Deadlines: News roundup 9/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 8 - 20102 COMMENTS


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]

Get inside the head of Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson in this interview where he talks a lot about 3D and a little about other stuff. Dude likes his 3D. (Ain’t It Cool News)

There’s also a video interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife star Boris Kodjoe embedded blow. It may contain some SPOILERS so you are officially warned. (Bloody Disgusting)

In Zombieland 2 kinda-news, Ruben Fleischer has read an early draft of the script and likes it. (MovieWeb)

NPR picked up on the University of Baltimore offering a course on zombies. (NPR)

Author Carnell (just the one name, like Madonna) has a near-future post-apocalyptic zombie gladiatorial combat novel coming out called No Flesh Shall Be Spared. (Dread Central)

A trailer had popped up online for a weird looking faux-arty zombie film called The Defiled. It’s got lots of bad makeup, a really cheesy B&W/silver filter and a David Lynch wannabe vibe, plus lots of self-congratulatory accolades and warnings and the longest/stupidest studio credits sequence of all time. You can see it embedded below.  (Quiet Earth)

The Evil Dead-inspired walking dead/banshee film Damned by Dawn is coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 9. (Bloody Disgusting)

That new Italian zombie film Eaters gets more promo material, in the form of a one-sheet and a new image. (Dread Central)

The French zombie film Mutants gets some DVD cover art. (Bloody Disgusting)

The kind of dumb-looking Aah! Zombies!! is coming out on DVD October 19. It’s a horror-comedy about some people who get turned into zombies but totally don’t realize it! (28 Days Later Analysis)

The low-budget zombie film Colin gets its US premiere Thursday, September 23 in San Antonio, Texas. (Fangoria)

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Review: Invisible Invaders

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

Look! A zombie!

There’s not a lot of reason to seek out the forgettable and forgotten zombie-alien invasion movie Invisible Invaders. Maybe if you were on a quest to see every movie John Carradine ever made? Or a quest like my own, to see every zombie movie ever made? Both would suffice, but in either case, put it near the end of your list — it sucks.

Its primary sin is it’s boring. A story about unstoppable aliens who can reanimate the dead should not be this dull. But if you tell that story largely via voiceover and stock footage, I guess it isn’t too surprising. The majority of the rest of the “action” takes place in a bunker, where four people argue, fight and “do science.” The result of their “science” is a goofy looking sonic raygun prop that can stop the aliens, thus saving the Earth. Also, two of them fall in love and the asshole guy dies.

Zombies? Yeah, there are zombies. They’re pretty incidental, though. The aliens occupy dead people in order to … uh … occupy dead people? Once they strangle a guy and they seem to cause some trouble elsewhere, but mostly they just stagger around looking vaguely creepy. I guess cinematic scares were hard to come by in the ’50s and maybe this was enough? Anyway, these are among the least interesting zombies ever. Even Plan 9 from Outer Space has them beat.

To reiterate: don’t watch this, it really isn’t worth your time.

Invisible Invaders/US/1959

This movie was viewed as part of my third annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month — read the initial Invisible Invaders reaction piece.

Deadlines: News roundup 9/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 7 - 20101 COMMENT


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]

There are three brief TV spots for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Only one is remotely worth sitting through the obnoxious commercials that precedes them; I’ve helpfully embedded that one below. (Dread Central)

There’s a whole load of hi-res shots of Resident Evil: Apocalypse to look at! Don’t forget, it starts Friday. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you prefer the talky bits, sit down and read this interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife actor Wentworth Miller. Or this one with Ali Larter. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or look at a new, zombie-filled TV spot for Resident Evil: Afterlife (it’s embedded below). (UGO)

Director Reuben Fleischer talks about his plans for Zombieland 2 3D and his childlike love of 3D movies. (MTV)

Get a look at the making of Dead Rising 2 in a video developer’s diary embedded below for you. There’s some good footage of the game in action, plus insight into the story to be found within. (Buy Zombie)

Director Zack Snyder talks about Army of the Dead, a movie about a Las Vegas full of zombies that he’d like to make. (EW Pop Watch)

The University of Baltimore has a full course on the zombie in pop culture. First, coolest class ever. Second, I wonder if they know I am available as a guest speaker? (Baltimore Sun)

There’s a new trailer for Eaters, the upcoming new Italian zombie movie. It’s one of the films I picked as one of my top ten most anticipated zombie projects of 2010! You can see the trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

Next February 5, the plan is for Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (sequel to Zombie Apocalypse, reviewed here) to get its Michigan (and possibly world?) premiere at the Ionia Horror Film Fest in Ionia, Michigan (that links to the home page, where the article currently is, but there’s no permalink, so it may not be up for long). Word is, Fred Williamson is starring, which is news to me! (Phoenix EV)

Chicago gets a zombie fest to benefit wounded soldiers this September 25. Bands, makeup contest and more! (Buy Zombie)

In a dangerous yet fairly awesome publicity stunt, the mad scientists over at Harcos Labs (maker of Zombie Blood energy potion) filled an intersection with folks in zombie makeup, then deliberately ran a red light to get a one-of-a-kind photo from the red-light camera.

