Aug 16

What music goes best with zombies? Bombastic symphonic pieces, as exemplified by Romero’s classic soundtrack. The hard driving clamor of horror punk? Or the innumerable genres of extreme metal, like death, black, and goregrind?

These are all great and capture the dark, diabolical essence of zombies. But a relatively new and unknown genre of electronic music may be more suitable: dubstep. I’ll let this mashup demonstrate:

Dubstep’s cadence stands out as jerky and lurching, reminiscent of a zombie’s walk. The wobbling, grimey, and growling basslines are distressed and unsettling, but strangely hypnotic, much like a zombie’s moan. The layers of samples and effects often contribute an eerie atmosphere. Even dubstep producers recognize the similarities. Listen to this, this (embedded below), this, and this.

There’s zombies in there!

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Jun 25

Ah, Michael Jackson. You were the king of pop zombie music videos. Thriller was classic. We’d miss you if we weren’t worried about your undead corpse eating our brains. Thank you for making Thriller, though. Now we know what we should be looking out for.

Rest in Zombihood, Michael Jackson

It appears that you can keep an eye on Zombie Michael Jackson by following @ZombJacko on Twitter (fortunately, we cannot claim credit for this account).

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Apr 02

Plants Versus Zombies the Game

Plants vs Zombies comes out May 5, 2009, and may be the cutest zombie game ever. PopCap, the makers of hit mini games like Bejeweled, announced the upcoming release of it’s adorable new zombie game yesterday. That’s right — April Fool’s day. And everyone thought it was a joke. Today, they assert the game’s for real. For my part, I think it’s legit.

The announcement is accompanied by a fabulous music video with female vocals and a catchy beat. You must check it out now. Continue reading »

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