Deadlines: News roundup 5/18/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 18 - 2010


A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]

The San Francisco premiere of Survival of the Dead got its own zombie walk and naturally, someone shot pictures. (SF Weekly)

There was also a similar zombie walk event for the New York premiere. That one got pictures and a short article. (DNAinfo)

Did you like Survival of the Dead well enough to own it? You can buy the DVD or Blu-ray in the US on August 24. (Bloody Disgusting)

You’re not tired of George Romero interviews yet, are you? Dread Central talks to the Master about how Diary came about, why he’ll never work with a studio again and whether he ever gets tired of working with zombies. (Dread Central)

Rumor has it that zombie mode will return in Call of Duty: Black Ops. (Zombie Command)

An interview with Mira Grant, author of the post-apocalyptic zombie novel Feed, explains where the idea for the book came from, the technology and politics in the book and what’s coming next. (Apex Book Company)

You can watch Troma’s chicken-zombie musical epic Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, as well as additional Troma zombie fare Pot Zombies and The Children, online for free. (Bloody Disgusting)

On May 30, Williamsburg in Brooklyn (that’s in New York City, in case you didn’t know) is getting a zombie walk in honor of the zombie-football novel Play Dead. Tons of events including a zombie dance party, zombie burlesque and a meet-and-greet with Play Dead author Ryan Brown. Full info at the official website.

And in a bit of postmodern insanity, everyone’s favorite zombie vs. shark moment is being used to sell Windows 7. I’ve embedded the commercial below.

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