My favorite zombie stuff!

The excellent news for all fans of zombie lore is that these days there is no shortage of the undead in media. Once upon a time you might get a good movie every few years but now there are zombies everywhere (and I don’t just mean the people you see on your bus commute on Monday mornings). Here are some of my personal favorites – feel free to share yours in the comments!

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Television:

The Walking Dead, of course

The Walking Dead, of course

  • The Walking Dead – You probably guessed this, right? I will watch almost any TV show a day or two after it airs but TWD is the one show I refuse to miss watching live unless I am gravely ill.
  • Z Nation – This show is not, in my opinion, on par with TWD. In fact, it gets downright cheesy more often than not. It’s still fun to watch though!

Movies:

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

  • Shaun of the Dead – Not everything about zombies has to be serious! Shaun of the Dead is in my top 10 list of favorite movies ever.
  • World War Z – It was wildly different from the book but it was INTENSE and exciting and I loved it.
  • Serpent & the Rainbow – This was my first zombie movie that I ever saw. I was pretty freaked out throughout the entire thing but I kept telling myself that at least it was only a movie. Then during the end credits it mentioned that it was based on an actual practice in Haiti and I had a lot of trouble sleeping that night!
  • Zombieland – Always double-tap.
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004 version) – I am not always the biggest fan of remakes. In fact I can get positively belligerent about it. In this case though, I loved it. It was also the movie that turned me into a zombie fan. Prior to this I never understood what was so scary about a slow-as-molasses-shuffling corpse. Then they re-did Dawn of the Dead and the zombies were so fast that it was downright terrifying.
  • Cockneys vs Zombies – Silly as all hell, but entertaining.
  • Night of the Living Dead – The place where it all started. Zombie culture today would likely not exist as it does if not for George Romero’s 1968 film.

Books:

The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide

  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks – I am willing to allow for some creative interpretations of zombies (I’m more rigid when it comes to vampire lore; let’s just say I was appalled by what they did to vampires in Twilight), but for the most part I subscribe to Max Brooks for understanding zombies.

Random:

Ontario is a bit far for me, but some day I want to do this or something similar. Zombie Survival Camp!

Okay, your turn! Any suggestions? Leave them in the comments below! As you can see, I could especially use some book suggestions!

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  1. I see your tastes in zombie movies and books run from the deadly serious to the tongue in cheek. You might want to check out my novel: Zombie Complex – The Battle for Chattahoochee Run. It’s the story of a couple who are forced by circumstances to shelter in place in their Atlanta area apartment complex. They know they can’t survive alone so they must recruit their neighbors to help. Most of their neighbors are Indian guest workers who can’t get home. The book has epic zombie fights, bravery, and sacrifice for sure, but many readers like the humor in the book.

    This book covers questions like –
    How do your prepare for a zombie apocalypse when you are broke?
    Will you get out of work early in case of a zombie apocalypse?
    How will zombies affect your commute?
    How can you defend your apartment complex?
    Does it help to live in a gated community during a zombie apocalypse?
    What’s it like when you venture outside the gates for food and supplies?
    Can you survive zombies and roving gangs of looters and criminals?

    The novel is available in paperback and for Kindle on Amazon sites around the world. Thanks!

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