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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Rusty Fischer, author of Detention of the Living Dead

Hi, everyone!




I am pleased to participate in Rusty Fischer's Detention of the Living Dead Virtual Book Publicity Tour hosted by Sizzing PR.


About Rusty:


Rusty Fischer is the author of Zombies Don’t Cry, as well as several other popular zombie books, including Panty Raid at Zombie High, Detention of the Living Dead and the Reanimated Readz series of 99-cent living dead shorts.

Rusty runs the popular website Zombies Don’t Blog. At Zombies Don’t Blog you can read more about Rusty’s work, view his upcoming book covers and read – or download – completely FREE books & stories about… zombies! 

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Welcome back to Darlene's Book Nook, Rusty!

Rusty has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to him.






The Top-5 Zombie Movies You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Before (And Which Would Make a GREAT Halloween Movie Marathon)
by Rusty Fischer



So, if you’re anything like me, with Halloween finally here you are literally salivating over what scary movies you’ll watch on the big night (and perhaps even on into the next morning). With so many good movies to choose from, you’re probably running around like a kid in a candy store right about now.

Not only are most local channels running horror movie-thons for Halloween, but cable channels are, too, not to mention your own Netflix queue, what Redbox has to offer on the way home from work AND all those $5 scary movie videos you’ve been buying all month long at Wal-Mart.

Aaarrgghh!!! Well, I didn’t get to be a zombie author by watching westerns, if you know what I mean. So if you’re in the mood for zombies this Halloween, and in particular zombie movies, quit running around town, sit down and start reading. I guarantee you this list is full of gems, and I’ll also go you one further and bet you haven’t heard of, let alone seen, half the movies on this list.

So, as my “treat” to you this year, here comes my Top-5 List of Most Awesomely Awesome Zombie Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Before (And Which Would Make a GREAT Halloween Movie Marathon):




DeadHeads: This is a new discovery that just popped onto my streaming queue on Netflix and I LOVED IT. It’s not for everybody, and gets a little raunch-raunch at times, but it’s one of those awesomely cheesy funny zombie movies that doesn’t skimp on the gore, the chills, the thrills or the story. The three “good” zombies are GREAT and the three “bad” guys chasing them are just as funny in their own way. Do yourself a favor and check this one out ASAP!




The Video Dead: Now, this is another recent discovery and one of those “so bad it’s GREAT” zombie movies. Basically, a “wrong delivery” sends a TV to a couple of teens house sitting for their parents. When it’s turned on, it only gets one channel, which only shows one thing: a zombie movie. Then… the zombies come out of the screen! From there, well… you just have to see it for yourself. I’m VERY partial to movies like this because it was made in the 80s and has that particular brand of over-the-top acting, fashion, furniture, style that I love. But honestly, even if this movie doesn’t necessarily scare you, you will definitely be entertained!





Dance of theDead: This movie definitely had a “Detention of the Living Dead” feel to it, and was a blast for this particular YA zombie writer because it’s, naturally, all about a zombie infection at a high school and a group of geeks trying to outlast the apocalypse while also, you know, enjoying prom. Totally valid dilemma, from their perspective, I’m sure. Again, it gets a little raunchy along the way, because it’s teens, and zombies, and dancing, and hormones, but I just thought it was really clever and fun, with equal helpings of gore and guffaws, which I always appreciate.





Exit Humanity: And now, for something completely different, Exit Humanity is a very serious, somber tale that’s as much about the humans as the zombies. Set in the Civil War era, it takes a new spin on zombies and humans and is a great piece of storytelling beyond just a clever “spin” on the genre. I really enjoyed it and hope you will, too. (Plus, Brian Cox does the narration and his voice really adds an extra layer of tone and tension to this film.)





Undead or Alive: I caught this one on HBO or SyFy a few years back and just had a great, “check your brain at the door” time with it. Funny, good story, two great leads and probably the only time you’ll see Chris Kattan and “zombie” in the same sentence. Plus, it’s a western, so if you’re tired of the usual zombies shuffling down city streets scene, it’s a great change of pace. Again, guffaws and gore about equal on the laugh/scare meter, just how I like them.

So, again, don’t HATE me if these aren’t your cup of tea, but if you like scary movies, and zombies, and scary zombie movies, and funny zombie movies, or pretty much zombies period, there’s at least enough on this list to keep you happy. And who knows, you might just find your next favorite zombie movie here while you’re at it.

Either way, Happy Halloween from one zombie movie lover to another!

Yours in YA,

Rusty

Thanks so much for joining us today, Rusty!


One lucky winner will win a digital copy of Rusty's latest YA paranormal, Detention of the Living Dead.










Maxine “Max” Compton is in detention when the outbreak starts; so are several other students when Max’s best friend Brie storms in – chomping on the thigh bone of their favorite Home Ec teacher, Ms. Watkins!

Brie is a zombie, and quickly starts biting everyone in the room – even her best friend, Max!

When the class realizes what happens, it’s too late; they are all zombies – and they’re no longer alone.

Now a thin gray man in a white lab coat is testing them; making them read, and once they can no longer read, the zombies are led from the room, never to be seen again.

One by one the zombies stop reading, all but a few of them, Max included. Oh, and that cute thug she’s been crushing on for years, Cory Winthrop!

That’s when Max learns that there are good zombies, and bad zombies. And if she’s to survive, she has to pick a side.

Who knew Detention could be this hard… or last forever?
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Tour Participants

October
30 – Interview @ You Gotta Read
31 – Halloween Spot @ Darlene Book Nook

November
2 – Spotlight @ Deleted Scene @ A Little Bit of R&R
5 – Spotlight & Deleted Scene @ Lindsay’s Scribblings
7 – Deleted Scene @ Storm Goddess Book Reviews
9 – Spotlight & Deleted Scene @ Sarah Carr
13 – Guest Blog @ All the Days Of
16 – Guest Blog @ Melissa Stevens

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