Author Archives: TS Alan

TS was the former managing editor of Zombie Training before co-founding ZEA with former associate editor Mike Garman. TS was born outside Buffalo, NY. After attending high school he entered into a two-year community college to study Communications and Media Arts. There he became involved in the college’s radio station as a radio personality, under the pseudonym of J.D. Hollywood. After a year with WNCB radio he also became the station’s Promotions Director. J.D. Hollywood was also one of two names he used as a music reporter and Associate Editor for Buffalo Backstage, a local music magazine. After moving to Manhattan and experiencing the Northeast blackout of 2003, he became interested in prepping and urban survival, learning much of his experience through self education and observation of tragic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. TS Alan currently resides in the East Village of New York City and is a published author of the zombie novel The Romero Strain.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere review

Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere review | Zombie Education Alliance

Fear the Walking Dead gets a new life with Walking Dead crossover character Morgan Jones A reset is what the series needs to resurrect its dying ratings Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere review Season 4, Ep. 01 – ‘What’s Your Story?’ | Aired April 15, 2018 by TS Alan I have never been an avid viewer of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. I usually bookend watch each season by fully viewing the first and last episodes, along with the mid-season finale and the mid-season return. What’s in between gets the fast forward on the remote control, only stopping ...

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale Review

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The War is over! But can The Walking Dead survive another season now that Negan has been defeated? The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale review Season 8, Ep. 16 – ‘Wrath’ | Aired April 15, 2018 by TS Alan I’m not going to do a critical analysis of The Walking Dead Season 8 Finale as I have often done when reviewing the television series. What I have to offer in this “review” is my opinion on the ending of the All Out War story arch, and why killing off Carl Grimes made no impact on its outcome. Fans are still ...

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The Walking Dead Mid-season 8 Return Review

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RIP Carl Grimes Carl is Dead and fans are Shocked and Heartbroken over his demise! The Walking Dead Mid-season 8 Return review Season 8, Ep. 09 – ‘Honor’ | Aired February 25, 2018 by TS Alan Walking Dead fans have endured many character deaths on the popular television show as well as in the graphic novel series. However, for The Walking Dead television fans the loss of popular character Carl Grimes, played by Chandler Riggs, blindsided fans. This isn’t the first time the creators have done this when eliminating characters, but killing Rick’s son was the most devastating of them ...

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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Contest [closed]

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Contest | Zombie Education Alliance

Ash is back, baby and we’re giving away some Starz Network/NYCC 2018 swag in celebration Our winner is Curt Ubank (from Australia). Eligibility for this contest is as follows: 1. Navigate to Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Premiere Review page and leave a comment at the bottom of the post. 2. Comment must be about your thoughts on the season 3 premiere or on our review. 3. Your comments can be funny or serious. One (1) winner will be selected out of the best comments, and is eligible to win: Winning comment: Will receive the prize pack shown above, ...

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Dead Within review

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Cabin Fever in a Post-apocalyptic World Zombies not Required Dead Within review (2014, USA) by TS Alan Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog on November 2014 Plot Summary: Mike (Dean Chekvala) and Kim (Amy Cale Peterson) are a married couple that have taken sanctuary in a remote, solitary cabin for six months after a devastating viral outbreak. Time and isolation has taken its toll on their supplies, and on their marriage. Not only have they had to kill off the infected friends that had taken refuge with them, but also had to bury their infant child, who had ...

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Badass Zombie Road Trip review

Bad Ass Zombie Road Trip review | Zombie Education Alliance

Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog December 2013. I will admit that I am tired of the whole zombie thing. Did a guy who writes mostly in that genre just say that? Yeah, I did. As an author of zombie stories and a film critic, it is a necessity that I read and watch all things zombie. Lately, I have watched dozens of zombie films and read a plethora of stories most of which have been genuinely uninspiring. A rehash of the same old plot—a small band of survivors holding out against the threat of a zombie horde—that ...

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Cowboys vs Zombies: The Devil’s Crossing review

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A Soul Taker and a Zombie Walk into an Air Conditioned Saloon No, it’s not a joke, it’s Cowboys vs Zombies: The Devil’s Crossing Cowboys vs Zombies: The Devil’s Crossing review (2014, USA) by TS Alan Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog May 2014 Director/writer James Ryan Gary feature debut, Cowboys vs. Zombies: The Devil’s Crossing was made on $5,000. With this kind of budget one would expect some flaws, but the true flaw is with the screenwriting. The film was originally named The Devil’s Crossing and was made in 2011, not getting an US release until December ...

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Frankenstein’s Army review

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The Frankenstein Mythos gets a Third Reich twist in this Mad Nazi Scientist runs amok flick Frankenstein’s Army is as weird and creepy as it is clever and original Frankenstein’s Army review (2013, Netherlands/USA/Czech Republic) by TS Alan Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog September 2013 All I ask in a horror-thriller is it to be inventive and unique. Although Frankenstein’s Army is far from perfect, first time director Richard Raaphorst and writers Chris W. Mitchell and Miguel Tejada-Flores have created something original to a genre filled with rehashed ideas and remakes. In Frankenstein’s Army, we’re in theory ...

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Gangsters, Guns and Zombies review

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Gangsters, Guns and Zombies has Everything from it’s Title But fails to deliver on its title with a film worth watching (2012, UK) Gangsters, Guns and Zombies review by TS Alan Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog on November 21, 2012 A bank robbery gone bad has six criminals fleeing with their loot to a safe house amidst a zombie uprising, but when they finally make it they discover the cops waiting. Switch to the backup plan, a secondary safe house near the coast. Running out of petro and deep within the countryside, the gang try to steal ...

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Detention of the Dead review

Detention of the Dead Review | Zombie Education Alliance

High school angst and Zombies Detention of the Dead review by TS Alan Originally written and published on TS Alan’s blog on September 19, 2013 (2013, USA) A group of high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they ban together and try to overcome their differences in order to survive a zombie uprising. On the upside the parody element of stereotypical high school kids, which could have been embarrassing, was handled nicely by allowing the actors to add personality to their respective roles. It also helps that Detention has a solid cast of young actors that can ...

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