Zombies ! Brains! Zombie ! Brain *inject myself with T -Virus* Okay , after seeing latest Resident evil : Afterlife 3D ( Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse Resident Evil: Extinction) and watch Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller (trapped again inside prison cell) kicking both zombies and umbrella butt alike back to oblivion ! I noticed Zombies are very popular worldwide and anything related to zombies does contain commercial value worth million of dollars ! Not surprising every media ,games movies, and etc trying to milk it (Zombie) high and dry and cashing in their return !
Way back before Starcraft and Command and Conquer series or before pc games are even known nearly "Ah beng , Muthu and Ali" I personally known in the hood own a Sega or Sony and Nintendo . At 1st glance ,it kinda fun to blow up horde of undead and mix and matching your gear to trying hard take down the head honco even thou is still in 2D . Also the storyline form the basis for the 1st resident evil movie and introduction to character Tyrant , Umbrella Corporation and Albert Wesker.
Latest entry on education sector , U can definitely take course on zombie-logy ! According the news source:-
"The course is being offered by the University of Baltimore and will be taught by the author Arnold Blumberg, who wrote a book on zombie movies, and the curator of Geppi’s Entertainment museum, which specialises in American pop culture.
Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics according to the Baltimore Sun. As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks."
For more info , Click zombie link here ! No word on our local university yet offering similar course yet ! *shame indeed*
One thing i managed to recall about the late Micheal Jackson aka King of Pop is the "Thriller" video featuring zombie . That short film featuring him and horde of zombie (Okay, professional dancer dress up as zombie) that even Author, music critic and journalist Nelson George, wrote in 2004, "It's difficult to hear the songs from Thriller and disengage them from the videos. For most of us the images define the songs. In fact it could be argued that Michael is the first artist of the MTV age to have an entire album so intimately connected in the public imagination with its imagery". The choreography in Thriller has been replicated throughout the world. The video illustrates Jackson's onstage persona and the complex costumes and stage makeup used in the theatrical performance."
"High School of the Dead" is must watch animation or the manga version where small group of high school teenager band together in new god-forsaken world . It clear that undead zombie is new ruler of the world after mass spreading infection infect the living throughout the world (sound familiar indeed) . No hold bar for this manga as it reveal dark side of humanity as they to endure and moved out for safety in each chapter battling horde of gruesome zombies .And finally, the L4D or newer version L4D2 , arm with unlimited ammo for your pistol and u can shove off horde of zombie using your arm . With little gut plus luck, u and 3 *un*lucky stranger try make out for safety house using barrel of shotgun or hack the way thru using chainsaw . Combination of realistic gameplay atmosphere and little undead girl character named "witch " always give me the goosebumps and chill me to the bone !
In the end , Zombies Rules! (hint: another resident evil movie is going to produced soon ^^ !)
Pix and info source: Wikipedia