Author Archives: Osiris

Isolated Incidents of Cannibalism or The Zombie Apocalypse?

This past week was bizarre and disturbing, full of rampant acts of cannibalism! The most significant being the Miami Zombie–a man hopped up on “bath salts” who not only chewed the face of his victim, but was initially unaffected by the volley of bullets fired by police to take him down.

If you have watched 28 Days Later, I think you know where I am going with this. Pharmaceuticals causing a cannibalistic rage in living humans is nothing new to zombie experts (watch this video for an explanation on the “infected living” also commonly known as “rage zombies”). Since the Miami Zombie, there have been even more headline grabbing incidents of cannibalism.

Zombie expert and survival genius, Ribovv, spoke to Bunker Life in an exclusive interview regarding the recent troubles. “I am at least 25% certain that this is the beginning of the end. This is how the zombie apocalypse starts,” said Ribovv.

Far be it from me to overreact, but the writing is on the wall. I think it is time everyone review their zombie survival plan and re-double their preparedness efforts. Need help figuring out what you will need to know to survive the zombie apocalypse? Stay tuned to Bunker Life and visit our YouTube channel for dozens of educational and instructional videos.

Don’t panic; do prepare! Stay safe out there, my friends.

-Si

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The Governor Cast – British Invasion!

AMC announced that David Morrissey will be playing the sadistic villain, The Governor in The Waking Dead! (Like Andrew Lincoln–Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead–Morrissey is an English actor.) By all accounts, he will not surface until Season 3, so we all have a while before seeing him in action. Regardless, Walking Dead fans around the world have something to be excited about. Morrissey has some serious acting chops.

BUT I do have one beef – not with Morrissey but the press. I’ve been shocked to see that in all the name dropping (he was in the Meadowlands, State of Play, The Deal, The Other Boleyn Girl and is a BAFTA nominee) the press has by-in-large failed to mention his greatest role as “The Doctor” in Doctor Who…well as Jackson Lake thinking he’s The Doctor (episode: “The Next Doctor“), but that’s not important!  He made that episode with his huge range, brilliant timing, and winning smile!

My only concern with Morrissey taking on this role is his “too perfect” teeth. I always imagined The Governor with bad teeth and terrible breath, but I digress. Congrats, David Morrissey!  I look forward to seeing you become a total a-hole!

-Osiris

*Not playing The Governor in Season 3 of "The Walking Dead"

Check out Morrissey and his perfect teeth on IMDb.

VGA reveals new zombie games: ‘The Last of Us’ & ‘Fortnite’ trailers

Two new zombie video games were announced during Spike TV’s Video Game Awards last night.

Naughty Dog, developers of the Uncharted game series, revealed their newest project, The Last Of Us.  The survival/action game is set years after the zombie apocalypse has struck.  The Last Of Us features a teenaged girl and a middle-aged man as its protagonists.  The game will be released exclusively for PlayStation 3.

Epic Games, creators of the Gears of War series, reveled the game Fortnite at the VGAs.  Fortnite appears to be a zombie tower defense game.

Watch the games’ trailers below courtesy of GameTrailers.

– Osiris

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Si gets grumpy: Talking Dead

Let me start by saying, I’m not one to judge harshly.  I give just about every zombie-related show, book, movie, game, etc. the benefit of the doubt.  I go in with few expectations, looking for something to like because I love zombie stuff!  Perhaps that means I’m not a particularly discerning zombie-connoisseur, but I’d rather be optimistic than to always walk away feeling underwhelmed by what I saw or read.

Last Sunday, AMC pushed past the limits of my patience and understanding when they aired something so “UN-funny” and uninteresting that I can’t hold my tongue.

AMC’s Talking Dead was HORRIBLE.  It really didn’t need to do much to make me happy: a couple insider tidbits, perhaps some well reasoned predictions, and debate – and sure, why not – tell some jokes for the masses (I understand not all Walking Dead fans are complete and utter zombie-fiction fanboys, like me).  But the hodgepodge of lip-service fan involvement, bad jokes, and inane banter was too much to bear.

Okay, I got that off my chest, but fear not!  I have a bright-side for you–though not on AMC.  It’s here: The Talking Dead (also available for free on iTunes).

The Talking Dead (yes, The Talking Dead) is a podcast put on by fans, for fans.  The show’s hosts, Chris and Jason, provide everything AMC’s Talking Dead did not–they’re funny, well-versed, and actually include fan participation in a meaningful way.  I was leery that it would hold my interest for a full hour, but the time flew by.

I would say, “Don’t take my word for it. Try them both and judge for yourself,” but I fear AMC’s Talking Dead is so bad that you may hold me liable for a lost half-hour of your life and seek revenge.  So maybe just try The Talking Dead. Seriously, what’s more fun than two “nerdy” Canadians talking about zombies?

Couple side notes: One, these guys are not afraid to talk spoilers, so be prepared. If you’ve read the comics (which if you are reading this blog, I would be surprised if you haven’t) nothing will be all that shocking. Two, they have a guest host, Dave, who has a zombie web-comic, Stranger.  (What does that have to do with The Walking Dead?  Nothing, I would have just felt like a jerk if I didn’t give him a shout-out!  You go, Dave!)

Final thought: Keep up the good work, The Talking Dead, and Talking Dead…you might want to consider, “opting out.”

-Si

P.S.  Why don’t these guys have last names? Creepy, eh?

Do you believe in zombies?

When I tell people I write for a zombie blog, the first question I inevitably get is, “So… do you believe zombies are real?” Laughable, isn’t it? To think – in this day-and-age – that someone would be so fanciful as to deny science.

Over a year ago, BunkerLife.com first pointed out the existence of zombie ants. Next we reported on human genes that have the ability to reanimate. We even let you know that an alien zombie virus could be responsible for all life on earth.

These are not the ramblings of some basement blogger – we’re talking New York Times, MSNBC, and National Geographic!

Thirsty for another shot of science-fact? Check out National Geographic’s recent article about a zombie virus plaguing caterpillars.

So, do I believe zombies are real? I’ll let Francis Pharcellus Church take it from here – “In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.”

-Osiris

Osiris’s Game Review – ‘Dead Island’ (PS3)

Greetings video game zombies!  In the latest installment of Osiris’s Game Review, I check out Techland’s highly anticipated Dead Island.  Does the zombie survival game live up to all the hype?  Watch my review below!  Dead Island was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 6th.  It is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

-Osiris