Hello my slimy followers, how was your 2013? I apologize for being a slacker the last couple weeks with the holidays and only consistently bringing you this amazing creature column on the weekends, I realized it is not nearly enough to satiate your need for Lilith posts. This week I decided with the start of the New Year it would be a good time to reflect back and discuss my favorite creatures from the year 2013. I am sure that there are many creatures I missed since there is only so much time in the year for me to indulge in new books, movies, and TV shows, so I apologize ahead of time to all those of you that want me to write about Pacific Rim, Riddick, or Wolverine, I haven’t gotten to see them yet. But read on for the monsters I loved the most this year so far.
I have a confession to make. In case you haven’t figured it out already, I am whole-heartedly obsessed with these brain-munching monsters. I promised all you followers that I would end this month’s creature comforts column with my personal favorite of the most classic Halloween terrors, and the zombie is my beloved of all October creatures. It’s interesting that I get most excited by this fiend when of all the monster territory we have covered this month, including werewolves, vampires, and witches, this is the one creature I don’t wish to be. Yes, I would technically also be dead if I were to become a vampire, but at least that comes with some added bonuses like retaining your cognitive abilities and the possibility of some added superpowers. However, when you get changed in to a zombie, you’ll just be one of moaning horde, so while I get thrilled to read, watch, and immerse myself in all things zombie I spend most of my time thinking like Arthur of what they should of done, or what I will do in order to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Welcome back, my shambling breeders of the undead! Today I am going to be giving you a more current flavor to the Horror of Horrors, and put the light on a movie that is currently in theaters. What’s that you say? Haven’t gotten a chance to see it? Fan of the book more than the movie? Well luckily Arthur has you covered. I have done both, seen and read World War Z, so it should be an interesting journey for all of us today. So put on a long sleeved shirt, because this one is going to be a biter.
I’ve had my eye on the World War Z movie, though I’ve sadly never read the book (it’s on my to-read list). The trailer looks nothing short of AWESOME. Check it out:
The movie stars Brad Pitt who, like him or not, has proven he’s a good choice for an action flick. I still have wet dreams about his swordfights in Troy, but that’s really neither here nor there. Lost‘s Matthew Fox also graces the cast list, and I always love seeing alums from my favorite show pop up. I’m most excited for the appearance of Mireille Enos, who played the lead role in AMC’s cancelled show The Killing.
If you never saw that show, stop what you are doing and log into Netflix right now (after you’re done reading this article, of course). It is two seasons of epicness, and Enos kicks so much ass as Detective Sarah Linden. In World War Z she plays Brad Pitt’s wife, so I’m not sure how much ass-kicking we’ll get to see her do. Hopefully she’ll at least kill a zombie or two.
Speaking of zombies, I’m happy to see something new from this trailer, rather than the typical slow, shambling zombies of The Walking Dead variety. These zombie mobs look like something out of Katamari, and I, for one, am hoping to see a giant ball of zombies rolling around picking up other zombies.
What do you geeks think about the trailer? Excited? Lukewarm? Sick of Brad Pitt? Let us know in the comments!