It’s going to be really difficult to write something uplifting here, guys, regardless of the fact that it’s Friday. Ebola has come to New York and everybody is being so dumb about it. Amazon is getting what it deserves and losing money, which is fine, but what will we do if Bezos’ behemoth crashes and we have to go to the store for something? That sounds like the apocalypse to me. True horror. This is also horrible, but luckily fictional: Someone has cut together all of these nice, awful cinema deaths for you to watch and be conveniently grossed out over.
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The “zombie” is one of our most evocative monsters, one that reflects the fears we have in today’s world: apocalypse and disease. When we make art with zombies, we’re looking those fears right in the face and figuring out whether humanity can survive under impossible odds. In the beautiful new coffee-table book Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema, author Ozzy Inguano examines how zombies have evolved onscreen, from I Walked With a Zombie to Shaun of the Dead. The tome features rare vintage photos and illustrations from all corners of movie zombie culture, and we have a sample of our favorite stills and posters to share. Click through to check them out!
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The world after the apocalypse is pretty easy to visualise. Vast deserts, people wearing gasmarks and mutant cannibals. It’s become such a staple in fiction that we’ve got it down pat. Everything from Mad Max to Fallout 3 looks roughly the same. On occasion things go a different way, and the world we end up in is…weird.
#10 – We Become Both Hippies and Jerks
The Time Machine
When a Victorian England scientist creates a time machine and travels far, far, far into the future he finds the peaceful, gentle and frugal Eloi, living among the overgrown ruins of human society. For those not looking forward to a life of vegetarianism there’s the Morlocks, an underground race of savage, ape-like creatures who prey on the Eloi. Most post-apocalyptic worlds see something resembling the human race scraping out a living, but here we’ve turned against ourselves in an extreme way.
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