Move over, vampires… Zombieland threatens to take over!

With Halloween rapidly approaching, it seems that there will be a showdown between Vampires and Zombies in the battle for supernatural supremacy. Vampires have had a strong foothold thanks to Twilight and True Blood. Werewolves tried to claw their way up from number two, but so far, they haven’t exactly gained any ground. As evidenced by the number of zombies running around the San Diego Comic Con this year, zombies are making a comeback in a big way, perhaps the greatest challenger to vampires as the first name in fright.

Attempting to solidify zombies’ status is the release of the upcoming film, Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg, due in theatres on October 2, 2009. Zombieland takes place where most zombie films do, in a post-apocalyptic sort of world which has been rendered to this state thanks to a freak occurrence of zombies running amok. The two men who find themselves as survivors in this zombie-populated world include Eisenberg as the wimpy Columbus who survives through fear and Harrelson as Tallahasse, a machine gun carrying bad ass who not only wants to survive, but get his hands on the last Twinkie in existence — a noble cause if there ever was one. Promising to be part comedy, part horror, Zombieland may be the American equivalent to the brilliantly hilarious British Shawn of the Dead a few years back.

With Zombieland’s release weeks before Halloween, this may inject a dose of fresh blood into creative costume ideas. Nearly any costume you can think of can be zombiefied. Michael Jackson, already a popular costume idea can be zombiefied with just a dab of blood:

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Or, even a simple businessman costume can be shredded and spattered with blood:

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Grab some white cream makeup, grey cream makeup, and a lot of fake blood to create your own unique zombie look to whatever costume idea you have in mind!

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