Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Happy birthday Doctor Who. There have been many zombie-like adversaries in Doctor Who over its glorious fifty years, one being 'The Unquiet Dead' featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose which springs to mind. Written by Mark Gatiss, who has given us The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock, not to mention the brilliant 'An Adventure in Space and Time' this week. The story probably features dead people returning to life via an alien entity - as nearly always with Doctor Who! A zombie apocalypse story featuring the Doctor would be great though. What would Rick Grimes say?
Our favourite part of the fiftieth? Well, it has to be The Night of the Doctor featuring the glorious return of the Eighth Doctor. Please give us more! Only a few minutes long, it's already given us some classic quotes which should grace a T-shirt or two! "Bring me knitting!"
However, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is great, giddy fun with a host of cameo's. Watch it if you can!
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Friday, 16 August 2013
Friday, 12 July 2013
Another classic from Romero. I just love the first few minutes of this film. The opening scene is just fantastic. 80's pulsing synth music never sounded so good (So good in fact that Gorrilaz sampled it for the track A1-M1 on their debut album Video here).
That first shot of the zombie you see is fantastic! At first a stumbling shadow, then a blood dripping, jaw dropping (literally) visceral menace makes it's way forward. All done with traditional prosthetic visual effects. More zombies shuffling out of the doorways as they hear the cries of "Hello! Is anyone there?" is so creepy and effective.
The first five minutes are, for us, the highlight of the film and set an eerie tone, all filmed in broad daylight too. It's a shame that was about the best the film got, although production troubles - budgets and artistic vision - marred the making of this film.
A remake? We've already had one and it was terrible, not to mention any weird semi prequels(!)… so, no thanks, let's keep it to the 80's. As for us Office Zombies, we already have a remake every week day - so, it's back to another Day at the Desk…
Friday, 7 June 2013
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
Back to work we go. The most rubbish day of the year, and it's only the start.
So, Happy Office Zombies Day, have a lovely fun packed day catching up on all the stuff you put off at the end of last year! It can only get better, can't it? Roll on the weekend.