Rhiannon Frater’s adult novel The First Days, the first book in the As the World Dies trilogy, revolves around two vastly different young women who must become friends in order to survive the zombie onslaught.
Katie, who manages to grab her dog, a gun, and steal a truck, meets Jenni while fleeing from her abusive husband who had turned into a zombie and was devouring their two children. The two become fast friends and watch each other’s backs as they fight zombies and meet up with other survivors, although there’s plenty of in-fighting as the refugees squabble amongst each other even as the walking dead close in around them from all sides.
|Recommended by Amanda Ferris||Thursday, August 7th, 2014||No Comments »|
The book trailer for best-selling horror novelist Scott Sigler’s Pandemic is a frightfully delicious one that will remind you of spooky hits like 28 Days Later or The Walking Dead with its moody atmosphere and shaky cam effect. Between flashes of the synopsis and reviews, a character informs viewers that whomever he comes in contact with dies within 12 hours, and if the world wants to be saved they have to save him first before they make another move. Pandemic is the third and final book in Sigler’s bizarre horror/sci-fi Infected trilogy, and the trailer hints at an even weirder, more explosive climax. For a book trailer, the production is surprisingly top notch, functioning more like a short film than a visual press release. Regardless if you like sci-fi horror or find the whole zombie craze passé, Pandemic’s trailer will draw both fans and new readers into its messed-up world.
|Recommended by Amanda Ferris||Friday, April 4th, 2014||No Comments »|
Artifex Mundi and Nimbi Studio’s latest casual release Deadlings blends puzzles, cuteness, and zombies. Artifex Mundi has had a lot of success with creepy storylines, great art, and solid puzzle mechanics, so the game looks promising. (And the trailer includes a message from Death, the Not-So-Grim Reaper.)
In Deadlings, lonely Death starts the mysterious “Deadlings Project” to create the best zombie. This project involves undead subjects going through a scary selection process in Death’s mad-scientist laboratory as they avoid traps and dodge disaster with every move. This is a feature I really enjoyed in Dispoabots as well, although Deadlings’ cartoony undead have special powers to make it easier to complete the selection process.
|Recommended by Meg Stivison||Friday, February 21st, 2014||No Comments »|