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Scientists Calculate How Fast a Zombie Outbreak Could Destroy Humanity (Hint: We’re Screwed)

Forget everything you think you know about survival in a zombie-plagued world — even if you’ve committed DAWN OF THE DEAD to memory, have a dog-eared copy of Max Brooks’ ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE in your back pocket, and just came off a marathon of every WALKING DEAD season. It’s time to get down to the […]

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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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George A. Romero Wrote a Zombie Noir Film Called ENOUGH OF THE DEAD!

In 1968, George A. Romero cobbled together a low budget horror movie about corpses that came back to life and started eating people. It sounds absurd when you put it like that – probably because that’s exactly what it is – but the idea gradually took hold of the imaginations of audiences and filmmakers everywhere. […]

Creepypasta 

The Horrific Case of the UK’s Secret “Blood-Freezing Experiment”

Many creepypasta fans are familiar with the nightmarish tale of the infamous “Russian Sleep Experiment,” which shares the top of the list with Slender Man, CANDLE COVE and Jeff the Killer as one of the most enduring viral web legends [you can read more about those here]. But not as many people have heard the horrifying […]

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Check Out the Brutal & Bittersweet Zombie Short Film WE TOGETHER

Zombie films have often been used to make larger statements about society. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD had messages about war and race, DAWN OF THE DEAD echoed questions of consumerism, and SHAWN OF THE DEAD covers the banality of our day to day lives. Today’s short WE TOGETHER (by Henry Kaplan) adds to the “symbolic living dead” […]

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Analyzing George A. Romero’s Evolution Of The Dead

These days it’s hard to believe that cinematic zombies were created by one filmmaker.  George Romero has made it clear that never set out to invent “zombies.”  To him, zombies were the wide-eyed, lumbering voodoo victims in old Bela Lugosi movies.  The reanimated corpses in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, on the other hand, were […]

Remember These Original DAWN OF THE DEAD Action Figures?

With NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George Romero quite literally created zombies as we know them today. Ten years later, he locked his flesh-eating creations inside of a shopping mall in DAWN OF THE DEAD, a sequel that proved to be every bit as innovative and important as its predecessor. Gorier and laced with even […]

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Watch These Brothers Convince Loopy Sister That The Zombie Apocalypse Has Happened!

Oh, pranks like this just warm our twisted little hearts. Poor Millicent Phillips couldn’t have possibly imagined what her brothers had in store for her after she underwent dental surgery to have her wisdom teeth pulled. The carefully orchestrated video shows the groggy and loopy little sister visibly confused as her siblings keep hurling questions at […]

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REAL Zombies! The True Story that Inspired THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW

In 1988, horror movie legend Wes Craven brought THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW to the big screen. It is the story of Anthropologist, Dennis Alan, who travels to Haiti to seek out a drug used in voodoo rituals to turn men into zombies. Once in Haiti, he finds a man called Christophe who had mysteriously died, […]