The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Zombie Cat: A Heartwarming Response to Undead Pet Ownership

| February 5, 2015

We’ve been hearing from Zombie Allies about this story for a while now, but on the off-chance it’s new to you, dear readers: (CNN)It’s like a plot line ripped from the scripts of “The Walking Dead” — if the show’s cast were made up of cats and took place in Florida. A Tampa, Florida, cat [...]

New ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Details

| January 22, 2015

The Zombie Rights Campaign takes issue with ‘The Walking Dead’ tv series. It’s blatant fearmongering, served up with a side of gore and a big order of dysfunctional drama. Hmm. You can tell I am writing this before I have lunch. Ahem. At any rate, we’ve known that there will be a Walking Dead spinoff [...]

The ZRC Trip to ‘Nightmare on Chicago Street’ 2014 with Pictures

| November 1, 2014

Hello out there, Zombie Rights supporters! This is our slightly belated post about ‘Nightmare on Chicago Street’ 2014; there were some slight camera issues but it’s all worked out now. —– Saturday, October 25th the Zombie Rights Campaign once again traveled to, well, chilly Elgin Illinois for their Halloween spectacular/outreach event known as ‘Nightmare on [...]

Gruesome, But Admittedly Witty, 80s Theme Song for ‘The Walking Dead’

| May 31, 2014

The Wil Wheaton Project, a new variety/entertainment review program on the SyFy Channel, recently debuted and in that debut included its take on what a Zany, 80s-style theme song would be for the grisly and highly offensive TV program ‘The Walking Dead’. The song/video does an admirable job exposing the wanton and casual cruelty of [...]

More Doomsday Shelters for the Anti-Zombie?

| February 24, 2014

As the seemingly endless winter here in Madison comes to a close, ever-so-gradually, the ZRC staff are pondering outdoor projects. Gardening. Putting up a bat house (we’re Bat Friendly too!). Going after invasive weeds. Others, it seems, are busy preparing for the end of the world, and at least some internet wags think that might [...]

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 [...]

LAPD and The Walking Dead: Partners in Oppression?

| November 23, 2013

Here at The Zombie Rights Campaign we’re very concerned about official Anti-Zombie prejudice deriving from the negative stereotypes you see in popular culture. It’s certainly a problem when Robert Kirkman flaunts his hatred of the Differently Animated; it’s much more of a problem with official government agencies do it. Zombies have Civil Rights too. So [...]

‘GNASH’, A Zombie Apocalypse Novel for the War on Terror Generation

| September 6, 2013

It is often said that Zombies, in fiction, are a metaphor for social unrest or collapse. Conversely, Zombie fiction is sometimes said to be tied to *good* times. It’s complicated. But whether Zombies are themselves a metaphor, Zombie fiction still has to deal with the world its readers/watchers/players are from. In 1985, for example, ‘Return [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]