With the meteoric success of The Walking Dead and the subsequent weekly zombie vacuum left on Sunday nights, we here at the podcast (and most everyone else out there in pop-culture land) can’t seem to get enough of the rotting, cannibalistic dead come to f*ck up the humdrum routine of society. Joining us this week are two very special guests – actor/writer and voice of Red Dead Redemption’s Bill Williamson, Steve J. Palmer as well as comic artist Guy LeMay, creator of Z-Blade XX, Zombie Headhunter, and The Entity Knights – as we discuss zombie movies, games, and the genre in general. Stock up on supplies, shine up your bullets, and pay attention because you’re going to want to change your zombie apocalypse plan after listening to this week’s episode of Monkey in the Cage!
(01:20) – We start this week with introductions from Steve and Guy and a look at their geek resumes. – Rockstar Games, Strong Guy Comics, Atomic Basement, The Ghosts of Marko Darc, Viper Comics, The Rabid, and Dead@17.
(11:50) – Guy and Karen talk comics while Steve reveals he’s hooked on Felicia Day(‘s webseries). – DC Comics: The New 52, Batman and Robin, Identity Crisis, Dragon Age: Redemption, and IDW’s Star Trek.
(17:00) – Before biting into this weeks topic, we open the mics to Steve and Guy as they discuss their zombie related work on the upcoming film, From the Trailer to the Grave, plus the need for votes for both funding and a charitable cause related to the short film Undead Lovers, entered in the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Plus, Robert is REALLY interested in zombie lovin’.
(30:50) – We segue right into the topic as Karen starts the discussion on our favorite zombie films and the different approaches made in bringing the genre to “unlife”. – Shaun of the Dead, Fido, Zombie, and Dead Snow. Also, Zombie Strippers gets a mention, but not because it’s good.
(34:06) – Guy talks about one of his all-time favorites and a source of inspiration, Matt hates fast zombies, and we discuss zombies close to Steve and Guy’s hearts. – Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days/Weeks Later, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, and Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies.
(44:14) – Robert leads off a discussion on remakes within the zombie genre, Steve leads us on a great follow-up tangent from last week, and Guy reveals something he really wants to draw. – REC, Quarantine, Dark Shadows, and perhaps the greatest zombie kill scene ever in Dead Alive!
(52:43) – We discuss the ever-evolving zombie genre and what it means for fans and fanatics alike. – George A. Romero, zombie parasites, the psychological/personal trauma of zombies, Zombies vs. Vampires vs. Werewolves, and I Am Legend. Plus, Men in Black III??