ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: The Living Dead | #ZombieMovieWithLotsaTitles

The Living Dead, also known as Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, also known as The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, is a cult film from 1974 that deserves a watch.

1974-let-sleeping-corpses-lie-bdvdA cop chases two young people visiting the English countryside, suspecting them of a local murder; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by radiation being used by area farmers as a pesticide alternative.

My Rating: B+

Interesting Facts: The English tagline, “To avoid fainting keep repeating, it’s only a movie… only a movie… only a movie… only a movie…” was taken from the advertising campaign for Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left (1972); the film has a grand total of 16 alternate titles from its various international releases; director Jorge Grau purposely cast an actress known for having a flat chest in the role of the nurse so that a fake chest piece could be applied that the zombies could tear into for her death scene; and Since Fernando Hilbeck’s zombie was suppose to have died drowning in the river, director Jorge Grau kept Hilbeck soaked with water throughout the film (Grau said that this often annoyed Hilbeck).

And now it’s time for the trailer…


Many of us may not even be sure what baking soda is commonly used for, but it’s pretty useful in lots of situations. For instance:

  • baking-soda-with-spoon-480x319.jpguse it as a deodorant
  • use in place of toothpaste
  • use it as an antacid for heartburn and upset stomachs
  • treats insect bites and itchy skin
  • cleans cloth diapers
  • cleans batteries – it can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars!
  • washes dishes
  • extinguishes fires

Anything else you can think of?

UNDEAD MONDAY: Alone Among the Living Dead – Part One | #UndeadSerial #FreeFiction

Alone Among the Living Dead

Part One

Liberty gazed out at the city of New York from their perch high atop the Empire State Building, her eyes stopping for a moment on the falcon’s nest resting between the front feet of one of the stone gargoyles. The frozen sentry stood guard over the tiny hatchings that clung to the detritus making up the nest, their mother circling the skies above, waiting for her moment to land again. “Look at them…. Do you think there’s anyone else alive down there?”

“Lib, I don’t know. Maybe?” Her brother answered as he searched through his ever-dwindling pack of supplies—soon they’d need to concentrate on restocking, but first they’d have to get out of the city. “Hell, we’re alive, so there must be others too. It’d be some fucked up karma if you and I were the only ones left…”

The words fell between them—dead like so much around them. There was a time after this all started when there were more people who’d survived the initial outbreak. Family, friends, strangers who became friends, even some who didn’t want to connect. But in the past few months, life found a way of happening. Even the most careful, the ones who never took chances, began to get sloppy. And now Liberty and Trevor were the only ones who remained—alone among the living dead. At least that’s what it felt like…

“Do you see a way out?” Trevor asked, slinging his backpack over his left shoulder and grabbing his trusty round point digging shovel that had seen better days. But it’d also gotten them through a lot of rough times, so he carried it out of need and nostalgia.

“Once we get down to the street, it’s going to be a little rough, but we need to get out of Manhattan.”

“We’re not taking the tunnel, no fucking way Lib!”

Liberty stopped in her tracks as she moved toward the roof’s access door, bringing her head around to stare at her brother, dumbfounded. “Are you fucking kidding me? You think I want to take the tunnel? After the last time?”

Trevor’s body visibly relaxed, but his face still read of panic. They’d come into Manhattan about a month ago with the rest of their group from the New Jersey side—using the Lincoln Tunnel as their point of access. There were still people broadcasting at that time, people who told them Manhattan was free from infection, a last bastion of sorts.

What they hadn’t expected was the influx of the dead who’d found their way into the mouth of the tunnel, both before and after them, all of them moving like a wave that would crash once the light of the sun bathed over them again. They’d lost many that day, only a few managing to break free of the horde to find refuge in the husk of a building. The escape was harrowing and since that day, their numbers had dwindled steadily as they moved around the island, looking for a way to get off.

“We’re going to take I-78 and cross the Hudson. Might not be the best option, but from what I can see, it looks pretty clear.” She spoke with a level of authority, knowing it was what Trevor needed from her in the moment. While he was great in the thick of things, getting him to make a needed move was sometimes difficult.

“Okay let’s get moving then. We need to make it out before the sun goes down.”

Copyright © 2014 Julianne Snow

ZOMBIE ZATURDAY! Baby’s First Book of Zombies! | #IWantThisNow

I can’t even begin to explain how cute this is…


Baby’s First Book of Zombies is a hilarious, full-color, 16 page, hardcover book that will help you and your little zombie understand that zombies are just like you! They cry and scream, they don’t sleep very well, they’re kind of messy eaters, and they hate bathtime. Oh, do they hate bathtime!

