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These New England races involve more than running

Running is just more fun when there are zombies involved!
 Full steam ahead
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 07, 2013

Jonathan Levine returns to Providence, zombies in tow

Director Jonathan Levine is a genre guy. But he's never told it straight.  
Film Studies
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 25, 2013

A survivalist Christmas

Everything you're about to read will be especially relevant if the world as we know it ends on December 21, as the Mayan calendar (supposedly) predicts. But even if the apocalypse doesn't rain down just before Christmas, it can't hurt to be prepared for
Gifts to ensure you live to see the New Year — and many more!
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2012

Apocalypse, Now: Gifts for doomsayers

You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't bother.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  December 07, 2012

We're living in a dystopia

Orwell and Huxley are rolling in their graves.
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 23, 2012

Who are you voting for?

And does it matter?
By DAVID KISH  |  October 26, 2012


Brain suckers and walls that shake at the RI Horror Film Festival

A Canadian short film called Attack of the Brain Sucker . A Kuwaiti screen adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass .
Thrills Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  October 26, 2012

Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

Uwe Boll gets most of the scorn, but has anyone done more to destroy hope of a decent movie being made from a video game than Paul W.S. Anderson?
Creative bankruptcy
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 21, 2012

Interview: Seth Grahame-Smith emerges from the Shadows

He lingers in the shadows behind Dark Shadows, in the cobwebby abysses of AbrahamLincoln: Vampire Hunter, secretly writing the words that summon the horror — and spark the comedy.
Monster mash
By ED SYMKUS  |  May 11, 2012

Laundry and zombies

An unexpected attack!
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 20, 2012

Mirthful morbidity

Greenville painter Greg Stones writes that he sketches a basic landscape or figure study, "then I try to think of what would make the painting especially awesome. Penguins, zombies, and nudes are invariably the answer."
“Penguins, Zombies, and Nudes” at Craftland
By GREG COOK  |  April 06, 2012

Meet the Mayor: Emerson College - Walker Building

Meet the Mayor: Emerson College - Walker Building

Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Emerson College - Walker BuildingCindy Rodriguez Just...
By Barry Thompson  |  January 06, 2012

Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012

With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen

The fantasy (and reality) of Halloween costumery

We all wish we'd worn better costumes.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 28, 2011

Night of the Republican Debate, Part X

Death won't stop them from campaigning!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  October 28, 2011
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Fantasy camp

Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 12, 2011

Sexy cheerleader chainsaws pink-blooded zombies in newest Suda51 game

I thought I'd never live to write a headline quite like that. Sometimes, the Japanese come up with something so baffling -- yet genius --...
By Wei-Huan Chen  |  July 26, 2011

Review: Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's newest handheld console, the 3DS, costs $250 — the same amount the Wii cost at first, making the 3DS the most expensive handheld to date.
Is Ocarina of Time enough to make the Nintendo 3DS worth it?
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 15, 2011

The Curious Case of Junk That Eats Junkies: Flesh-rotting drug “krokodil” grips Russia

George Romero himself couldn't make this shit up. But after reading about the horrors of the newly popular Russian street drug known as krokodil (see:...
By Nate Homan  |  June 29, 2011

Aziz Ansari gets ready for his close-up

Though he hasn't been in the public eye for long, Aziz Ansari is quickly proving to be a pop culture mainstay.
Dangerous fun
By JESSE PAPINEAU  |  June 17, 2011
Ram list

Review: Rammbock

Marvin Kren's grim foray into the zombie genre (a German first) has all the right components.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  May 06, 2011


Photos: Arisia 2011

Sci-fi and fantasy fans attend Arisia 2011 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel at January 14-17, 2011.
Arisia 2011 | Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel | January 14-17, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 21, 2011

Photos: The Walking Dead's zombie plague infests Boston

In the run-up to AMC's The Walking Dead (premieres October 31, 2010), a horde of promo zombies terrorized the streets of Boston.
What it looks like when the undead rise (with the help of a professional makeup crew)
By TARA JONES  |  October 29, 2010
The Walking Dead zombie invasion "infects" Boston tomorrow

The Walking Dead zombie invasion "infects" Boston tomorrow

The Walking Dead trailerOkay, everybody, gather up your battle shovels and cans of baked beans. You know that impending zombie apocalypse the past 75 years...
By Steve Miller  |  October 25, 2010

Photos: Rock & Shock 2010 Horror Convention

Attendees, vendors, and horror-themed merch on the convention show floor of the seventh annual Rock & Shock.
Rock & Shock Horror Convention | DCU Center | October 15-17, 2010
By ANDY WARE  |  October 22, 2010

Six things I learned at Rock and Shock

George Romero talks zombies, Creepshow, and cockroach wrangling at Rock & ShockLast weekend, Rock and Shock invaded Worcester's DCU center and Palladium. For the uninitiated,...
By Michael Neel  |  October 20, 2010


Getting Your Hands Dirty

It's easy to get apocalyptic. Worst case scenarios can be conjured in a few broad strokes — oil crisis, poisoned reservoir, terrorists murder the Internet.
A few basic skills could help you survive the apocalypse — and reconnect to the real world
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 15, 2010
PHOTOS: Feast of Flesh X: Night of the Living Dead Trekkies

PHOTOS: Feast of Flesh X: Night of the Living Dead Trekkies

As our slideshow would attest, plenty of wonderfully oozy ghouls made it out to the Somerville Theatre for J. Cannibal's "Feast of Flesh X," the...
By Shaula Clark  |  October 08, 2010

Photos: Zombies spotted at J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh X

A night of horror burlesque and zombie antics in Davis Square
A few of the ghouls that trekked out to the Somerville Theatre last weekend
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 08, 2010
LO500 Featured Battle: Resident Evil 4 vs. Left 4 Dead

LO500 Featured Battle: Resident Evil 4 vs. Left 4 Dead

Resident Evil 4's chainsaw chase, or Left 4 Dead's boomer bile? VOTE NOW: The Laser Orgy 500 - the Phoenix's quest to crown the greatest...
By Maddy Myers  |  September 22, 2010