Zombie Pinups

Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with? Apparently not, because they’re up and out of the grave and already walking around. The girls at Zombie Pinups just might make you rethink that whole "zombies aren’t sexy" hypothesis. Eh, well, maybe not.




Still Death With Zombie

If you’ve ever really wondered what you’d look like as a zombie, but didn’t want to go through the whole death and rising from the grave business, good news: Artist Rob Sacchetto offers zombie photo-makeovers, transforming your favorite headshot into your favorite deadshot.

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An Irrational Fear of Zombies?

Reader Rob Friesel writes to tell me about his proposed addition to the zombie lexicon:

ambulothanatophobia: The irrational fear of the walking dead.

For you non-Latin speakers out there, ambulo=walking and thanato=death, and of course phobia means fear, so it translates exactly as “fear of the walking dead.”

What do you think? I like it, but I expect being such a mouthful will hurt it in the face of such easy—but less scientific—alternatives such as zombophobia.

Radio of The Living Dead

The Living Dead editor John Joseph Adams, with contributor David Barr Kirtley (“The Skull-Faced Boy), will appear on the radio show Hour of the Wolf on October 4, 2008.

The name of the show refers to the early time slot: 5 AM, so be sure to set your alarm clocks. Or, if you’d rather not wake up at an ungodly hour, you can stream the show from the radio station’s website.

The show airs on WBAI, 99.5 FM, in New York City.

Zombie Recommendations Roundup

In the author interviews here on the site, many of the contributors to The Living Dead named their favorite works of zombie fiction and film. Here’s a roundup of all their suggestions, as well as some things mentioned by me in the introduction and header notes of the anthology.

Note that this isn’t attempting to be a comprehensive list of all that is good in zombie fiction, it’s just what the authors mentioned as their favorites.

So what’s missing from it? What are your favorite zombie books, stories, or films?

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Interview with Ryan Mecum author of Zombie Haiku

Why don’t you start us off by telling readers a little bit about the book–it’s called Zombie Haiku, but tell us more.

Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the whole joke and concept is in the title.  Zombie Haiku is simply about a zombie who writes haiku.  However, like Buffy, the goal was to elevate the writing to be actually better than the concept.  Although completely unrealistic in the average zombie pop culture universe, I liked the idea of a zombie poet who kept a haiku journal of his journey.  The short poems are strung together to loosely tell the bigger story of a man who turns from a human haiku writer into a zombie haiku writer, and he documents his transformation in small poems following the 5-7-5 syllable structure.  

What was the genesis of the book–what was the inspiration for it, or what prompted you to write it?

I love poetry and I love zombies.  In school, I always felt like poems were confusing riddles that students had to figure out and solve.  I want my poems to entertain the kids who think they hate poetry. 

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