Written by Justin Reich and Illustrated by Marc Scheff

ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: Doomsday | #NotZombiesButStillGood #PostApocalyptic

While Doomsday is not a Zombie film, the cannibalistic and post-apocalyptic elements make it a fantastic film to showcase. If you’ve yet to see it, give it a watch.

doomsdayA lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.

My Rating: A

Interesting Facts: Though the film takes place in London and Scotland, most of principal photography was done in South Africa and the last scene shot on the continent before moving to the UK was the lengthy car chase with the Bentley crashing through the bus; the film was made into a haunted house at Universal’s “Halloween Horror Nights” in Orlando Florida; and Scottish Screen contributed 300,000 pounds towards the film’s budget.

And now it’s time for the trailer…


I’m a huge fan of liquid bandages and my brand of choice is New Skin. But what other uses does it havenewskin.jpg that could potentially save your life when the zombies come knocking?

Aside from sealing up small nicks and cuts from potential infection, it’s a great way to seal larger lacerations that you simply don’t have the supplies to deal with on the run. And that could save your life if you need to get away quickly.

So what are some of the other uses?

  • Preventing ingrown toenails – the bane of existence!
    • paint the liquid bandage around the edge of the nail on your toe where it has a tendency to curl under and into your skin
    • using a toothpick, lift your nail along the top and the side to let the liquid bandage get between the nail and your skin
    • once it dries it will help to protect the tender skin of your toe and thicken the area, hopefully preventing your nail from piercing the skin.
  • Sealing cracks in super dry skin – even your lips if they get sunburned or windburned!
  • Can help to prevent rope or shoelaces from unraveling at the ends
  • Tightening loose screws
  • Getting rid of warts or cold sores by starving them of oxygen by painting over them with liquid bandage

Are there any other uses you can think of? If so, please let me know in the comments!

UNDEAD MONDAY: Stalemate | #Horror #FreeRead


As I stared at it, I saw the mirror reflection of Earth in its eye. I was probably fooling myself, but as I was hard pressed to move from my spot, all I could do was gaze into the bulbous vacuum it radiated. I knew it was in there; it hadn’t moved from its spot since it first noticed me but trust me, it had the upper hand if a fight ensued.

Massive. That’s the only word to accurately describe what faced me sideways, its eye flinching ever so slightly as it sized me up. I was going to end up a snack, of that I was sure. I couldn’t outrun this thing, especially not underwater. Instead I was going to die and it was going to eat me. Hell, I haven’t even been able to get a good look at its teeth yet. I could see them in my periphery, but there was no way I was going to look away from that eye. It was almost as if I was in a trance and by not moving, I had entranced it in return. I was willing to grasp at any straw at this point.

Stalemate. With neither of us moving, we were going nowhere. I knew I was running out of oxygen, but I had no actual recollection of the time I’d spent transfixed.  Even as I prayed, I knew it was not going to end well. I could feel its triumph through the cold and murky depths. It was going to devour me and I could feel how much it would enjoy it. Was that the flicker of a shadow behind me? I turned slowly, as if the sluggish speed would save me from my fate, only to come face to face with another gigantic cerulean eye.

Copyright © 2013 Julianne Snow

ZOMBIE ZATURDAY!: Dashboard Zombie

I’m a lover of all things Zombie and occasionally (okay, it’s way more than occasionally), I go searching for cool toys, trinkets, or games that I make me smile.

One of those searches turned up something that’s going to be on my next Christmas list – the Dashboard Zombie!

Who wouldn’t want this fella??


ZOMBIE FILM FRIDAY: 28 Days Later | #FastZombies #UKZombies

I’ve likely already blogged about 28 Days Later but it does deserve a second mention in my opinion. It’s a movie that really made me think about the zombie apocalypse in a different way – what if zombies weren’t sluggish and easy to evade? And it was also the first film that truly depicted the virus as something that affected a person psychologically instead of just physically.

twenty_eight_days_later.jpgAnimal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind’s savage nature.

My Rating: A

Interesting Facts: The film was shot almost entirely in sequence; only pickups and a few reshoots were shot out of sequence; the scene where Jim and Selena celebrate with Frank and Hannah was shot on September 11, 2001 (Danny Boyle said it felt extremely strange to shoot a celebratory scene on that particular day); and Stephen King bought out an entire showing of the film in New York City.

And now it’s time for the trailer…


Corn chips are tasty – that’s a given – but have you ever wondered if there’s another use for them?? Some way they could help you after the world comes to an end?

Well there is!

Tortilla chips slices

Long after corn chips have gone stale, they’ll still have a use…

To start a fire!

That’s right, the oil in the corn chips is a great fire starter. Heck, you can give it a try the next time you go camping.