Tagged zombies

Get Ready to Relive the Survival Horror in Resident Evil 2: The Board Game

Despite my love of games, I’ve been on zombie burnout for the better part of a decade. I feel like if I were to blindfold myself, spin around three times, and throw a dart from the middle of a tabletop game shop—not that I would ever think of doing such a horrendous thing—if I didn’t hit a game about dueling wizards, it would probably be some kind of zombie-themed game. That market saturation has left me feeling worn out...

Santa Clarita Diet Is Satire Done Wrong

We all love zombies. Zombies are cool. But have we gone into overload with the zombie movies and television shows? I ask because I recently sat down and watched Santa Clarita Diet and had to think to myself: there’s enough zombie stuff out there now that, even if this show were good (which it isn’t!), there is no room for it. As in the case of my last Netflix review, I’d love to claim I watched the whole season of...

What We Become Is Mostly the Same

Over the last decade, Scandinavia has done a lot to keep filmmaking on the dark side of honest and original. Let the Right One In goosed the vampire genre enough to make it one of the most interesting films of the last few years; Dead Snow answered the question we all ask about zombies in winter and also managed to make two pretty tired tropes (zombies and undead Nazis) interesting at the same time; Troll Hunter managed to be...

The MN Hip-Hop Scene is Full of Geeks Making Really Cool Music

After I wrote about a certain Star Wars boom-bap joint on some other blog, I got to talking with an editor here at Twin Cities Geek about writing it up here as well. Then I got the notion that we could go further, and look not just at this lone song but at the greater sphere of geek culture within the Twin Cities’ hip-hop community. My editor asked something along the lines of, “How many hip-hop artists are geeks?”...

Reviewing the Indie Author: Zombies in Love

Welcome to Reviewing the Indie Author, where we look at books by self-published and independent-press authors. Zombies have invaded Winthrop University—we just don’t know it yet. One of those zombies, Jack, needs a job; he’s bored and he doesn’t sleep anymore. So he comes in one late night and asks Lisa Alioto, the owner of a Alioto’s Pizza, for a gig cleaning up. Even though Jack has an odd odor, she hires him to do the nightly clean up....

Reviewing the Indie Author: Alice in Deadland

Welcome back to Reviewing the Indie Author, where we look at books by self-published and independent-press authors. Alice in Deadland, a trilogy by author Mainak Dhar, takes place after a virus has been released and humans turn into what are called Biters. They attack without reason, and anyone who feels their teeth will turn into one. Alice is a 15-year-old girl who has only known a life of Biters; her family survived nuclear attacks and now lives in the...

Crossing the Streams: Fido

Crossing the Streams is a regular column that highlights exciting and enjoyable movies that you can find streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and VOD, providing you with plenty of great movies to add to your queue so you don’t waste time searching for something worthwhile. Typically these movies will be genre-based and geek friendly (though it’s not a requirement to be featured), and a large percentage of them will be independent and lower-budget productions. Chances are you’ve already...
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