Locked and loaded for the Zombie Apocalypse

Cover of Zombie SurvivalIt's Zombie Awareness Month. Do you know where your cricket bat/lawnmower/blunt object of choice is?

No, but seriously, it IS zombie awareness month. What's more, it's nearly over and I haven't even revised my evacuation plan or topped up the first aid kit in case of the Zombie Apocalypse. I deserve to get my brains munched, frankly.

But fear not! For your library is practically overflowing with zombie-related reading and viewing. So here are my picks of the best of the shambling undead.

Watch

Better check out some fight sequences and bone up on your best zombie combat moves -

  • The Walking Dead - We're between seasons with everyone's favourite zombie horror TV series, but why not got back and rewatch the first season before Rick went feral and facial hair took over his face? You know, back when the post-apocalyptic world was a kinder, gentler, better groomed place.
  • Warm BodiesCover of Warm bodies - A zombie as a romantic lead? Seems a bit unlikely but that's the premise of this film starring Nicholas Hoult of TV show Skins.
  • World War Z - Where the zombies are fast and really good at climbing, the little monkeys. But are they a match for Brad Pitt in "action" mode? Well, they give it a good try at least...
  • I am Legend - Not technically zombies because they're not dead (much like the ones in World War Z) but if you spend time quibbling about such distinctions during the apocalypse you'll likely become someone's afternoon tea, so just enjoy the ride (and make note of Will Smith's survival skills and strategies).
  • Shaun of the dead (we've got this as a double-DVD combo with Hot Fuzz). Just the rom-zom-com to lighten the mood a touch.

Read

Board up the windows and hunker down with some reading material -

Make

No actual zombies around just at the moment? Make your own with the following crafty titles -

I think you'll agree that's plenty to be getting on with, but if you've got an hot tips for zombie reading or preparedness please do make suggestions.

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