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Deadlines: News roundup 05/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 23 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

You may remember that last week we posted a new story about the CDC giving tips on zombie defense preparation. Well that story has blown up big time on the popularity scale, and the man responsible for it decided to say a few words. (Boston.com)

The Ron Tonkin family of auto dealerships decided to spice things up a little bit in an effort to boost sales by inviting a full scale zombie apocalypse into their business. (Oregon Live)

The Zombie Autopsies website, created to promote the upcoming book, has finally had a proper launch and they’ve got some great medical textbook style zombie cross sections for you to enjoy. (Dread Central)

While they’re not exactly NECA, Hong Kong toymakers over at Hot Toys have made quite a good looking representation of Alice, the Resident Evil character portrayed by Milla Jovovich, and it will be available later this year. (Kotaku)

Speaking of toys (and NECA for that matter) an early look at the prototype for the Evil Dead 2 Ash figurine is now available. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out ten minutes of actual game play for the upcoming internet overnight phenomenon that is Dead Island. I’ll admit this video looks pretty damn good. (Topless Robot)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 20 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

We got an e-mail from Grey Gecko press to let us know that The Dying of the Light, the first in a planned trilogy of zombie books from author Jason Kristopher, will go on sale June 1. They’re currently having a pre-sale so head over to their site to get the details.

The University of South Carolina is now teaching a class that discusses the hidden layers and true meanings of popular zombie films. Let’s hope they stay away from a few of the “lower quality” works in the genre and just stick to Romero. (Midlands Connect)

After the break, check out the trailer for Shouf Shouf Zombibi, which is a Dutch horror film that apparently has zombies, gore, and god knows what else. (Quiet Earth)

Just a small update here, but Jesus Hates Zombies, the upcoming movie based on the graphic novel, now has an official poster up at their website. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 19 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

First off, I want to give a warm welcome to all the new readers that found us through twitter since “zombie apocalypse” started trending. I’m glad twitter trends finally proved useful. You’ll love it here, we promise.

Second, I just want to direct your attention to Cory’s post regarding the Fourth Annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month which takes place in June, just two short weeks away. We’re pulling out all the stops and it’s going to be awesome.

Now on with the news…

Cannes has been giving zombies a lot of love this past week, and another movie we’re excited about is Infected. While the title seems as generic as possible, the premise is actually pretty cool. It’s about zombies (and Michael Madsen) but they’re not undead. They’re aware of what they’re doing, they just can’t control it. I’m keeping an eye out for this one. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out yet another Cannes hit in the short film series, a fun little zombie themed claymation movie. (Kotaku)

We’ve got a few more production updates and some rather peaceful images from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis.  (Bloody Disgusting)

While the title is too long and upsets me (it has nothing to do with Romero or Princesses), I’m still obliged to share the first official trailer (after the break) for World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2. (Dread Central)

Jon Bernthal (Shane) from The Walking Dead chimes in with a few quotes regarding the new season coming later this year. There’s some major spoilers if you haven’t read the comics yet. Also if you haven’t read the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic book series, go buy the first trade after you finish reading today’s post. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me a link to an article from The A.V. Club (which is his awesome day job btw) which contains a good review and summary for Wild Zero, a rock and roll horror movie featuring the Japanese band Guitar Wolf. It’s a good read so check it out. (The A.V. Club)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 18 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Dame (and what a dame she is…) Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, and Gillian “X Files” Anderson are set to star in the zombie “costume drama” The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet. This is one movie I will not miss, as it involves three of my favorite British actors and zombies. (Metro UK)

If you’ve got up to six friends that love zombies, then you’ll be in for a great party when you buy The Walking Dead board game, which goes on sale later this year for about forty dollars. (MTV)

After the break, check out the latest teaser trailer for Dead Island and soak in the zombie killing joy mixed with a cool island breeze. (Den of Geek)

As if my earlier British zombie movie wasn’t enough for you undead fans, it seems that the zombie book Paul is Dead: The British Zombie Invasion, about the zombie Beatles taking the world by storm, is set for a mockumentary style movie adaptation. (Bloody Disgusting)

Goldilocks in Zombie Land got a small update this week and the crew behind the book alerted the fans that it will be on sale May 27 at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas with a variant cover. It will be available from ComiXology after that. (Buy Zombie)

Paul W.S. Anderson, the man who brought us three pretty damn good Resident Evil movies and one great one, finally revealed the secret of his muse. He actually gets hours and hours of game play footage from kids playing the game from start to finish and uses that as inspiration. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 17 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

After the break, check out Hungry Like A Tiger, a zombie music video from hipster Portland band Jared Mees and the Grown Children. (Paste Magazine)

Author Ray Hensley sent us an e-mail to let us know that his book Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill is now available from Amazon in ebook format.

