Troublesome) Zombie Poster

| March 9, 2012

It’s well-known that we don’t get along with the ‘Zombie Research Society’ here at The Zombie Rights Campaign; their ‘research’ is geared toward hurting the Undead, and they certainly don’t want Zombies to have rights. Which, to be clear, is a bigoted and offensive position to take. Meanies. This poster they’ve commissioned for their Undead-bashing [...]

Save the Evans City Chapel Fundraiser

| March 8, 2012

The ZRC is not, as an institution, exactly a fan of ‘Night of the Living Dead’, but it’s hard to miss the film’s importance to both the Undead Rights movement and cinematic history. So we recognize the importance of preserving both the film and the institutions and locations that enabled it to be produced (even [...]