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.
Tomorrow 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?
Today I had a chance to explore a “ridiculously detailed” poster of 978 zombie movies, books, and games. It’s an oddly meditative experience for zombie fans.
The creators also apparently run the DailyZombieFilm twitter feed which tweets a new link to a zombie film every day, featuring pretty much all the zombie b-movie titles you can imagine, from Kung Fu Zombie to Zombie Bikini Squad and many, many more.
Go check out the poster here.
Last Thursday, Marvel Comics blogger Agent_M declared Thursdays to be zombietalk days on Twitter. The current discussion can be found here.
Last Thursday’s discussion centered around the creation of Zombie Morrissey, an elusive rendition of what Morrissey will look like if (when?) he becomes a zombie. Twelve Zombie Morrisseys were selected and posted on Agent_M’s Tumblr blog.
Other discussion topics from last Thursday included whether running zombies or slow zombies are preferred. (As zombie purists, we’re squarely in the slow zombie camp, for the record.) If you’re among the Twitter hordes, stay tuned this Thursday for more zombietalk.
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