When the Walking Dead was such a success, Anguished Repose feared this would happen…
Know why zombies are more successful than vamps at Comic Con this year?
Probably because, thanks to crap-fests like Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, vampires have successfully been neutered of all facets of interest or terror.
They cry now, for Gawd’s sake…
Instead of attempting to rip your heart out…
Like we all know REAL vampires love to do.
Vampires aren’t even MONSTERS anymore! No, now they are just really old weenies, with hair gel fixations.
Make no mistake about it – They still have their…
[via Wired] Hollywood is turning from a batch of soulless, bloodsucking sycophants into a pack of mindless, shambling corpses looking to destroy your brain.
After years of vampire suck-cess stories, the entertainment industry is shifting its focus to zombies, with the living dead coming on strong in TV shows, comic books and a slew of upcoming movies.
“There’s no question — I think zombie is the next wave,” Dorian said in an interview with Wired.com. “Part of the reason is because I think the person who is the consumer is becoming more and more educated and more and more interested in being heavily into the science part of science fiction.”
Dorian may be on to something. Another Comic-Con panel is devoted to the scientific possibility of a zombie virus. World War Z author Max Brooks will be speaking on two panels — one on the history of the modern ghoul with zombie neuroscientist Bradley Voytek and another on surviving a zombie apocalypse (Brooks’ specialty).
While Comic-Con is not an infallible predictor of an upcoming movie or TV series’ success, the annual pop culture convention in San Diego does act as a sort of geek barometer, with the 130,000 attendees showing their love for this superhero or that variety of supernatural creature by way of costumes, T-shirts and massive lines for a particular panel presentation.
Bloodsuckers and “walkers” aren’t just battling it out at the box office and on DVRs across America, they’re also going undead-head-to-undead-head at Comic-Con 2011. Scroll through the schedule for the giant convention, which runs Wednesday through Sunday, and you’ll still spot plenty of hot vampire properties, from cast panels on Twilight and True Blood to a discussion of LGBT fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer .
But you’ll also notice a large number of events dedicated to zombies. Moreover, the zombie talk seems to be far more popular than bloodsucker banter. The panel for AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently leading the pack in terms of what attendees say they’re attending, based on the Sched web app for the San Diego convention. True Blood comes in fifth and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 was at No. 38 at the time of this writing.
A crossover panel, run by webcomics publisher Keenspot, is promising updates on the movie adaptation of Last Blood — the comic about vampires that have to keep the survivors of a zombie apocalypse alive in order to secure their food supply.
It’s an interesting turn of events considering just last year at Comic-Con, Walking Dead comic book scribe and show executive producer Robert Kirkman told Wired.com, “I understand that vampires are a little more romantic and all that stuff, but I mean, zombies: Give ‘em a chance.”
Now, it seems, he’s getting his wish.[Read More]
The fact that vampires these days are in fact TOO romantic, is actually the problem.
This is MUCH more scary than today’s moping, broody, romantic I-will-get-all-weepy-if-you-break-my-heart vampire…
Amazing and creepy animated short about a child’s visit to a toy store by the talented Rodrigo Blaas for Alma Films. The best short film i’ve seen in ages.
And its a cartoon!
That says a lot.
And what it says loud and clear?
Long live Z O M B I E S!
“And, pssst, Hollywood? If you freaking ruin zombies, like you did vampires, for me? I’m seriously, PERSONALLY, kicking your…
I’m just saying.” ~AR