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Temis the Vorta September 15 2010 03:35 AM

it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Even MTV is doing a zombie comedy.

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Death Valley is a scripted horror-comedy that captures the exploits of the men and women of the Undead Task Force (UTF)
I love how they made sure to mention it was "scripted" as opposed to reality TV. :p

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an elite branch of the LAPD that was formed in 2009 when the San Fernando Valley became overrun by zombies, vampires and werewolves.
Cue obvious joke, "how could they tell," wakka wakka.

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While scientists frantically search for an answer to what caused the outbreak, the UTF is responsible for eradicating the monsters, or at least containing them to the Valley.
Where nobody will mind.

Only other thing of note is that one of the stars is Alex from Lost.

M'rk, son of Mogh September 15 2010 03:42 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
I honestly thought the zombie thing peaked a few years back (especially if you were a comic book fan it seems, they were EVERYWHERE!)

Aren't we still in the middle of the vampire craze? Probably headed back to an aliens craze.

Temis the Vorta September 15 2010 03:42 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Vampires have peaked, zombies will soon. Bring on the psycho elves! :rommie:

Kelso September 15 2010 03:44 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
At least zombies are less likely to romance teenage girls.

Right? RIGHT?!?

Kirkman1987 September 15 2010 05:12 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
As a huge Zombie fan, I've loved the last decade. So many good movies for the genre have come out. With The Walking Dead coming and World War Z in development, I think Zombies still have some time to flourish in the limelight.


But MTV?....I have a bad feeling about this:vulcan:

Snaploud September 15 2010 05:16 AM

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Kelso wrote: (Post 4388990)
At least zombies are less likely to romance teenage girls.

Right? RIGHT?!?

Team Gaping Head Wound Guy disagrees.

Asbo Zaprudder September 15 2010 06:26 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
When I heard they were making a zombie comedy I laughed my ass off.

scotpens September 15 2010 06:31 AM

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Great Mambo Chicken wrote: (Post 4389287)
When I heard they were making a zombie comedy I laughed my ass off.

That's what I did when I heard they were making a comedy about people with leprosy.

Ba-da-dump, BING!

Joel_Kirk September 15 2010 06:41 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Actually, I believe Stargate SG-1 did an episode where Ben Browder's character (sorry, I forget his name since I wasn't a frequent viewer) imagines he is fighting off zombies solo.

I think it was an episode where television producers wanted to make a series on the exploits of the Stargate team. (There is a crack by someone, to the effect, that zombies are overdone).

So, zombies have been the 'in' thing for awhile.

Not too mention, 'Shaun of the Dead,'...as well as the inferior remake to 'Dawn of the Dead' came out a few years ago. We also had 'Zombieland' and George Romero's 'Land of Dead'...'Diary of the Dead' (which wasn't as bloody as I thought it would be)....and 'Survival of the Dead.'

Now that I think of it, we had a somewhat released remake (with Mena Suvari and Ving Rhames) of 'Day of the Dead.'

AMC has 'The Walking Dead' coming soon...

There is also some movie that just came out, I forget the name, with hot Milla Jovovich...which has zombies...(Not very good, I hear; it's in 3D; Ali Larter looks hot in it...as well as some British chick...and some other chick playing some character named K-MART).

So, yeah, zombies have been 'in' for awhile...

Level 2 Diagnostic September 15 2010 06:56 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Just in the last ten years we've had 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, five Resident Evil movies, REC, two House of the Dead movies, 8 or 9 "of the Dead" sequels/remakes/spin-offs, Shaun of the Dead, Fido, I Am Legend, Planet Terror, Zombieland, and lots more that I can't think of off the top of my head. I honestly don't think there's a genre more played out than zombie movies. They make vampire movies look fresh and creative.

Aragorn September 15 2010 07:13 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Has there ever been a zombie movie about a zombie who regains human consciousness?

Jetfire September 15 2010 07:23 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
Do they sparkle too? :lol:

Aragorn September 15 2010 07:27 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
^ Sorry, but decaying flesh and the inability to communicate feelings do not appeal to the teenage girl market.

Asbo Zaprudder September 15 2010 07:31 AM

Re: it's official: zombies are now the "in" thing
 
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Aragorn wrote: (Post 4389352)
Has there ever been a zombie movie about a zombie who regains human consciousness?

Robocop?

ETA: If we're talking reanimated flesh:

Universal Soldier
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (although Vulcan consciousness rather than human)

Snaploud September 15 2010 07:36 AM

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Aragorn wrote: (Post 4389352)
Has there ever been a zombie movie about a zombie who regains human consciousness?

Land of the Dead had zombies regaining some of their lost intelligence (not a lot but some).


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