Sandman? To fight undead Roadkill? WTF?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Well, we've had Redneck Zombies. We've had Zombie Strippers. We've had Astro-Zombies. We've had a Samurai Zombie.

There's nothing left to zombify. The whole genre is dead as roadkill. We mean it ... the genre is now dead as roadkill. As in "in the form of" roadkill.

Variety reports that Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures is teaming up with Sideways and Spider-Man 3 star Thomas Haden Church for a new horror/comedy series for the on-demand channel FearNet called ... you guessed it ... Zombie Roadkill. The totally weird psychic kid from The Ring David Dorfman will be joining the deadpan master Haden Church for the six-part series, each episode of which will be between four to six minutes. This is the same format as previous projects that Ghost House and FearNet have produced, like 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails and 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust. The premise of the series, in case you couldn't figure it out, concerns a stretch of road where critters who have been squished by vehicles come back as flesh-eating monsters.

So what's next for the zombie genre? After Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland and this new project, is even the zombie satire a dead horse?