Read About Garden State Zombies - FOX 35 News Orlando

Read About Garden State Zombies

Posted: Updated:
In recent years, pop culture has reinvigorated Americans' apocalyptic interests with ideas of brain eating monsters and slow walking corpses. With such programming as The Walking Dead, or newly released films such as World War Z; it’s hard to find an American who isn’t fascinated with the potential real world possibility of a zombie apocalypse. But what if that apocalypse took place in New Jersey? A new book entitled “Exit Zero” does just that in telling a story about the Garden State, zombies, and survival.

Neil Cohen, New Jersey Native and author of “Exit Zero”, discussed the inspiration for having zombies and New Jersey in the same plot.

"I had started writing a book about growing up in New Jersey. Then I had started writing a short story about a zombie apocalypse. The two kind of became two great tastes, that tastes great together and became a New Jersey based zombie apocalypse," Cohen said.

The book recollects classic New Jersey symbols that are played out in the colorful artwork on the book cover; with one side of the cover depicting a zombie wearing a Jersey Strong tee shirt at the Jersey Shore.

When asked about where Cohen would go if he was stuck in New Jersey during a zombie apocalypse he jokingly had this to say.

“If I was in New Jersey, I would probably run to the Governor's place. I hear they know how to set up some great roadblocks and they can probably just stop that zombie hoard from moving forward. I kid. I kid," Cohen said.

“Exit Zero” is available in stores now and online on Google Play.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Robbery Doesn’t Stop Family From Fighting For Childhood Cancer Research

    Robbery Doesn’t Stop Family From Fighting For Childhood Cancer Research

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:49:28 GMT
    4 year-old Natalie Grace Gorsegner of Middletown, New Jersey has been battling cancer for years. She and her family: Andrea, Dan and Hannah have decided to take Natalie's cancer diagnosis as inspiration to help raise money for childhood cancer research.
    4 year-old Natalie Grace Gorsegner of Middletown, New Jersey has been battling cancer for years. She and her family: Andrea, Dan and Hannah have decided to take Natalie's cancer diagnosis as inspiration to help raise money for childhood cancer research.
  • Victims Identified In Fatal Freehold Crash

    Victims Identified In Fatal Freehold Crash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:48:39 GMT
    Yesterday a press conference was held to address the tragic car accident that killed three people in Freehold earlier in the week. Police say that a Volkswagen Jetta traveling south on Kozloski Road crossed over the yellow line and crashed into an SUV sending that vehicle airborne which then landed on a third car. The three victims in the crash have been identified as 50 year-old Thomas Koller who was in the SUV.
    Yesterday a press conference was held to address the tragic car accident that killed three people in Freehold earlier in the week. Police say that a Volkswagen Jetta traveling south on Kozloski Road crossed over the yellow line and crashed into an SUV sending that vehicle airborne which then landed on a third car. The three victims in the crash have been identified as 50 year-old Thomas Koller who was in the SUV.
  • ACLU Demands Stop To NJDEP Putting SSN On Tickets

    ACLU Demands Stop To NJDEP Putting SSN On Tickets

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:47:27 GMT
    Recently, Chasing New Jersey uncovered a privacy violation by the NJDEP and Parks Police at Liberty State Park. There, police were putting social security numbers on parking tickets and citations that were being left on vehicles for anyone to see. Well now the ACLU has sent a letter to the NJDEP telling them to stop with this practice because it's against people's constitutional rights. ACLU Legal Director Edward Barocas further discussed the organizations involvement.
    Recently, Chasing New Jersey uncovered a privacy violation by the NJDEP and Parks Police at Liberty State Park. There, police were putting social security numbers on parking tickets and citations that were being left on vehicles for anyone to see. Well now the ACLU has sent a letter to the NJDEP telling them to stop with this practice because it's against people's constitutional rights. ACLU Legal Director Edward Barocas further discussed the organizations involvement.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices