Posts Tagged ‘Zombie’

13143326I am not as crazy a zombie fan as seems to be the fad these days, but I did like the idea of a REAL zombie apocalypse story. Tankbread, by Paul Mannering seemed to fall into that category, and being in the under $2 camp, I was all over it…

First person POV is lazy. That’s my opinion, and often I won’t get past the first couple of pages if I see this, though I have been getting better at giving books a try over this snub. I’ll allow the argument that it tends to work in the YA section, but beyond that, not so much. That arrogantly being stated, I did like this book. Gritty and no-nonsense, the main character is easy to like, the story well paced, with some great action sequences that made the book real for me. The ending was a bit rushed, though I’m beginning to think there’s some weird issue I have with endings, as I’m finding this a common occurrence in the indie novels I’ve been reading. (I’d love to hear other comments about that). (more…)

No Flesh Shall Be Spared by Thom Carnell

Posted: December 29, 2011 by simplytwistedproductions in Reviews
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I’ll be the first to say that I’m a little zombie’d out – After the past few years, it’s just gotten to the point where I’ve been overloaded and just want to roll my eyes at Best Buy commercials and the ever-growing stack of zombie novels on my nightstand. No one can argue that zombies are starting to become a little over-commercialized, but every once in a while there really is a diamond in the rough. That’s where Thom Carnell’s No Flesh Shall Be Spared comes in. I want to throw in a disclaimer right off the bat for any of you who perk up at all things zombie and say this is not the Michael Bay of zombie books, although it does have quite a lot of action and momentum. This is a much slower paced book, but what it takes its time to get towards really is worth the journey. (more…)

Tom and Sean from the Night Crew podcast host a panel with Norman Reedus and Melissa Cowan from “The Walking Dead” at ZomBcon 2011.

This week Chris and Morgue Anne to a post con wrap up of their time at ZomBcon, their latest appearance on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation, as well as comics, upcoming events, and more!

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BJ Shea’s Geek Nation

Righteous Dudecast

Adventures of Indiana Jim

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Episode 155 – ZomBcon Recovery

This episode Chris and Morgue Anne talk about the up coming Red, White, and Dead Seattle Zombie Walk and this years attempt at reclaiming the Guinness Book of World Record’s record for the largest zombie walk, reclaiming the title from New Jersey! They discuss their love of zombie entertainment and culture and why we love it so much! Also, Chris reviews the new documentary “The Truth is Out There”.

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The Truth is Out There website

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ChillPak Hollywood Hour

On The Edge Of Darkness

Geek Radio Daily

The Red, White, and Dead Seattle Zombie Walk

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Episode 138 – Countdown to the Seattle Zombie Walk

Anthony Mackie to Take on Zombie Hoards?

Posted: November 17, 2011 by simplytwistedproductions in Reviews
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Variety is reporting that Anthony Mackie, recently seen in “The Hurt Locker” and “The Adjustment Bureau”, is in talks to co-star in the film version of Max Brooks’ zombie epic World War Z. (more…)

Comic Review: Rotten #9

Posted: November 17, 2011 by simplytwistedproductions in Reviews
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Do you hate the idea of president that may have taken office illegally? Does the idea of military personal not being allowed to return home after their term of service turn your stomach? Do you enjoy social and political debates and protests? And does all this set against the backdrop of flesh eating zombies in the old west sound amazing? Then why the hell aren’t you reading the fantastic comic book series by Mark Rahner and Robert Horton called “Rotten”?

In this issue we have the conclusion of the current storyline “Revival of the Fittest” where we have Agent Flynn dealing with the protests between the religious groups that do not want Darwin or his books in their town and Agent Wade having his run in with the first appearance of the running zombies. The back and forth between the intellectual debate and the running action between the two stories was very entertaining and kept my interest throughout the story, not just in this issue but through the 3 issues of this storyline. Seeing Agent Wade reacting and finding ways to deal with the fast moving zombies was well played with a mix of fear and in some moments finding the comedy in the situation. And having Agent Flynn raise some of the questions he did, does cannibalism have an evolutionary affect on man, in his search for a rational, scientific explanation for the rise of the walking dead was interesting and a fresh perspective in the zombie genre. (more…)