How to Survive the Strange


Episode Three: Vampire BBQ Tips
June 14, 2010, 12:10 pm
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Episode Two: Use ESP to Troubleshoot Broken Home Appliances
May 31, 2010, 12:02 pm
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INTERVIEW: Thomas Walker discusses killing zombies, using a lawn mower as a shield, laundry, and more
May 19, 2010, 2:12 pm
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In the first episode of How to Survive the Strange, Thomas Walker (@tommyismyname) is seen leisurely sipping lemonade in his backyard –when zombies attack! Director John Herman (@johnherman) asked him a few questions about the experience, including the best way to get bloodstains out of clothing. The interview is the first of a series that looks behind the scenes of “the next big thing in horror webshows”.

JOHN: What was it like to be attacked by a flesh eating zombie horde?

TOMMY: It was a dream come true! Ever since I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a part of a zombie apocalypse. In this case, I was happy I prevailed, but don’t think for a second that I would mind walking around as one of the undead, getting to bite people and eat brains without any sort of recourse.

JOHN: Let’s say you didn’t have a claw hammer in that scene. How could
 you have survived? Think fast!

TOMMY: Without the claw hammer I think I would have had to broken the table and use one of the legs as a stake, aiming directly for the eyes, at least to buy myself enough time to get to the shed and grab a shovel. If I ran quick enough, I’d start up the lawn mower, pick it up and use it as a shield of death. If it were a matter of buying time, a simple flamethrower using any aerosol and lighter to light the suckers on fire (so to blind them) then run to the bedroom and grab a sword. Those never run out of ammunition and have a much longer reach than a hammer. Can you tell I’ve spent way too much time thinking about this stuff?

JOHN: What is the best way to get blood stains out of clothing?

TOMMY: Fire. Zombie blood does not come out.

JOHN: What is your favorite zombie film?

TOMMY:  Ooooh that’s a tough one, there are so many to choose from. I’d have to say 28 Days Later and Quarantine are amongst my favorite two top favorites, but really, any of the movies from the Original “Dead” series are a staple and hold a special place in my heart.

JOHN: What paranormal dangers would you like to see How to Survive the
Strange cover in future episodes?

TOMMY: What to do in the event of an alien encounter? How to survive being possessed? Top 5 tips for returning to your body after a forced out of body experience. Dealing with psychics with bad intentions. Dealing with were-creatures. Best ways to react when encountering a deity.

Awesome ideas! Have your own ideas for episodes? Let us know in the comments!



Behind the Screams with show creators Bryan and John, via Strange Kids Club!
May 17, 2010, 6:11 pm
Filed under: behind the scenes, news, press

Strange Kids Club, a virtual clubhouse of B-movie monsters and pop culture retro geekdom, scored the first interview with How to Survive the Strange show creators Bryan White and John Herman.

Thanks to the incredible access and audience that the Internet provides, independent creative minds are getting a better chance at sharing some really cool ideas. Point in case is a recent web series developed by web designer and horror blogger Bryan White of Cinema Suicide and jack of all trades John Herman called How to Survive the Strange.

Now check out the interview! It is awesome!



CONTEST: Win SIGNED books by Joe Hill and Chuck Palahniuck!
May 17, 2010, 2:04 am
Filed under: contests, news

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The first rule of our new web series How to Survive the Strange is: TALK ABOUT “HOW TO SURVIVE THE STRANGE” AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! Have you seen episode one? We have a lot of fun making the show, and we’d love it if lots of horror and comedy fans got the chance to see it. Want to help? To give you a bit of incentive, we are having our first contest. The prizes are: Fight Club (SIGNED) by the cult fiction hero Chuck Palahniuk and Locke & Key (volume one) Welcome to Lovecraft (SIGNED) by incredible suspense novelist and best-selling author Joe Hill. One winner gets both prizes!

So how do you win? There are four ways (and hence multiple chances to win):

1. Invite your Twitter friends to check out the new web series with your best 140 character pitch. In your tweet, include a link: http://howtosurvivethestrange.com (don’t shorten the link). Be sure to use #thestrange so we can find you. Heck, that only leaves you 95 characters!

2. Watch the first episode at Funny or Die and leave us a nice comment. Again, put #thestrange at the end of your comment so we know you are playing to win.

3. Invite your Facebook friends to watch the first episode by sharing the link: http://howtosurvivethestrange.com and perhaps suggesting they become fans via our How to Survive the Strange Facebook fan page! Again, put #thestrange at the end of your message so we know you are playing to win.

4. Watch How to Survive the Strange at Shortstream.tv and leave us a nice comment. Again, put #thestrange at the end of your message so we know you are playing to win.

We will select a winner and notify them here on the blog by Monday, May24th at 9am EST. Must be 18 or older to win. Whether you choose one or do all four, we thank you in advance for your support of our little show. We hope to entertain and delight you with future episodes, live web casts, contests, and more. Next episode comes out in two weeks. Stay tuned!

UPDATE:

And the winner is Von Spiel with his double post on Funny or Die:



Episode One: Claw Hammer Zombie Kill Technique
May 17, 2010, 1:55 am
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“How to Survive the Strange” Sneak Peak
May 5, 2010, 11:37 am
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Head on over to Shortsteam.tv to check out the first official trailer for the “How to Survive the Strange” web series. The first episode will be available free on the web May 16th at midnight. Spread the word to your minions (both Earth-based and intergalactic)!




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