How often have you heard it in one zombie movie or another? How often have you believed it? “I’m Fine,” they say … and mere moments later they’re going for your neck and joining the ravening, mindless hordes.
Kids today, am I right?
Regardless, we’ve seen a number of “I’m Fine” t-shirts out there, but this one is significantly better-made and more subtle (if you can call this subtle) than most. At the very least, it’s a way to be living in denial and still be cool – certainly an admirable goal in itself. Mostly pre-shrunk cotton (with some exceptions), and holds up to multiple washings.
ZGG visionary Sha Sims bought this particular shirt for her teenage son, and tells a hilarious story on the Zombie World podcast about how he wore it under his jacket to his job at a local supermarket, and when he hit the locker room everyone panicked: they thought he actually been wounded somehow. He had to explain multiple times, up the chain of command, that no, really, he was perfectly fine – just like the shirt said! Still, all the commotion speaks to the realism of the shirt, and its potential to freak people out exactly as you want to..
And if you like this tee, you might like one of these:
Zombies Attack Walmart (or something worse!)
Movie / Dark Action Comedy / SlowZombies
Horror Comedy, the mother of all oxymorons, is very tough to do well… but that doesn’t keep filmmakers from trying. Over and over. And hey, it doesn’t have to beShaun of the Dead orTucker and Dale vs. Evil to be worth a look.
So where would we put Black Friday, a 2021 entry in the Comedy Horror Olympics that starts with the all-too-real horror of the ruthlessness, cruelty, and utter madness of shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, then postulates what happens when those shoppers go full-tilt zombie, thanks to some goo that looks like it came right out of The Stuff, a zombie-adjacent movie that we’ll talk about eventually.
Yeah, it’s funny. Not laugh-out-loud, roll-in-the-produce-aisle hilarious, but on the other hand it has Bruce Campbell – yeah, post-Ash, post-Burn Notice Bruce, at his 2021 doughy best, complete with a bushy mustache and a dickish attitude, teamed up/at odds with Devon Sawa, fresh out of the new Chucky series by way of Final Destination and Idle Hands, the last of which is another zombie-adjacent film we’ll have to cover.
There are some cool swipes at consumerism, corporate callousness, and the death of the American Dream throughout the surprisingly graphic all-night adventure, and though the ending gets a little too Ghostbusters(the first one, the good one) to work entirely well, but it’s a solid piece of comedy horror. It’s no Horrorstor, Grady Hendrix’s amazing book about a haunted/cursed IKEA that has no zombies, but you’ll like it anyway, and… hey! Bruce Campbell! Being a dick!