Move over, vampires. There's a new undead in town. Zombies are invading America - or at least America's pop culture.
A Jane Austen novel rewritten with zombie characters was a best-seller, last year’s “Zombieland” movie made big bucks (a “Zombieland 2: 3-D is in the works), a new zombie-themed TV series starts Sunday night on the AMC channel, and a Zombie Project Runway took over the Ferndale library earlier this month. It’s only a matter of time until a zombie runs for public office.
This mayhem of walking dead reaches a frenzy this weekend when Zombcon comes to Seattle. Highlights include appearances by “Evil Dead” star Bruce Campbell, “A Clockwork Orange” star Malcolm McDowell, the “Grandfather of the Zombie” George Romero, and “Fight Club” novelist and Vancouver, Wash., resident Chuck Palahniuk.
Zombie fans also can dance at a Halloween costume party (Prom Night of the Living Dead) and watch zombie-themed movies (“Films That Ate Our Brains”).
And for the truly dedicated: A zombie combat workshop is being offered. You can never be too safe.