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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at SCCLD

Scene from World War Z

With the film adaptation of World War Z roaring into theaters over the past few weeks, I got to thinking about how I would survive a zombie apocalypse. I decided I wasn't quite as prepared as I ought to be so I started looking around the library for some help in zombie apocalypse survival. 

Besides World War Z itself, these are great books, videos and even some video games that might help with survival.  They are also a complete blast to read, watch or play before that first zombie tries to break down your door---you've reinforced it already, of course--right????


The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide

The author of World War Z offers the ultimate guide for staying alive during the zombie apocalypse.

World War Z

World War Z

Brooks fictionalizes a zombie outbreak in a realistic way. Unlike the movie this shows the outbreak from multiple points of view.

Last Of Us

Last Of Us

Humanity has been broken into factions warring over scarce resources as two characters journey over a broken and looted landscape.  Watch out for the "infected" in one of the most haunting  video games ever released.

The Infects

The Infects

It's bad when your camp counselors become flesh eating maniacs but that is exactly what happens on this trek into the wilderness. A SCCLD Teen Pick of the Month!

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

One of the funniest zombie movies ever with some great zombie survival tips embedded in the laughs!



This movie starts out with a great list of zombie survival tips.  Pay attention!

DVD Cover for 28 Days Later

28 Days Later

What do you do when the zombies can run faster than you?

I Am Legend DVD cover

I Am Legend I Am Legend

What happens if you discover a cure for cancer?  What if that cure creates a zombie apocalypse?  Will Smith manages to go to bed every night in safety among night roving zombie-like creatures while looking for a cure for the "disease".

CD cover for Resident evil soundtrack CD

Ten years of resident evil

Spooky zombie music from 10 years of Resident Evil video games.  Some of it is terrifying and some of it is beautiful. This is my inspiration when contemplating a zombie apocalypse.

World War Z

World War Z

Composer Marco Beltrami's soundtrack to the feature film is intense enough to keep a person awake during a night long vigil of zombie lookout.


Discover more about great movies and music by checking out our Music & Movies blog!

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Prevention is key

Thanks for these resources. Knowledge is power, but a reinforced door better.