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A Dark Night for a Dark Knight IIby David Sanders (Genre: Living Dead)
The dark figure cut across the black silhouette of the skyline,
sometimes blending with the deep shadows of the ruined buildings, more often
standing in bias relief against the purple of the nighttime sky. The part of
the city below him was no longer his. The streets of the Bowery belonged to the
few remaining good citizens of Gotham. But, the rooftops and the skyline would
always be his.
The dead had risen and Gotham had fallen in the wake. The
once majestic city was a wonderland of damnation. Before the rise of the dead
it had been his in name only, afterwards it had become his by right of force.
Now, however, Gotham was divided territory. Cities within the confines of a
Poison Ivy owned the expanse of nature that had been
Robinson Park, until such time as he decided to take it from her. The Upper
East Side, the section between his territory, in Old Gotham, and the Bowery
belonged to the criminal, the insane and the lost. The law abiding survivors, a
handful at best, had claimed the Bowery. Everything else belonged to the
walking dead, except for the island of Arkham. He didn’t know who owned that,
nor did he care to.
Not that the borders to any of these territories were a
permanent thing. The war between the good and the evil that had raged in Gotham
since he could remember had not ceased in the face of death. When word reached
one gang that another gang had found a cache of food or weapons, war erupted
before the rumors could be confirmed. The citizens of the Bowery held off not
only the living dead, but marauders intent on having their medical supplies and
food. Batman let them kill each other without much interference. They would
have to come to terms on their own, they would have to face facts or die. They
were all prisoners in Gotham.
It had been easy for the government to isolate the island
city from the rest of the world. Easy for them to condemn it’s citizens to face
the end of the world on their own. The argument had been simple, all major
cities that showed signs of contagion must be segregated from the rest of the
country. It had all been a farce though, the whole world was victim to the
plague of rising corpses. Gotham was just another casualty.
He swung from his grappling line, working his way slowly
towards street level. Over an abandoned apartment complex, he could just make
out the lights of the survivors’ campfires. His feet slid on the wet pavement
as he finally reached the earth. It was always damp here, the air was pregnant
with condensation from the Sprang River. Batman moved to the shadows of ruin,
skulking through a city that he had once walked with his head held high.
He could have been more the hero for the rising dead, in
many ways he was. But, the citizens of Gotham had deemed it fit to turn their
fate over to his hands at the beginning of the whole mess. Two hands to win an
impossible war. The Batman had fallen from their pedestal, was still falling.
He rounded a sharp corner in an alley he knew well and
came within spitting distance of the ‘fence’ that surrounded the camp of the
survivors. The fence had been constructed of severed light poles, wrecked cars,
and piles of rubble from collapsed buildings. Anything and everything was used
to fill the gaps in the barrier. It was an ugly wall with an ugly purpose and
it served them well against the dead and the gangs. Of course, Batman found his
way over it and passed the stationed guards with ease. These men were used to
hearing the death moans of their enemies long before they ever saw them. He was
just another shadow in a world overcome by them.
He kept to the outskirts of the camp. Moving along the
wall, weaving his way in and out of the shelters fashioned by the derelict
remains of the city whenever he came near a guard. At the northern most end, he
came to a large white tent emblazoned with crude red crosses. Batman slipped
through the rear entrance of the tent.
You're going to love some of the folks in this documentary.
An EPIX Original Documentary from the makers of The People vs. George Lucas that delves deep into the evolution of the zombie genre in Film, Television and Literature, as well as its impact and influence on pop culture. Featuring George Romero, Simon Pegg, Bruce Campbell, Max Brooks and many others.
Premieres Friday, March 15th at 8pm ET as part of Zombiethon on EPIX.
* The Vigil - Short General Horror story : The Professor had been commissioned to spend the night in the haunted house. But the night was almost over, and nothing had happened yet.
* Death Behind Barbed Wire - Long General Horror story - When a guard at a Nazi concentration camp is mysteriously murdered, a young SS officer is ordered to find the culprit, or else. Set in the same location as 'The Experiment', but is an independent story.
* Valley of Death, Zombie Trailer Park - Long Living Dead story : Just a few miles outside of Albuquerque New Mexico there's something horribly wrong in a remote valley. To their eternal regret some people have mistaken the screams echoing in the hills as coyotes singing to the moon. When Josey drives his truck down into the valley he quickly learns the horrifying truth. It's not coyotes howling- it's men or what used to be men.
The zombies don't stand a chance with Danny Trejo involved!
Volcano Zombies is about a sheriff and an estranged family who must escape not only the impending eruption of what was thought to be a dormant volcano but also a horde of zombies brought to life by the cursed mountain.
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