2012 June

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Zombie-themed Restaurant to Open in Tokyo

Posted by Dale Townshend on June 28, 2012 in News tagged with ,

Zombies, those ubiquitous monsters of post-millennial culture, are often thought to be symptoms of the deathly drive towards consumerism within late capitalist society.  But with the opening of a Zombie-themed restaurant in Toyko, Japan, on 13 July 2012, zombie consumerism will take a disturbingly literal turn.  Based on the zombie apocalypse figured in the Resident Evil computer game, the cafe, called Biohazard Cafe and Grill S.T.A.R.S restaurant, is bound to rake in ghoulish patrons from across the world.  For an interesting article on the cafe, as well as a link to a video preview, c

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Sean T. Page’s War Against the Walking Dead

Posted by Kelly Gardner on June 28, 2012 in Reviews, Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

The imminent zombie apocalypse is an event I have been preparing for from an early age. The one thing I have learnt from the multitude of zombie narratives is that when the dead begin to rise, they rise quickly. Panic and confusion spread like wildfire and therein hides the true horror of a zombie apocalypse. There is no definitive way in which we can prepare ourselves, but considering the amount of zombie survival literature available and the questionable claims of this book, “more than 63% of people now believe that there will be a global zombie apocalypse before 2050”, a little pre

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Call for Papers: Women’s Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century, July 2013

Posted by Dale Townshend on June 27, 2012 in News tagged with , ,

Angela Wright, of the University of Sheffield, is convening a panel on eighteenth-century women's Gothic writing at a conference on Women's Writing of the Long Eighteenth Century to be held at Chawton House, Hampshire, UK, in July 2013.  For further details about the conference, click here.

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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

Posted by Dale Townshend on June 24, 2012 in News tagged with

This week saw the release of the much-anticipated filmic adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's 2010 novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Graham-Smith, author of the notorious mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has written the screenplay for Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and the film has been directed and co-produced by Timur Bekmambetov the the master of dark cinema, Tim Burton.  For a trailer and a review of the film by the British film critic Mark Kermode, click here.

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Prometheus

Posted by Marek Lewandowski on June 06, 2012 in Blog, Marek Lewandowski, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.