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Short Film: Steadfast Stanley – Never Leave Family Behind

Video of the Week By May 19, 2014 No Comments

I hear again and again how many gung-ho survivalists would definitely leave their pets behind if there was a zombie apocalypse (the same people who would kill their neighbours for food) but, I, most definitely would not.

For one, I’d be prepared to include everyone in my family (and pets are family by the way, not property). And two, pet owners agreed to a responsibility when they picked up their critters and they should take it seriously. Always protect the innocent.

That being said, I want to share this awesome short called Steadfast Stanley about a Welsh Corgi left behind in the zombie apocalypse by an inconsiderate adult:

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Too Young to Die – True Fear, on an Instinctual Level

Video of the Week By May 12, 2014 No Comments

A new film that’s currently looking for funding on IndieGoGo is going to be both frightening as hell and more visceral than any zombie film out there. How? Basically, no one wants to see the innocent get hurt – well, most of us don’t, and Too Young To Die explores a perspective of a zombie outbreak that most people won’t even attempt, the children’s perspective.

The Setup:

After a train crash, a small village in the North of England is overrun with the living dead. As the authorities are scattered, a group of children are kept hidden in their school, protected by the last few teachers. But when the creatures find a way in, the children find themselves alone and on the run in a city saturated in blood and suffering. Together, they keep each other safe as they look for help and survival, unsure if they are alone in this terror – or if the whole world is now overrun…

Everyone knows Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead, and for those of us who are up to speed with the series, we’ve seen what kinds of things he’s had to deal with, learn and accomplish – No childhood, no peers, only death. Now imagine a group of kids without a skilled team of adult zombie killers to protect them? Would they all die or would they adapt? Does their age play a factor in their ability to tap into survival instincts that adults have long ago lost? I’d like to know! Too Young to Die may be the best way to find out!

If you’d like to find out more or chip in on this project – from $1 and up, check out their IndieGoGo page here: Too Young to Die on IndieGoGo

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What Was Special: Bath Salt Zombies

Video of the Week, Zombie Culture By February 7, 2014 No Comments

Bath Salt Zombies

If you are one of those interesting people who are interested in zombie movies, you would have watched many of them in the course of your eccentric days; movies like Dawn of the Dead, Wicked Little Things, Zombieland and even the mega-budget Brad Pitt starrer  World War Z, at $125 million released only in June last year. Compare this with the budget of would you believe it $5,000 that the makers spent for Bath Salt Zombies and you know Bath Salt Zombies is special.

Dustin Mills, the Director

Director Dustin Wayde Mills is not new to zombie movies. His Zombi A-hole was not a huge success though it had received some positive reviews. Brandon Salkil and Josh Eal were the leading actors in it too.

The Killer Drug

Richie (Salkil) lives in New York and, like many other guys in the city, cannot survive without the designer drug named bath salts. The users, suppliers and dealers have all shifted to New York following the crackdown in the South-West U.S. Riche visits his regular supplier to get a fix and the latter hands him a free sample pack of salts in a cigarette form. This new strain turns those who take it into zombies who will stop at nothing and kill anyone they came across. Jos Eal (Agent Forster) is from Drugs Enforcement Agency who is trying to locate the source of the new strain.

The Plot Thickens

Richie smokes the cigarette in a friend’s apartment and soon attacks and kills her after ripping her face off. Her boyfriend is killed too. Richie, when he regains his faculty, finds himself in the bath at his house but does not remember anything that he had done. He recalls the events after a while and gets rid of the rest of the pack. However, due to the addictive nature of the cigarette, he gets hold of another pack from his supplier.  His unfeeling disposition eggs him on to more violence and more killing.  Agent Forster meanwhile is running against time. Richie may even cause a killing on a mass scale. Will Forster be able to stop him? That is for you to find out.

The Verdict

Given the ridiculously low budget that the movie had been shot with, one cannot dismiss it

outright as inconsequential. It is no masterpiece and that is readily conceded.  While the concept is not fresh out the oven, it is not stale either. The search for the source of danger is full of excitement and the conflict is well etched out. Special effects are surprisingly good when you consider the budget constraints.  Some people may be put off by the gore that is strewn around all through the movie but it cannot be labeled too horrific.

Watch It

The cartoon lasting five minutes as intro is fun-watching. Though the movie is only 59 minutes long, it is a bit slow. Some scenes are too long but before you realize it, the story moves on.  The narrative flows without any hitch mainly because there are not many characters and there is no subplot. It may not be in the class of the old Dracula movies but it has its own merits.

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Erik Whale designs minimal posters for bollywood movies under the social media campaigns of erosnow.com. He studied illustrations at NY and honed his skill by offering freelance services.

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Soy un Zombie! (I’m a zombie!) – Video of the Day

Video of the Week, Zombie Shorts By January 25, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

This is a short film from some very talented Ecuadorian actors – and no body does a zombie walk like Ecuador so naturally they kick ass at making zombie shorts. It’s like they really understand zombies, their plight, their inner monologue, their torments – and it pays off greatly.

Now, you do need to understand spanish to “understand” this video, but at the same time you don’t. You can get the gist of it and be extremely entertained without understanding a word which is one thing that makes it so great.

There is one part where the main zombie has a realization of how “not bad” it is to be a zombie. “no more job , no debt, no banks, no fear, no fear of death!” – that is a genius way to look at becoming zombified.

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Zombie Music: Eclectic Method – ZOMBIES

Video of the Week By January 22, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

This music video is one of the best Zombie mash-ups I’ve seen. It includes all our favorite zombie movies and shows, set to some great dubstep.

Eclectic Method – Zombies from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

ZOMBIES ON BEATPORT (and many more songs):
beatport.com/track/zombies-original-mix/3061276

ZOMBIE Mp3:
ganxy.com/add/22137

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Zombie Style Video Outbreak – Gangnam Style meets Zombies!

Video of the Week By October 19, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Everyone by now has seen parodies of the popular “Gangnam Style” music video – or at least the original (I have not seen the original but I usually like parodies of pop culture better).  Who expected zombies to get in on the joke? ME! and I’m happy to show you a few great parodies (not all in English) that people worked really hard on.

**Careful you don’t listen too long, you will never get it out of your head!**

Zombeatles – Youtube – Kickstarter

Zombies a la Español:

Plants vs. Zombies Style:

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The Walking Dead, The Musical! – by AVbyte

Video of the Week, Zombie lols By October 16, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I don’t know if I want to see this on Broadway, though it would be a nice feature to have the zombies run off the stage and drag off people from the crowd.

Lyrics:

Life is hard for the Walking Dead
You bombard us with screams of dread
Every living we meet, thinks we wants all the meat
They make flee, they no see, we need eats!

Life is hard for the Walking Dead
When stop run, they make smash my head
Every places we go, you makes shouting “OH NO!”
You don’t know, we want share with you the show!

Life is hard for the Walking Dead!

 

Download this Song: http://avbyte.bandcamp.com/track/the-walking-dead-musical

Starring: Ben Chavez, Andrew Bridges, Elizabeth Oldak, Kelsey Schergen, Amanda Pinto, Nick Berke, Sommer Carbuccia, Joshua Israel and Antonius Nazareth!

Original Music and Lyrics by Antonius Nazareth
Directed and Edited by Vijay Nazareth
Dance Choreography by Ben Chavez
Make Up and other cool stuff by Elizabeth Oldak
Thanks to Cameron, who helped shoot!
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http://avbyte.bandcamp.com/

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