9 Ways to Get Your Zombie Fix After ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Finale

By Bradford Hornsby

The fifth season of The Walking Dead is over. Now what do you do to get your zombie fix?

Related: The Music of The Walking Dead Season 5: Brian Wilson’s ‘Love and Mercy’

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In fact, there are plenty of ways to get your zombie fix while you wait to see the fate of Rick, Daryl, Carol, and the the rest at Alexandria. Check out our list below.

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1) Try The Walking Dead Graphic Novels

If you haven’t checked out the original source material you might want to give it a try. Some of the storylines are the same, but the experience is quite different from watching the show. You will have plenty of comics to read, too, as Robert Kirkland is very prolific.

2) Watch the CW’s iZombie

This isn’t anywhere near as gritty as TWD, but still, this brand-new series on the CW will provide you with a zombie fix and a bit of humor. It’s from the people that brought you Veronica Mars. Learn more on the CW website.

3) Do A George A. Romero Movie Binge

George A. Romero is the undisputed creator of the modern zombie movie. Night of the Living Dead started it all in the 1960s, and Romero has continued to crank out sequels and remakes over the years. Some are better than others, but all pack a zombie-filled (and sometimes campy) punch. Here is the Romero filmography to get you started.

 

4) Get Ready For Spinoff Show Fear The Walking Dead

This Walking Dead prequel is supposed the reveal how the zombie virus started. It’s slated for a 6 episode first season this summer. Curious? A very short teaser debuted during last night’s Walking Dead finale.

Related: Watch the first trailer for Fear the Walking Dead

 

5) Try Out Game Of Thrones

Yes, dragons are different from zombies, but it may be the only show out there with as rabid a following as TWD. Bonus: There are ice zombies. The new season starts April 12 on HBO.

 

6) Buy A Video Game Console And Start Killing Zombies

One of the cornerstones of the gaming industry is zombie killing. There are any number of titles to choose where you can hunt or fight zombies (some of them Nazi). Check out Dead Space, Dead Rising, The Last of Us, Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead. If you have never played first-person modern video games, this may not be for you, as they are very difficult for the novice. There are also a few very good phone app games like Zombie Highway, Zombieville USA, Zombie Gunship or Into The Dead.

 

7) Read a Zombie Book

There is a lot a zombie lit out there and some of it is actually pretty good. Here are some of the best:

Max Brook’s World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks. WWZ alone is a classic and much better than the Brad Pitt movie of the same name.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. That’s right, Jane Austin but with more brains!

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. It’s a bit zombie, a bit vampire, but all creepy. It’s also the basis for the Will Smith movie of the same name as well as 1971 Charlton Heston film The Omega Man.

The Other Side of the Fence by Zack Morrissette and Stephen Nixon. Can you imagine being trapped in the zombie apocalypse with a real a-hole?

 

8) Watch a Zombie Comedy

There are quite a few that give you both laughs and zombies, including Shaun of the Dead, Dead Alive, Warm Bodies and Zombieland.

 

9) Bake Some of Carol’s Cookies

These tasty treats can help you eat away your sorrow. They were a great companion to many finale watching parties. Here is the recipe as provide by AMC.

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