Kingdom was a surprise hit. Here’s the Season 2 Trailer. I’m looking forward to this!
As winter approaches, the battle between the living and the undead in Joseon is just beginning. The royal court is teeming with snakes, the zombies are coming, and the crown prince has a nation to save. The worst is yet to come, and everyone will need to choose a side without knowing who they can really trust.
Ask most folks if they are familiar with Rot&Ruin and if they are, they’ll begin talking about Jonathan Maberry’s award-winning four book series that takes place in a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America. The series is good enough to have twice won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.
But that’s not the Rot & Ruin I’m talking about today.
Today I’m talking about the Rot & Ruin webtoon. Adapted by Mayberry with art by Alempe, this Rot & Ruin posts an update every Monday.
Benny Imura and his friends must navigate a post-apocalyptic zombie-infected America in which teenagers are forced to find labor or face starvation. When Benny grudgingly joins his annoying older brother Tom as an apprentice zombie hunter, he soon discovers that almost everything he believed about his sheltered life is wrong–and zombies aren’t the greatest thing to fear in the Rot & Ruin. Based on the novel Rot&Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.
1. WE CAN THANK THE MALL (AND DARIO ARGENTO) FOR DAWN OF THE DEAD. (Romero had avoided returning to the genre for years and had it not been for Argento helping with creative control and financing, Dawn of the Dead may have never happened! – Craig)
3. MULTIPLE VERSIONS OF DAWN OF THE DEAD EXIST. (This is news to me! I’d love to see Argento’s version that cut down on the humor. I have a feeling I’d prefer it. – Craig)
4. DAWN OF THE DEAD WAS RELEASED UNRATED IN AMERICA. (I took my future wife to see the unrated version on Dawn’s initial release. It’s the only movie we’ve ever walked out on. The gore was too much for her. Later in the week I returned with my buddy, John Beatty and we made it to the end. – Craig)
If a zombie apocalypse breaks out, are you living in a state that provides a good chance of survival? If you want to find out, CableTV.com has the answers. They looked at each “state’s agriculture, weapon ownership, solar energy, and climate.” They then ranked states from 1 (most likely to survive) to 4 (least likely to survive).
Since I live in Florida (ranked a 2), my odds are pretty good. If I went back to my birth state of Indiana (ranked a 1), they’d be even better.
If you’ve never watched Fear the Walking Dead or if you did watch it but gave up on it, please consider giving it a(nother) go. The cast has changed as has the focus. I’ve really enjoyed the new direction.
Stars: Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee, Sal Velez Jr., Kelsey Flower and Erika Hau.
The Pitch: “Let’s make a prequel to Z-Nation.”
Black Summer is a new Netflix series that serves as a prequel to Z-Nation. Since it’s a prequel it’s not necessary to have watched Z-Nation. (Truth be told, I like Black Summer better than Z-Nation).
The series starts off following what appears to be random folks working to survive a zombie outbreak. The cool thing is that as the episodes progress people that we see in the background might become the focus of the next installment. Ultimately a band of survivors forms with the goal of getting to a stadium where they hope the military is waiting to transport them to safety. Because Black Summer is (at this point) a limited series, there is no “star” that you just know is going to survive. This raises the stakes and adds to the tension.
You’d think by now we’d have seen it all when it comes to zombie stories. Black Summer is proof that just ain’t so. I really liked this first season and hope that it returns for a second. Guess who else likes Black Summer? Stephen King said this today…
“BLACK SUMMER (Netflix): Just when you think there’s no more scare left in zombies, THIS comes along. Existential hell in the suburbs, stripped to the bone.”
So don’t just take my word for it, take Stephen King’s.
Robert Sammelin really knocked it out of the park with his poster for Night of the Living Dead. You can see a larger version plus artwork that he created for the Night of the Living Dead Soundtrack LP at his site.