Zombies have eaten our brains! Not literally, Cthulhu be praised, but figuratively - we can't stop thinking about them thanks to this Sunday's premiere of The Walking Dead.* Rather than fight it, we surrender: we're going to give you as much undead action as you can handle. So consider this official Zombie Week at FEARnet.com.
All week long we'll be highlighting great zombie articles, interviews, videos, reviews and more, most notably our countdown of The 20 Greatest Zombies.** If you know your ambling, shambling undead then you can probably guess a few of our favorites, but we promise a few entries will surprise you. Look for a new installment every day through Sunday when we'll reveal our World's Great Zombie.
Looking to indulge in some TV zombies right away? Allow me to recommend the "New Year's Day" episode of Fear Itself, starring Briana Evigan (Sorority Row), Cory Monteith (Glee) and Niall Matter (Eureka), directed by Darren Bousman (Saw II, Mother's Day). Or relive a lost chapter in undead history as we offer up The Short, Strange Life of TV's First Zombie Show, Babylon Fields.
If undead animals are your thing, indulgy in our "twisted tale about twisted tails," the original web series Zombie Roadkill starring David Dorfman and featuring Thomas Haden Church. Besides the six episode, there are also five original teasers featuring other tourists and campers attacked by four-legged zombies, plus several behind-the-scenes and making-of pieces.
Are you a zombie movie fanatic? Share your love for undead cinema on GetGlue.com. If you like enough of our favorites, you'll earn FEARnet's coveted "Zombie Hunter" sticker. (If you're looking for a head start, here's a list of our favorite zombie comedies.)
Or maybe you're hoping to be a zombie for Halloween? We sent Angie Greenup (G4's It's Effin' Science) to get zombified by a professional makeup artist, and then get "walk like the walking dead" lessons from actor Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth).
Tomorrow will bring Greatest Zombies #15 through #17 (spoiler alert: one of them plays tambourine) plus a new video interview with Greg Nicotero, make-up FX wizard/producer of The Walking Dead. Wednesday will feature our review of The Walking Dead, and that's just the halfway point.
Hopefully our love of zombies proves to be infectious. Check back all this week for more of our zombie addicition, including new episodes of Mick Garris' Post Mortem conversation with The Walking Dead executive producer Frank Darabont (seen above giving Mick the finger).
*Not to mention the "Undead Nightmare" DLC for Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption. "Cowboys vs. Zombies" are the new "Pirates vs. Ninjas."
**Actual undead zombies only. Rob Zombie not eligible.