Zombie Coloring Art Project

As movie monsters go, zombies are the most human.  They were human at one time.  So we are confronted with ourselves in a way, which is much more frightening and disturbing.  (George Romero)

My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly.  I’m pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies.  I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible.   (George Romero)

All Together Now by Robert Kent

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The government and a soda manufacturer team up to create a drug that will make people passive and agreeable.  The drug is believed to be a cure all for societies problems.

However, the drug has a major side-effect.  If used excessively, people become sick and turn into zombies.  Also, anyone that has traces of the drug in their system will turn into a zombie upon their death.

This is an excellent book.  It’s entertaining, as well as thought provoking.  The characters are relatable and it’s easy to feel wrapped up in their stories.

 

Cell Block Z by Matt Handle

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The zombie apocalypse starts when a new lethal injection drug is given to an inmate.  The inmate dies, but quickly turns into a reanimated corpse and goes on a killing spree.  The guards, witnesses, and the warden become his first victims and also turn into zombies.

The story is enjoyable and the characters are entertaining.  My only complaint is the abrupt ending.  It leaves the reader with a lot of unanswered questions.

Next Afterburn by Scott Nicholson

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Massive solar flares soak our planet in radiation and bring about an apocalyptic event.  Millions die from the blast.  Most of the remaining population (human and animal) become mutants.  There are only a small number of humans left and they are fighting for their survival.

The story is captivating at times and full of interesting twists.  However, the ending leaves the reader with to many questions and puts a damper on the entire book.

Affliction Z – Book Review

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Affliction Z is about a team of Navy Seals sent to Nigeria on a rescue mission.  They enter an underground laboratory that was conducting research on biological warfare and attempt to locate survivors.  However, they encounter hoards of people that are infected with the Z virus.  The virus causes the afflicted to be extremely aggressive and impervious to pain.

This book is interesting and I like that the author provides a reasonable explanation for the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

The story changes perspectives rather frequently, so you have to pay attention or you will end up lost and confused.

I give the book a B+

Why Horror Films

I am sitting here wondering why I love horror films and shows about the supernatural, while watching Bitten.

  • Is it the creativity behind so many of the stories?
  • Is it rooted in some childhood fear of the dark that all humanity seems to share?
  • Is it the joy of watching people triumph over extreme evil?

How do you feel about horror films?  Let me know in the comments below.