Fallout 4_20151210170502We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

Minor spoilers ahead!

Bobbi No-nose (an odd name as none of the ghouls have noses) is an abrasive, joyless schemer who lies often and loudly. She’s truly a terrible person that drags you into an amazingly impracticable plot that almost gets you killed. On the plus side… there is no plus side.

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Fallout 4_20151127230241We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

Minor spoilers ahead!

First up, meet your friendly neighborhood Vault-Tec rep. He’s one of the first characters you meet in 2077 and it’s a good thing: moments after he signs you and your family up for the local vault nuclear hell breaks out. You make it to the vault just in time to see this dedicated company man get refused entry.

200 years later – years that you spent blissfully unaware in cryogenic suspension – you’ll come across the poor sap all miserable and ghoulified. He’s a little hostile and depressing at first, but if you’re patient you can offer him a job as a salesman in one of your settlements. This will perk him up tremendously.

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Matt Frewer, Dawn of the DeadThe 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead was better than most would have anticipated. It even gave the 1978 original a run for its money at times. We’ve previously celebrated Andre and Luda’s biting baby bundle, and this time want to focus on a smaller, but nonetheless impactful character: Frank.

The survivors in the mall have their first real test of conscience as a truck approaches, hounded by the dead. Although it’s not unanimous, they decide to help and allow the new group into the mall. Among them are Frank (Matt Frewer) and his daughter Nicole (Lindy Booth). Frank’s been bit. His last minutes of life with his daughter are the most emotional of the film. Then he turns and gets shot in the face.

We’re huge fans of Frewer and feel that he’s never achieved the success he deserved. He brings a meaningful sincerity to every role, no matter how small and, it so happens, just recently celebrated his 58th birthday! Here’s to you, Mr. Frewer!

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Bill Murray, ZombielandWe celebrated the lovely (at least for a few minutes) 406 from Zombieland way back in May of 2013, but somehow never returned to celebrate the true zombie star of the movie: Bill Murray! The more pedantic among you might argue: “But he wasn’t really a zombie; he was just pretending to be one!” The more pedantic among you can sit down and help yourselves to a big glass of shut-the-hell-up.

Murray may not have survived Columbus, but he’ll (pretend to) not-live forever in our hearts.

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Zombie BubNot sure how we’ve missed this one for so long! George Romero’s third movie in the “Dead” series, Day of the Dead, features the lovable (kinda) zombie Bub.

In the movie the insane Doctor Logan, working in a military facility, experiments with Bub. He teaches him how to listen to music, shave and – for reasons – how to handle and fire automatic weapons. He even teaches Bub to talk… well, mimic… sorta. He also feeds him pieces of people. Dead ones, but still: he feeds him people.

In the huge, unexpected, out-of-nowhere-at-all surprise ending Bub escapes and uses automatic weapons! Bub, here’s to you, buddy!

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Zombie Baby HOVIt was only a couple of weeks ago that we inducted our last zombie baby into Zombie of the Week. This time we have the rather self-explanatory “Driver tries to cheat carpool lane with ‘zombie baby’“. Yes, back in October, a man in Washington State thought he could fool cops patrolling the HOV lane with a baby doll dressed as a zombie. Spoiler: he couldn’t.

 

This honestly confuses the hell out of us. Even if the cop did mistake the doll for an actual child, the guy would still get a ticket for illegally putting a small child in the front seat, right? That’s a thing, isn’t it? Now, taking this to the logical extreme, what would the ticket be if the cop actually mistook the doll for an actual, rabid zombie baby?

Doesn’t really matter. Cop wasn’t fooled at all. Zombie baby HOV decoy cost our hero $136.

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Zombie Storm TrooperTo celebrate the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, Riotdaily has done a collection of zombie/Star Wars mashup cosplay. Although they’re all worth seeing, we were most impressed by the effort that went into this mangled, bloody (but still mobile) zombie imperial stormtrooper.

We have yet to see the movie. As any smart zombiephile does, we stay far away from crowds just in case. Still, we can say with some confidence that J.J. Abrams failed to inject zombies into this chapter of the epic story. We thank these fans heartily for addressing his momentary lack of judgement!

 

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