Deadlines: News roundup 9/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 20 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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]gmail.com.

Frank Darabont and The Walking Dead (TV) get profiled in a decent newspaper feature. (Los Angeles Times)

Get the scoop on Dead Air, newish audio drama set in the zombie apocalypse. (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

Soccer! Zombies! The French! All of these come together in the upcoming film Goal of the Dead, a French horror-comedy. (Dread Central)

There’s a third  and final making-of video for the Ford Brothers’ African zombie roadtrip epic The Dead. You can find it embedded below. (Dread Central)

If you’ve been hankering to play a Plants vs Zombies homage in World of Warcraft, man, are you going to be stoked about “Peaceblooms vs Ghouls,” coming in the “Cataclysm” expansion. There’s some video below. (Zombie Command)

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Fashion Zombie: Zombie Snack Bib

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 20 - 20102 COMMENTS

Being a parent is hard and being a parent who loves zombies can be even harder. Why? Because you pimp your kid out in something awesome like today’s incredible Fashion Zombie find and all of the sudden the neighbors are calling social services.

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 17 - 20104 COMMENTS

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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]gmail.com.

How do you promote Resident Evil: Afterlife in Spain? With a big-ass billboard and a street full of fake zombie arms. There’s some video of the action embedded below. (Kotaku)

There’s also a brand-new super short TV promo spot for AMC’s The Walking Dead. You’ll find it embedded below.

Here’s a short feature on Andrew Lincoln and how he got the Walking Dead role of Rick Grimes. (Variety)

There’s a pretty shoddy looking trailer for a mutant biker vs zombie movie called El Brazo Grande vs the Living Dead embedded below. Think Troma, but cheaper looking. The fact that they had no idea how to shoot or edit a trailer makes me leery of the finished product, but maybe it will flip your skirts. (Buy Zombie)

Even worse (maybe) is the new trailer for Big Tits Zombie 3D. Man, does it ever look shitty! Kind of intentionally so, but I think that makes it worse, not better. The traler is non-embeddable, so you’ll have to click away to see it. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 16 - 20101 COMMENT

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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]gmail.com.

Get the scoop on how zombies came to be a feature in the latest Yakuza game (no mention of drugs, surprisingly). There’s also a trailer for the zombie-infested Yakuza: Of the End game embedded below. (Kotaku)

Do you feel like the Resident Evil film franchise needs to be defended against naysayers? Then you might enjoy this defense of the Resident Evil film franchise, even if it is a little tepid in its praise. (Horror Squad)

If you’re headed to Winona, Minnesota this weekend, join the fifth annual Winona Zombie Crawl on Saturday, September 18!

If you prefer to plan ahead, there’s also the Village Invasion, coming to Saugerties, Ulster, New York this October 16. Lots more info on it at that link.

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 15 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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The next entry in the free-roaming city/crime sandbox game Yakuza series, called Yakuza: Of the End, will plop you into the middle of a city full of zombies. Great news, or greatest news? (1up)

Makeup artist Paul Jones talks about his work on Resident Evil: Afterlife. It’s part two of a longer interview; I linked to part one of the Paul Jones interview a while ago. (Fangoria)

Looks like Dead Rising star Frank West will be in Dead Rising 2 — as DLC. It’ll be called Dead Rising 2: Case West. (FEARnet)

Some guy named Andy Fickman is directing an in-development movie called Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. His previous work includes Race to Witch Mountain and apparently he’s working on a remake of I Walked with a Zombie. I don’t know how to feel about this. (Bloody Disgusting)

In other WTF? news, MTV is developing a mockumentary style comedy/horror show called Death Valley, about cops who fight off zombies, vampires and other monsters. Is there any chance this could be good? (Dread Central)

London’s GoreZone Film Festival, on October 2 and 3, will have two zombie movies (Prometheus Rising and The Devil’s Playground) among its thirteen features. (Dread Central)

In LA? Want to see zombie/vampire madness movie The Dead Matter on a giant boat this weekend? man, are you in luck! It’s getting its LA premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Queen Mary. Tickets are $7. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 9/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 14 - 20101 COMMENT

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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]gmail.com.

Read about the adventures of the Left 4 Dead crew in the webcomic The Sacrifice, which kicked off with issue one today. (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Apparently, Return of the Living Dead hits Blu-ray this week. Wonder if they fixed the issues with the soundtrack that pissed off hardcore fans with the original DVD release? I’m guessing … no. (Bloody Disgusting)

Not only are they making more Resident Evil live-action movies (see yesterday’s news post), they are making a sequel to the CG-animated Resident Evil: Degeneration called Resident Evil: Damnation. (Read my review of Resident Evil: Degeneration.) (Kotaku)

The Trekkie/zombie mashup novel Night of the Living Trekkies and its author Kevin David Anderson get some coverage in what seems to be his local paper. Good for him. (The Press Enterprise)

There’s also a pretty kick-ass Night of the Living Trekkies book trailer that makes me wish it was a movie. It’s embedded below for you. (io9)

There’s a new, slick looking trailer for the “hot chicks who kick zombie ass” series (webseries, I presume) Code Z. Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Bitch Slap in the zombie apocalypse and you’re in the right neighborhood. Could be fun! (28 Days Later Analysis)

A plague of demon-zombies, a dude stuck in North Korea and a cheesy heavy metal soundtrack are the key ingredients in the indie flick Fear Eats the Soul. Teaser embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

A zombie film made via the process of a bunch of zombie fans discussing different zombie apocalypse scenarios, then cobbling that into a plot could be good, but the trailer for They Walk (embedded below), which was apparently developed exactly that way, makes it look as if the end result is pretty lackluster and disjointed. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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]gmail.com.

