Jess Hutch.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

zombies

Oh my, how I am loving these knitted toys by Hannah of electric biscuit fame. They're reenacting some pretty gory scenes from the classic zombie film, Dawn of the Dead. Whenever you can take something as wonderful as knitting and combine it with the awesomeness of zombies, I'm totally on board.

More here.

If you haven't seen this movie - really, you must. Most of the action takes place in a mall, and the director cleverly (but subtly) compares the zombies heading toward the mall to the average American consumer. The best line, by one of the zombie-hunters: "This was an important place in their lives."

For my part, I love malls. Well, I hate them, but I love them, it's sort of hard to articulate. Jeff and I were just discussing how, as kids, we'd daydream about being able to run around a mall after hours, running through the aisles and playing with toys. Jeff and I didn't know each other back then, so this must be a fairly common suburban fantasy!

7 Comments:

At 11:49 AM , craftymodster said...

Oh my, you're stuff if incredible amazing (all of it!)! I just discovered your blog/website and I am just in awe. About a year and 1/2 ago I tried my hand at making my own robot, but it was nothing like your adorable creatures. :~)

I can't wait for your pattern booklet to come out! How exciting.

The "Dawn of Dead" 'cast' is utterly creative + inspiring. AND fun.

 
At 9:15 PM , cynic the lamb said...

Those zombie-dolls are so unbelievably cool! I love them.

 
At 3:14 PM , ladylinoleum said...

Love the zombie dolls! Dawn of the Dead rocks too. Oh, so does Shaun of the Dead...

 
At 11:20 PM , laura r. said...

thank you for the dawn link!
i am lovin' it!

 
At 8:21 AM , Jeff said...

I love that one of the characters in that film defends Spam (the canned food item, not e-junk mail). "Did you bring a can opener? Then don't knock it...it has its own key!"

 
At 8:37 AM , jek said...

heehee! those are awesome! did you ever read richard peck's "Secrets of the Shopping Mall?"

 
At 5:35 PM , Anonymous said...

celine says:

i love your stuff. especially those robots

if you have a myspace, you should befriend me:
im www.http://blog.myspace.com/celinemachine

from celine <3

 

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