Well, yes this is suppose to a Sunday Shorts post, I know… please forgive me as I take a week off, you are all welcome to go peruse the shelf over at the Goodreads Group where we have TONS of links to great shorts! But I just got my wonderful man back after he was gone for nearly a full week. I wrapped up the week with a grand total of 17 posts! (16 of which were zombie related). I cannot thank you all enough for making it one of the most exciting weeks of my blogging career! What a way to swing it during my Blogaversary Month! YOWZAA *clapping* I think I am going to do this Zombiepalooza each year me thinks!
For now, I am going to share a few photos..
WOW what a whirlwind week! I am SO happy with everyone who choose to take part of Zombie Week! I am happy that I got to enjoy all the great posts, share some amazing authors and writers and reviewers. Just share our fun in general! THANK you EVERYONE!! A round of applause to the writers who gave up time to bring us flash fiction as well. Don’t forget to go digging through and find the almost 20 posts up for Zombie Week (click on the links people) and comment, find out who writes what, share the posts with your friends and let me know some feedback. Who knows I may do something like this again since it was such a success! AND NOW our finale, I give you something that must be shared. What would a Zombie Week be without talking about the roots of the genre, the Indie Film!
1968 Contribution to the Zombie Genre
George Romero showed up on the radar with a clever creepy catch phrase heard muttered from any zombie lovers mouth and automatically know by all Zombie Lovers world-wide
“OH Barbara… their coming to get you, Barbara….”
As I stated at the beginning of the week, this is all Indie.. all week-long. We would not have the roots of this without one of the most celebrated and well known Indie films, “Night of the Living Dead”. Now there are grass root start-ups, like our guest Russell Southam here is, who are out there looking for projects to back and get some of these great Indie undiscovered creative projects up and out there for all to see… so what does he look for? What are his takes? He wraps it up in dripping ooze and gives us his take on his process. Take it from here Russell!
Don’t take the ‘P’s out of Zombie Films - by Russell Southam
Owner of Little Big Film, CO and Zombie Traditionalist talks about what he looks at when looking to back an Indie Film Project
My name is Russell and I am a zombie traditionalist and believe that zombies are a product of the occult and tribal witchcraft. I enjoy all zombie films, even the bad ones find a place to call home in this genre and are loved for being so more often than not.
Who am I? I’m just guy who made his own opportunity to join the film industry and I took it with both hands, didn’t look down, never looked back and I continue to run at break neck speed in what I think to be the right direction. I am currently involved in producing a fantastic UK project with Michael Beddoes, Phillip Biggs, Ellie Harvie- August, Adam Spinks and Laurence Timms titled ‘The Survivors Movie’ about three people who find themselves caught up in the chaos of a cadaverous apocalypse.
Hi Kriss, thank you for the opportunity to post a guest blog the following flash fiction piece is something I’ve been messing with, it is BEFORE the zombies amble into the Talbot’s lives. For those who have read my books this will make perfect sense for those who have not this is just a small precursor to my series, I hope you enjoy it!
Day One Sucks
Did day one of the zombie apocalypse suck? Sure it did, I had to wake up at 5:15 in the morning on a cold December day to go and work on pot holes for the city. My back was aching , and I had finally rid myself of the bone chilling cold from the night before and I was about to subject my body too it again. Tracy was in the kitchen making some coffee and toast, she knew me well. Coffee was about the only thing that I could stomach in the morning but if I went out with just that I would end up with coffee gut, that hollowness that burns through your stomach.
Writing A New World Series – A Zombie Week exclusive from John O’Brien
The series started a series of daydreams/scenario visualizations I’ve had for the past several years. The thoughts were more from a survival perspective as opposed to a world infested with zombies. And for me, the post-apocalyptic world represented the ultimate survival situation. I’ve thought about survival in many aspects; more of creating scenarios and the “what would I do” type of thing. The addition of zombies, or night runners in my case, was a way of throwing an added threat into the scenarios.
The books are a culmination of various scenarios and experiences. My son actually introduced me into the world of zombies. I mean, I’ve watched the mainstream of movies that came on from time to time, but he initiated into the realm of the print zombie world with the, “You have to read this.” I was hooked.
My kids are eleven and eight. For them, a normal day is to come home and find their own mother elbow deep in blood splatters. Such is the woes when mum is an author of the post-apocalyptic zombie novel, Emeline and the Mutants (insert Amazon link here). Sometimes their input is endearing: “Mummy, that’s looks great!” Other times disturbing: “Can I have a go at smearing the blood?” But, all in all, it is something they no longer bat an eyelid at.
I’m a zombie.
You’re going to be a zombie.
They’re going to be zombies, too … they just don’t know it yet.
So, you say you’re a zombie, or rather, know that that’s the path that you’re going to treading for the future of your life. Well, have no fear; you’ve got another zombie near! And I’m here to help you transition to that state of deader living.
We here at the Zombie Institute of Advanced Social Interaction and Deadification (ZIASID) are always glad to add more souls to our growing ranks. We know that life is tough sometimes (ok, most times) and that our wonderful zombie way of being is beginning to gain a broader and more horrific appeal across today’s social constructs.
The Treehouse by Julianne Snow
It walked with a sickening limp. The accompanying noise was akin to the grinding of teeth, only louder. Much louder. It was a sound that reverberated inside your head, warning you of its imminent appearance.
A voice snaked out of the darkness at me. “It’s comin’ this way!”
It was Billy. Stupid Billy.
“Shhhh! It’s gonna hear you!”
The response was barely above a whisper. Too quiet for poor Billy to hear and likely too intelligent for him to understand.
The grinding noise seemed to get closer. Out of the corner of my eye I could
Zombies, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways . . .
By Shannon Mayer author of Sundered, a Zombie-ish Series
Summer of Zombie Blog Tour Interview with Dave Jeffery and John O’Brien
When Kriss asked me to guest post for Zombie Week I couldn’t say no. Well when Kriss asks you just say yes cause I love that chicky.
So here it is …. Chuck Wendig makes my toes curl. I want to remove his skull-cap and molest his brain. He is freaking awesome!
Double Dead about a vampire who wakes up after a couple years of forced um well let’s call it slumber not Snow White like however. He wakes to find the world he once knew is dead and not is just a shambling rotting corpse. Okay corpses. Millions of them all out for brains his too zombies are not fussy. He however is particular he likes blood and he likes his meals warm. Zombies are not very helpful in that. Dead, dry lifeless and worst of all no blood. So what is Coburn to do? Coburn is a seriously awesome character by the way.