The first half The Walking Dead’s second season introduced us to some pretty epic zombies. I know none of us in Command will ever forget the Well Walker that burst in half before being dispatched by T-dog. Nor will we forget the final zombie of the mid-season finale. Truly heartbreaking, that one.
On the show, each of the featured zombies has their own story to tell. Right before the second season kicked off, the show’s creators produced a web-only series documenting the life, death, and reanimation of the walker we all came to know as Bicycle Girl. That got us thinking—which we do a lot right now while impatiently waiting for the second half of TWD season 2 to kick off. What better way to “know your enemy” than to create your own zombie? To take it a step further, how would you then put that zombie out of its misery?
So here’s the deal: We want you to create your very own zombie using any medium you are comfortable with. You can write a description, draw a picture, paint it, heck if you’re up to it turn one of your friends into your ideal zombie with makeup. The sky is the limit (please don’t really kill your friend…).
After you’ve created your zombie, then we want you to write out where the zombie would be found. Is she a soccer mom prowling the suburbs? Did a trucker pick up the wrong passenger on the freeway? You get the gist. Put them in a realistic location and then… kill them. You may use your weapon of choice to do the deed, or utilize the environment the zombie hunts in to find a suitable weapon. The more detail you use, the better.
The entries will be judged by a panel of ZSC commanders. We will pick the top two zombies. The first-prize winner will receive a t-shirt signed by 11 cast and crewmembers of The Walking Dead. The runner-up will receive a ZSC logo t-shirt (up to size XL). You have from January 10, 2012 until January 30, 2012 to create your zombies.
Rules and Regulations:
One entry per person
Entries must be send to command [at] zombiesurvivalcrew [dot] com with the subject line “Zombie Creation Contest”. Any entries received via Twitter, Facebook, or website comments will be disqualified.
Written entries must be pasted into the body of the email. Please no document files, text files, PDFs, or website links. Only attach photo files.
Contest entries must be received by January 30, 2012 (1-30-2012) by 11:59 PM PST.
Profanity, vulgarity and nudity are prohibited. Use of such will result in disqualification.
Entrants must be members of zombiesurvivalcrew.com. (If you are not, registering is FREE and EASY. Sign up HERE.)
When submitting entries, you give Zombie Survival Crew permission to post your entry and name on zombiesurvivalcrew.com and its associated social media outlets.
Winners will be contacted via the email address given with their contest entry.
Possibly the most fun we’ve had here in the Command Center this month—aside from playing with the new machetes we got in our stockings—came from reading what you all thought our movie reviewer A. Zombie would want from Santa Claus. And while there were a lot of answers that made us laugh so hard our sides hurt, only one person managed to guess more than one item on his wish list.
Without further ado, the winner of our December contest, who’s getting something nifty from our prize closet, is Brim89. Congratulations!
Just for fun, here is A. Zombie’s unedited letter to Santa Claus:
Dear Man in the Red Suit, I’ve been told you are the one to talk to about this present thing. This Christmas I would like the following items delivered to the fake, plastic tree-like monstrosity beside the furnace:
Lock pick kit
The Walking Dead season 1 Bluray (what? A guy needs good entertainment between bad B movies.)
Gift card to local butcher
A severed arm in a pear tree
Sincerely, A. Zombie
Remain vigilant, crewmembers. Another opportunity to win something from the ZSC prize closet will be coming up sooner than you think.
You all did not make it easy on us, jeeze! After a lot of reading, a lot of praising the talent within our crew, and a ton of debating… we finally managed to agree on the winners. Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who entered. Below are the winning poems for you to enjoy.
Third place winner: Deepdarkred
I sit and stare, surrounded by nothing but filthy air…
There goes the planet, Janet,
But I no longer care.
I wonder somewhere in the back of my mind
If there is something I could find,
To bring back who I used to be,
But there’s nothing there, nothing left of plain old me.
I see the living, pointing guns, screaming and slinging
They still think they can beat this,
Illusion and dreaming.
This cacophony of sound, choreography of misery
All spinning around the origin of our creation’s mystery.
We’re not God’s wrath, or Hell’s mistake,
We are not victims of drug intake.
This is it. Our evolution,
Strange enough, it’s also
A bit of a final solution,
A response to our own filth and pollution,
When they get hit, when they get bit…
They will all know what I meant by it.
