Monday, 30 August 2010

Etiquette, Morals… and Zombies?

Having already read and loved the novel written by Seth Grahame-Smith, and indeed Jane Austen’s classic, reading the graphic novel was a must. So, I went out and purchased the graphic novel, and here is what I thought.

For those who don’t know, Pride and Prejudice is a classic love story set in the 1800s. And to explain, very briefly, the story follows a woman of lower societal rank as she unintentionally seduces a man of great wealth, ultimately ending in their partnership. Now imagine this premise, and then chuck a few zombies and some bad ass martial artistry in there. Well done you have successfully been introduced to Seth Graham-Smith’s brainchild, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Monday, 15 March 2010

You never forget your first time…

So, you’re an adolescent man… (probably not… but just imagine you are). You bunk off school to drink beer and trash an already decaying, derelict mental home (as you do). You come across a naked, restrained and obviously malnourished female, which it later becomes apparent, cannot die (ZOMBIE!)… What do you do?!?… Call the police?!?… Run off screaming like a little girl?!?…

Monday, 8 March 2010

“City of Rott; the worst place on earth and you’re looking for a pair of shoes!”

Frank Sudol’s City of Rott (2006) follows its hero, pensioner Fred, as he searches a zombie infested city for a pair of new slippers… (Yes… It is as odd as it sounds). Sudol’s innovative animation immediately entertains, though far from ‘Pixar’ perfect, it’s simplistic, low budget nature impresses and fits the film suitably. This is made all the more impressive by Frank Sudol being the sole contributor in all aspects of the films construction… (Voices and all).

The infection within this film is a virus/parasite which was spread within contaminated rain water and eventually tap water. The parasite, worms in this case, effectively control the brain and feed off of human flesh. Interestingly the film was released just a few days before the game Dead Rising which, of course, shares roughly the same concept. The concentration upon the old man is a stroke of genius, forget John McClane, here is Fred! (I lie… Nobody is more ‘badass’ than John McClane… May god have mercy on my soul).

...Oh hi!

Im Nicola, I love zombie related media and one day wish to make use of the multiple zombie survival plans I have created in my very few years on earth.

I am 20 years of age and plan to write my university dissertation on zombie films, specifically those including zombie soldiers and even more specifically, Nazi zombie soldiers. This blog is my way of making myself watch the many, countless, numerous zombie films that are out there… Whilst reading a few books and playing a few games on the way.

So I leave you with this picture of me reading Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide with my good friend Sean Brown, may he rest in pieces.