If killing zombies with your guitar controller in Rock of the Dead isn’t abstract enough, how about using your drum controller to kill zombies in the upcoming Drumskulls? There’s some video of the game being demoed embedded below for you. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 3 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


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]

Get a Resident Evil: Afterlife fix with seven cool new character art posters from Japan. (Dread Central)

Get into the minds behind the Star Trek-convention-with-zombies mashup novel Night of the Living Trekkies in an interview with Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. In it, they talk about the characters, inspiration and references in the novel. (LA Times – Hero Complex)

Vancouver’s mainstream media gets on the “Oh, hey, zombies are kinda popular right now” bandwagon. (Vancouver Sun)

A tiny bit more info on Rock of the Dead, the rhythm game/zombie shooter coming for the various console platforms. (Dread Central)

Some kids somewhere in the UK (Wales? The accent is impressive and unidentifiable to my provincial American ears) are making a cheesy looking zombie flick called Zombie Killers, about two kids trapped in a “caravan” (trailer?) by the zombie apocalypse. Gee, kids do the darnedest zombie things! There’s a trailer below. (Buy Zombie)

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Undead Diversion: Dead of Night, a free zombie boardgame

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 3 - 20101 COMMENT

I enjoy boardgames. They’re cheap, they’re fun and they’re a lot more interactive a way to spend time with friends and family that watching a movie (yes, even a zombie movie). That’s why I’m pleased to bring you Dead of Night, a free, downloadable zombie board game, as this week’s Undead Diversion.

Designed by Simon Spearing, Dead of Night is a game for up to six people (four is the recommended number) that more or less turns Night of the Living Dead into a game. As mentioned, it is free, but it will probably cost you a few dollars worth of printing supplies to print out the rules, tokens and other necessities (or it will cost your employer a few dollars worth of printing supplies…). Sound fun? Continue through to get the rest of the info, including where to download it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 2 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


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]

Let’s go back to the set of The Walking Dead (TV) for part four of the multipart set visit series! This time out, we’re looking at prosthetics and gore! (Dread Central)

Genre vet and Frank Darabont favorite Thomas Jane is hoping to play a part in The Walking Dead at some point. Could be cool. (Popcorn Biz)

Sadly, though, rumors of the The Walking Dead being signed for a second season are just rumors, says Frank Darabont. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Apparently, Resident Evil: Afterlife premiered in Tokyo last night/early this morning. You can see a new sizzle reel from the film, embedded below. (FEARnet)

Apparently, Scarlet Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are “loosely” attached to the Diablo Cody-produced adaptation of S.G. Browne’s Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. Don’t shake it now, they might come loose! (Pajiba)

Details have emerged on Colin‘s US festival screenings and domestic DVD release details. (Fangoria)

Enjoy a substantial update on the development progress of the indie zombie flick Zombie Hood (from the makers of the short film Aye Up Me Duck of the Dead). (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 1 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


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It seems Hollywood big-name director Barry Levinson is working on a “zombie eco-thriller” called The Bay about a massive viral outbreak engulfing the East Coast that will be depicted as if from video from camera phones, security footage, etc. Uh, you mean like Diary of the Dead meets Cloverfield? (Quiet Earth)

Author of the zombie apocalypse novel Feed Mira Grant explains why zombies are the Unitarians of the monster world. (Borders Blog)

There’s a new viral video clip for Zombie Roadkill, FEARnet‘s upcoming series about a stretch of cursed highway that reanimates animals, one angry undead squirrel and the boy who has to save his friends from said squirrel. Check out the clip below. (Dread Central)

The new website for the short-story compilation The Living Dead 2 has launched with eight free short stories. (Buy Zombie)

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Best of TIZA … so far

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 1 - 20102 COMMENTS

Kind of hard to believe, but the site’s been around for just a touch more than eighteen months now. In that time, I’ve amassed more than 600 posts and almost a thousand comments on said posts (thanks for the feedback!), all of which means, if you’re new, or don’t visit the site on a regular basis, you might have missed some cool stuff. And the last thing I would want is for you to miss some cool stuff, especially if it was cool stuff I wrote, so I’ve gone back and compiled a list of the top ten posts on the site since its humble beginnings in February 2009. Without further ado, here are those posts…

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/31/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 31 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


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 mainstream media gets all rhapsodic over the possibility that AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead will return the zombie genre to its deep, meaningful roots. (The Atlantic)

If you’re already caught up to the current issue of The Walking Dead comic, this spoiler-filled annotated Google map of the major events of the story will help jog your memory of your favorite and most heart-breaking moments. (Thanks to Andre Hernandez for the tip!)

FEMA is ready for the zombie apocalypse, as a recent photo taken in FEMA administrator Craig Fugate’s office revealed a copy of Max Brooks Zombie Survival Guide. I’m sleeping better at nights now that I’ve seen this. (Techyum)

Come October, Vintage Books will publish Warm Bodies, a zombie romance novel from Isaac Marion. It’s about a zombie and a human in love, it’s described as a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet and it has received positive comments from a diverse cast of people including Twilight author Stephanie Meyer and Shaun of the Dead star Simon Pegg.

If you prefer more traditional zombie fare for reading, N.J. Hallard’s Breaking News: An Autozombiography is a first-person account of surviving the first year of the zombie apocalypse. It’s available now.

Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 20103 COMMENTS


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]

Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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