Deadlines: News roundup 6/4/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 4 - 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.

Stan Yan, a great artist who does zombie caricatures and all around cool guy, has a nice write-up at Fangoria. Which reminds me — I have a fully transcribed interview I need to finish working into my own feature on the guy… (Fangoria)

My Little Zombie Ponies — every little girl should have one. (Street Anatomy)

If you are absolutely starved to know more about REC 2, there are three short clips available. I would have embedded them but they are utterly pointless — just a few seconds each of footage of a guy wandering around a dark, seemingly empty building (go here if you really want to see them). One thing I gather is that it looks like much or all of the movie will take place from a helmet-cam perspective, which is ind of a cool twist on this kind of first-person film making. (Bloody Disgusting)

As the collaborative project Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated marches ever closer to release, info continues to trickle out — today, the poster was released, and it’s quite a lovely one. (Fangoria)

After the break, we’ve got almost eight minutes of Left 4 Dead 2 footage, showing snippets of the new Charger boss, the incendiary ammo, the new submachine gun and shotgun and a bit of the new character dialog (including a very welcome Arrested Development reference). (Horror-Movies.ca) Read the rest of this entry »

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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Deadlines: News roundup 5/19/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 19 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

First I’ve heard of it, but word is post-production wrapped at the end of April on The Dead Matter, a “supernatural thriller inspired by EC Comics, Creepshow, and Hammer Films” that stars Tom Savini and  a bunch of character actors. The trailer’s got some autopsied corpses walking around, a seance, maybe some vampires — looks like fun, in other words. After the break, I’ve got the trailer for you. (Horror-Movies.ca)

As the original poster over at Kotaku pointed out, the biggest surprise about the clip of Rock Band 2 that shows the characters of Left 4 Dead playing the ultimately appropriate “Pretend We’re Dead” by L7 is that it took this long for it to exist. Enjoy it after the break and kudos to the person who created it! (Kotaku)

Speaking of Left 4 Dead, the official blog subtly suggests you might be interested in voting for it in the 27th annual Golden Joystick awards, a suggestion I heartily endorse. (Left 4 Dead Official Blog)

It was news yesterday, but I foolishly forgot it, so please forgive me. Rob Sacchetto’s Zombie Daily blog, an art blog of the man’s zombie sketches (he did this lovely portrait of me, for example) resumed after a brief hiatus to finish his book called The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse (pre-order it here). Which presumably means the book is done, right? (Zombie Daily)

In non-zombie news, I wrote a review elsewhere of the ridiculous shark vs. octopus movie Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, if you like that sort of thing. And don’t forget, two clips after the break!

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American Gothic Zombified

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 23 - 2009

american_gothicOne of my good artist friends who knows of my predilection for the walking dead gave me a print of the image above a few months ago and it’s been hanging in my house ever since. I really like it — the details in the picture are exquisite. Every time I look at it I seem to notice something new.

When I recently saw the woman who gave it to me I asked her if she knew the artist’s name who did it and she told me it was Stan Yan. I could have figured that out myself probably, but the signature was a little hard to read. Anyway, it turns out that not only is Yan a local Denver artist, I’ve actually interviewed him before regarding a non-zombie project of his. Small world, huh?

Among his many projects, Yan produces zombie caricatures, or zombicatures as he calls them, at conventions, or by commission via his web site. You can find information on how to get prints of this piece, or any of his other zombie works or your even very own zombicature here. And stay tuned, because I’ll have an interview with Yan about his work in the undead medium up sometime in the next week or so.

Me as zombie

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 2 - 2009

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I know when you’re reading this blog, you’re thinking, “This is all fascinating, riveting stuff, but what does this guy look like? More importantly, what would he look like as a zombie?” Well now, thanks to my loving and ever-creative better half and the artistry of Rob Sacchetto of Zombie Daily, you know. I received a lovely, hand-drawn version of the image you see here for my birthday Saturday and knew I just had to share it with you fine people. If you like it as much as I do, you can get one of your own done by Rob by visiting the link above, or hitting his other, portrait-specific site Zombie Portraits. He’s also got some t-shirts and coffee mugs and what not, if you like that sort of thing.

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