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October 17, 2007

{     ZOMBIES!!!     }    

12. Threadless Zombie-Themed T-Shirts
11. Glow-in-the-Dark Flesh Eating Zombies Playset
10. Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
9. Re-Penetrator
8. Fido
7. Drink your zombie from a Zombie
6. Oddica's "Zombie Brain Chew" Tee
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
4. Return of the Living Dead
3. Mishka Zombi VII Hooded Zip-Up
2. Scopolamine
1. The Walking Dead

12. Threadless Zombie-Themed T-Shirts
365halloween.com serves up this nicely compiled list of all the Zombie-themed tees that Threadless offers. I'm really digging the airplane-safety-pamphlet simplicity of "In Case of Zombies", but the rest of these are gold too.
11. Glow-in-the-Dark Flesh Eating Zombies Playset
While these may not be the most gruesome or detailed zombie figures on the market, what they lack in hand-painted gore and articulation they more than make up for with their classic B-movie styling and glowinthedarkability. Plus, Zombie Dog?
10. Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006
I know the name doesn't exactly conjure images of the undead to mind, but just watch this animated short-film and you'll quickly find out why it made the list. I don't know what I like most about this: the Streets of Rage 2-esque format, or the superdeformed-cuteness of the character designs. Or maybe it's the gore. Yeah, definitely the gore. You can visit Paul Robertson's livejournal page here to see what else he's been up to lately.
9. Re-Penetrator
Who doesn't love zombie porn? Okay, lots of people don't love it. In fact, you may have a hard time even getting this flick shipped to your house, depending upon what State you live in.
8. Fido
I'm hearing nothing but great things about this film, both from horror-hounds and lovers of independent cinema alike. It's "Old Yeller" meets "Land of the Dead" premise is fertile ground for both plenty of zom-com yuks and ample doses of social commentary. The DVD release hits on 10/23, so those of us who live in the sticks or who don't hit the festival circuit can finally get our peepers on it.
7. Drink your zombie from a Zombie
The drink is so-named because of it's purported potency. (I recommend the Trader Vic recipe, #2 in the link. It's a bit more complex but worth the effort.) Two or three of these should have you doing the Undead Shamble, and what better vessel to suck them from than a cute little zombie head, courtesy of tiki mug crafters Munktiki.
6. Oddica's "Zombie Brain Chew" Tee
Oddica set the high-water mark for zombie t-shirts with this design. They also give other retailers a lot to aspire to in terms of packaging and service; Oddica tees are shipped with some nice bonus goodies (their library-book-style "tag" is just wicked cool) and arrive in a resealable/reusable zippered plastic mailer-bag with a distinctive all-over print.
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
For the follow-up to his uber-successful and widely recognized "Zombie Survival Guide", author Max Brooks chose to relay a series of narratives describing the battle for survival following an imagined zombie holocaust in "World War Z". I recommend the audio version, which gives distinctive voices to the various narrators via some Hollywood heavies. It's little wonder that this baby is already in development to become a feature film. Let's hope they can hold on to the gritty tone and stark humanity that make this more than just another head-chopping literary indulgence.
4. Return of the Living Dead
It has recently come to my attention that Return of the Living Dead was the film responsible for specifically associating zombies with a hunger for human brains. It was also one of my favorite movies ever when I was 12, due in no small part to the fact that it totally has punk rock boobs in it.
3. Mishka Zombi VII Hooded Zip-Up
The fantastically gory all-over design of this zip-up is tempered by the subtle application of black ink on charcoal fabric, taking it from "pants-shitting" to merely "terrifying". Mishka bring the pain in sizes up to 2X with this amazing piece. It truly is the Cadillac of horror hoodies.
2. Scopolamine
Peep the VBS TV clip here. The reported effects of Scopolamine are so scary that several larger news agencies picked up this story and ran with it. I can imagine legions of frat boys hunting and pecking the word S-C-O-P-O-L-A-M-I-N-E into a Google search in anticipation of the next co-ed mixer.
1. The Walking Dead
Quite possibly the best thing to happen to zombies since Romero, Robert Kirkman has forged one of the most compelling stories ever told in the genre, showcasing the plight of humanity turned upon itself in light of an undead plague. "The Walking Dead" is told over several volumes, each unfolding deeper and deeper concerns about the reality of surviving amidst the horrors of a zombie apocalypse, and Kirkman manages to continually trump himself with a series of volume-end cliffhangers and internal plot twists that let you know no matter how bad things have gotten in a world gone mad, they can always get worse.

Comments

I agree about the Pirate Baby Street Fight. The characters are so strangely cute. And don't you just love it when the tiny babies shoot out of pregnant ladies' bellies and then explode. I mean, who doesn't love babies? Who doesn't love pirates??!

Posted by: susie at October 18, 2007 4:35 AM

Great list. I know it might now be considered cliche, but Shaun of the Dead is a must for me on Halloween now. And I have to say Max Brooks is poised to become one of the most unappreciated writing commodities to hit shelves. More people need to know about this guy (chip off the old Mel block).

Addendum: Stubbs the Zombie (game and soundtrack, great times).

Posted by: A.J. at October 18, 2007 5:36 PM
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