Monday, October 6, 2008

Wouldn't Being Bitten Be Less Painful?

As I have mentioned numerous times before (both in person and on this blog) I like zombies. I like the movies, I like the comics and I like the various songs about zombies. So imagine my surprise when I found out there was a website that would take a picture of you and turn you into a zombie digitally. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Here's a sample of what is all about:

Not bad, eh? And their website had a number of pictures that were pretty impressive. I figured this would be one of those fun sites like the celebrity face match or the baby generator that show you fun (though not terribly accurate) results - I was wrong.

This guy charges a MINIMUM of 30 bucks to do this! And that's the economy package. The "standard" package is upwards of 50 dollars! I wondered if this was a monthly fee and you could upload all the pictures you want - I was wrong again - this is for ONE picture of you turned into a zombie. . .so pick your photo carefully, I guess.

I checked out the FAQ page and it mostly discussed why this guy was charging so much. I guess he has to defend himself constantly because - let's face it - he's overcharging.

If this guy had taken an economics class or a business class (instead of graphic design) he would realize that he would make a LOT more money if he charged less. He'll only get a handful of rich people to use his product when he's charging that much. After all, this is just a doctored picture - it's not a mask or a costume that you can actually use. He doesn't even print out the photo for you!

If he just lowered his prices to something like 5 or 10 bucks a pop, he'd get a LOT more buyers interested and he'd make more than enough money. His product is good, it's just not THAT good.

So, in conclusion, if you have the money. . . you should probably spend it on extra candy for your trick-or-treaters as well as liquid latex, tissue paper and makeup so you can turn yourself into a zombie in real life.


--jeff * said...

you have, hands down, the best in-post links i have ever seen.

i miss those days when we'd kick it at the library.

The Former 786 said...

Thanks, Jeff. I appreciate the compliment.

And I miss those days, too. I have a TON of new movies I'd like to discuss with you (I now have Netflix and Clearplay)!

Lobbie said...

Wow, your zombie is by far more scary. I was, however, impressed with the stellar acting in this clip. Maybe all that money goes to pay the talent,

The Former 786 said...

If only they did the video for everyone who got a picture. THEN maybe it'd be worth it.