Sorry about the bad pun. I had to. Okay, I’m not sorry. I regret nothing!
Anyway! Surprise blog post time!
So… I recently decided that writing a story about zombies might be really cool to try. 😀 For my writings so far, I’ve done:
an end of the world featuring the walking dead seemed pretty horrifying! Don’t know if I’ll put it the next volume of Spooky Shorts or if it’ll be its own Novella yet. But I do know it will be fun!
I came up with a basic idea for a zombie story. No, I’m not giving out details yet! I want it to be a surprise!
I decided on a cool title. Also not giving out that either!
Then I realized something pretty darned important…. I don’t know a whole lot about zombies. lol. I’ve watched “Zombieland” one of my favorite horror comedy movies. “High school of the dead” is one of my favorite mangas and animes. I’ve read a couple of zombie books. the first two “Rot and Ruin” books and “Mountian Man: The prequel” but other then just those few things? yeah… zombies aren’t exactly a horror element I’m familiar with.
ghosts? of course! Seriously, I can’t tell you how many epsodies of “The Haunted” and “Dead Files” I’ve watched. mystery/thrillers? I listen to a lot of those on audiobook. I’m not good at guessing who done it, but I love going along for the ride. I adore movies and books about haunted houses.
but zombies? not so much.
I mean, I get the basic idea of them. infections, reanimated corpses. brains. shot to the head. but as a genre? not a lot i’ve read and watched.
Well! I’m not letting my lack of knowledge stop me! I spent my morning off work researching zombies TV shows, books, and movies. I want to watch and read a whole bunch of different ones, so I can get a better idea of stuff that’s common and uncommon in the genre.
I started on Hulu. 😀 I watched an episode of mythbusters about zombies. that was cool. according to them, axes work better than guns, to fight off hordes of zombies. less time to aim. you just swing and hope you hit the head.
Then I found a TON of free kindle books about zombies so I could start reading different authors takes on this classic horror/science fiction monster. I downloaded probably 20 or so short stories, novellas, and novels.
I’ve got a couple of different zombie books on my Audible App now, ready for listening.
And I’ve got plans to watch a couple of zombie TV shows on Hulu. Fear the Walking dead is on the top of the list.
I figure if I’m gonna try and write a story about the undead, I should see what other stories are out there first, right? See if I can come up with something fun.
Anyway! I hope you had fun reading this!
Happy Reading! Love, Lennie! 😀 😀 😀
p.s. if anyone has any good recommendations on zombie books, shows, or moives, let me know!