Before you get all excited about Sunnydale’s favorite slayer returning to television, I’ll fill you in on a little secret, it’s not really happening! On the other hand, we’re getting one of the most bizarre pop-culture mash-ups I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing. What happens when the father of all Zombie films, George Romero, sinks his teeth into a Call of Duty expansion pack? Call of the Dead happens! And why is this so damn cool? Call of the Dead allows you to play as Buffy, Machete, Freddy Kruger, and Michael Rooker! My brain literally leaked out of my ears.. what the!? I was a little surprised with the trailer’s useage of the .45 Grave’s song “Do You Wanna Party?” which was the theme song to Dan O’ Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead. Romero’s Living Dead films and the Return of the Living Dead films have always had a bit of a rivalry, so it was a bit jarring to see “Do you Wanna Party” attached to a Romero property. I so want this to be a real film… damn it.
Finally, a video game that lets me kill zombies.
In related news – Return of the Dead is available on Netflix Instant on May 1.
Someone needs to do a study on the popularity of zombies! I personally think its a reflection of man’s desire to kill without remorse.
Killing a human = Bad
Killing a once dead human = Bad Ass