Here’s an interesting look at one writer’s hour well spent playing Dead Island. This is the second official game play article that makes the game seem like it will deliver everything promised. (Kotaku)

If you love comic books, check out this seven page preview of issue two of Zombies vs Robots: Undercity. (io9)

Plants vs Zombies hits the android marketplace May 30. The catch is that you have to get the game from Amazon marketplace. While that sucks, a nice incentive is that they’re giving it away for free for one day only during launch. (Buy Zombie)

Eric Balfour, who starred in the travesty that was Skyline and had a notable death in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is stepping away from the spotlight to direct his first feature film, a live action adaptation of the indie comic Jesus Hates Zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 16 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

At long last, the CDC gets serious about the impending zombie apocalypse. (CDC Public Health Matters Blog)

Professor John Latto of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology won the UC Santa Barbara’s second annual zombie debates this past weekend. Follow the link for the details of what looked to be a pretty interesting series of talks. (Daily Nexus)

After the break, check out this little short film starring second and third graders from a local arts school in their own zombie movie and say “D’aaaawwww” with the rest of us. (Best Week Ever)

When pointing and clicking is no longer an option, leave it to the fans to create a zombie apocalypse mod for a popular first person shooter, and then break the mold by adding head tracking technology to make it a truly first person experience. Check out this amazing video after the break. (Gamer Front)

Speaking of zombie games, after the break check out the pre-trailer for Zombie Apocalypse Mobile, which uses real time GPS to make player vs player combat a genuinely personal experience. The game is expected to arrive later this year. (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich is very protective of the Resident Evil franchise. She’s so protective that when asked if the next film is going to be titled RE: Begins (which was apparently an April Fool’s Joke) she corrected her fans, on twitter, before the title had been officially announced. For those wondering, the next film will be titled Resident Evil: Retribution. (Kotaku)

Jumping on the bandwagon of the upcoming Evil Dead game for the iOS devices, MGM has just launched Army of Darkness: Defense this past weekend. It’s a tower defense style game which takes cues from the climactic finale of the series third film. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 12 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Just in time for International Nurses Day, students at the University of Calgary have developed Nurses against Zombieism, a fun little browser based game. (Calgary Herald)

The cover art for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, the first of three planned books set in Kirkman’s zombie universe, was put online today for the world to see. (Fangoria)

Zombiewood Pines, a funny webseries about a gated community trying to survive after the zombie apocalypse, is set to return this weekend. Check out some of their first episodes after the break. (Dread Central)

Chris King, lead singer of the Chris King Maneuver, dropped us a line to share his band’s latest song Zombie! with us.

Thomas Newman, the writer and producer of the indie hit Bong of the Dead, also contacted us to let the world know that his movie has been officially selected to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 11 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

I Am Lonely, the VERY low budget indie zombie movie that made it to the finals in the short film category during Cannes, needs your votes to win the the National Film Board of Canada’s Online Film Competition. (Tottenham Journal)

Check out these latest images of a very interrupted wedding from the upcoming movie REC 3: Genesis. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for what looks like a very well done upcoming zombie sci-fi webcomic called The Horror of Colony 6. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a nice collection of screenshots from the upcoming game Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3DS and there’s also a nice trailer after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Top commenter Jon Dixon gave us a message yesterday to let us know that episode six of his zombie webseries …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/09/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 9 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Well, the PlayStation Network might be undergoing some problems these days, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pumping out great games. Dead Block is a defense building game where you’re constructing a barrier against the undead. Check out the trailer after the break. (PlayStation LifeSyle)

Emma Bell, the beloved sister from The Walking Dead that… well the one that didn’t make it, (seriously, if you haven’t seen the show by now, what are you doing here?) gives a pretty nice interview about her time on the show. (Den of Geek)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman delivers another slam dunk interview that’s amazing and chock full of spoilers for those of you that haven’t come around to reading the comics yet. (AV Club)

Infinite Kung-Fu is a comic about zombies and Kung-Fu. It’s also 464 pages. However you can read 250 of those pages for free, right now! (io9)

This review of Dylan Dog goes beyond the movie itself to discuss the similarities, and what was left out, from its Italian comic book counterpart. There’s a lot of spoilers as well so beware. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out the trailer and preview episode for Lego Zombie Invasion, a stop motion series that was created by a fifteen year old kid. (Buy Zombie)

Saving the best news for last, I just want to inform everyone that on June 3 there will be a “zombie furry convention” in Quebec. That is all. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 6 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

We’ve got some photos and details for The Dead Must Die, a new webseries premiering on DailyMotion. (MovieWeb)

I usually try not to just re-post articles that aren’t breaking news, but this piece about the history of zombies on film and their evolution over time is actually really interesting. (The Film Pilgrim)

We’ve got some casting details that show off a b-grade star studded ensemble that will come together for Zombex, the zombie musical. Even if it is strikingly similar to Dead Rising 2, it’s got Corey Feldman so I’m in. (Dread Central)

After a few failed attempts by McFarlane to produce a quality action figure, toy giant NECA has obtained exclusive rights to produce figures based on the horror classic The Evil Dead. (Dread Central)

We spoke a while back about Night of the Little Dead, an indie film starring Adam Savage, Bill Moseley, and Penn (of Penn and Teller) Jillette. Well after the break we’ve got a teaser trailer that shows a lot of promise. (Bloody Disgusting)

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