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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Office Zombies - Jingle my bells


Are the Office Zombies simply having a wonderful Christmas time at work? Ever been in work over the Holidays, while everyone else is having fun and enjoying the festive spirit elsewhere? Join Johnny Admin and the office zombie gang who have to work between Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Office Zombies - Where's Johnny?



It’s a brand new new animated video - yippee! Offices Zombies presents Johnny Admin, who once again is trying to keep out of everyones way and have a peaceful day at work. However, many of his colleagues have other ideas. Join Johnny as he tries to dodge his way from his desk to meetings.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Munny, Munny, Munny...







Office Zombies Munnys - custom Kidrobot Munnys taking over the desktop, then making a coffee and calling IT because the computer won't boot up. 

Much fun was had putting these two four inch mini Munny colleagues together, office zombies style. Nice bit of base coat spray painting and then acrylic and brush work to add the detail. More may follow!
The kids love them too, though I'm not sure what the teacher thought when this pic was taken to school!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Office Zombies vs Shark


Office zombie vs shark! What?! We are of course referring to the Zombie flick classic - 'Zombie Flesh Eaters' also confusingly known as 'Zombi 2', or… um, 'Zombi'… Nice and simple, see, like the naming conventions used for the Rambo films.

Being some sort of quasi sequel to Dawn of the Dead, it's a visceral slice of visceral cinema by shock Italian film maker Lucio Fulci. His films are so weird and unnerving, but at the same time so odd that you have to keep on watching, eyes transfixed to the screen. The way he shoots the scenes, and the eerie score by Fabio Frizzi which stays in your head long after viewing the film, all add to the general weirdness. Also, the use of part English and part Italian speaking actors means that dubbing is used in the relevant places. This adds an eclectic edge to the sound design, and leads you to never quite trust any character whose voice never quite matches their 'look'. So, that's the titling, sound design and the look of Fulci's work all adds to the mix to make us freak out on every level. 

Then there is the boat scene with the infamous Zombie vs Shark. The origin for this surely must have come from some drunken conversation where someone knew a shark trainer or something. A zombie in the sea, a topless girl and a shark - pitch that! Well, OK I guess these days we have Tornado + shark = Sharknado, I suppose. Is this the films very own way of jumping the shark? 

Fulci's other works such as 'City of the Living Dead', 'The Beyond' and a personal favourite - the bizarre 'House by the Cemetery' (check out the dubbing on that one. The kid is the strangest!) contain the same off beat traits. Odd incoherent story lines, synth spook music and gore by the plenty. Love it. Honestly, sometimes I have not a clue what is going on in Fulci's films, but I like it. Beats work.

The need for these films characters to keep sticking sharp implements into their eye balls is, however, just unpleasant.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Office Zombies - Top Of The Roof





Johnny Admin returns to YouTube in order to hide from his boss at the top of the roof.
A video for anyone who just wants to get away from it all, those who want to find that special quiet place to sit the working day out, or perhaps have a sing along with other colleagues. Is it nearly time to go home?

Top of the roof! That's where I go!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Office Zombies Day


Happy Office Zombies Day 2014!
If you didn't want to use up extra holiday, then it's back to work we go. We can reach out for the weekend, just two days and it will be here.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I've Got That Christmassy Feeling Again...



"It's Christmas, so I'll let you leave 10 minutes early."

Merry Christmas, hope you got out of work at least a little bit early!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bring me knitting



Happy birthday Doctor Who. There have been many zombie-like adversaries in Doctor Who over its glorious fifty years, one being 'The Unquiet Dead' featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose which springs to mind. Written by Mark Gatiss, who has given us The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock, not to mention the brilliant 'An Adventure in Space and Time' this week. The story probably features dead people returning to life via an alien entity - as nearly always with Doctor Who! A zombie apocalypse story featuring the Doctor would be great though. What would Rick Grimes say?

Our favourite part of the fiftieth? Well, it has to be The Night of the Doctor featuring the glorious return of the Eighth Doctor. Please give us more! Only a few minutes long, it's already given us some classic quotes which should grace a T-shirt or two! "Bring me knitting!"

However, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is great, giddy fun with a host of cameo's. Watch it if you can!


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Blues

It's that time of the year again, and of course, we are always here to hel(p)! Happy Halloween, now let us get back to work, wouldn't want to have too much fun before we go home would we?!



Friday, 12 July 2013

The magic of the movies! Day of the Dead (or Day at the Desk)





Another classic from Romero. I just love the first few minutes of this film. The opening scene is just fantastic. 80's pulsing synth music never sounded so good (So good in fact that Gorrilaz sampled it for the track A1-M1 on their debut album Video here).

That first shot of the zombie you see is fantastic! At first a stumbling shadow, then a blood dripping, jaw dropping (literally) visceral menace makes it's way forward. All done with traditional prosthetic visual effects. More zombies shuffling out of the doorways as they hear the cries of "Hello! Is anyone there?" is so creepy and effective.

The first five minutes are, for us, the highlight of the film and set an eerie tone, all filmed in broad daylight too. It's a shame that was about the best the film got, although production troubles - budgets and artistic vision -  marred the making of this film.

A remake? We've already had one and it was terrible, not to mention any weird semi prequels(!)… so, no thanks, let's keep it to the 80's. As for us Office Zombies, we already have a remake every week day - so, it's back to another Day at the Desk…

Friday, 7 June 2013

Three wise Office Zombies?

It's nearly the Weekend, so I want to see no office, hear no office or speak no office until Monday morning! Wooooo!