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Deadlines: News roundup 5/29/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 29 - 2009

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

There’s a slew of DVD release info hitting, some of it contradicting previously asserted info (fun!). We’ve got word of October 13 for Pontypool on DVD (it hit on-demand today for you cable folks) which contradicts the July 21 date DVD Active reports. If I can get anyone at IFC to respond to my queries, I’ll get to the bottom of this. In less confusing news, REC is still slated for June 14 and grave-robbers-meet-zombie-gangsters flick The Crypt is coming to DVD August 11 after a limited theatrical release June 25. You can get a few additional details here. (Fangoria)

The talkmeisters at Fangoria Radio (Sirius channel 108/XM channel 139, satellite radio folks starting at 10 p.m.) will have Pontypool director Bruce McDonald and star Steven Hattie in for a chat. (Fangoria)

If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas (in July), this oil painting of a toy zombie in front of the Seattle Space Needle is perfect, and will only set you back $32.99. (Fangoria)

A sequel to Greek zombie movie Evil (this one apparently called Evil in the Time of Heroes) is coming. There’s a teaser trailer after the break. (Quiet Earth via a Greek blog)

Who says there’s no new ideas in the land of the dead? The standard zombie tropes get twisted up with amnesia-like symptoms that alter the very perception of reality in the no-budget thinker Fugue State. I’m instantly intrigued. And there’s a teaser (which doesn’t really do the idea justice) after the break.

Finally, for those following the Zombie Movie Marathon Month saga, the final film list, in rough order (possibly final, but may undergo minor sequence changes) is also after the break. When we meet again, Zombie Movie Marathon Month will be upon us!

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ZMMM List 2.0: plus Film Club and Japanese zombie voting action!

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 27 - 2009

onechanbaraConsidering June is almost upon us, I thought it was time I got serious about firming up this list. Here’s what I’ve settled on watching for sure:

Lucio Fulci’s Zombie
Nightmare City
Hell of the Living Dead
Zombie 3
Burial Ground: Nights of Terror
Versus
Tokyo Zombie
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Return of the Living Dead
Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
Dead Set
American Zombie
Mutant
I Walked with a Zombie
Messiah of Evil
Day X
Grapes of Death
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Pet Sematary

That’s nineteen, which is almost two-thirds of the month. There will definitely be three more Japanese zombie movies, which I’m inviting you all to vote for (poll at the bottom of the post and on the right sidebar). Leave me a comment or e-mail with suggestions on these. Here is the list of “maybes” I am still considering:

  • They Came Back
  • Dead and Breakfast
  • Zombie Strippers
  • The Stink of Flesh
  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
  • Re-Animator
  • Redneck Zombies
  • Fido
  • Evil
  • Zombie Honeymoon
  • Enter Zombie King
  • Resident Evil
  • Shanks
  • Sugar Hill
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Fog

Also, if you have a blog, I invite you to join the Zombie Movie Marathon Month Film Club. It works like this: watch one or more of these movies this month (bonus points for watching them the same day as I do!). Write something about the movie on your blog, and link to my writing on the site from your post. E-mail me with the link. I link back to you! Fun! Easy! An excuse to watch a ton of zombie movies and maybe get a minor traffic boost!

Finally, I need a hand choosing which Japanese zombie movies to pick for my five days of Japanese zombies. No need to comment, just push a button. Never heard of any of these? That’s okay, you can pick them by title if you like. Or by art — the picture at the top of this post is for Onechanbara

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Preliminary movie list for Zombie Movie Marathon Month

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 22 - 2009

zombiefulciJune is almost upon us and that means it is time for me to get serious about finishing the list of movies for the June Zombie Movie Marathon Month festival. I had hoped to have the entire list done by now but for a variety of reasons — scheduling conflicts, inability to confirm that movies will be available, indecision — I haven’t been able to do so. I have come up with a preliminary list of definite movies to watch (although not the when, for the most part), a couple of themes to explore and a handful of “maybes.” Now I am taking commentary from you fine readers. Help me decide!

My two themes are five days each of Italy and Japan. Italy has proven to be the easier of these, and comprises most of my “definite” list. Japan is a little trickier and I may put it to a vote next week (about time I used that poll for something, anyway). Apart from that there are a few seminal films that I have managed to not see yet and a few my daughter has managed to not see yet and those comprise the rest of what is definite.

Here’s what I have nailed down, some with commentary:

  • Zombie (30th anniversary! I’m doing a free showing of this)
  • Nightmare City
  • Hell of the Living Dead
  • Zombie 3 (Because Lucio Fulci worked on it briefly)
  • Burial Grounds: Nights of Terror
  • Versus
  • Tokyo Zombie
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things
  • Return of the Living Dead (daughter has never seen it!)

