So cute. A 4” rubber ducky, blue – well, originally blue, back when it was alive. But now it’s all swollen and scarred and missing part of its beak from where the zombie bit it. From Wild Republic, a cool little company that has specialized in designing realistic stuffed animals and educational toys since the return of the living dead! Only $9.00!
Whether it’s for Halloween, a zombie-themed birthday party, or just to show the world just how zombically inclined you are all year round, here are ten great door treatments or accessories that make that message loud and clear – as clear as a deep groan and a wet chewing sound from the other side o the entrance…
Knock knock (or scratch-scrach, groan-groan, scrabble-scrabble) … who’s there? If it’s not a zombie, maybe it’s somebody who loves ‘em as much as you. 18”x30”, 100% natural coir fiber, with a rubber backing. Chances are you’ll have the only undead doormat in the neighborhood.
This could work for a front door or more permanently a bedroom door, especially for the disaffected and would-be both 14-year-old we all were at some time or another (or still are). 65”x33½”, washable plastic, with blood handprints, smears, and text all in a lovely sanguine crimson.
Hey, what’s that at your fee-- AHH! Yes: a 4.8”x3.2”x6” doorstop that will hold the door open and allow the walking dead to stroll right in. Idiot. And we particularly like the intestines gushing out the back.
Not some little paper toy! A real, live (or undead) sign! 6”x18”, a crisp, clear image on a matte finish with pre-cut mounting hles for hanging, printed iun durable fade-proof inks that are sun (and bite!)-resistant!
It’s not a decoration, it’s a public service! Come the zompoc, the 8”x12” tin sign will tell the world you’re one of the last safe places… then you can choose who to let in! Good for your door, your office, or over your wet bar.
Actually, this should have been part of our Zombie-Themed Bathroom collection, but there’s always something new to add… and this is it! Catch your shambler at his most embarrassing moment and tell any house- or party-guests where the facilities are hiding.
Left 4 Dead, released in 2008 by Valve, the same company that created the popular ‘Half-Life’ series, defined the ‘zombie horror FPS’ genre and is still being played on dedicated servers by adoring players.
Ah, I think back to those summer nights of playing this game on my PC until dawn with my friends and competitively comparing headshot scores and accuracy at the end.
Left 4 Dead plays like you are the survivors in a more about the zombie outbreak. You have four different characters to choose from for co-op player vs. environment on or offline multiplayer. Characters do not have special stats, but they interact with eachother in an amusing way throughout the campaigns- each set in Philadelphia.
Left 4 Dead introduces some unique concepts to the game, such as interacting with the environment in a detrimental way or a beneficial way – being able to shoot barrels of gasoline to start fires or slinging missed shots at parked cars that set off alarms and attract the horde. All the while, you are moving through immersive maps toward your campaign objective and come across some ..interesting..mutations that you have to deal with in special ways, as these zombies are more deadly than the regular brain-dead horde.
For example, the Hunter stalks its prey on the roof tops, can cling to sidewalls like Spiderman and will pounce on you when they think you’re weak and isolated unless one of your team mates shoots it dead out of the air.
Or, the Smoker – with its hallmark cough and elongated tongue that can strangle you off the side of a building unless your team rushes over to help. Boomers that explode, covering you in bile and attracting the horde, and Witches that will shred you to pieces and attract billions of the undead if you get their attention.
Aspects of this game can be truly terrifying and the gore is realistic- it’s not surprise that it has been banned in some countries.
Unique and immersive campaigns based around the backwoods and inner city of Philadelphia in the midst of the zombie outbreak.
A variety of different weapons – from melee to guns – health packs and pills for temporary health and vitality boosts.
Easter eggs throughout the game paying homage to classic zombie movies and other zombie games, such as Dead Rising
Play online with your friends in CO-op, play alone with bots, or play with friends at your house if you have a couple extra controllers. Play as both zombies and survivors!
Fear the Walking Dead has been an up-and-down experience from the very beginning, way back in 2015. After a promising start (those first few episodes, covering the first few days of the outbreak, still hold up surprisingly well), the series follows a single, troubled Los Angeles family in its flight from the walkers, its separation and reunion, and the introduction of some alternately fascinating and damn boring characers along the way. Yes, it went down some fairly murky and unsatisfying paths and, at the same time, brought in some strong and intriguing characters that have gone the distance, especially Morgan (Lennie James), recruited from the ‘parent’ series, The Walking Dead, and Jenna Elfman in a surprisingly successful dramatic turn. And after seven broadcast years, and far more than in TWD years, after the infamous “time jump” between Seasons 3 and 4, only Season 1's supermom Madison (Kim Dickens) and mysterious, dangerous barber-assassin Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) are here for the final days.
You can watch any or all of the first seven seasons here, on Hulu, and rent or buy all the released episodes of Season 8 here, on Amazon Prime.
Meanwhile, this is far from the end for the Walking Dead universe, with the series featuring the continuing adventures of Darrell and a visit to new walker-infested New York City for Negan and Maggie. And who knows what-all else?
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..
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