A few years before Walking Dead became a monster hit, this short-lived British zombie series took the classic undead tropes in a meta direction, following a group of reality TV stars through the zombie apocalypse. It’s a weird, fun ride and well worth a look.
After you’ve made it through the classic George Romero canon, why not take a crack at some of the remakes and modern-day Romero flicks out there? Check out the Dawn of the Dead remake from 2005, plus Romero’s modern-day sequels Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2008) and Survival of the Dead (2009), among others.
If you can make it to a con, why not show your zombie love? Heck, if you can’t make it to a con, why not just throw a zombie-themed party in your hometown with some friends and whip out the fake blood and plaster scars?
For Netflix subscribers, there’s a pretty deep catalog of zombie movies to dig into during the summer down time. From Dead Alive, to Resident Evil, to Shaun of the Dead, to 28 Weeks Later, there are a ton of zombie tales to keep you busy.
It was named “Game of the Year” by just about every publication in the industry, and if you haven’t checked it out, the game serves as its own little standalone Walking Dead mini-season. The game is available on a ton of different consoles and mobile platforms, so there’s no reason not to check it out. Trust me, it’s awesome.
Long before it was rocking the small screen, Robert Kirkman’s cult fave comic has been scaring fans since 2003. Though the TV series had made some major course changes in recent seasons, the comic is still the “Bible” that defines the broad strokes. So if you’re dying for the continued adventures of Rick and the gang, you have nearly a decade of comics to dig into. Have fun!
Why not go back to where it all started? For decades, George Romero owned the zombie genre, cranking out a few seminal classics that would go on to inspire it’s own sub-genre. From Night of the Living Dead, to Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, dig back into the annals of zombie lore and get inspired.
We still don’t know when In the Flesh will arrive stateside, but U.K. sci-fi fans have been treated to the ambitious new zombie series In the Flesh the past few weeks. The series follows an initiative in Britain to reintroduce the undead into society, which goes about as smoothly as expected.
With zombies as popular as ever, the undead have managed to invade the world of personal fitness in recent years. The latest 5K craze? Zombie runs, which range from cosplay style runs, to full-on obstacle courses with zombie attackers. From The Zombie Run to Run For Your Lives, there are several travelling zombie runs that should be coming to a city near you soon.
Watch the pilot for CBS’s aborted 2007 zombie show Babylon Fields
CBS almost beat AMC to the air by a few years with Babylon Fields, a show about zombies trying to fit into modern day society (sound familiar, In The Flesh?) The show failed to get a pick-up, though the pilot eventually leaked online. You can check out this little slice of weird sci-fi history right here.
Online video service Amazon is prepping a new TV series based on the hit flick Zombieland. The pilot is expected to arrive online soon, but while we wait, it’d be a good idea to brush up on the modern-day zom-com classic. Sure, the roles are being recast, but the characters are still the same!