Category Archives: Videos
So I recently showed a Bad Lip Reading classic – the one with The Walking Dead and the Governor’s “La-Bibbida-Bibba-Dum” – but now they’ve got a new one out that’s absolutely wonderful. If you didn’t think it was possible to follow up the musical success of “La-Bibbida-Bibba-Dum,” then get ready for “Carl Poppa.”
There is some great dialogue dubbing – I love Tyrese talking to Lizzie and Mika, who are speaking gibberish. But the main event of this video is “Carl Poppa,” a sort of The Walking Dead rap video featuring Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) rapping to his unconscious father Rick. And once the credits hit, be sure to stick around – you’ll be treated to a bit more of the song, including one of my favorite lines, “try to step to me/hit you in the femur/with another femur that is lyin’ on the ground.”
The song is also available as a full-length track (4:38, a lot considering we probably get a solid 60 seconds of it in the video) on iTunes, for the price of .99 cents. So go grab it, and if you like, you can even pick up “La-Bibbida-Bibba-Dum” while you’re there!
If you are a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and have somehow never seen this video, your life is all about to get a whole lot better.
The folks at Bad Lip Reading do a lot of funny videos, mostly of popular music videos, adding lyrics that are often nonsense, but make just a little bit of sense. They do this with TV shows sometimes too, and the one they did with TWD is fantastic. Wait till you get to the musical number at the end…just make sure you’re not drinking anything when the Governor starts singing!
“Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries: his infant daughter. “
This zombie short film is creative and beautiful. A friend suggested it to me, and I was glad I spent the few minutes it took to watch it. Short films can be a great way to ingest some brief bursts of entertainment, but I find that those in the horror genre tend to be of very low quality. This is an exception for sure.
It’s from the 2013 Tropfest, which is an international short film festival that’s grown tremendously in popularity over the last decade and a half or so. Tropfest takes place all over the world each year (there are technically multiple “fests”) and this film showed at the Australian fest. Cargo was a finalist, but it does not appear to have won.
The film was made by Ben Howling with Dreaming Tree Productions, something he refers to as a “filmmaking collective” on his website. It’s gotten quite a few YouTube views, and has also shown at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and the Las Vegas Film Festival, among others. It starts Andy Rodoreda.
Kidding! It’s a good list. I’d probably add Return of the Living Dead, and probably subtract 28 Days Later. In fact, I should probably make my own list. And my own video!
It’s become an annual thing now at Comic Con. There are zombie obstacle course fun runs all over the country (and even in other countries) but the one at Comic Con is the official Walking Dead run. This video from the 2013 does a great job of showing what exactly the zombie OCR runs are all about. The runner behind the camera stops here and there to show us some of the sights, and if I understand the ending, still ends up winning. So good for him!
Warning: If you’re sensitive (as I am) to shaky, first person videos, be careful with this one. It’s a fun video, but I did get a little motion sick watching it.