Zombies, like everything else I do get tired of from time to time ,and end up moving onto something else that piques my interest. I do return to that particular sub-genre. And zombifying other monsters is fun also. Last year one my favorite books was Eric S. Brown's BIGFOOT WAR 2:DEAD IN THE WOODS
. One of featuring the southeast terrorized by P.O.ed Sasquatches. The dead Feet(as their called in the novel) end up releasing a virus which, you guess it, raises the dead ,and spreads like wildfire. By the end of the crypto-carnage, the virus has mutated so it also affects the Feet also, and we end up with scads of Zombified Bigfoots. Some which show up in the third book, Food Chain
. Dungeons & Dragons
gave us the Dracolich
, undead dragons.
Also, one thing that I was hoping for last year in IDW's zombie-centric INFESTATION
crossover. With Hasbro's Transformers and G.I. Joe in the mix. I though it would be a sweet way to re-introduce another Hasbro property, the INHUMANOIDS
. More specifically, the Inhumanoid known as D-Compose, the Undead Horror.
The monster sized zombie ,who can also transform people, and other living creatures into zombie like horrors subject to his will. And they end up growing pretty big as a result of his touch as well. Also, fans of the show might remember that he had legions of skeletons warriors to boot. Along with somekind of skeletal bat monsters, and somekind of crab/spider creatures as well. So monster sized zombies can be done ,and done well.
The other night, I was watching VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE !
, where as those who have seen it know. The title kaiju is supposedly killed after being tricked into swallowing explosives. I was thinking of this threat after viewing it. And I thought if Toho allowed Godzilla to get involved in the first INFESTATION
, have Varan's carcass end up getting infected with the virus, then coming back as a zombie. The idear for the Zombie-Varan's look would've been a gruesome, cool sight. As a result of the final blast that finished him off in the flick's end. The Obake's rib cage is broken open from lower gut, and exposed. On top of that, Varan's lower jaw is no longer there as well, taking off with the sternim. Also, a lot of sea crabs that had made their home in Varan's carcass, are dropping out ocasionally, and cab be seen crawling around throughout the ruined ribcage, and across his body. Also various other things can be seen crawling underneath the monster's skin. And despite his underarm wings ruined appaearance, Varan can still fly. What do you think ?