We all appreciated Newsweek’s coverage of the zombie apocalypse in June. Now here’s another easter egg: Visit the Western Michigan University site at wmich.edu and press the Z and V keys (on your keyboard) at the same time. You will receive a warning. School’s out until the zombie hoards are destroyed! Please stay home if you are sick …
(If they remove the zombie alert, here’s a screenshot of what the easter egg looks like now. Hold onto your brains!)
Now I’m not sure how well a mixed martial artist would do against a zombie attack, considering MMA fighters don’t train to defend against biting. But there is one MMA fighter who may survive by, of all things, joining the zombie horde: Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung.
This featherweight powerhouse gets his name from his uncanny ability to move forward in a fight, even after taking a ton of damage. Pretty appropriate name if you ask me! Just watch his past fights—especially his fight of the decade performance against Leonard Garcia—to get an idea of his zombie-like behavior.
And we here at Zombie Slash definitely approve of Jung’s official Korean Zombie t-shirt.
(The t-shirt for MMA horror fans)
As a fan of the post-apocalyptic zombie comic book series, The Walking Dead, I’m psyched for the new AMC TV series based on the books! The show premieres this October.
Among the the latest Walking Dead news, the show’s zombie makeup mastermind, Greg Nicotero, gave an interview on AMC’s blog last week that reveals some of the details of his work. I’m happy to see he draws primarily on the fresh zombie art from the comic books for visual style. Here’s a preview of some of his work:
Check out the full interview here and a round up of other interviews and fresh photos from the set on AMC’s Waking Dead blog here.
Images from AMC’s Waking Dead blog
BoingBoing posted this photo from the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show yesterday. Prepare to be boarded!
UPDATE: This zombie pirate has been identified as Mic the Scallywag from Northern California. He does all his own makeup, costume design and distressing, prop building, and custom leatherwork.
Photo from TIME.com
The TIME magazine website is featuring a short interview with legendary zombie film director, George Romero. In the interview, Romero answers ten reader-submitted questions, and reveals that he doesn’t like the new trends in horror films, and isn’t at all rushing out to see the latest zombie films. He says his favorite film ever is The Tales of Hoffman. I haven’t seen it but am intrigued.
Check out the full interview here.
When it comes to PC and Mac, Zombies know where the food is:
You should check out other funny stuff at 909sickle.com.
Newsweek is secretly covering the zombie apocalypse. As of right now, you can visit Newsweek.com and use the classic Konami cheat code: [UP] [UP] [DOWN] [DOWN] [LEFT] [RIGHT] [LEFT] [RIGHT] [B] [A] [ENTER]. Once you have entered this on your keyboard, Newsweek gives you the latest news about the rising zombie hordes.
Because the Powers That Be are likely to sweep this news under the carpet sometime soon, here’s a full screen grab of zombie Newsweek. Continue reading »
Here at Zombie Slash, we have an awesome blogging team. One of our bloggers, xiann, is also the brainsss behind Sticky Comics, a hilarious, often ridiculously so, webcomic. Her most recent comic: Zombie Pig Pen. We are in zombie love.