Zombies are an improved form of human that are often found engaging in mindless consumerism, discussions about American Idol, neoconservatism and the consumption of brains or raping and mutilating other motherfucking human beings.
The zombies created by concept artist from Manuel Augusto Dischinger Moura (or Manuhell for brevity’s sake) go a step further – they know Kung Fu and other crazy martial arts. The 27-year-old from São Paulo, Brazil has taken some characters from a popular fighting game and given them a zombie makeover.
See Manuhell’s collection of Zombie Street Fighters after the jump.
Holy Sith! American illustrator Matt Busch has taken those iconic Star Wars movie posters and put quite a gruesome spin on them. From the hatchet buried in R2’s head to the Tauntaun’s exposed guts, his Zombie Wars poster parody is a feast for the eyes.
Take a look at the six zombified posters after the jump.
It’s no secret that we’re fans of movie trailers here at Onelargeprawn, and I had intended to post these individually during the week. But now, for the sake of brevity and for your watching pleasure, I present to you Friday’s Mega Trailer Blowout! Admittedly there are only five trailers, but it took a mega-effort for my lazy-ass to compile this shit together. A simple thank you will suffice ;-)
Hit the jump to see trailers for Bronson, Zombieland, Dorian Gray, Inception, and Transforminators.
I can’t say I have ever read a Jane Austen novel, quite frankly if a book doesn’t have photo-pictures, it takes me an age to get through it. That being said, I am totally looking forward to reading Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a cannibalisation of the classic 1813 novel penned by Austen. Billed as 85% Austen’s original text and 15 percent brand-new blood and guts, “Zombies” tells of a love story in an alternate universe where the stanky undead roam the English countryside.
Grahame-Smith has this to say on how the original text of the novel was well-suited for use as a zombie horror story:
You have this fiercely independent heroine, you have this dashing heroic gentleman, you have a militia camped out for seemingly no reason whatsoever nearby, and people are always walking here and there and taking carriage rides here and there,” he said. “It was just ripe for gore and senseless violence. From my perspective anyway.
Published earlier this year by Quirk Books, Zombies has already reached bestseller status with 750,000 copies in print. And it seems a feature film will be on its away, after undisclosed major film company purchased the rights earlier this year.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can easily be imported through your local online retailer. Prices range from R109 to R139, allowing 10-15 days delivery time.
BONUS: Riding the wave of mutant offshoots, next month will see Quirk Books releasing Ben H. Winters’ Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters which adds giant lobsters and enraged octopi to another Austen love story. See the book trailer below.
Mother nature can be a cold-hearted bitch sometimes, and she must have been having really bad PMS when she introduced this creature of unrelenting horror.
The Emerald Cockroach Wasp is a brightly coloured parasitic wasp that utilizes a combination stings and poisons to inject its eggs into a host to incubate. When it comes time for the female wasp to lay her egg, she searches out a cockroach, lands on top of it, and stings it twice. The first sting mildly paralyzes the front legs of the cockroach, and the second sting into the roach’s brain neutralizes its normal escape responses. Now for the cool bit – the wasp chews off parts of the roach’s antennae and uses them like a leash to lead the zombified roach to a burrow! Why walk when you can drive right?
Once they reach the burrow the real horror begins – the wasp lays an egg on the roach’s abdomen and fills in the burrow entrance with pebbles to prevent escape. Once the larva hatches, it chews its way into the abdomen, and eats the roach’s internal organs in an order which guarantees that the roach will stay alive-ish. The larva then forms a cocoon inside the roach’s body, and after about four weeks, a fully-grown Emerald Cockroach Wasps emerge from the roach’s body to begin its adult life.
Here’s a quick-ish history for those uninitiated with the series. The first Resident Evil film tells of an amnesiac heroine Alice as she attempts to escape a secret underground facility belonging to the Umbrella Corporation (a bioengineering pharmaceutical company). The said facility is full of zombies. Resident Evil: Apocalypse is the second in the series and follows Alice, who after escaping the underground Umbrella facility, must band together with other survivors to escape Raccoon City before it gets nuked. The said town is once again full of zombies.
Now in Resident Evil: Extinction Alice is set to fight (if you haven’t figured this out already) even more zombies. An experimental T-Virus created by the Umbrella Corporate has transformed the world’s population into enraged flesh-eating zombies. No city is safe from the zombie hordes. However, two Raccoon City survivors Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), team up with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke), and Nurse Betty (Ashanti). Gathering together a group of survivors, they travel across the Mojave Desert in an armoured convoy looking for supplies, and more importantly, uninfected survivors.