Fido: A Zombie Tale

If you liked Shaun of the Dead, can I highly recommend this film, Fido? It stars Billy Connolly and Carrie Ann Moss (from the Matrix). A friend of mine lent it to me, and it was great.

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Kubikajiri: Headless Japanese Ghostie

Hey, sorry for neglecting you guys last week. I was in Amsterdam with Jolaine Incognito, who you might remember from Demon Hunting and Mummy Month fame. Internet was spotty at best, and there were beers to be drunk.

More about the trip later, since I’m so jetlagged right now you’re lucky you’re getting a demon, but let’s just say I brought home a couple of deities you’ll be interested in meeting…

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A graveyard in Tokyo. The boards behind the gr...

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Let’s say you happen to be walking in a Japanese graveyard late at night, and you smell fresh blood. No, someone didn’t leave their coffin open. You’ve just got your early warning of danger from the Kubikajiri, a Japanese ghost, or yurei (which means ‘faint soul’).

The Kubikajiri is a spirit who lost its head sometime in life (I’m guessing right about the end part), and wanders graveyards looking for a replacement among the living and the dead. None of the heads will do, unfortunately. So it eats them instead. I am not sure how this is accomplished, since it wouldn’t have a mouth.

I suspect the supernatural is involved.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yurei

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Brains: The psychology of the zombie walk

Halloween has become a little lame, folks.

It’s lost its ooomph. Once, it was the spiritual successor to ancient rituals were humans took control, took back the night from the dark forces that threatened to strike out at us.

Not now. Now it’s for the kiddies to collect candy.

Enter the zombie walk. People dressing up like zombies and covering themselves with fake blood to scare people, and assert our own control over the thing that scares us the most.

Enjoy this zombie walk video.