Despite mediocre-to-terrible reviews, it looks like Resident Evil: Afterlife is a hit with fans and will easily make the most money of any entry in the series. (Fangoria)

In case you couldn’t guess, that means another Resident Evil movie is coming… (New York Magazine – Vulture)

This week, we’ll learn the backstory of Left 4 Dead with the comic The Sacrifice. The first of four parts hits tomorrow (online presumably, but they don’t really specify). (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

I feel like it’s been seen before, but just in case, here’s a link to a tiny image from The Walking Dead that was in Entertainment Weekly. (Dread Central)

It’s zombie week over at Tor.com! That means a shitload of zombie content, from a Neil Gaiman story to a zombie playlist from a guy I sort of work with, Jason Heller!

One of the original producers of Night of the Living Dead, John Russo, is working on a sleazy, cheesy sounding zombie flick called Escape of the Living Dead. Aryan bikers, ass-kicking/zombie-killing chicks and a mad scientist all figure in. (Dread Central)

Get some info on the making of the banshee/zombie flick Damned by Dawn from writer/director Brett Anstey. Cockroaches, cold weather and an aborted attempt at Hammer horror all figure in the making-of… (Fangoria)

If you want to get insight into the author of Married with Zombies, this interview with author Jesse Petersen is just the thing. (Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia)

If you’d like to read some poetry and prose inspired by the zombie apocalypse, the book Warriors of the Zombie Hamlet should scratch your itch, because that is what it is. (Small Town Social)

Finally, how about a great-looking trailer for a almost-certainly fake IMAX 3D movie called Zombies del Bicentenario, celebrating Mexico’s bicentennial (with zombies)? It’s embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

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Fashion Zombie: Zombie recruitment hat

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

For the most part, Fashion Zombie has looked at garments that cover your torso. There are many reasons for this — your torso is the largest part of your body, for example! Also, it’s where you keep your guts, and zombies love guts. However, they also love brains, so it’s high time we did a hat. Thus, today we look to Booster Pants’ Zombie Nation collection for this fine dome cover!

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

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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]gmail.com.

Let’s talk to Milla Jovovich about Resident Evil: Afterlife! Amazingly, only one brief question is dedicated to 3D. (Reuters)

Possible good news for fans of Dead Rising‘s original hero — the OG zombie killer Frank West may be appearing as a playable character in Dead Rising 2! (Kotaku)

There’s a little online anime video that exists to promote Dead Rising 2! It’s called Samurai Dead Rising, and there are zombies and samurai. It is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (Kotaku)

The mainstream media is getting hyped over The Walking Dead (TV), apparently, as it has prompted another flood of “Hey, zombies are popular!” articles that reference it. (Reuters)

Drive armed vehicles and kill zombies in the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Blood Drive, coming late November. (Kotaku)

Between October 22 and 24, Albany, New York is having the Zombie Film Feast III, with more than ten films, a zombie prom, zombie walk, zombie gaming a brain-eating contest and lots more zombie goodness. Watch the official website for more updates as they come. (Thanks to Zombie Shakespeare for the tip!)

More info about your chance to become a zombie in The Zombie Diaries 2! They’re looking for more than a thousand undead, you’ll need to do your own makeup and it happens November 14 in Wales on “Aberystwyth’s most beautiful beach, Tan-Y-Bwlch.” Man, Welsh. Those names just kill me. (Dread Central)

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Undead Diversion: “Zombie Apocalypse” video to die for

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Longtime readers, or those who actually use that sidebar rotator to find cool shit to look at, may remember me posting a live clip of Kirby Krackle’s “Zombie Apocalypse” in May of 2009. Back then I wrote this about the band and song:

Kirby Krackle is the self-styled “World’s First Comic Book Rock Band,” and they have produced this lovely ukelele-driven ballad about the horrific inconveniences of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a fun, clever ditty that should appeal to anyone who’s ever spent way too much time pondering what the zombie apocalypse would look like in real life.

Well, I don’t have much to add to that except that now there is an awesome new animated video for the already awesome song (that’s it embedded above if you didn’t already figure that out). And it is your Undead Diversion of the week. Spread it far and wide — it deserves to be seen/heard.

For more info on Kirby Krackle or to buy their album, visit the band’s web site.

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