A million movies have been made about zombie invasions, but very few have focused on what happens afterwards. Do the zombies get cured? How will society rebuild? Will the survivors actually be safe? These are questions without familiar answers in zombie lore, which makes a movie like The Cured immediately exciting.
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Anna and the Apocalypse is a high school zombie musical set at Christmas. Which, obviously, sounds awesome. It sounds so awesome though, you're probably thinking there's no way it could love up to that expectation. But I'm happy to reveal that Anna and the Apocalypse lives up to your expectations and then some. It's an absolute blast.
Sydney and Melbourne, you've had your turn to be eaten alive by zombies. Soon Adelaide will have its chance in the post-apocalyptic sun when Zedtown -- the "real-world, zombie-themed" game of tag -- arrives in early October.
Zombie stories almost always have the same end game: Either humanity finds a cure, or everyone dies. In today's Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con, franchise creator Robert Kirkman said definitely his show will never, ever, look for a solution to the undead apocalypse. (Looks like everyone dying is still on the table, though.)
Playing games is ubiquitous across all cultures and time periods – mainly because most people like playing games.
Games involve rules, points, systems, as well as a theme or storyline and can be massively fun and engaging. And there is an increasing body of research that shows “gamification” – where other activities are designed to be like a game – can be successful in encouraging positive changes in behaviour.
George A. Romero, director of the legendary Night of the Living Dead, the equally legendary Dawn of the Dead, the not legendary but still good Day of the Dead, and countless other zombie entertainment, is trying something different. Very different. So different it's a movie where zombies race cars to entertain rich people.
Video: It Stains the Sands Red is a zombie movie that seems to borrow a bit from It Follows -- it's about a woman who can't shake the plodding pursuit of the undead new man in her life. But it's also set in the Nevada desert, lending a flashy danger to that region not seen since Nomi Malone hitchhiked into Vegas in Showgirls.
Last year, we blasted zombies to bits in a Wild West themed outbreak.
This time around, it's the modern day, and the government's desperate attempt to contain the rapidly spreading ZTX virus means the Ministry for Disease Control will be setting up quarantine zones in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Here's when Zedtown: State Of Emergency will run, and when you can buy tickets...
The world of The Walking Dead is full of dangers. There are zombies, of course, who desperately want to eat your flesh. There are bad humans like the Saviors and the Wolves, who kill the living with even more relish than the undead. But there's only one thing that, if you ever chance to see it, you need to start running and never stop: Rockmelons.
After two full weeks of narrative progression, I suppose The Walking Dead couldn't help itself. Huffing and puffing, it stopped its lumbering but steady jog to take five; catch its breath; and show us what's happening with Negan, his new captive Eugene and the rest of the Saviors' compound. Turns out what's hell for Rick and the others may be paradise for Eugene and his mullet.
I know, it's a bold proclamation, especially after the non-events of the first half of season seven. But the mid-season premiere, "Rock on the Road", contained pretty much everything those episodes lacked -- the whole group (mostly) being together; significant forward progress in the story; and a ridiculous, hyperviolent zombie massacre -- and I suspect things are only going to get better from here.