During the week of April 5-11, 2009, we made our first official mention of Twitter and Dread Central’s presence on the rapidly booming social networking/micro-blogging site. Our man in the field Nomad reported in real time from the sets of both The Crazies and Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2. For that feeling of immediacy, nothing we’ve seen yet works better than Twitter. It’s a phenomenon. And don’t even get me started on Blip! (Yes, we have a DC channel there — give us your suggestions for what you’d like to hear.) I could have finished this Wrap-Up in half the time if I wasn’t bouncing back and forth between here and there. Talk about addicting!
Anyway, the two films mentioned earlier are among the “bigger” projects currently under way. What’s slightly smaller and hopefully edgier that we can look forward to as well?
Speaking of lunacy, how crazed does the idea of documenting the zombie apocalypse via a role-playing social network sound? Not too nuts at all if you’re hip to what the folks at LostZombies.com are up to, which is the subject of the Woman’s Story of the Week: Lost Zombies Wants Your Last Words. The goal of the group is to create the world’s first community generated zombie documentary. If it sounds like an interesting proposition, sign up on the site, where you can construct profile pages, view photos and videos, take part in discussions, chat, and, most importantly, submit content to be used in the documentary.
It’s definitely ambitious, but considering how many imaginative people there are who already have their own versions of the end of the world via a zombie infestation, the guys behind Lost Zombies should wind up with some extremely rich and inventive — not to mention highly entertaining — material. If you’re even the least bit a zombie aficionado, you owe it to yourself to see what they’re up to. And, just because I’m a stickler for things coming full circle, get off your asses and follow Lost Zombies on Twitter!
The Wrap-Up will be on hiatus next week due to the Dread Central crew’s coverage of the Los Angeles Fangoria Weekend of Horrors (click here to win tickets if you’re in the area). See you back here in two weeks …
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