Deadlines: News roundup 4/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 1 - 2010


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It’s April 1, so fake news stories abound. I’m going to do my best to sort the real from the BS, and tell you about both, but I apologize in advance if I get any wrong.

Real News

The Return of the Living Dead film series is getting a deluxe, in-depth history in book form in the upcoming The Complete History of the Living Dead. It’s coming out October 1 and you can preorder it now , if you like the freedom to pay money for things you won’t see for a really long time. (Shock Till You Drop)

San Francisco gets WonderCon this weekend. Zombie enthusiasts, note the presence of Milla Jovovich and Max Brooks! You can get tickets and info here. (io9)

Game writer William Harms (inFamous, Supreme Commander) has branched out into novel writing with a zombie Western called Dead or Alive. In it, two stage coach robbers face the sudden, unexpected rising of the dead in a dusty frontier town. (Blend Games)

An ambitious and skillful crafter has made Plants vs. Zombies “plushies.” (MTV Multiplayer)

For the fake April 1 news, click the “Read the rest of this entry link.”

April 1 Fake News

Just so we’re 100 percent clear, everything from here down is FAKE, as in not true.

Rob Zombie plans to direct a blaxploitation zombie film set in the ’70s called Black Zombie. (Metal

The zombie apocalypse has started in Bangor, Maine as a result of an H1N1 mutation. (The Maine Edge)

That’s all the fake stuff I found, though I am certain there’s more out there. I didn’t go looking, just included what I found in my usual rounds. Feel free to throw links in the comments about any particularly good zombie-related fakenews you find.

One Response to “Deadlines: News roundup 4/1/10”

  1. Will says:

    Oh no…what if that “fake” zombie apocalypse in Maine turns out to be the real deal?! We’d be screwed! AHHHHHHHHH!!! ;)

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