RIP Bill Hinzman
Here’s a great Kickstarter campaign to fund: Zombie House Blitz. Zombie House Blitz is a speed-based card game where you compete with your friends to evacuate people from a safe house and keep them safe from zombies. By pledging to the campaign, you’ll get a copy of the game yourself, and certain levels of giving will get your portrait, drawn as a zombie, and included in the game! A very cool way to immortalize yourself or a loved one. So check it out and help these guys turn this idea into a reality!
RIP Bill Hinzman
Just in time for zombie season (which is technically year round!), get your United States Zombie Hunting Permit. These stickers are 3″ x 5″, printed on 4mil vinyl, UV and water resistant and are available for only $2.00 each! International Zombie Hunting Permits are available here. Also available in packs of 10 and 50.
The in-production zombie(ish) film R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department) got some unwanted attention yesterday when a local Boston priest condemned the film’s crew for shooting outside of his church on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Here’s what the up-tight unhappy priest had to say:
“I think it’s offensive,” he said. “We’re having prayer services where people can sit and process the events of 9/11, and this [movie] is the antithesis of that. It’s work, it’s violence and it’s putting money ahead of the values that we should be about on that day.”
I’m sure he didn’t complain when they paid to shoot there. Anyways- R.I.P.D. is based off the Dark Horse comic series of the same name, check it out here and read the complete story concerning angry priests and movie stars here.
Gypsy moths have been acting weird lately, and according this article, aptly titled How a brain-manipulating virus turns caterpillars into zombies, via Ars Technica, there’s a reason: baculovirus. The peaceful little gypsy moths no longer want to just hide away in cool soil and stay safe from lurking birds looking for a quick snack, but now they want to DIE AND RAIN DOWN THEIR DISEASE ON ALL CREATURES.
“…baculovirus…The aptly named “tree top disease” makes the infected gypsy moth caterpillar climb to the top of a tree to die, liquefy, and release millions of infective virus particles.”
These nasty particles then get swept up by rain and wind and find they ways onto everything. Yup, caterpillars could be the beginning of a full fledge zombie invasion. Okay, maybe not, but… ?
Sorry for the missed days of zombie news and goodies, I myself felt as if I had become a member of the living dead for most of the week. A wicked cold and tempature drop induced allergies made for some unhappy days and nights. As it seems I have survived this latest attack, we can get back to zombies! As always, thanks for reading!
Have a good Labor Day and we’ll see everyone tomorrow.
SPOILER ALERT! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 2- DO NOT READ!
MTV.com’s Splash Page blog talks with new The Walking Dead executive producer/ showrunner Glen Mazzara and his plans for the second season, which premieres October 16th, including the season’s main location- Hershel Greene’s farm. Mazzara had this to say:
“Our approach to our group of survivors when they reach Hershel’s farm is that they are a plague unto themselves. Nothing goes right for Hershel once Rick and his band show up. They make the zombie apocalypse look like kids in a candy story”…
Mazzara also brings up the Governor, but doesn’t say much in regards to him. Read the rest of the article here.