Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Offensive Zombies??

Hey BZF babes, this week we are going to talk about a rather sensitive subject, no I’m not talking about Justin Bieber’s attempt at ‘drag racing’ rather an age old debate about kids and violence in the media.  ‘Why so serious Mr Vitamin G’ I hear you all say, well, the BZF team recently came across a little indie project called Kids Vs Zombies!

So the premise for this film which begins shooting this side of 2014 describes itself as follows: “A young brother and sister work together to outwit a barrage of peculiar zombies, rescue their mom and save the town”.  Instantly my mind is taken back to the 90’s when Macaulay Culkin was home alone and messed up a few small time crooks with a series of elaborate and painful traps.
Some might argue that Home Alone sends the wrong message to kids about how to respond to a home invasion, others would say it’s a movie and it is the role of the parents to teach their kids what to do in an emergency, my dad would say who is Macaulay Culkin?  Frankly, if zombies decided to rock up at a kid’s playground, I would want my child to be able to respond accordingly and kick some zombie ass, so I hope Kids Vs Zombies takes that idea on board and presents the audience with child focused survival tips as well as some laughs along the way.
Another project with slightly similar themes is a film from the producers of Saw and Paranormal Activity called Cooties!  Now everybody loves a good dose of girls and boys germs but imagine a virus that rips through a primary school turning little kiddies into flesh hungry zombies – HELL YEAH!!  I’m sure more than a few of you wanted to see a not so favourite teacher pinned against the wall with blood hungry little monsters out for revenge!!
I have to say I’m looking forward to both of these projects and I’m always more than happy to venture into the wacky and unbelievable.  Will these movies offend people, probably a few, will my nephews and nieces be better off in the apocalypse if I include this as essential holiday viewing, damn right they will!!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Don't Look Back: TWD Trailer!!

Hey everyone, so the internet went into meltdown when the new trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4 dropped the other day.  I have to say all the attention was certainly deserved as we are shown Rick and his remaining crew on the run and of course some ooey gooey zombies!!!

Personally I felt that although there were some strong moments in the first half of the season, I also felt the direction of the story was somewhat lost, sort of like Paris Hilton’s career.  But things looks like they are about to change, as our beloved survivors finally leave the prison and set out on a new adventure!

The BZF team are super excited to see how the rest of the season plays out, and as per usual, we will be watching with eager eyes to gain an insight into the apocalypse and if red lipstick is a sensible choice.  Thoughts Mrs K??

Check out the trailer below:

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Going camo!!

Just a quick Sunday post today to tide you all over till the return of 'Apocalypse Hal'.
Another must have item to add to your apocalypse makeup bag is a clay mask!! Why you ask? Well apart from giving your grimy survival skin a deep cleanse to get your pre apocalypse glow back I have also discovered, quite by accident I might add, it also doubles as face camo!! So on those nights when you are on a raid and need to be hidden from not only zombies but other survivors with less then good intentions, slap some on and your good to go! I would recommend leaving the pink turban back at base camp however.

Enjoy your Sunday and don't get bit!!

Mrs K 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Rewind Review: The Video Dead

This week I am bringing you a new segment where I dig up some old and unknown zombie films from the grave.  Most of these titles will be unfamiliar to the average zombie film viewer, and most of the titles will be ‘average’ by any standard but there is something fun about seeing the practical effects, bad acting and silly plot lines.

This week’s Rewind Review is ‘The Video Dead’ from 1987.  The film focuses on Zoe and Jeff, an unassuming brother and sister pair who move into a new house and discover a mysterious TV in the basement.  Jeff decides to get stoned one night and watch TV, the only problem is that the TV plays just one black and white movie called Zombie Blood Nightmare.  What poor Jeff doesn't realise is that by watching the movie, it allows the zombies to come into the real world and do some 80’s zombie damage!

I am pleased to report that The Video Dead does have a few original ideas to present.  For example, the zombies don’t know they are dead which is described as a ‘liminal’ state between life and death.  For this reason the zombies kill the living out of envy and react with disgust when they see their own reflection.

The zombies also communicate quite freely with each other via a series of grunts, groans and sinister laughing which is great for team work or cornering the maid.  Luckily for those with nerves of steel, if you approach the zombies with no fear then you are able to interact with them without getting your pancreas ripped out, YAY!!!

I’m not sure I would recommend this film based on the overall subpar production values, but I did have a few chuckles along the way so if you have nothing better to do, then knock yourself out!  Below are five reasons why you should or shouldn’t watch The Video Dead:

  1. There is a Poodle called Chocolate who enjoys mating with skunks and meets an untimely death.
  2. There is a wannabe porn star that has no purpose to be in the film except to show off her goodies.
  3. Takes one up on The Ring’s water leaking TV and leaks blood instead.
  4. One zombie takes an iron to the head. Ouch!
  5. Who doesn't love a bad 80’s zombie movie??

I'm looking forward to bringing you more movies from the vault with Rewind Reviews soon!!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Last Supper

It is no secret that the BZF crew enjoy a good meal out together, whether it is a steaming hot bowl of Pho over lunch or Mr Vitamin G’s famous American Style Smoky Baby Back Ribs. Even when we’re not out enjoying such fine cuisine, it seems we do talk a lot about food to help pass those long, tedious days in the office.

As we all know, the early days of the zombie apocalypse are likely to creep up on us slowly. News of a mishap at the CDC is leaked, strange stories on the news of people turning on each other, rioting on the streets and then before you know it, zombies knocking down your front door. If you can read the signs early you’ll know what’s coming and if you’ve been reading these posts carefully, you’ll know how to prepare.

The question perplexing the BZF team this week is: if you knew the zombie apocalypse was imminent, what would your last meal be and why? Keep in mind that it may be your last chance for a decent meal before you have to resort to cooking up Squirrel Sausages or other Roadkill Recipes (see my next post for details!).

Would you choose a fat juicy steak, Peking duck with a side of dumplings or maybe a roast with all the trimmings (yes, I know these are all meat dishes, the BZF team is definitely carnivorous!)? Personally, I could think of nothing better to prepare myself for a long hard zombie war than a homemade lasagne with a good bottle of red wine, my ultimate comfort food. 

But that’s just me, what would your last supper be?

You only bite once!
Miss Kohopop

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Happy 2014 Everyone!!

Greetings to our zombie friends old and new, BZF is back and we are here to bring you all the latest zombie gossip, survival tips and of course how to look your best in the apocalypse!!!  2013 was a massive year here at BZF and 2014 promises even more!

The Australian summer this year has been a scorcher so we need to do our best to keep cool with all this heat.  BZF fan Miss E who brought Zombie Chews to my attention last year has now given us the scoop on an amazing discovery!

When you can’t stand the heat, all you need to do is grab yourself one of these!!!

Ok I have to be honest with you all, I haven’t tasted one of these scrumptious treats but it’s on my must eat list for this weekend and judging by the flavours Snot and Guts I’m sure they are bloody delicious!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G