ZMM 4.0: Zombie Movie Marathon 4.0

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 19 - 2011

Zombie Movie Marathon 4
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since last year’s Zombie Movie Marathon month, but here we are, with June just days away. Due to a lack of time I had considered skipping the marathon this year, until I realized, that’s just crazy talk. So, as it has been the past three years, June will be a month of undead action: 30 days, 30 movies, countless undead. Let the rejoicing commence.

This year, my Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse co-pilot Johnathon Brock will be joining me. We’ll be watching the same movie, on the same days, sometime even at the same time (maybe). Instead of last year’s daily updates (definitely no time for that), we’ll be doing a once-a-week podcast wrap up of that week’s zombie films. We may also live blog or live tweet some of them, if there’s interest and we can work out the logistics.

We’re also forgoing the themes of the last two years, apart from a general theme of “Johnathon catches up on the classics,” since he’s somehow missed seeing a number of all-time greats (such as the original Dawn of the Dead—for shame, Johnathon, for shame). This will mean a lot of repeats from past years and other, non-marathon viewing times for me, but I’m down with that. A lot of these are, after all, classics, totally worth seeing again. And I’ll also be catching up on some recent stuff that I missed out on (such as Resident Evil: Afterlife—for shame, Cory, for shame). And we’ll be filling in the cracks with stuff that’s available on Netflix Instant Watch, stuff from my voluminous catalog, and stuff recommended by you, our faithful readers. After the break, you can find the list of this year’s movies, both those that we’ve settled on and those still in the “maybe” pile. And please, leave us a comment about what else we should watch this year.
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Deadlines: News roundup 05/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 5 - 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.

Dead Island and the upcoming zombie mmo on the Xbox 360 aren’t the only two games in town. Here’s a full preview, detailed and image heavy, for the PC based survival nightmare that is Dead State. (PC Gamer)

For you hippie music loving types who also like undead panic and good food, ZombieStock will take place July 29 through July 31 in Carlton Oregon. (Buy Zombie)

The team that brought us the quirky stop motion Coraline is back at it with their latest film ParaNorman, another stop motion thriller about a young boy who can communicate with the dead and is tasked to save a town from a zombie invasion. (Dread Central)

Here’s a surprisingly detailed news write up of A Plague So Pleasant, a zombie movie currently being filmed in Athens, Georgia. You may remember Georgia as the film state for other great undead works such as The Walking Dead and Zombieland. (Online Athens)

Speaking of detailed write ups, there’s a lot of good history in this article about the remake of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, and a shocking news update that Danny Elfman (who’s done the music for every one of Burton’s previous works) will score the film. Hey, the dog comes back from the dead. It’s zombie related! Also, I love Frankenweenie and want to see it done like the Nightmare Before Christmas. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 04/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 25 - 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.

Dr. Steven Schlozman gives us some great insight as to how the zombie brain would function in the real world and how a virus would affect it. (CNN)

We’ve got some nice behind the scenes pictures for two upcoming movies. The first is Frost Bite which takes place in a grocery store after the zombie apocalypse and the second is the biological outbreak based VS. The Dead. (Fangoria)

After the break, check out this cool little 60 second summary of Shaun of the Dead in a Scott Pilgrim style animation. (Buy Zombie)

Our readers really came through this weekend and sent us a ton of cool videos. Check them all out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 5 - 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.

Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story won the Audience Choice Award at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival last weekend. (Eastern Iowa Life)

A group of zombies invaded Columbia Park this past Sunday to collect food for the needy. Thankfully they were not allowed to accept brains. (Tri City Herald)

The Kickstarter funded, Connecticut made indie film Zombie Ninjas has been given the proud honor of being the opening number of the Litchfield Hills Film Festival April 7 at the Bank Street Theater in New Milford. (Litchfield County Times)

Charles Band, creator of Evil Bong 3D: Wrath of Bong, gives up the details of his traveling tour to promote the movie. (Dread Central)

We’ve got even more details on the upcoming animated feature Zombie Pet Shop. (Buy Zombie)

This isn’t news exactly, but we just had to re-post this great article on why there needs to be more strong female role models in zombie movies. (io9)

After the break, check out the trailer for Play Dead, which looks like an amazing zombie movie featuring some very adorable canine survivors struggling to make it through the undead aftermath. The film is currently looking for some Kickstarter funding. (Quiet Earth)

Also check out this teaser trailer for The Night Shift, about an eternal cemetary groundskeeper who is just trying to find his way. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 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.

