May 20, 2009

Read Undead

Summer's here (almost) and the time is right for dying and reanimating in the streets (or something).

Maybe it's due to the swine flu mania (which is really hitting my New York environs again), but I have been really into apocalyptic fiction and Zombie stuff as of late. Additionally, I got a nasty case of Poison Ivy, and I am feeling a little less than human.

Here's some stuff to check out:

The Stand (expanded edition) - Stephen King: Just re-read for the umpteenth time. I just never get tired of it. The first 150 pages or so are going to be the blueprint for whatever virus eventually does us in. Captain Trips, indeed.

Breathers, A Zombies Lament: S.G. Browne
: A clever tale written from the point of view of a sentient zombie. Being a Zombie isn't all fun and games, y'know.

The Living Dead - Anthology: Collected stories from authors such as Steven King, George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman, and many others. Runs the gamut from old West tales to future vision.

Day By Day Armageddon: JL Bourne: A diary of sorts written by a military man on survival after the dead start walking the earth.

The Walking Dead - Robert Kirkman: A series of graphic novels using "Romero rules" zombies. Completely vicious and NOT for children.

That ought to give you something to chew on!

and, here's the entire original Night Of The Living Dead!!!! :

The Cramps - Zombie Dance (Live)
The Dickies - Infidel Zombie (Live)
Misfits - Astro Zombies
Lars Frederiksen and The Bastards - Army Of Zombies
The Zombies - Butchers Tale (Western Front 1914)

Now playing: The Cranberries - Zombie
via FoxyTunes


Mat Gard said...

Have you seen the book "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? I mean who would think of this? Insane

Nazz Nomad said...

I've seen that! I heard there is going to be another classic novel "adapted"... can't remember which one.