February 28, 2009

Odds n' Ends

A round up of zombie-related news hitting the web

  • Mail Order Zombie, an outstanding zombie movie podcast of which I am a big fan, aired a special show last week: The Dead Letter Awards. Under the direction of Brother D at Mail Order Zombie, the Dead Letter Awards brought together a community of horror podcasters to dole out honarary awards for the best in 2008 zombie media. Listeners of Mail Order Zombie were not only able to vote but also win gift bags. Check out Mail Order Zombie on iTunes for more.
  • Katherine Monk provides a succinct run-down of the unique linguistic themes in Bruce McDonald's Canadian zombie film Pontypool. Yes, language can be scary. [via Canwest News Service]
  • According to 3000% last week, beating its launch numbers. Valve offered Left 4 Dead at rock-bottom sale prices for purchase over its Steam digital delievery system last week. Consumers bit and bit had. Having just discovered Left 4 Dead, I look forward to all the new players this game will deliver who will abandon me to a Tank during online play! Thanks guys!