Sony Pictures is teaming up with Michael “big explosions equal good film making” Bay to bring the IDW comic book series Zombies vs Robots to the big screen. (Hit Fix)

After the break check out the trailer for the Dead Space 2 “Severed” download content coming out soon. (Kotaku)

Also, you should check out this sweet video of a fan made Dead Space engineer suit that looks amazing. (Kotaku)

High School of the Dead, the popular anime series, is getting English dubbed and brought to the US on the Anime channels On Demand network. No word yet on DVD release. (Fangoria)

Cory sent me this link to a trailer for a movie that I think is called I Am Here… Now and it’s about a space robot zombie Jesus that kills people, or something. It’s pretty insane, and not exactly safe for work.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 10 - 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.

Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespe is now in talks to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I think I’m going to start a betting pool to see how long this one lasts. (Cinema Blend)

Here’s some highlights from the creative writing seminar that World War Z author Max Brooks recently gave at the University of North Carolina. (The Blue Banner)

The Mansion in New Jersey is putting on a The Zombies R.I.P., a zombie fashion show to raise money for the upcoming film Blood Lodge. The event takes place March 6. In case you didn’t know this, zombie models are pretty hot. (Buy Zombie)

Zombo, an interactive talking zombie for your iPhone, is free for the next three days, so don’t hesitate to pick this one up. I would, but I’ve busted the oh-so-precious glass screen on my iPhone so I’ll probably miss this deal. There’s a little trailer for the game after the break. (Buy Zombie)

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we bring you Zombie Love Song, a cool little animated music video from Ray Johnson and the Atomic Beats. (io9)

Here’s some new post production images from 2012: Apocalypse of the Dead, which should be hitting DVD any day now. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/19/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 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.

In anticipation for the launch of Dead Space 2 there’s a lot of good news and videos (after the break) today.

Just a quick reminder that the fun retro zombie game Bitejacker goes on sale tomorrow. (Mash Those Buttons)

The Nintendo 3DS may be ridiculously overpriced at $250, but soon you’ll be able to play Plants vs. Zombies on your regular old Nintendo DS/DSi for just $19.99. (Buy Zombie)

It may be a bit dated a this point, but due to Valve being awesome, they’ve patched Left 4 Dead on the Xbox 360 and the multiplayer is better than ever. (Left 4 Dead Official Blog)

We’ve got some more testing videos from Zombie Park Zoo. In the latest we see what the undead animals will look like and how they will move around. (Buy Zombie)

Kirkman talks about The Walking Dead comic book series, and how it took off from it’s original launch and became the monthly (most of the time…) success it is today. (Publishers Weekly)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/16/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 16 - 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.

Coming off the heels of a slow news week, today is much, much better. We’ve got trailers, Trailers, TRAILERS! (all trailers are after the break)

The genius staff at Paramount have squired Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, a script written by a couple of Disney alums. No word yet whether the movie will be family friendly or gut wrenching horror. (Dread Central)

Robert “IronE” (really?) Singleton, who played T-Dog on this past season of The Walking Dead, talks about the show and his future on it. Let’s hope it involves a quick off screen death by a zombie. (TV.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/14/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 14 - 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.

We’ve got the press release and pricing details for Zombie Smash HD, coming out on the ipad. (IGN)

Actor Bill Moseley comments on Exit Humanity and gives us a few more new pictures. (Fangoria)

Dead Rising: Case West, the add-on for the popular zombie smashing game, has an official release date of December 27 and will cost 800 Microsoft points. (Dread Central)

As was the case with the original, Dead Space 2 will have a feature length animated movie available from Anchor Bay called Dead Space: Aftermath, and the cover art looks brilliant. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/24/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 24 - 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.

Just a quick note before we jump to the news. There won’t be a news post tomorrow or Friday due to the Holidays, however the NEW PODCAST! (WOO!) will go up Friday. It clocks in at around an hour so it’ll give you something to listen to during your gravy induced comas… Anyway, on to it!

Author DeAnna Knippling talks about her choose your own adventure book  Choose Your Doom! Zombie Apocalypse! and why she wanted to do something… different. (Colorado Springs Independent)

The guys over at Rooster Teeth (Red vs. Blue) decided to make sure their studio was protected from the zombie invasion by recreating the safe house door from Left 4 Dead. (Kotaku)

After the break we’ve got some cool footage of the retro 8-bit style zombie survival  game Bitejacker. (VGrevolution)

Here’s a teaser trailer for the Ben Hibon directed, cgi animated zombie movie AD. (io9)

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