Night of the Living Plagiarists

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Ok. New Movie. “Night of the Walking Dead”. To be honest, it sounds like he just took two separate titles (Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead and Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead“) and jammed them together. Would that be plagiarism? Probably not. Lot’s of people rip off names, doesn’t mean anything.

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An odd thing to notice about this campaign is that he capped the pledges at 500 at the $60 level, and 1000 at the $20 level, which is an interesting choice for a project with a $200,000 goal.

Now, there’s no video, but that image looks cool! To bad it’s actually an old desktop wallpaper that’s been floating around the Internet since at least 2011. Well, still … maybe he’s the guy who painted it back in 2011, or whenever. I guess we can’t prove he’s a plagiarist.

  I plan to have the next best indie zombie flim  looking to flim it this summer  got a great location to make the flim,asking 50,000 to get the cameras and equipment to film it  another 80,000 for the permits and to shoot on location   then the rest for props and staff

Huh. Between the basic math errors, and the plagiarism I’m starting to suspect that this guy isn’t really a professional filmmaker. Maybe we should check out his web-page.

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Hey, wow. His website starts with a YouTube clip of really profesionally photographed and well written scene from a zombie movie! I’m impressed!

…Or at least, I would be impressed, if I hadn’t seen “Shaun of the Dead“, the movie that scene is really from.

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Here’s a fun game. Where are these three “Movie posters” from? The first one is from that wallpaper I mentioned above. Can anyone identify where the other two come from?


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  • Braindead

    Just stumbled and lurched across your site, love it!

    “Zombies below” image from The Walking Dead, Season 2, Ep 1
    Originally posted on the AMC website:
    http://blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/season-2-zombie-photos/#/2

    “CSA Zombies” image from Zombie Shuffle 2009, Melbourne Australia
    Photographer Fernando de Sousa, posted on Flickr (and subsequently shamelessly appropriated by many)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fernando/3546077008/in/photostream/

    • KickFailure

      Awesome! I knew those images must be stolen from SOMEWHERE.

      Good work finding them!

  • http://randomcrappodcast.blogspot.co.uk/ RatherOddRanger

    I thought I recognised Zombie Below from somewhere.

  • TheNate

    From http://timbroughton89.wix.com/darkfilms#!films/cwzt: “The Next best indie zombiw film since Night of the living dead”

    Yes, this idiot spelled “zombie” with a “w”.

  • DallasGirl752

    do these people have no jiminy cricket or are they just that stupid?
    either way it is a sad, sad day for humanity