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Zombie Apocalypse – Survival Instructions

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A Day AT The Office In A Zombie Apocalypse

A day at the office in a Zombie apocalypse. from Mattdevine on Vimeo.


2 Short Films… In A Zombie Apocalypse

First 2 in a series of short Zombie films directed by Matt Devine for Boost Mobile and The Monkeys agency…

Shopping in a Zombie Apocalypse. from Mattdevine on Vimeo.

Getting gas in Zombie apocalypse. from Mattdevine on Vimeo.


The Walking Dead – Random Facts…

Things you may not know about The Walking Dead…

Over four seasons of The Walking Dead, many walkers have been taken out. Rick has made a total of 127 kills, 70 of those have been made with his Colt Python. Daryl has killed 98, 60 of which were from his Horton Scout 125 Crossbow. Michonne has a total of 45 kills, Glenn has 31, Maggie has 25, Tyreese has 40 (all with his hammer) and Carl has 41. These numbers are from March 9, 2014 so there have been three additional episodes that have aired with more death scenes.

Most of the cast has their own stunt doubles to stand in during the more dangerous scenes. 15-year-old Chandler Riggs plays Carl Grimes. One of his stunt doubles is a 29-year old woman named Emily Brobst. Before hitting puberty, Riggs’ stunt double was a young woman named Savanna Jade Wehunt. Wehunt is also the stunt double for Sophia and Penny.

In a season four episode, Lizzie tries to feed the walker a mouse. The effects crew created an edible mouse for the actor to eat. It was made out of gelatin and grape jelly. Plus, when the walkers eat human flesh, they are actually nibbling on ham that has been soaked in vinegar.

In all four seasons of The Walking Dead, the word zombie has never been used. Walkers is the most common word used to describe the walking dead on the series. They have also been called Roamers, the Herd, Lurkers, Biters, and Floaters. The actors that portray the walkers must attend a special school to learn how to act and move like the zombies. Walkers outnumber the living 5000 to 1.

There are three levels of zombie makeup: Hero, Midground, and Deep Background. Hero zombies are featured walkers and are completely made over from head to toe. Midground zombies get highlights and shadows on the face, but do not get close enough to the camera to require full makeup. Deep background zombies often wear masks and are only meant to be used as a backdrop.

In the comics, Rick’s hand is cut off very early on in the story by the Governor. The writers decided this would not be a wise decision on the television show. Their reasoning was that since Rick is the main character, he is shown so much, and there would have been too much CGI needed and an unnecessary expense. Additionally, Rick is involved in many fight scenes, many of which would not be feasible without a hand.

There are many more differences between the characters on The Walking Dead television series and the characters found in the comic books. First, Daryl and Sasha are never mentioned in the comics. Also, Glenn (who does not have a last name in the comics) and Maggie adopt Sophia. Rick and Andrea are a couple in the comic stories. Michonne and the Governor have more interaction in the comics and Michonne’s payback to the Governor was way to much for the series…


US Military Zombie Survival Plan

The US government has a plan for everything it would appear, including zombies. No, they don’t actually believe in the walking dead.  CONPLAN 8888 is a product of planning exercises held in 2009 and 2010 at the Joint Combined Warfighting School and is only meant for training purposes.  The unclassified document provides the military guidelines for Counter-Zombie Dominance Operations.  The plan was developed to accomplish 3 goals: 1) maintain defensive perimeter to protect human life; 2) conducting operations that will eradicate zombie threats; and 3) aiding civil authorities in restoring law and order. Click on the link to read the full transcript: 223872345-CONPLAN-8888

All very similar to the CDC Emergency page from a few years back HERE

See more weirdness at JDStuster HERE


The Walking Dead – Season 4 Final

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The Walking Dead Survival Kit

The-Walking-Dead_survival-kitWhen the zombie apocalypse arrives, you’ll need to be prepared. That’s why AMC has teamed up with First My Family to create the official The Walking Dead survival kit. Now available, the kit contains enough emergency supplies to help two people survive for 72 hours. The contents include…

• 2 – Datrex 2400 Calorie Emergency Food Rations. Stays fresh for up to 5 years
• 12 – Datrex 4.22 oz packs of Emergency Water. Stays fresh for up to 5 years
• 1 – Premium Lifeline First Aid kit, 85 Pieces
• 1 – Lifegear Glow LED Flashlight. Lasts up to 400 hours
• 2 – Emergency Mylar Space Blankets
• 2 – Emergency Ponchos for Severe Weather
• 1 – Leather Palm Work Gloves for moving debris
• 1 – Waterproof match booklet (where permitted)
• 4 – Procedural Face Masks

Kits are expected to be limited, so order now from First My Family HERE

You can assemble a bag for cheaper than the $130 asking price… but where’s the ebay-resale value in that!


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The Walking Dead – Season 4 Break Poster

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Day of the Dead – Remake Update

Day-of-the-Dead_BannerMillenium Films has hired Mark Tonderai to direct a modern-day retelling of the George Romero-directed cult zombie film Day of the Dead. Tonderai, best known for House At The End Of The Street, wrote the script with Lars Jacobson. In this new version, years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth’s population, a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora’s box. Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman are producers. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and Terry Dougas are executive producers. Beth Bruckner is co-producer.

Millennium and Campbell Grobman Films are targeting a summer 2014 production. Romero directed the original film back in 1985, and Millennium first remade it in 2008 with Steve Miner directing Mena Suvari and Nick Cannon.

The film was the third one in Romero’s zombie series and interest in the flesh eaters shows little sign of abating, with a World War Z sequel in the offing and AMC’s The Walking Dead still killing in the cable ratings.


Hollywood Is Dead – By Matt Busch

Hollywood -Is-Dead_BannerCheck out these zombie themed posters by artist Matt Busch from a new collection called Hollywood Is Dead. Busch actually recreates each poster by hand, and then adds in the zombie effects.  For the past several years, he has been displaying his handiwork on the Hollywood is Dead website, and now the Hollywood zombies are looking to shamble their way onto your coffee table!

You can check out more of his images and purchase the book HERE

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Dead Island – Live Action Remake

You’ve seen the original reverse Dead Island trailer. I posted it over 2 years ago and can be viewed HERE. Now watch it in live action in this incredible shot for shot remake. Directed by BJ McDonnell.


The Walking Dead – By David Hardy

Awesome new Rick illustration by David Hardy. For more examples from Dave and to commission work, check out his facebook page HERE and his online portfolio HERE

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LEGO – The Walking Dead

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Genre of the Dead – by Aleksandra Sobic

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Daryl – by Florey

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The Walking dead – by J. C. Richard

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The Walking Dead – by Oliver Barrett

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The Walking Dead – by Paul Shipper

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The Walking Dead – by Matthew Woodson

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The Walking Dead – by Hanzel Haro

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The Walking Dead – by Brad Hill

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The Walking Dead – by Adam Rabalais

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The Walking Dead – by Grzegorz Domaradzki

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