British Tv channel E4 has recently aired the first of 5 episodes of a Zombie Series called "Dead Set" Now for the people who haven┤t heard about it already: The main idea of Dead Set is to put Zombies and Big Brother together.
And theres already where my problems with this series start. The people in the bigbrother house are over the top stupid. I mean I never watched Big Brother out of principle so it could be that Im wrong, but the acting of the residents for me felt almost sarcastically which makes dead set feel like comedy at some points, which I guess wasnt the directors intension. Fortunately once they get aware that theres something wrong they actually start using 1 or 2 brain cells, which felt like someone used them for a brain activity increasement experiment while they weren┤t shown, but I found myself not caring a lot about this.
Saying it looks like the cameraman was drunk when he recorded the Zombie scenes is a understatement. Which brings me to the next problem, running Zombies.
Yes, there are running Zombies in Dead Set.
If any director who┤s planning to make a Zombie movie is reading this review, PLEASE stop the running undead shit. This is what seems to be the last nail in the coffin of the are of good Zombie flicks.
Making Zombies run isn┤t making them any more scary. In fact it makes them less scary and somehow even funny. Remember the good old days of Dawn of the Dead? Did you see any running Zombies in that movie? No, you didn┤t, because there were millions of them everywhere. This is what makes them scary, they don┤t need to run! Seriously, the guy who came up with the running Zombie shit needs to get a bullet to his head himself.
Another minor discomfort I had with the first episode was the obvious product placement. For example: guy gets out what I think were patches for stopping smoking and the product box is literally everything you see for a good 2 seconds.
By now you must think, wow sounds pretty bad, right?
No. There are good things about Dead Set.
The acting is mostly solid (except what you read above) especially Kelly (Jaime Winstone) the production runner who seems to be the main character makes you hope that she doesnt get killed.
There is just enough gore. Seriously, seeing a Zombie getting its head crushed with a fire-extinguisher was fucking cool.
And last but not least, there really hasn┤t been anything like it been done before and I really like the concept.
If you are a Zombie fan go watch it!
Dead Set can be watched here if you are located in Britain. If not use a proxy or get it somewhere else :)
I pretty much fell in love with Colors, a Homebrew application for the Nintendo DS that lets you draw awesome things. So I thought why shouldn┬┤t I post more of the stuff I made here and make a little game out of it.
What I want to do is almost the same as monday mind teasers, expect that you will only get 1 picture (yes drawing these takes a while). All the pictures will be black n white, for two reasons. 1st I like how it looks, 2nd it gets harder to guess which game is meant.
The pictures also wont be covers of games all the time, I will also draw pictures of screenshots or even draw something of which no picture exists.
As an extra I will always include a video of the picture getting drawn.
Oh and btw: If you want me to keep this thing going, please suggest me a better title for these posts.
Yeah Conker, nothing more, because I was just thinking about this awesome game.
Sorry for the shitty quality, youtube┬┤s a bitch. I would┬┤ve encoded the flv myself and then hosted it somewhere, but I dont know filehosters which let you directlink to flvs and keep them online for longer then a month.