Thursday, 27 February 2014

Zombies are coming to Sydney!!

This week I am very happy to be sharing some exciting news for our Australian BZF fans.  Are you somebody who would like to experience first-hand what it might be like to fight against a zombie army?  If the answer is yes, then you are in luck!

IRL Shooter is offering zombie fanatics the chance to participate in a real life video game experience called Patient 0, where players join a security company to investigate an underground medical facility that has suffered a viral outbreak. As a recruit you are issued with laser based weapons, your only line of defence as you explore a fully interactive and realistic environment.
I guess this is like a ramped up version of the humble laser tag, but instead of engaging in light-hearted warfare against your friends, you are being pursued by flesh hungry zombies who will stop at nothing to sample your yum yums.  There is also a strong focus on using believable sets to create a detailed environment plus multimedia to enhance the experience.

I know this sounds too good to be true, so check out the trailer below to see what a crazy fun ride this could be!
Bite you later
Mr Vitamin G

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Shiv family!

To be honest I prefer shanks. That's shanks mum, not skanks.

Shiv, shank and trazor are actual names - the others, like the skoon, I made up.

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Zombie Trailer Madness!!

Hey There BZF fans, it’s that time again when we bring you the latest and greatest in the zombie trailers from around the globe.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, our beloved genre of brains, blood and brutality is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down and as  you will see with the following trailers – no subject matter is off limits!

Yes you read correct, fuzzy little zombie Beavers (no way near as cute as bunnies) hell bent on biting promiscuous teens who are too busy showing off their goodies to realise the impending onslaught.  Horrible one liners are abound in what is sure to be this year’s worst best horror movie.  
These Final Hours

Ok so no zombies in sight here, but potentially the best Aussie apocalyptic thriller since the Mad Max series.  These Final Hours simply asks us what we would do in the final 12 hours of the earth’s existence, a question which probably has more answers than we would like to know.

Dead Snow: Red vs Dead
A follow up to the successful indy hit Dead Snow, this highly anticipated sequel seems to continue the hilarity of the first film bringing more zombie Nazi’s, more action and of course more over the top gore – can’t wait!

Goal of the Dead
Some more international zombies are on the way as the French decide that the best way to win a grudge soccer match is to inject the team with a performance enhancing drug which oops, turns the players into super powerful zombie David Beckhams, minus Posh.


Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Ninjas - 1,000 years of the shadow warriors

As part of my ongoing research I have started putting together a list of books to read during 2014. Not necessarily zombie related but touching on the human perspective of survival.

The first one down is John Man's Ninja - 1,000 years of the shadow warriors. I mean who can resist ninjas, they are almost as cool as zombies! Besides the book was on display in the library.

This isn't a "how to manual", far from it. It is about the history and philosophy of the shinobi. And it is very different to Hollywood ninja movies and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ninjas were survivors. Staying alive and completing the mission was their priority.

To illustrate this, the final chapter is on Hiroo Onoda who kept on fighting World War Two in the Philippine jungle for 30 years. Onoda's drive to survive and carry on his mission exemplified the classic ninja ideals.

It is a good read, even if the focus is on the historical rather than the practical side of ninjas. It has also given me two more books to add to my list.

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Anderson

Lets take a wander down history lane to a time when many families had their own bunker (well bomb shelter really).

These didn't get used much in Australia but I always thought it would cool to have one of these in the backyard.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Squirrel Sausages

I assume we are all aware of the culinary difficulties we are going to face once we’re running for our lives from zombie hordes. It's probable we'll need to regress to our hunter-gatherer ways in order to survive. While this should keep us well-fed and healthy, the BZF crew is bound to have serious meat cravings. We have therefore been researching the most interesting ideas for home cooking, apocalypse style, for the most resourceful and creative survivors.

Mr Rimsky, the renowned survivalist and self-sufficiency expert, has lent us excerpts from his very own Home Sausage Making guidebook, which is sure to satisfy even the most carnivorous BZF fan with genuine sausage recipes using Bear, Moose and even Dove meat.

My personal favourite however, is an actual (tried and tested) recipe for Squirrel Sausages! The recipe recommends 2 to 3 squirrels (good luck catching those!) and even goes so far as to suggest that they’re delicious with honey-mustard sauce.

I know you’re intrigued, but you’ll have to find the book yourself if you’d like to try it! If you stumble across any other interesting road kill recipes, let us know!

You only bite once.

Miss Kohopop

Monday, 10 February 2014

Hiroo Onoda: 19 March 1922 - 16 January 2014

You may be wondering who is Hiroo Onoda and what does he have to do with zombies?

Well nothing with zombies but in regards to survival he is a legend.

I first read about him in the late 1970's in a book called Stranger than Fiction. It featured a number of amazing true-life stories. Onada's story was as a holdout or straggler. One of a number of Japanese soldiers who didn't surrender after world War Two and kept fighting on in the jungles. 

In this case Onoda was on Lubang Island in the Philippines, initially with three other soldiers. One surrendered in 1950 and the two others where eventually shot and killed. This left Onoda on his own until he was finally convinced to surrender in March 1974. 

That's close to 30 years living rough in a hostile environment.

No doubt it helped that Onoda was an intelligence officer trained at the Nakano School. A military facility that trained soldiers in spying and guerrilla warfare. Some regard this school as instilling the old ninja like philosophies into their students.

Onoda passed away a few weeks ago aged 91. An inspiration for all those wondering how we will survival an apocalyptic world without internet, television and fast food. 

Bite of more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Chainmail Lingerie

Wondering what get your zombie obsessed girlfriend for Valentine's Day?

Now traditionalists will tell you that Red Sonja wears a scale armour bikini but hey, I was just looking for an excuse to draw a near naked, sword wielding, barbarian woman :)

And yes you can buy chainmail lingerie online - seriously!

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Friday, 7 February 2014

More Zombie Pranks!

You probaly know by now that the BZF crew love a good zombie prank, I did a post a while back with some of my faves and you can check it out here! I know Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and other various social networks are rife with fail videos, vines and other funnies like GloZell and her famous cinnamon challenge, but nothing beats some hungry zombies scaring the pants of people!
To build even more anticipation and excitement for the return of The Walking Dead, the creators of the show decided to release a viral video campaign by surprising some unsuspecting New Yorkers with some bloody tasty looking zombies!

Rather than doing the usual jumping out of nowhere thing, the team have decided to strike from below via a massive vent in the side walk.  The reactions are great as the zombies reach up from the depths and scare the unsuspecting morning crowds.
So without further ado, I present to you Walkers lurk below the streets of NYC:
Bite you later
Mr Vitamin G