(Warning: this post contains no educational technology benefit whatsoever).
As friends on Twitter will know, I have a bit of a zombie film obsession. Sure, I like arthouse cinema, The Double Life of Veronique and Wages of Fear are amongst my favourite films, but given the choice, I'd opt for a Romero most nights.
Anyway, the other night, rather than watch some rubbish TV, I created my top ten zombie films in a wiki. A small point – this is why TV is in trouble, because people can do this kind of thing easily, and it's much more fun.
I also commented in a tweet that there were very few films which wouldn't be improved by the introduction of zombies into the plot at some point, in my view. Don't believe me? Just think how much more interesting these films become when we zombify their tag lines:
- Sex and the City: Get carried away. And eaten.
- Bolt: A hero is unleashed, along with a deadly chemical that brings the dead back to life.
- Confessions of a shopaholic: All she ever wanted was a little credit, now she's dying for a refund
- He's just not that into you – erm, actually this doesn't need changing, just reimagine the title.
So the next time you're stuck watching a dull film (a romcom, or heaven help us, a musical) play this game: How could zombies be introduced into the plot? I guarantee that it will become much more enjoyable.