Review: Monster Nation

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 3 - 2012

Monster Nation reviewIn Monster Nation, the second book in David Wellington’s “Monster” trilogy, we go back, to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse that’s a foregone conclusion in Monster Island. The book opens with an attack in California, then switches to strange happenings high in the mountains of Colorado, both events that any undead aficionado will quickly realize are the first pieces of a zombie puzzle. Before long we’re witnessing the slow fall of the Florence ADX (aka Supermax) prison to the newly vigorous dead and things really get rolling.

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Review: Patient Zero

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 4 - 2012

Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry, reviewZombies. Terrorists. Super-secret spy agencies. ACTION.

In Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry has found a crossover so obvious, and so perfect, it is astounding it hasn’t already been done to death: the zombie apocalypse techno-thriller. Take one part pulpy grocery-store bestseller about the world’s most high-tech spies facing off against the world’s most desperate terrorists. Add an equal amount of classic zombie apocalypse scenario. Stir well, garnish with a Bond-worthy supervillain, and voilà! Patient Zero.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/01/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 1 - 2012

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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.

This piece of custom firepower from the fine folks at DoubleStar weapons is the last thing you’ll ever need in the zombie apocalypse. Check it out in action after the break. (Dvice)

We’ve got a cute trailer for the upcoming book the Girls Guide to Dating Zombies after the break. (Dread Central)

SPOILER ALERT: If you’re caught up on The Walking Dead and want to see what’s in store for next weekends premiere, then check out the first three minutes of episode 8 after the break. (Superhero Hype)

There’s a new trailer out for the latest upcoming DLC add-on for Dead Island and it looks pretty interesting. This looks to be a solo mission for all you multiplayer fans of the game. Check it out after the break. (Game Bandits)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/04/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 4 - 2012

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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.

Happy New Year zombie maniacs! Johnathon and Cory here ready to bring you another great year of undead news, reviews, and all the best information that those brain eating bastards have to offer. I’m not big on New Year’s posts so I’ll just say hello, welcome the old readers and the new readers alike, and with that in mind let’s get to the news!

Author Greg Lamberson announced recently that his third zombie novella Carnage Road, about two motorcycle gang members who take their final ride during the last days of the zombie apocalypse, will be released this April. (Horror Year Book)

After it was announced last year there wasn’t a lot of information about The Walking Dead board game that dropped this past holiday season. Well here’s an in depth review of what looks to be a pretty damn good evening if you’ve got three friends. (Comic Book Movie)

After the break, check out this video of slingshot guru Joerg Sprave showing off his latest beauty which is equipped with a few lethal add-ons for when you need to kill a zombie with a slingshot and run out of rocks or ball bearings. (TechnaBob)

Well it looks like, according to Brad Pitt, World War Z will be distributed as a trilogy of films should the initial movie do well. Personally I’m not a huge fan of the changes from the book that are being made but since it’s a new year I’ll remain cautiously optimistic. (L.A. Times)

We can thank the fine people over at Focus Films for picking up Juan of the Dead for US theater and digital distribution sometime in April this year. (Shadowlocked)

In some breaking news, it looks like Lily Collins (yes, the daughter of Phil Collins) will play the lead role of Mia in the Evil Dead reboot. Mia is being described as the “Ash-like character” as well as the character who, as described in earlier news, is at the cabin for drug detox, which explains why no one believes her when she starts noticing the undead attacks on the cabin. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/28/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 28 - 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.

We’re not one to spam contests here at the IZA, but AMC is giving away the Hyundai Tuscon that Shane drove during season two of The Walking Dead. As usual, you’re going to have to give out personal information, but you can enter once a day and it’s a pretty slick car honestly. (Torque News)

If you happen to have an extra $80 lying around after the holidays you can pick up a glow in the dark crowbar for easily smashing zombies or breaking into safe houses after the undead apocalypse. (Digital Trends)

Sometimes making a zombie movie can be a bigger financial disaster than expected, especially if you try to cheat on your taxes. That was the case for one director who now owes millions of dollars. (DesMoines Register)

It was announced recently that The Walking Dead graphic novels are dominating the annual New York Times bestseller lists. (CNN)

It looks like the owners of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise are getting ready to sue the living daylights out of Antarctic Press for their Diary of a Zombie Kid novel. Hopefully the parody argument will still hold up because this is a ridiculous lawsuit. (Paid Content)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 8 - 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.

