publication date: Monday, May 14, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Literature

clue: Hollywood's hottest new horror writer started his career modestly, by "improving" upon Jane Austen.

explanation: Grahame-Smith's first novel was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. His films Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (based on his novel) and Dark Shadows were both released in 2012. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Ryan Dunn, Lori Lancaster, and Jon Berry

trivia: It was a coincidence that this goo began a tournament featuring "zombie players" reactivated after defeat. Scott didn't realize the connection until the goo was already published.

Spring 2012 Tournament: The dead shall rise! In this tournament, whenever an odd number of players remains, a defeated player will return as a "zombie" to challenge the top-seeded player. If successful, they'll gain full re-entry into the tournament. This time, it's not over until it's over.

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