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May 01 2012

It’s Zombie Awareness Month!

It’s that time of the year again! Some of you might wonder why bother setting aside a month for zombies or why it’s happening in May instead of October. As the Zombie Research Society have already explained why they opted for May (I suppose the presumed connection to Halloween is unavoidable given the month they picked), I thought I would touch on why ZAM is so important.

In America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses the idea of surviving a zombie apocalypse as a way of making education about real-life diseases and quarantines more entertaining and accessible for people. Similarly, a group of horror enthusiasts have pooled their resources to create Zombie Squad, a “disaster preparedness and community service” that both educates the public about preparing for/surviving disasters and helping raise money for charitable organizations. As you can see, they’ve done a lot of good since the squad’s creation in 2003. Hopefully this is enough to encourage you to check them out (and send some money their way during their next fundraiser).

We here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 have some zombie-themed content planned for release over the course of the month, along with some non-zombie material to act as a palate cleanser of sorts. Until then, please enjoy this collection of vintage GdL16 zombie goodness:

The Slide
Vile Verses
Dead on the Beat
Music to Game By
6’+ Episode 3 is up!
Dead (and Loving It)
More Fear For Your Ears
Zombie Hunters & ZEROs
Night of the Thanksliving Dead
Full Moon’s Grindhouse Collection
A Handful of Dirt: Brian J. Orlowski of DRAWN OF THE DEAD

Happy Zombie Awareness Month!

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