And then like me they’ll spin in place
With more than a creepy smile upon their half devoured face.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that a) the holidays are sneaking up on our collective tail and b) the Zombie Survival Crew’s resident movie reviewer isn’t actually alive. There’s a long story about how we came in possession of the cantankerous A. Zombie. One day we’ll all gather around a campfire and I’ll share the tale. Rest assured, he has been secured in a safe place within the ZSC compound. No accidental nibbles from our reviewer. Promise.
Traditionally, zombies don’t celebrate the holidays, but A. Zombie has been watching us decorate the Command Center and grew curious about all of the hustle and bustle. The other day he slipped a letter under his cell door.
Dear Man in the Red Suit,
I’ve been told you are the one to talk to about this present thing. This Christmas I would like the following items delivered to the fake, plastic tree-like monstrosity beside the furnace:
We had to have a little fun with this. Your job, dear ZSC faithful, is to tell us three items from A. Zombie’s letter to Santa Claus. The crewmember that gets the most items correct will win something from our prize closet. Easy as that.
The contest will be open from December 16, 2011 (12-16-2011) until December 24, 2011 (12-24-2011).
Rules and Regulations:
One entry per person
Entries may be submitted in the comments below or emailed to command [at] zombiesurvivalcrew [dot] com with the subject line “A. Zombie’s Wish List”.
Entries submitted via Twitter or Facebook will be disqualified.
Entries must be received by December 23, 2011 (12-23-2011) at 11:59 PM PST.
Entrants must be registered members of zombiesurvivalcrew.com. (If you are not, registering is FREE and EASY. Sign up HERE.)
When submitting entries, you give Zombie Survival Crew permission to post your name and contest entry on zombiesurvivalcrew.com and its associated social media outlets.
Winners will be notified via email.
So, do you have any idea what a zombie would want as a present? Tell us what you think.
At the ZSC, we’re all about encouraging members to tap into their natural talents. For instance, if Juliette didn’t have the uncanny ability to talk her way out of any dangerous situation, we’d have never made it this far. (Trust me; she’s saved our skin. A. Lot.) That being said, we want to see how talented you all are, while simultaneously emptying out our swag closet. It’s a win-win for all of us.
What’s the catch? We want your zombie poetry. It can be in any style you wish, any length you wish, though we do ask that there be a minimum of 10 words and a maximum of 200 words. At the end of the contest period, your ZSC commanders will sit and read through all of the entries to pick the top three poems for first, second, and third place prizewinners.
You have from November 18, 2011 (11-18-2011) until December 2, 2011 (12-2-2011) to submit your poetry entries.
In exactly seven days, fans of The Walking Dead will gather around their televisions to watch the season two premier on AMC. It’s no small secret that your Zombie Survival Crew commanders have been not-too-patiently waiting for the new season of the show. We’ve kept our eyes out for any news or tidbits from the set and all that did was create a burning need to see what lies in store for our favorite band of survivors.
Our wait is almost at an end.
To celebrate the upcoming premier of The Walking Dead, the ZSC wants to know what your favorite moments were from season one of the show. We’d also like to hear what you think will happen to Rick, Shane, Lori, Glenn, T-Dog, Daryl, and all the others in season 2. Every crew member that posts a comment will be entered in a drawing, the prize: an official ZSC t-shirt signed by cast members of The Walking Dead.
~ Post a comment on this article telling us your favorite moment of TWD season 1 and predictions for season 2 before October 16th.
~ One (1) random commenter will be picked to win a ZSC shirt signed by the cast of The Walking Dead.
~ One (1) entry per site member.
~ Entries must be posted on the website by 11:59 PM PST on 10-16-2011.
~ Entries containing foul language will be disqualified.
~ Entrants must be registered members of zombiesurvivalcrew.com.
Don’t forget to tune into AMC on October 16th at 9PM ET to catch the second season premiere of The Walking Dead!
To celebrate the September 2nd release of InSight, starring Yellow Brigade 1st Lieutenant Sean Patrick Flanery, we’re giving the Zombie Survival Crew faithful another opportunity to win something from our prize vault.
