Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the As the World Dies trilogy.

The Brits Sure Do Love Zombies

I absolutely loved Shaun of the Dead. I thought it was beyond brilliant. It made me laugh, it made me squirm, it made me cry, and it made me look up Spaced with Simon Pegg, which was also freaking amazing.

And of course, I loved 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later. If you haven’t checked out the short films associated with the release of the second movie, check them out:

Welcome to London

Jealous Rage

77 Days Later

Saturday Afternoon

28 Seconds Later

The End is Extremely F**king Nigh

Of course, I know people argue constantly about if the infected are zombies or not, but the way I see it, they destroy civilization just as effectively, so they count in the genre.

I found two new zombie nuggets by the Brits with much more traditional Romeroesque zombies.

First, check out this great short film called “I Ran From A Zombie.” It had some seriously funny moments and I laughed out loud more than once. I adore the zombies in this short. They’re awesome.

Next up is this great trailer for “Dead Set”. It’s a weird little spin on reality TV as the Big Brother house in England becomes the safest place to be when the zombies rise. It looks really good and I’m hoping we’ll be able to see it on this end side of the pond.

Enjoy some British zombie goodness! Yum!

Edited: Kody Boye directed me to something the Aussie’s did. It’s really great. Check out I love Sarah Jane.

  • http://kodyboye.itrello.com/ Kody Boye

    I REALLY like the action on 28 Seconds, but in Jealous Rage… Wow. The story is just AMAZING. I couldn’t see the first one because of the 18+ block, but oh well. Jealous Rage was just…

    Sheesh, EXTREMELY freaky. Teh biyatch got what she deserved for murdering the poor baby.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09050729008907590069 Doug

    I love “I Ran from a Zombie.”

    Great collection!