Deadlines: News roundup 10/14/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 14 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might be on hiatus, but Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is opening up this weekend if you want to get your fix of “classy” undead horror. (Pittsburgh Live)

While you’re anxiously awaiting for the The Walking Dead you can have a little fun with some Easter eggs AMC has hidden on their main website. (FEARnet)

We’ve got four new behind the scenes looks at the upcoming series Zombie Roadkill. Unfortunately we can’t embed them, but we CAN link you to the entire series which is now available online! (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/13/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Lots of good news about Collapse, the zombies-in-Iowa siege film (see our previous Collapse coverage and more previous Collapse coverage). Co-director Jason Bolinger reports via Facebook that the film is cut and is in the midst of color correction, and that it’s scored a composer (Vincent Gilloz) and signed with a producer’s rep company to help sell the film. For more updates, check the Collapse Facebook page.

Danny Boyle took some time to correct a few rumors and stated that he would love to direct 28 Months Later, but he is completely booked until 2012. (io9)

An Amazon goof has allowed us a glorious and gruesome sneak peek at the Dead Space 2 Collectors Edition box set, complete with your very own plasma cutter! (io9)

Here is the official trailer for the zombie cowboy epic downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. Get along little zombies…to the source site, because we can’t embed this video (Kotaku)

Because they love us, AMC has released yet another television promo for the Walking Dead that was aired during the NYCC ’10. Sorry, no embedding available.  (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s an open casting call for all of you undead actors out there to play extras in the upcoming movie Zombie Hamlet. Auditions are in Baton Rouge, LA  on October 10. (2TheAdvocate)

Go behind the scenes of Musical of the Living Dead in convenient video form. It’s embedded below for you. (The A.V. Club Chicago)

Enjoy the northward march of Denver’s outlying zombie population in fun, pictorial form. (Westword – Show and Tell)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/12/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 12 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

EA Games has dismissed any fears that Dead Space 2 will be purely action packed and promises that it will contain just as many fear-inducing moments as the original. (Kotaku)

Zombies get ready to invade the peaceful south during a zombie walk in Gadsden, Alabama on Saturday, October 16. Then you can catch a stage production of Night of the Living Dead several times between October 22 and 30. (Gadsden Times)

If you can’t make it to the movies, season one of Dead Wait, an independent zombie webisode series, is now available online and we’ve got the entire season after the break! (Buy Zombie)

Zombies invade Minneapolis and a valiant alt-weekly recounts the carnage! (Okay, it’s just a zombie crawl, but hey, fun pictures!) (City Pages – The Dressing Room)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/11/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 11 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Breaking news for the day is that zombie(esque) master Danny Boyle will return to his rage-infected universe to direct the third installment of the 28 Days series. (Dread Central)

There’s a metric ton of Walking Dead information thanks to the amazing panel(s) at NYCC ’10.

Here’s a rundown of the six minute clip shown from episode 2 of the upcoming series. Sorry, no video. (Shock Till You Drop)

We’ve also got a nice little five minute sneak peak of the panel itself. (Dread Central)

Think you’ve had enough of the Walking Dead with the comic books and tv series? Well think again because it’s set to be a series of at least three proper novels in 2011. (Buy Zombie)

Saving the best of the panel for last we’ve got a seventeen-minute behind-the-scenes featurette of the Walking Dead that is absolutely amazing. (Bloody Disgusting)

What’s better than zombies and comic books? How about comic books based on existing franchises battling it out with the undead! IDW is planning zombie crossovers with their Ghostbusters, GI Joe, Transformers, and even Star Trek properties in the coming months with their “Infestation” series. (Comic Book Resources)

There’s some great gameplay footage of Dead Nation, the (possible) Left 4 Dead killer available exclusively on the PlayStation Network, which unfortunately we can’t embed. (Gamer Investments)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 8 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 7 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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’re all bummed that Dead Space 2 doesn’t hit shelves until January 2011. Thankfully, there’s a sneak peek of Dead Space: Ignition, the downloadable “interactive comic-style” prequel, which drops October 13 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 (Kotaku)

GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus will be kicking off the Toronto Zombie Walk. Combining zombies with the beasts of hell sounds like a great idea… (Fear Net)

Ever wanted to walk, drink, or… disco, like a zombie? Well if you live in Nottingham, UK you’ll have your chance to do all of that come October 30 during their Zombie Hood Zombie Walk. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 6 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

The recent Walking Dead TV spot is now available in easy, embeddable form so you’ll find it embedded below. Easy!

