Tag: Zombies

Zombies are reanimated corpses. The term – derived from Haitian folklore – was first recorded in English by the poet Robert Southey, as “zombi” in a history of Brazil. The word’s origin is West African and the Oxford English dictionary compares it to the Congo words, nzambi (god) or nzumbi (fetish).

Shaun of the Dead 2004 REVIEW

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Shaun of the Dead 2004
ANN MASSEY tells us why Shaun of the Dead is the strawberry flavoured Cornetto of Wright and Pegg’s comedy horror trilogy

The Rizen 2017 REVIEW

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An experiment with the occult goes horribly wrong in 1950's England. "Gloriously Lovecraftian" says SIMON BALL, as he looks at The Rizen (2017).

The Girl With All The Gifts 2016 REVIEW

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The Girl With All The Gifts
"A creepily original zombie dystopia," says ANDREW GARVEY, as he looks at 2016's The Girl With All The Gifts.

Halloween Monsters Crawl Out From Real Irish Folklore

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ANN MASSEY O’REGAN gets us ready for Halloween with these real life monsters from Ireland's folklore

The Silence by Tim Lebbon BOOK REVIEW

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ANDREW GARVEY takes a look at Tim Lebbon's fun new twist on the zombie genre, The SIlence...

10 hilarious Shaun of the Dead facts you didn’t know

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Shaun of the Dead is a cricket bat smashing blast!
KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS serves up 10 Shaun of the Dead fun facts you may not know about the zom-rom-com

Top 10 classic British Zombie Films you shouldn’t miss!

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British zombie films that bleed red, white and goo according to RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES!

Zombies! British and Irish Undead through History

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M J Steel Collins shambles through the Undead in British and Irish tradition

The Frozen Dead 1966 REVIEW

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The Frozen Dead
Mad scientist tries to bring Nazis back from the dead in 60s England. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates.

28 Days Later (2002) – 10 things you didn’t know

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28 Days Later
KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS reveals some interesting facts from Danny Boyle's groundbreaking zombie horror, 28 Days Later (2002)...

Devil’s Playground 2010 REVIEW

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SIMON BALL reviews Devil's Playground 2010

Undead Underneath BOOK REVIEW

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SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON reviews Undead Underneath, a zombie thriller by Jack Swift

Fallen Soldiers 2015 REVIEW

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Fallen Soldiers 2015
SIMON BALL reviews historic zombie horror Fallen Soldiers 2015

Howard Jackson talks about Nightmares Ahead

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Nightmares Ahead
Spooky Isles talk s to Howard Jackson about his new horror anthology, Nightmares Ahead

The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey BOOK REVIEW

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews the James Herbert Award-nominated The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Irish Zombies: A Bite of Superstition

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ANN MASSEY looks at why Ireland has long been terrified of the dead rising and becoming Irish Zombies!

Fast versus Slow Zombies

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ANN L HOUGUE-BOUCHER discusses how speed is the difference between creepy and terrifying zombies

Zombies from History BOOK REVIEW

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Zombies from History ponders what would happen if historic figures rose from the grave, MJ STEEL COLLINS writes

Vampires and Zombies, Walter Map’s Monsterous Herefordshire

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Medieval Monsters
JON KANEKO-JAMES uncovers the grotesque monsters of Walter Map's medieval Britain

Doghouse 2009 REVIEW

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Doghouse 2009
Doghouse 2009 is a zombie splatfest, says ANDREW GARVEY

Doctor Blood’s Coffin 1961 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at this Cornwall-set mad doctor flick, Doctor Blood's Coffin 1961

Cockneys vs Zombies 2012 REVIEW

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DARREN CHADWICK-HUSSEIN reviews hilarious schlocky horror London undead fest, Cockneys vs Zombies 2012

The Plague of the Zombies 1966

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The Plague of the Zombies 1966 is the strongest of Hammer's experimental films, says ADAM SCOVELL

London’s Knights of the Living Dead

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The Knights of St Lazarus were an ancient order of fighting lepers, who had the reputation as being "the undead". JON KANEKO-JAMES reports.

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Top 7 Saxon Horror-inspired tracks

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Carrickfergus: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Carrickfergus, just outside Belfast, is one of Northern Ireland's most historic and haunted places to visit, says CHRISTINE MILLER

Haunted Beaumaris Castle: A Ghostly Guide

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ANN MASSEY gives us her top 10 terrifying Banshee appearances from history in Ireland…