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The Walking Dead Gets Its Own Parody

walking deadI think we’re at a point in cinema when the only thing worse than porn spoofs of films are the legitimate spoofs of films. Especially when it comes to horror parodies, which are seemingly the only ones still getting made. And now we’ve got what could potentially be the worst of the worst coming, as production company MNDFCK has recently cast Walking with the Dead, a send-up of — you guessed it — AMC’s The Walking Dead. I mean, it’ll probably still be better than The Walking Dead during its worst moments. Really, it sounds like it’ll be taking on all forms of zombie-related fiction, but I guess it’s smart to stick with what’s current as far as promoting this thing goes. Plus, adding hottie actress Jacqui Holland (My Best Friend’s Girl) can’t hurt.

Here’s how this zombified story will unfold: a group of survivors come together a month after the zombie apocalypse begins, and each is named after their favorite cities — Chicago, Green Bay, Brooklyn, and Harlem. (Obvious ties to Zombieland there.) One of them is a Sheriff who’s just awakened from a coma, his small-business owner 10-year-old son, and a zombie named Romeo who uses a lot of voiceover in his quest to get the others to realize he’s not really dead, just slow. The fearsome foursome are forced to vacate their mini-mall camp headquarters in order to seek out a more long-term safe zone. So it’s obvious Dawn of the Dead and Warm Bodies will also get skewered.

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The Walking Dead Makes New Year’s Resolutions, Too

The Walking DeadThis is the time of year when many of us decide that we’re going to take steps to improve some aspect of our lives. Maybe we’re going to lose some weight, drink less, go back to school, or just be nicer in general. Then again, maybe your New Year’s resolutions all have to do with exacting vengeance against those who have wronged you, it takes all kinds. Looked at from the right perspective, the zombie apocalypse represents a kind of metaphorical New Year. As we’ve seen on AMC’s The Walking Dead, some people certainly seem to thrive in the chaos and madness that accompanies the end of civilization as we know it. The collapse of society is as good a time as any to make some big lifestyle changes, it’ll force your hand if you don’t, and AMC has released a series of cards featuring some ideas characters The Walking Dead may want to consider moving forward. Some of these appeared at The Wrap, while others come via The Walking Dead’s Facebook page.

Daryl (Norman Reedus) may be Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) right hand man, a total badass, and far and away the best character on the hit zombie drama, but he could definitely use some new threads. We get it, you’re a tough-guy redneck shitkicker who hates sleeves and rocks a dirt stache, that’s who you are. Still, that poncho has seen better days. You never know when you’re going to run into Carol (Melissa McBride) again, and you don’t want to look totally threadbare and beaten down when you do, right?

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Zombies Are Now Officially The Least Terrifying Monsters

Zombie CollegeThe public really, really, really likes zombies these days. Once eschewed by almost all but the most dedicated, resolute gore hounds, the undead are popping up everywhere. AMC’s The Walking Dead continues, inexplicably, to grow in popularity with damn near every episode. You can also find rotting corpses shilling big name products including automobiles, fruit flavored candy, and cell phones. That last one at least makes a little bit of sense if you’ve seen Return of the Living Dead, that scene where the zombie gets on the radio and says, “Send more cops,” shows that some incarnations have the manual dexterity to work a device like a telephone. Zombies even got their very own romantic comedy this year, with Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. In one of the stranger marketing moves you’ll ever witness, a Bay Area community college has tapped flesh eating ghouls to be their new spokesmonster.

Badass Digest snapped a picture of a peculiar bus ad for Foothill College which sits just between Palo Alto and San Jose. The photograph shows a young woman in zombie make up and a scowl, clawing her way towards you, with the message, “Like the zombie apocalypse, we’ll feed your brain.” Zombies and education are not necessarily the estranged bedfellows you might initially expect. Schools have offered classes that revolve around the undead, they’ve been used to teach survival skills, and the CDC has even employed the walking dead as way of informing the public of potential dangers, like infectious diseases and pandemics. This is, as far as I’m aware, that institutions of higher learning have used zombies to bolster enrollment.

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Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead’s First Teaser Will Make Your Head Explode


The wide release of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the sequel to his surprisingly fun 2009 gorefest Dead Snow, is still presumably months away, but it will soon make a blood splash of a premiere when it hits the Sundance Film Festival next month. And what better way to get potential fans interested than releasing a teaser trailer that both calls back to the first film while giving us a humorous vision of things to come. I didn’t vocally holler out “Hell yes!” at the conclusion of the above video, I certainly thought it loudly enough.

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Beer Guzzling Zombies Stalk The Band Red Fang In Their Latest Video


Portland heavy metal band Red Fang are known for creating songs that infuse chunky guitar riffs with agreeable stoner grooves that are almost impossible to dislike if you’re a rock fan in general. But the band is arguably more famous for the fun and ridiculously over-the-top music videos they put out with their singles. And they’ve nearly upped the ante with their latest video for “Blood Like Cream,” which features a unique spin on zombie culture. These walking deadbeats aren’t at all interested in eating people’s brains or flesh. They want all the beer. Nooooo!!!

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Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead Raises A First Poster And Synopsis

dead snow 2As a big fan of Tommy Wirkola’s 2009’s horror/sorta-comedy Dead Snow, I’m really on the fence when it comes to the upcoming sequel, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead. It appears to be more of a passion project for Wirkola and less a way to capitalize on the cult success of the first film, plus it has the awesomeness that is Martin Starr. But it’s a sequel to a Nazi zombie movie, so it’s handicapped just by existing, and it’s got one of the most direct-to-video titles I’ve ever heard in my life. In a push to build excitement for its upcoming premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, they’ve released an international poster, and it’s partly as off-putting as the title itself. Luckily, the official synopsis has also been unveiled, and all previous reservations go flying through the window, cutting themselves open and bleeding all over the place in the process.

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