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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Revenge of the the Zombees

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 31 2011 3:50 PM ]

Any game that claims to feature "explicit '80s gore and heavy metal violence" is OK by me. Revenge of the the Zombees is an unapologetic throwback to 16-bit '80s arcade action. The unique gameplay has you controlling a cloud of undead bees seeking to wreak their vengeance on mankind. How? By attacking and destroying everything in creation! Gather up honeycombs, recruit more bees, set yourself on fire--whatever it takes to destroy as much as possible. You get to knock over buildings, swarm cops, take down helicopters, kill superheroes, sting civilians to death. You are bees! You are zombies! You are zombees!

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V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Zombotron

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 17 2011 2:22 PM ]

When in doubt, go kill some zombies. Zombotron offers just such a diversion. You're the little dude in the space suit hopping around the planet Zomotron, shooting zombies in the head with a laser. Sounds perfect, no? How about you rack up some additional style points, though, by blowing up barrels, knocking over crates and employing other clever means of bumping off the cartoony undead who inhabit this platform-filled world? New weapons, first aid kits and handy elevators add to the depth of this distinctive run, jump and shooter.

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V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Office Trap

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Aug 3 2011 2:56 PM ]

In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar, "It's a trap!" The premise of Office Trap is simple. You need a job. And in these hard economic times, you're willing to do anything to get it. Now, all you've got to do is survive the day inside the trap-filled Office of Doom. Double-jump up those levels, avoid the spikes, watch out for the zombies. This job sucks. But at least you're getting minimum wage. The interesting twist on this platformer is you've got to be careful not to die. Not only because, you know, you're not supposed to die--but because each zombified corpse you leave behind only adds to your obstacles.

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Science

Life as we know it

By Sharla Biefeld [ Fri Jul 29 2011 11:20 AM ]

It’s alive! These famous lines of Dr. Frankenstein remind me of zombie movies and sci-fi horrors. But apparently the idea of creating life from death may be jumping from the pages of sci-fi novels into actual science.

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V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Heavenly Creatures
Heavenly Creatures

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I Like to Watch (Instantly): Heavenly Creatures, Dead Alive

Notable Peter Jackson titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

By Ardee Napolitano [ Sun Jul 24 2011 2:00 PM ]

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Directed by Peter Jackson

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor, Jed Brophy, Peter Elliott, Gilbert Goldie, Geoffrey Heath, Kirsti Ferry, Ben Skjellerup, Darien Takle, Elizabeth Moody, Liz Mullane, Moreen Eason, P

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson directs this bold tale about two girls' obsessive friendship. When introvert schoolgirl Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) meets the beautiful and self-confident Juliet (Kate Winslet, in her big-screen debut), the two form a deep emotional relationship so deep, their parents plot a plan to separate them. Juliet's father will send her to South Africa "for the good of her health," and Pauline's folks won't let her come. Pauline needs to counteract, and soon, she knows just what to do: kill her mother. Set in the 1950s, the film exudes a creepy yet classy feel that makes the story seem so unbelievably real. The homosexual implications add a gripping touch, and may have possibly gotten it nominated for an Oscar in 1995.

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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Colin
Colin

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I Like to Watch (Instantly): Colin, Survival of the Dead

Notable low-budget zombie titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

By Devin O’Leary [ Sun May 29 2011 3:00 PM ]

Colin (2008)

Directed by Marc Price

Cast: Alastair Kirton, Daisy Aitkens, Kate Alderman, Leanne Pammen, Tat Whalley, Kerry Owen, Leigh Crocombe, Justin Mitchell-Davey, Dan Weekes, Dominic Burgess

Ever wonder, What's the story of that reanimated corpse wandering around in the background of the zombie movie? Not only is this British horror film shot from the refreshingly clever viewpoint of a recently created zombie, it was made for a mere $75. Writer-producer-director-editor Marc Price makes the most of his nonexistent budget, crafting a serious and sympathetic drama about memory, family, the loss of identity and the eating of other people's intestines.

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V.20 No.20 |

News

The Daily Word: Food trucks, MacGyver, orgies

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 19 2011 10:18 AM ]
In the news: 77,000 acres, APD shooting from 2009, food trucks, zombie apocalypse, Bosque, believers' pets?, orgies, bad food, MacGyver, Gwyneth Paltrow

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010

Idiot Box

Dead Men

“The Walking Dead” on AMC

By Devin D. O’Leary

It’s a wide gulf between “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” but AMC is happily (albeit temporarily) trading swingin’ ’60s ad executives for zombies in its latest bid for Emmy supremacy.

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V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Road of the Dead

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Oct 27 2010 5:40 PM ]

Let's not beat around the bush here, shall we? Halloween is coming fast. And in addition to watching endless horror movies and scarfing bags of candy, you should be playing videogames in which you are required to kill zombies. Zombie Games has pretty much got you covered on that front. There are dozens of living-dead-based games from which to choose. Might I suggest Road of the Dead, which has you piloting a hot rod down a highway filled with burning cars, innocent citizens and flesh-crazed zombies. If you think shooting a zombie in the head with a shotgun is satisfying, wait until you run one over at 120 mph. Now that's good gore!

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WWW

The Living Dead vs. The Chiclone

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Tue Oct 26 2010 4:28 PM ]

According to today’s top Google search terms, human beings are more concerned with zombie attacks than severe weather. That means something. Not sure what. But it means something.

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The Daily Word 10.26.10: happy Marty McFly day, devastating earthquake in Indonesia, zombies in New York

By Adam Fox [ Tue Oct 26 2010 10:28 AM ]
In the news: Happy Marty McFly Day, 103 people are dead, Cuddle Class, health club chain, Charlie Sheen is hospitalized, Zombies invaded NYC, prosperity list, killed in Juarez, has passed away, finally arrested, cute dogs wearing even cuter Halloween costumes

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

Video Games

Webgame Wednesday: Zombies Took My Daughter

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Wed Jul 21 2010 3:51 PM ]

Zombies, undead bastards though they are, always make for welcome antagonists in movies, comic books and video games. In Zombies Took My Daughter, hordes of shambling zombies have ... well, I think you get the point. This nifty little RPG/adventure game has you running around the city, searching abandoned buildings, picking up clues, recruiting fellow survivors and generally beating zombies about the head with an assortment of odd weaponry (loaf of French bread, anyone?). The city is randomly generated, so it’s different each time you play. Hurry! You don’t have much time left to find your daughter.

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V.18 No.35 | 8/27/2009

Best Claymation Zombie Movie Ever

Chainsaw Maid

By Nick Brown [ Tue Aug 25 2009 11:10 AM ]

This is Takena Nagao’s “Chainsaw Maid.” The guys from “The Arcade” on Public Access Channel 27 showed it the other night and my life will never be the same. Now your life, presumably, will also never be the same. It’s pretty bitchin’, you’ll have to admit.

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