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The Zombie Times (Nov 2011)

01/01/2012. Contributed by Patrick Mahon

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‘The Zombie Times’, for those who don’t already know, comes out every couple of months and contains a wide range of zombie-related news articles along with reviews of zombie films, games, books and so on.

The front page of the November issue advertises the Fifth Annual UK Festival of Zombie Culture. This took place on Saturday 19 November at Phoenix Square in Leicester, so I’m afraid that if this is the first you’ve heard about it, you’re too late to go. Those who were able to make it were treated to a wide range of zombie films, including two UK premieres, plus book signings, games, make-up artists and lots more. If you want to know how it went, head on over to the Terror4Fun website, where they’ve got a full report.

The rest of the newsletter contains the usual eclectic mix of requests for help with upcoming zombie films, reviews of new zombie novels, games and movies and much more.

My personal highlight from this issue was the short article on how to do your own zombie make-up on the cheap. Make-up artist Stuart Bray explains the basics of how to create the effect of a torn open zombie face, with links to a website where you can follow his instructions in detail. If you’re interested in moving from being a passive consumer of zombie films to being an active part of the zombie scene, this looks like a great, low-cost way in.

As always, there are lots of competitions featured in the newsletter, allowing you to win almost everything they’ve reviewed. Definitely a good reason to subscribe!

As we head into 2012, the zombie apocalypse is coming ever closer. If you want to be ready for it, you could do a lot worse than subscribe to ‘The Zombie Times’.

Patrick Mahon

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