We want you to create your own crime scenes. They can be as simple as a chalk outline, or more complicated with some blood and guts. We encourage you to be creative. Oh and one more important bit, your ticket stub is the key piece of evidence, be sure to include it in your crime scene photo! Can’t get to a theatre playing the film? Then include something bearing the title of the film.
From Braeburn Entertainment:
InSight follows Kaitlyn (Natalie Zea), an ER nurse who while tending to a young stabbing victim, Allison, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that was being used to save the woman’s life. Almost immediately she starts to experience the victim’s memories. Kaitlyn turns to family, friends, and the police, but no one takes her seriously, so she takes it upon herself to solve the crime – as the terrifying visions threaten her sanity. Ultimately, Kaitlyn teams up with detective Peter Rafferty (Sean Patrick Flanery) and waves her way through the victim’s past in an attempt to discover the brutal truth about the murder and herself.
Here’s what you have to do to win:
Create your own crime scene and snap a picture. Include a piece of “evidence” with the film name or your ticket stub in the picture.
Crewmembers that include their ticket stub in their crime scene will receive two (2) entries into the contest.
Email your crime scene photos to: command [at] zombiesurvivalcrew [dot] com by 9-19-2011. (subject: InSight Contest)
One random entrant will be chosen to receive ZSC swag signed by Sean Patrick Flanery.
The first five (5) entries received will win an official ZSC keychain.
Rules and Regulations:
One entry per person.
Entries must be sent to command [at] zombiesurvivalcrew [dot] com and entries received via Twitter, Facebook, or website comments will be disqualified.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific on 9192011.
Images containing nudity, obscene gestures, or illegal activity will be disqualified.
When submitting entries, you give the Zombie Survival Crew permission to post you image on zombiesurvivalcrew.com and it’s associated social media outlets.
Winners will be notified via the email address given with the entry photo.
To get you ready for September 2nd, here’s the InSight trailer:
So, a lot of you commented on our Guess What’s in Rocco’s Go Bag contest, and boy, were some of you close. I know you were wracking your brains trying to remember that frantic moment in The Boondock Saints when Rocco threw whatever he could into a bag as Norman and Sean watched in amusement.
WARNING: graphic language and violence are in this video.
Well, David made his picks for the top three items in his Go Bag should the Zombiepocalypse arise.
David picked: a baseball bat, his guitar, and a canteen
How many of you are doing the *face palm* right now?
And the winner is………
Lora! For correctly guessing the baseball bat, and since she said bottled water, which we decided was close to a modern day canteen, she gets the prize. Congratulations Lora!!!
“What’s the contest, Jinxie?” you may be asking. Well, let me tell you.
We want you to guess the top three (3) items in Rocco’s Go Bag. The person to guess those top three items, or the closest to them, wins Rocco-signed ZSC gear! Easy, right? Only if you know Rocco.
So, use the comment section to place your guesses (one comment entry per person, please) or email Command at command [ at] zombiesurvivalcrew (dot) com and let’s get this contest rolling, Rocco-style, baby! But let’s try to keep the language PG-13, please!
Contest begins June 5, 2011 and will run through to June 20, 2011.
Oh thank goodness, we can finally clue you all in to one of the exciting things Command has been working on behind the scenes without fear of the boss lady duct taping one of us to the desk chair. Well, what has your commanders so thrilled?
The ZSC is happy to announce that we are working with Sideshow Collectibles to bring you the chance to win your very own zombie. Okay, not a REAL zombie, because that would be bad.
Starting today, 5-5-2011 and going until 5-20-2011, you all can enter to win Sideshow Collectibles original creation the Undying Carcass. He may be only 16 inches tall, but holy cow is there a lot of detail on this guy, right down to the blood splatter on his hospital gown and the bones protruding from his gnarled fingertips.
From Sideshow Collectibles: “Some call it a virus, others a genetic experiment gone awry. Whatever it is, the hospitals and triage clinics were overtaken weeks ago. Infected have escaped the makeshift quarantine barricades in droves, and survivor strongholds are beginning to falter as desperation sets in. The end is near…Be Ready.”
How do you enter? Click the banner below and follow the directions on their site. A winner will be picked at random from the entries collected before May 20th. This is too cool of a prize to miss. Please pass it on so everyone has a chance to not only see how rockin’ Sideshow Collectibles work is, but gets a chance to enter to win the Undying Carcass.