Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Word from Our Sponsor

If you were here last week, then welcome back. You may notice I've tweaked the blog a bit. If not, then welcome - you won't notice a single thing different this week. Actually, that's going to be one of my goals with this blog: to do something different or change something every week on The Zombie Zone.

First up this week, a bit of Zombie News.

From Men's Journal comes the story of American journalist Mischa Berlinksi and his efforts to rescue a young woman who was the victim of actual zombification (the Val Lewton kind, not the George Romero) while in Haiti in 2007. The article is a bit long, but fascinating. Personally I can't help but wonder if the woman even existed and the whole thing was all just a trick to swindle an American out of his money. Either way Berlinski's account would make a terrific movie. You can read the entire gripping article here.

In Zombie Films this week, comes an odd, hilarious and creepy short: Guns and Gardens - How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Part survival show, part zombie comedy and part home gardening advice, Guns and Gardens is a zombie film for the DIY set.* Enjoy:

You can visit the Guns and Gardens website for more info on PepZ. If anyone knows who's behind this film, please let me know.

Finally, in Zombie Nonsense, I've posted this faux trailer on Caliban's Revenge, but thought it worth repeating here, just because it's so damned funny. If we can't laugh at ourselves, we're doomed:

That's all for this week, Fans of the Living Dead. Uncle P has had a very eventful weekend and feels a little like a zombie, himself. I think I have the right ingredients... hmmm. I may have to settle for a vodka and tonic...

*Damn, there's that snark again. Of course, that's where I'd be looking, too.

More fresh flesh, soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Welcome to Prospero's Zombie Zone

Sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets eaten and turned into an undead cannibal. Or starts a second blog (I must be insane).

But, this is Uncle Prospero's special weekly blog. It's also special because it will be about one subject and one subject only. Have you guessed yet?

I'd say if you haven't by now, you either cannot read or you are not a regular reader of Caliban's Revenge and stumbled across the blog because of it's title, which should really be your biggest clue, anyway. Well, that and the still from this summer's best comedy, Zombieland. You can read my original review on Caliban's Revenge here.

Of course, if none of this makes any sense at all, you've stumbled upon this blog quite by accident, so a caveat to those who have never read my original blog:

Warning: This blog may contain footage and or stills from films featuring graphic violence and horrific images. And while I do not believe in censorship of any kind, this blog may not be suitable for children or those of a sensitive nature.

There will be fewer links (though you know I won't be able to resist a few) than on Caliban's Revenge. And I'll be waiting to see what my readership is like before adding tons of stuff to the dashboard. And no, this doesn't mean I'm going to stop talking about zombies on my original blog. But I'll probably do so a little less and channel most of it here (and I'm sure I'll link between the two all the time. Mostly, I just want to amuse myself and my fellow Zombie fans with stuff like this hilarious clip of the Zombies Doing Yoga flashmob:

Or this bit of insanity from zombies walking aboot up north:

If it's Zombie News or Zombie Nonsense, it'll be here every weekend (give or take -- I do actually have a life, believe it or not). I'll be talking about Zombie movies, books, events and the occasional video game and whatever other Undead flotsam and jetsam I come across.

Whether you are a new reader of Prospero's, or a regular follower of Caliban's Revenge, drop me a line, send me a link, slip me some ZG (Zombie Gossip). Oops! How'd that snark get in there?

More brains, soon.