Here’s the stuff I am considering, but haven’t settled on:

  • Dead Set (okay, it’s a TV miniseries, but still a moving picture show)
  • American Zombie
  • Mutant
  • I Walked with a Zombie
  • Messiah of Evil
  • Night of the Living Dead (1990) (Haven’t seen this in years, like since it was fairly new)
  • Pet Sematary (ditto)
  • Onechanbara
  • Grapes of Death
  • Zombie Honeymoon

Okay, that’s where things stand at the moment. I’ve got ten nailed down, ten strong possibilities and a whole, long list of other stuff that I haven’t decided on. Comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

The wide world of zombie film

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 21 - 2013
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You can thank Italy for this classic moment

The modern zombie movie is a thoroughly American invention, forged in Pittsburgh by George A. Romero. But like rock and roll and nuclear weapons, it wasn’t long before foreigners had a look and decided they just had to make their own homegrown versions. Before the blood was even dry on his incredible undead innovation, zombie began popping up all over the world, a trend that continues to this day. Once you’ve finished picking the corpse of Romero’s canon clean, had your brains eaten by Return of the Living Dead and devoured Zombieland  and are ready to travel the world in search of new zombie thrills, this handy guide should get you started. It’s by no means comprehensive—that’s a book, not a blog post—but it should serve as an intro to what the world outside of the good old USA offers the zombie aficionado.

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Deadlines: News roundup 09/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On September - 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.

Greetings undead lovers! I’m back from a weekend camping trip on an island that was not full of zombies and I’m ready to bring you some great news.

In the mood to kill yet even more time at work on the company internet? If so, you should check out The Last Stand – Union City, a browser based side scrolling action adventure zombie survival game that’s not too shabby. (g-hacks)

Uwe Boll, the man who brought us every good horrible movie from the last decade, is back on the case and producing Zombie Massacre with Marco Ristori and Luca Boni who brought us Eaters not too long ago. It’s based on a 1998 game of the same name that no one played but seems like a good premise. (Worst Previews)

Neal, one of the guys over at Fancy Dress Outfitters who sent us that cool zombie garden shed survival infographic earlier in the year, sent us the latest thing they’ve whipped up, a nice Halloween zombie guide supporting free range zombie death that’s just as informative.

Now because I know you all had a long weekend (well most of you anyway) I’ve put together some good videos to help you unwind after a boring day back at the office. They’re all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/18/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 18 - 2010

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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.

If you’re a fan of the classic “zombies caused by a space virus” scenario, then you’ll want to check out this trailer for the newest zombie movie, Parasitic. Naturally, you can do that via the embed below. (Dread Central)

It’s a great day for you gunslingers as it was announced that Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, the zombie dlc released for the popular game, will be available as a standalone disc, with no previous game purchase required. (Kotaku)

If you need to brush up on your flesh eating marksmanship, there’s a zombie themed paintball scenario game going on November 7 in Chesapeake City, MD. (M. Carter Brown)

Robert Kirkman answers one question, the most important question, “Why zombies?” in a recent interview. (Courier Journal)

Dead Frontier, a browser based zombie apocalypse shooter, just went open beta and is free to play. There’s also a game play trailer after the break. Try not to get fired playing at work. (Worth Playing)

TROMA Films crosses genres with Zombie Werewolves Attack! and we’ve got the first trailer online now. (More Horror)

Call it an early Christmas because there’s 70 beautiful and horrifying high res images of The Walking Dead online for your viewing pleasure. (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s a metric TON of recent rumors on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 8 - 2010

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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.

Before we get to the regular news, we’d like to introduce our newest contributor, Johnathon Brock. He’ll be handling most of the news duties and contributing other material as well. Johnathon, take it away: “Hello roamers and shamblers… My name is Johnathon Brock and I am a zombaholic. I’m the new guy and I’ll be bringing you the daily feed, tackling the up-to-the-minute news of the unyielding undead and providing the occasional review as well. I’m very happy to be here and glad for this opportunity to address such a vital matter of national importance as the inevitable zombie apocalypse. For everything not related to the world of the (un)living, you can check out my blog Fortune Pancakes, but for now, I’ll just say keep your wits sharp, your sword sharper, may your ammo never run low and good hunting!”

Now, on to the external news!

FEARnet has gathered every set pic, video and behind the scenes review of their new series Zombie Roadkill and placed them on one easy to read page. (FEARnet)

At the New York Comic Con, Rockstar Games has a playable demo of the new “Undead Nightmare” expansion for their game Red Dead Redemption. Zombies and cowboys are a great combination, sayeth the preview. (Kotaku)

The excellent audio drama podcast We’re Alive has been downloaded one million times! Congratulations! And if you aren’t already hooked, read my review of We’re Alive, then go download it! (A World on Fire)

Natalie Portman will stay on as producer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but has given up her role in the film. More “scheduling conflicts” apparently. (Entertainment Weekly )

The living dead will invade Newark, Delaware (or more of them anyway) for a zombie festival on October 16. (Delaware Online)

You had better be in shape if you’re in Salt Lake City because their zombies run marathons for charity. That’s happening October 9. (City Weekly)

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