Category: Zombie News and Events

Muppet Character Fozzie Bear as Rick Grimes From The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead Fozzie Bear

The Walking Dead Fozzie Bear

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Zombie Slayer Daryl Dixon #2 Pencil

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Daryl Dixon pencil | Classroom Fun

We’re all excited about the return of The Walking Dead this Sunday. One of the my wife’s students is especially excited. Now, I’m not saying I condone not paying attention in the classroom, but c’mon…it’s for a good cause.

Check out the fully functional, zombie slaying, Daryl Dixon #2 pencil…

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Daryl Dixon #2 Pencil | The Walking Dead Pencil

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Zombie Teddy Bears for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's zombie teddy bear

Every Valentine’s season, I hear the constant barrage of flower and customize-a-teddy-bear advertisements. Looks like this year will have a fresh, new…errr…or unfresh and rotting…approach to showing that special someone that you care.

The game changer?…Etsy seller UnDeadTeds, who created these little bundles of fluff ‘n love.

Give your valentine one of these gruesome, half-rotted, cuddly, bloody bears and zombies won’t be the only things going bump in the night.

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Teddy Bear for Valentine's Day

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When there’s no more room in hell..the zombie snowmen will rise

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Snowman zombie in graveyard

Utilizing a disused graveyard, these zombie snowmen were created by Jen Hutchinson in Brisol, UK.

Zombie snowmen rising from graves

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Top 10 Best Black Heroes and Zombies

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In honor Of Martin Luther King Day, I thought it appropriate to pay tribute to some of the best contributions from black actors and actresses to the zombie film/tv genre.

As I began this zombie obsession, I remember going through as many zombie movies as I could find
(from H.G. Wells’ Things To Come (1936), through the Romero’s, and on) in chronological order. When I got to the Romero’s, which I was already somewhat familiar with, it became very obvious, very fast, that George Romero liked his heroes black.

That trend continued in Romero’s movies and more black heroes came up as a result. This list isn’t just about the black heroes of the zombie genre, however. There were a couple seriously threatening zombies played by black actors that I felt should have a spot on this list as well.

So let’s get started. Please comment below and let me know if you agree with the list or would run it a completely different way.


Nick Cannon Salazar in Day of the Dead remake


10. Salazar (Day of the Dead Remake) Played by Nick Cannon


Selena 28 Days Later


9. Selena (28 Days Later) Played by Naomie Harris


T-Dog The Walking Dead


8. T-Dog (The Walking Dead) Played by IronE Singleton


Tyrese The Walking Dead


7. Tyrese (The Walking Dead) Played by Chad L. Coleman Even though the character is new in the AMC’s The Walking Dead series, having read the graphic novel, you’ll have to trust me on this one.


Ving Raines Dawn and Day of the Dead remake movies


6. Kenneth (Dawn of the Dead Remake) & Captain Rhodes (Day of the Dead Remake) Played by Ving Rhames


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5. Big Daddy (Land of the Dead) Played by Eugene Clark


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4. Peter (Dawn of the Dead) and the Minister (Dawn of the Dead remake) Played by Ken Foree


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3. Private Mailer (Chained Up Zombie in 28 Days Later) Played by Marvin Campbell
First of all, let’s get one thing straight. No, it was not a racist statement in any way that he was chained up. It just so happened that this guy rocked a zombie role and he deserved some more time on the big screen. Anyways, to this day, this zombie continues to scare the crap out of me. Projectile blood vomiting, creepy glowing eyes…he’s a scary-as-hell zombie out for vengeance. Not a great combination.


Michonne The Walking Dead


2. Michonne (The Walking Dead) Played by Danai Gurira
What can I say about Michonne? Played by Danai Gurira on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Michonne is just a completely calculating, bad-ass survivor of the zombie apocalypse. She definitely deserves the #2 spot.


Ben The Night of the Living Dead


1. Ben (Night of the Living Dead) Played by Duane Jones
Whether they knew it or not at the time, George Romero and Duane Jones cut through racial barriers in Night of the Living Dead (1968), with Duane as a strong, decisive, leading man.

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The Walking Dead Surfboard

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Rick Grimes The Walking Dead Surfboard

At the most recent Surf expo in Florida…The Walking Dead Surfboard, designed and airbrushed by Josh DelRocco of Ricky Carroll Surfboards.

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The Walking Dead Surfboard

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The Google (Zombie) Panda Update: A Message From 401AK47

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Hungry Google Panda Zombie

401AK47.com has been severely affected by the new Google Panda update pushed out late last month. For those of you who aren’t in, or ocassionally dipping your big toe into, the geeky SEO world…

Google hired an engineer named Panda to enhance their search, specifically the machine learning scalability…which he did. Then, based on answers from a questionaire given to a group of people, he was able to use a predictive technology to determine how well a site should rank. It just so happens, that some of the questions asked to this group directly related to how safe and secure a site made the user feel. Well, that broad “logic” is now the new standard for how a website and its content is found when performing a Google search.

It seems like the whole philosophy behind how Google ranks sites now will all but abolish the true zombie prep web experience. Grit, gore, and weapons are a no-no…basically, if it’s a PG-13 site, it’s doomed.

I have a feeling that this new Google Panda search philosophy of “everything must look friendly” will hurt quite a few decent and dedicated sites who may act to serve a population other than their select majority.

Sure, I could tune the site to a more friendly “zombies were people, too” tune…but I couldn’t do it in good conscience. What’s the fun in that?

So, here’s to Google Panda serving everyone who are using their search engine for reasons other than retail and Hollywood gossip. Here’s to Google learning from their mistakes.

— 401AK47.com Admin

Google Panda Zombie

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Zombie Survival Decisions Column

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Kate Upton’s Marilyn Monroe Zombie Halloween Costume

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Sexy Kate Upton at Halloween Party as Marilyn Monroe Zombie
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Kate Upton at Halloween party as Marilyn Monroe Zombie
Marilyn Monroe Zombie | Kate Upton playing Marilyn Monroe

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13 Year Old Walking Dead Fan Makes His Own Animated Short, Starring Daryl Dixon

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Aspiring filmaker, Nick Mastrangelo, is a huge fan of The Walking Dead (and rightly so). Well, like most thirteen-year-olds, Nick found himself with some free time over the summer. Unlike most others his age, however, he took on the challenge of creating an animated Walking Dead music video, starring his favorite character, Daryl Dixon.

    Just for fun over the summer, I decided to make an animation music video inspired by Norman Reedus’ character “Daryl Dixon” of The Walking Dead tv show on AMC. I chose Daryl Dixon because he’s a fan favorite, changed into a positive dude the group can now count on, and i just HAD to do a story about that crossbow of his! So I made the story kinda “Walking Dead” meets “Indiana Jones”.

We’re glad he did. This Norman Reedus Walking Dead meets Indiana Jones short is epic. Check it out.

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