The Zombie Rights Campaign Blog

Zombies Less Interesting Than Robots? We’ll Have to Disagree

| June 28, 2012

Really I shouldn’t even be responding to this piece, since it’s not about Zombies at all except for a throwaway insult, but darn it, I felt insulted! While believing in fairy tale stories like mermaids and zombies can be fun, something even more exciting from stories that we love is becoming a reality. Robots. Really [...]

“Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City”, “Yakuza: Dead Souls” and the Art of Missing the Point

| April 4, 2012

Two new, obviously vicious Anti-Zombie games are out this spring and the reviews are mixed, and unfortunately, miss the Zombie Rights angle entirely. Example: Play enough games and you learn some universal rules. An enemy’s weak spot is marked in red; purple items are poison; and zombies make any scenario better. It’s fact. The undead [...]

“Judge Dredd vs Zombies” ? The Glorification of Fascistic Oppression of the Undead

| December 8, 2011

I’m not about to pretend to be a huge expert on Judge Dredd. I’ve read a few comics, and I did see the Stallone movie, which like most moviegoers I’ve largely repressed. There was.. a robot, right? Yeah. Ignorance is bliss here. Well, someone had the bright idea to take Judge Dredd, splash in a [...]

Seth Grahame-Smith Not Just Remaking ‘Pride and Prejudice’ but ‘Beetlejuice’ Too

| September 12, 2011

We’ve had our differences with Seth Grahame-Smith here at the ZRC; his ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ novel kickstarted the truly unfortunate trend of ‘Put Zombies Into Anything, Especially Public Domain Works No One Owns Anymore’ Trend. (Aka: the Zombie Flavored Creativity Substitute). Don’t get us wrong; a thoughtful Zombified remake of a classic work [...]

Mattess Makers Try to Sell You a New Mattress with Zombie-Baiting Imagery

| May 18, 2011

You know, every time I think that the ridiculous trend of combining absolutely everything with (hating) Zombies might finally have reached its peak, I see something even more ridiculous. Case in point: the Zombie Apocalypse, or rather its cliche imagery and tropes, are being used to sell mattresses, with sleep deprivation recast as ‘Zombieitis’. I [...]

‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ Turned Into Zombie Bashing Short Film (Amongst Others)

| May 18, 2011

It’s undeniably true: we live in a Youtube age. I mean, just look how much time the ZRC spends on media available on Youtube, or how many trailers we’ve embedded on the site hosted on the mega-behemoth video service. Likewise we have found the service an invaluable resource for hosting our own videos and short [...]

‘Fenris Unchained’: The Zombie Apocalypse as an Excuse to Drink Heavily In Wisconsin

| May 6, 2011

Could the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ occur in Wisconsin? Zach Snyder thought so. Would it involve beer? I’m just guessing, yeah: Beer for beer and shot for shot, when all 50 states belly up to the bar, few can hold their own with Wisconsin. Binge drinking – we’re No. 1. Percentage of drinkers in the population – [...]

‘Zombie Economics’ Proves We’re Not Through the Woods Yet on Zombie Flavored Creativity Substitutes

| May 4, 2011

Uggh. Just… ugh: There is a plague sweeping the land, and you must prepare yourself. Are you ready for the creeping dread of unpaid bills? The sheer, unrelenting horror of bankruptcy? The non-stop terror that are creditors? Will you live to survive another day, or will you succumb to the apocalypse of Zombie Economics? … [...]

ZRC Examines ‘Goldilocks in Zombie Land’ Preview

| May 2, 2011

Yes we do appear to have another case of ‘Splash Zombies into Absolutely Anything’, thanks for asking: When we were children we all read the classic storybook stories of Red Riding Hood, The Three Blind Mice, Jack and Jill, the Gingerbread Man and many other stories that taught many of us valuable lessons in life. [...]

Street Fighter 2 Zombies Shirt From Hot Topic

| April 19, 2011

Seriously, are they even trying anymore? I mean, when Arthur Suydam redoes classic imagery with Zombies, he puts a lot of care and time into it, and some of the results are very aesthetically pleasing, even if they’re typically Anti-Zombie. This, though? Yeah. Hot Topic is like pop culture vomiting into its own mouth, and [...]