The fifteen day
zombie epidemic in media clippings creator posted a last installment in his 15 day creation today, January 15th. On reddit, the creator called Vidzilla explained that the 15 day series that gripped reddit’s zombie fans was created with no advance planning. He was inspired by a conversation about how people would react if a crowded place were “ground zero” for a zombie outbreak, and after his Day 1 post on January 1st got a big reaction, he decided to continue his story for two weeks.
Vidzilla will post a “Director’s Cut” including the zombie story in full on reddit.com/r/zombies. Read his latest comments on reddit to find out more about his awesome zombie storytelling. And thanks, Vidzilla, for a really creepy two week ride. Can we do this again sometime?
I’ve been filled with a sense of growing dread watching this series of media clippings and screenshots that has been posted on
reddit.com/r/zombies. The series of images shows a snowballing zombie epidemic in social media, personal messages, and news outlets. Check out days 1-6 below.
Day 1 – image by Vidzilla
Day 2 – image by Vidzilla
Day 3 – image by Vidzilla
Day 4 – image by Vidzilla
Day 5 – image by Vidzilla
Day 6 – image by Vidzilla
I can’t help but think this method of storytelling is something of a throwback to some analysis of
modern information overload and the zombie pop phenomenon we talked about in 2010. But mostly, I can’t wait to find out where this story is going. I’m going to be following what I hope continue to be daily updates by Vidzilla on reddit.
And don’t forget to update your 2012 preparedness plans. This is getting real.
Updates: ( Day 7 comments) | ( Day 8 comments) | ( Day 9 comments) | ( Day 10 comments) | ( Day 11 comments) | ( Day 12 comments) | ( Day 13 comments) | ( Day 14 comments) | ( … comments)
Note: Check out Day 5, Day 9, and others for secret hidden messages. See reddit threads for spoilers. Could this be a viral marketing campaign? For what?
The folks over at reddit.com
organized a video interview with Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. In the interview, Brooks answers ten of the top questions submitted to reddit, some of which are intriguing, some absurd, but all elicit great responses from the famed zombie aficionado.