Deadlines: News roundup 5/1/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 1 - 2009


A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]

The latest zombietastic figurine in the impressive Sideshow Collectibles “The Dead” line has emerged. It’s the Butcher, a cleaver-wielding bastard of a zombie that looks to be a Comic Con exclusive. I am not in a position to afford collectible toys that cost upward of $50, but if I were, I would want all of Sideshow’s Dead figures. (Dread Central)

Genre-vet screenwriter Simon Boyes (Broken, The Devil’s Chair) drops some details on Dark Island to whet your appetite. He actually reveals very little, but from what I can gather from the trailer (embeds disabled, sorry), it’s about a Lost-like smoke monster on a Lost-like island that turns folks into creepy, black-eyed zombies. Looks fun. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you PC players enjoy the 24-hour free trial of Left 4 Dead mentioned yesterday, you will also love the discounted sale price of $24 and the new, super-detailed stats-tracking might tickle your fancy, too. (Kotaku)

Speaking of PC gaming, when Resident Evil 5 comes to that platform it will support nVidia’s 3D effects if you have the 3D vision glasses (and a predilection for splitting headaches, one presumes). (Kotaku)

The August 14 release date I mentioned yesterday for possibly zombie-containing movie I Sell the Dead (this review makes it sound more like vampires, but I am still hoping for some zombie action) is not official. Perhaps someday it will get a release date (maybe even August 14) but don’t mark your calendars just yet, IFC is still ruminating. (Fangoria)

Speaking of IFC, if you like radio enough to pay for it (in the form of Sirius satellite radio) tonight on Fangoria Radio (Sirius channel 108/XM channel 139 at 10 p.m.) an IFC rep will be on hand to talk about Pontypool and Dead Snow. (Fangoria)

Finally, in just 30 days (June 1), the second annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month kicks off! That’s right, thirty zombie movies in thirty days, watched by yours truly and whoever cares to join me, either in real life or via the Intarwebs, watching the same movies or your own. Details will be forthcoming, but if you have suggestions for things I should watch, please leave them in comments or drop me an e-mail: cory.casciato[at]

3 Responses to “Deadlines: News roundup 5/1/09”

  1. Jay Clarke says:

    I saw I Sell The Dead at After Dark last year and quite enjoyed it. My review is here, if you’d like to take a look.

    As for the thirty zombie flicks in June – Holy Crap, that’s a lot of work. My 7-in-7 in April totally wore me out. I’ll try and think of some possible titles for you.

  2. Cory Casciato says:

    You know, it was last year’s zombie movie marathon of June that eventually resulted in the birth of this blog. I will post some more about that adventure as the month goes on, but I found it to be a great experience.

    As soon as I hit “post” on this reply, I am going over to read your review.

  3. […] come out. No new info (although Dread Central is reiterating the August 14 release date, which was denied a while back) but hey, it’s something. (Dread […]

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