I just wanted to wish all of you out there a Happy Valentine's Day and share with you some super cute zombie themed valentines you might want to give to your loved ones.
* This one is from Orbit Books' zombie novel Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen. It also has a wise message: the infected don't make great valentines because they usually literally want your heart.
* These adorable ones were created by Elliot Quince and are available on his website, Quinky Art, in high resolution to print out for personal use. I think my favorite is the one that says, "Be My Valentestine." You can even see the process he went through to make them. Awesome!
* This romantic valentine comes from ~RoscoFink at DeviantArt. I love the hand drawn zombie and the adorable message.
* This valentine is a little more cutesy and with chickens, but zombified nonetheless. It comes from the site Savage Chickens and was created by John Savage.
* This last one is also from DeviantArt and it was created by ~beavotron. It features the Boomer zombie from Left 4 Dead in a sweet yet disgusting valentine.
If you're in the mood to zombify your romantic day, here are some appropriate films to watch and books to read:
* Breathers by S.G. Browne is a hilarious zombie romantic comedy that I really loved. It features a romance between zombies, so be prepared from some squicky scenes.
* The Jesse Petersen series that is now up to 2 books: Married with Zombies and Flip this Zombie. I haven't read these, but I've heard they are really good and fun.
* Shaun of the Dead is a must see as it is the classic zombie romantic comedy that manages to both make the audience laugh and cry. Consider this film mandatory viewing for every zombie fan.
* Warm Bodies is a British zombie novel that has a zombie falling in love with a human. I ordered this from Amazon.co.uk because I want to read it ASAP, but if you feel like waiting, it will be released in the US on April 26. It looks cute and I can't wait to read it!
* Hungry for Love is an anthology of zombie romance stories. I've read mixed reviews, but I hope at least some of them are more on the disturbing side than the cutesy side.
* My Zombie Valentine is another anthology that I read and reviewed for last year's September Zombies. The stories were kind of hit or miss for me, but the ones that hit were excellent.
* Dance of the Dead is a light and funny zombie flick that has a zombie apocalypse breaking out during prom at a high school. Hilarity and loud music ensue.
* Fido is a zombie film set in the 1950's after the zombie war had taken place. Zombies are enslaved and used for menial labor. Despite the social stigma, the zombie Fido befriends a young boy and his lonely mother. I highly recommend this film. It's a bright, sunny, and funny zombie film that is a nice break from the usual gloom and doom.
* The Generation Dead YA series by Daniel Waters is bursting with zombie romance, teen angst, and social injustice. I love the series and I eagerly await for it to continue.
This list is a lot longer than I meant it to be because there is just too much good zombie stuff out there. I just couldn't just choose a couple!