Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Internet Awesomeness: Zombie Edition

As usual, I share awesome videos with you, but this time, with a zombie theme!

1) Shaun of the Dead in 60 Seconds

This video was made as an homage to Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead (the best zombie romantic comedy ever) and Hot Fuzz, and Brian Lee O'Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series. It's surprisingly accurate and clever. It just brings a smile to my face. I especially love how the artist captured the distinct facial expressions.

2) House vs. Zombies

I love Dr. House, but this clipped made me love him even more. Using his shotgun/axe cane, he dispatches his zombified medical team to save his lady love, Lisa Cuddy. Of course this is only a dream sequence, but I just want to shout "Headshots!" at him.

3) Rotting Hill

This short film is a zombie romantic comedy full of zombie love and stomach churning romance. This is the type of zombie romance that I like: actual zombies in love and doing sweetly gross things for each other. At the end of the video, you can see how all the different CGI effects were achieved, which looked pretty amazing.

4) World War Z Zombie Attack

This scene seems frightening even without any zombie make-up, blood, and effects. The scene itself is awesome, but doesn't really bode well for the World War Z movie. First, the zombies are super fast, which just isn't Max Brooks' style of zombie. His are slow, but no less frightening. Second, the virus immediately makes people into zombies. In the book, the virus incubates for while, allowing people to take international flights, organs to be taken and transplanted, and other ways of spreading it worldwide. It will be interesting to see how the film turns out and how they will fix the problems created by using fast zombies.

Any zombie videos you guys think are awesome and want to share?

1 comment:

vvb32 reads said...

love your takes on each. interesting notation for world war z. shaun in 60 is the best for me ;-D