It’s a sad day for collegiate English professors and fans of the undead as it was just announced that director David O. Russel has walked off of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, due to scheduling conflicts with Natalie Portman. (New York Magazine – Vulture)

Wentworth Miller (former Prison Break star) discusses role similarities and the challenges of playing videogame icon Chris Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Metro News)

Need to practice your zombie battle skills on the go? Dead Rising was just announced as a standalone iPhone game. You can check out initial gameplay footage in the video embedded below. (Slide to Play)

Meanwhile, the console world of Dead Rising 2 is getting a bunch of spiffy new outfits as DLC. (Kotaku)

Zombie Fest in Pittsburgh offers a benefit walk for brai… charity, but no longer at the legendary mall where Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was originally filmed. (Point Park Globe)

Are you pale and do you love the taste of brains? The creators of the NYC Zombie Crawl are having open casting for their new zombie film, The Reunion, in New Jersey on October 16. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 5 - 20101 COMMENT

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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.

Get the scoop on how Left 4 Dead‘s comic version of The Sacrifice came to be. (Newsarama)

Also, don’t forget that today you can “Sacrifice” seven dollars for the new Left 4 Dead DLC on the Xbox 360, or get it for free via Steam if you’re playing the PC version. (Kotaku)

Zombie Strippers invade Chicago yet again for the Return of the Stripping Dead, a burlesque show that’s not for the kids, but at least this link is safe for work. (Buy Zombie)

Shooting at zombies is always fun, but when a bunch of gun nuts (and we mean that in the best possible way) will score you for your prowess, it is even more fun. Join Postal Match’s zombie shooting competition today!

Deadlines: News roundup 10/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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.

Zap2It has an exclusive first look at the new Walking Dead promo! Unfortunately, embedding is not allowed. (Zap2It)

AMC just released an in depth video profile of Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) of the soon to be hit series The Walking Dead. You can find it embedded below. (AMCTV)

Serialized radio-style audio drama is all the rage these days! All the cool kids are doing it, including some cool kids from Boston University who are doing a zombie apocalyspe audio drama called Undead End. (Examiner.com)

NPR gives us advice on curling up with a good book to enjoy during zombie armageddon. (NPR)

We’ve got a new trailer and behind the scenes clips of Thomas Haden Church as he goes sideways in his newest role as park ranger Chet Masterson in Zombie Roadkill, a new series from FEARnet. The behind the scene video is embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If your eyes need a workout, point them at these Red Dead Redemption “Undead Nightmare” DLC images. (Kotaku)

Get the latest on the latest Eric S. Brown zombie novella collection, Season of Death. (Dread Central)

Feeling the need to load up your iPhone with zombie shovelware? Man, will you ever be excited at this ten-for-99-cent iPhone zombie game special! (We Zombie!)

Get your zombie-filled manga fix with Grand Guignol Orchestra, a series about a traveling band of musicians in the zombie apocalypse. (Dread Central)

Finally, if you read the intro up there, you’ll see that The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse has a new contributor, Johnathon Brock! Everybody say “hi!” He’ll be helping out with news and other fun stuff and we’ll do a proper introduction later this week.

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Fashion Zombie: Moon Ghoul

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

You probably won’t look as incredibly hot as the model wearing this week’s Fashion Zombie pick when you wear it (unless you do, in which case send pictures and we’ll run them!), but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a damn awesome shirt. It’s called Moon Ghoul and it’s by artist Dave Cook, designed especially for Zombie!

In case you’ve forgotten (or haven’t read the site that long), the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse has a long history with Zombie!, an art/rock project by Eric Weiss. We helped him publicize his plight when Rob Zombie’s dick lawyers were after him to change his name (Rob Zombie personally intervened and called his over-enthusiastic lawyer army off) and one of the other Zombie! designs was featured in My Favorite Zombie Things, a feature photo post I did a while ago that was something of  precursor to Fashion Zombie. Now, it’s time to feature another one of his designs (which is also a personal favorite of mine).

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