‘Sup horror nerds. It’s October. The leaves are brown. Your heart is black. But that’s okay because this is a Halloween-themed movie article.
Supposing you’re a self-professed zombie buff, you’ll know your Resident Evil from your Left 4 Dead. And you’ll have seen the radical alternative ending to 28 Days Later. But supposing you’ve wandered into the wrong corner of the web and are actually sick of the mother-tucking-in monsters, you just want to know what all the fuss is about, and where they shambled from anyway – no, not the ground, smartass. Lucky, then, that Fandor’s Jacob T. Swinney has put together a curiosity-sating short film on the history of the genre. Check it out below:
The rise of the Zombie Movie
If that’s up your alley, then this will be right up your street – tomorrow (Saturday 8th October) is only bloody World Zombie Day. In central London, a number of fanatics will be getting together to lurch and groan and stuff along a predetermined route. Think Pride but with less smut and more guts.
(update - images from the parade below and in slideshow)
Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “Great, just what I’ve been waiting for – a chance to finally make use of all that fake blood I’ve been stockpiling ‘just in case’”. Or, “Yesss, I’ve still got that sick TV edition Rick Grimes outfit knockin’ about from yesteryear” – to which you embellish with sweat-bedraggled hair, affected American accent, and stoic glare. Sarcasm aside, there’s even a wittily named ‘After-life party’, which, and I may have watched too many self-aware horror flicks, sounds exactly like the sort of venue an actual zombie outbreak would start.
There are only a limited number of tickets available though so you better shuffle over there quickly. I’ve already booked mine – eat your heart out, (blood) suckers!