Are you ready to face the zombie horde?
Do you have the tools, weapons and survival skills to survive even 24 hours once the zombies come shambling or racing towards you?
Here’s a stack of tips and resources to give you the edge over your friends and neighbors when the undead come along. (Because really…it’s all about you at the end of the world!)
A Wikipedia Primer
What is a Zombie? Know your targets!
What is a Zombie Apocalypse? Learn about zombie history, pop culture, and more.
Zombie Movies: A comprehensive, alphabetical list of zombie movies, short films, TV undead, documentaries and more!
Probablity of a Zombie Apocalypse
Skills and Tools You’ll Need to Get Around
Zombie Apocalypse Manual iPhone App
Zombie Apocalypse Defender-“If I was going to buy an SUV… If that SUV was actually available in the States… I would get a Defender.”
Zombie Emergency Preparedness Radio Show: Imagine a natural disaster scenario in Fairbanks: A flood, an earthquake. But what if the threat was zombies? That question is what radio hosts Matt Schantzen and Marcus Mooers contemplate every week in their fictional radio drama “Dead Air” on KSUA.
Zombie Survival Wiki: Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki, user generated info on weapons, protective clothing, videos, survival planning and much more.
Charts to Determine Your Survivability
Fun and games to sharpen your survival skills
Zombies!!! 2nd Edition: Zombies!!! puts you in the middle of the action as you try to escape the ever advancing zombie horde. Players must use a combination of wits and brawn to be the first to the heliport and certain escape.
Zombie Survival: The Board Game: The mysterious event that has animated the dead has also given them an unhealthy hunger. for your brains! The only way to survive is to fortify your house and make your stand. How long can you survive? (Coming Oct 2010)
Plants VS Zombies: (PC /iPhone) A mob of zombies is about to invade your home, and your only defense is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Think fast and plant faster to stop the zombies dead in their tracks.
Zombie Games: A collection of online zombie-themed games.
Neverending list of Zombie-themed Video Games: Games for PC, PS3, iPhone, Gamecube, Xbox and more.
Dead Frontier: Dead Frontier is the ultimate survival horror MMORPG. Log in for free and play with thousands of real players from around the globe as you struggle for survival in a zombie infested city.
Follow These Websites: Get the Jump on the Undead!
The Undead Report: The Undead Report is a journal to provide truthful, related news of the undead. Be prepared!
Zombie Army Productions: A consortium of businesses that brings the highest production quality to the darkest events. From haunted houses to feature films, Zombie Army can produce your event from conceptual design to closing night.
Living Dead Media: The Premier Source for Zombie News and Horror Entertainment
Already infected? You’re not alone!
Crawl of the Dead: Social media for zombies! Arrange zombie walks with other zombies worldwide.
idrawzombies: Drawings and paintings of zombies and their friends and family. Zombify yourself today!
Buy Zombie: The Undead are Online! A hub for zombie news, media, reviews, and announcements.
Chris Zenga– The Day After: Art for Those Left at the End
ZomBcon: The world’s first dedicated zombie culture convention.
The Zombie Dating Guide: Because dating should be a no-brainer!
So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead
Do you know of some useful zombie apocalypse survival info?
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Nonfiction Horror & Science Fiction Lit and Film Theory
Nonfiction Reading List
Making Faces, Playing God: Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup
Men, Makeup and Monsters: Hollywood’s Masters of Illusion and FX (forward by Clive Barker)
(1996) Anthony Timpone of Fangoria Magazine
Horror: The Film Reader
Book of essays, Edited by Mark Janovich (Writers include luminaries such as Barbara Creed and Carol J. Clover)
Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
Carol J. Clover
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
David J. Skal
The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film
Book of essays, Edited by Barry Keith Grant
The Undead and Philosophy: Chicken Soup for the Soulless
Book of essays, Edited by Richard GReene and K. Silem Mohammad
Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body
Book of essays, Edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre
The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader
Book of essays, Edited by Gill Kirkup, Linda Janes, Kath Woodward, Fiona Hovenden
Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies and the Future of Human Intelligence
Chris Hables Gray
Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs: Feminist Confrontations with Science, Medicine and Cyberspace
Edited by Nina Lykke and Rosi Braidotti
I’ve always been a fan of speculative fiction and films since childhood (horror, science fiction, fantasy, cyborg, apocalypse, you name it). While at the University of MN, I twisted my English and CompLit degree into a genre playground for myself, a place where I could study and write on the subject matter I loved most. I was presented with some amazing nonfiction as part of my curriculum and through that, found more on my own as related to my studies. Definitely not an exhaustive list, just some titles that I particularly enjoyed.