We’ve saved the best for last during our annual Indie Screams festival. At midnight tonight we will start unveiling British import Dead Set one episode at a time. Tune in each night at midnight to watch the dead cause mayhem and murder in the streets of England. Then as a special trick or treat on Halloween, you can spend your day locked inside with a home made flamethrower and an unlucky housemate (a.k.a. zombie fodder) and watch the entire mini-series beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
In Dead Set, we finally get an answer to the age old question of what would happen if the zombie invasion happened during the taping of reality television show. The show begins as cast members from Big Brother start to realize that their housemate elimination ceremony is not the biggest drama out there. Seems the television-viewing audience is too busy fending off zombies to tune in.
But when facing down the undead or reality television stars, who is scarier? A face-eating zombie or Frenchy from Rock of Love? We make an analysis:
At least zombies don’t spit on you, unlike these contestants from VH1’s I Love Money who are participating in the Spit Olympics. Um, zombies aren’t animals, okay?
Kody from TLC’s Sister Wives has skeeved out a nation with his lifestyle AND hairstyle. He seems to do nothing but impregnate his many wives, say creepy things and mousse his hair. Zombies would never bother with mousse.:
Zombies don’t make out on national television, unlike the housemates of Big Brother. You’re mother is watching, young lady!:
Zombies just eat your brains, they don’t throw a table at you like Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey:
At least zombies won’t give you stripping lessons (or the herpes) like the girls from VH1’s Rock of Love:
As Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross explains, “For anyone who has yearned to see Big Brother contestants devoured by a pack of flesh-eating zombies–and honestly, who hasn’t?–I give you Dead Set.” And with behavior like this, we definitely Team Zombie.
The first episode of Dead Set airs tonight at midnight eastern time.