It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while a book is topped by its film adaptation. Such is the case for Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies. [Read more...]
The slowly creeping presence of zombies in mainstream popular culture means that they hardly need an introduction, but Capcom proves with Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the prequel to the upcoming Dead Rising 2, that sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have a refresher course.
In this installation the player takes control of Chuck Greene three years following the events of the first game, as he travels cross-country with his daughter. Like any little girl she hates getting shots, but she is not just like any little girl anymore. She has been bitten, and now if she does not get an injection of Zombrex every twelve hours she will complete the transformation from living to walking dead. Too bad someone has just stolen their truck, along with Chuck’s stash of Zombrex, marooning them in a town that is far less empty than it initially appears to be. [Read more...]
Resident Evil: Degeneration is an animated film that takes place within the timeline of the game franchise, and it probably would have worked as a game, but unfortunately it comes up lacking as a film.
Picking a new hub for a zombie outbreak, RE Degeneration takes on a whole new level of failed security and terrorist attacks at an airport. For starters, a random zombie makes his way through the terminal, making his first meal out of a security guard. Within seconds people are being turned left and right, and just when things seem to be as bad as they can be, a plane crashes into the side of the building, with even more zombies that were turned by one passenger pouring out of the planes door (how they got it open is still open for debate). After a rescue mission is set into motion to save a few survivors trapped in one of the lounges in the terminal, it becomes clear that this incident is just an indication of what is to come. [Read more...]