Author Jay Bonansinga chimes in about working on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor with creator Robert Kirkman and finally getting a book to superstar status in this nice interview. (Doings Clarendon Hills)

If you’re a fan of text based video games or choose your own adventure then you HAVE to pick up Zombie Exodus on the iOS. It looks incredible! (Okay, not “looks” incredible, since it’s text, but you know what I mean.) (PR Web)

After the break, check out episode two of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich wishes us a merry Christmas from the set of Resident Evil: Retribution in this fun clip after the break. (Dread Central)

Saving the best for last, check out this trailer for I Survived a Zombie Holocaust which looks like Tropic Thunder for the zombie movie genre. Seriously I think this will be campy and poorly made but hilarious, so keep it on your radar. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 2 - 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.

Square Enix will publish the upcoming action rpg All Zombies Must Die which will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and good old personal computer in 2012. (The Controller Online)

For everyone that’s been hating this season of The Walking Dead (we know who you are, and we don’t like you) you should know that the season finale finished with almost seven million viewers, and has maintained a six million viewer average throughout the season, blowing away cable drama records. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“You got your steampunk in my zombie movie!” is a cry that will be shouted across the globe when Cherie Priest’s novel Boneshaker is brought to the big screen courtesy of Cross Creek Productions. (Film School Rejects)

After the break, check out episode one of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour which is a prequel miniseries detailing the events that led up to the Raccoon City incident that took place during Resident Evil. It looks good so far. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 15 - 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.

Bruce Campbell weighs in on the Evil Dead reboot and even his kind words and producer credit probably won’t be enough to save what’s shaping up to be a terrible movie. (Dread Central)

Newcomer to The Walking Dead universe Norman Reedus talks about his character’s development on the show, and after the break check out a sneak peek at this week’s upcoming episode. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this nice preview of issue 91 which is due out any day now. NOTE: There are spoilers in said preview if you’re not caught up with the books or don’t want to possibly spoil the television series. (Buy Zombie)

I guess rich people get cool toys, because Brad Pitt became so enamored by a Soviet era tank on the set of World War Z that he bought it, and is having shipped to his swanky Los Angeles mansion. Good for him. (Times of India)

For all you Amazon marketplace users/Kindle owners, you can pick up a copy of The Zombie’s Bride in ebook format for free. It’s free, so check it out! (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich has released another two set videos from Resident Evil: Retribution. It’s cool and all, but by the time the movie comes out I’ll have seen it through her iPhone. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 8 - 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.

Steven Yuen, who plays Glenn The Walking Dead, gives a little interview about his character’s evolution on the show. (Global Grind)

Tonight is a good night to be a University of Illinois student because zombie author Max Brooks will be giving a lecture on campus starting at 7:00 PM. (The Daily Illini)

Here’s a nice preview of the ’68 Encore Edition comic book, which is a re-release of the 2006 cult hit. (Fangoria)

A long while ago we talked about the quirky zombie bromance Deadheads. Well it looks like they picked up a distributor so we’ll all have a chance to see the movie very soon. Check out the trailer after the break. (Fangoria)

Also after the break, make sure to check out the trailers for Dorm of the Dead and 2 (yes, that’s really the title, just 2) which both look low budget but very entertaining. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 20 - 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.

Sorry for the delay with the news this week kiddies. I’ve been working hard preparing for the Geek Media Expo in Nashville, TN this weekend. If you’re going to be in the area you should definitely check it out and come say hello. I’ll be at the Trouble Ticket/FRUIT! Comic booth with my wife and we’ll be selling art, comic books, sketch cards, and doing commissions.

But enough of that! On with the news!

Our own Cory Casciato recently did an interview with Brian Peck, who played the loveable mohawked punker Scuz in the classic film Return of the Living Dead. They discuss the fan love for the series, conventions, and the recently released documentary More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead. (A.V. Club)

Check out amateur publicist and zombie killer Milla Jovovich filming a pretty epic car crash stunt for Resident Evil: Retribution from her phone and really selling how awesome it is by swearing in German (Kotaku)

You can also check out (after the break) six minutes of footage from Re-Kill, a found footage zombie apocalypse flick that shows a lot of promise. (Dread Central)

Swords of the Dead, a novel that’s supposedly on it’s way to becoming the next big ninja/zombie motion picture of all time, has posted the first three chapters for you to check out and hopefully enjoy. (Buy Zombie)

The CDC is following up their zombie post earlier this year (which apparently really boosted the blog’s net worth) with a free to read online comic called Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic. I’m a fan, but let’s hope they’re still focusing on, you know, stopping disease outbreaks… (Comic Book Resources)

It looks like the smash hit Zombieland will be returning to it’s intended origins and will (hopefully) be picked up as a television series next year. I’m looking forward to actually seeing the “zombie kill of the week.” (Ace Showbiz)

Project Zomboid, a pretty slick zombie apocalypse survival game using the Minecraft “start playing in the alpha release” method of fundraising had a major setback this week when the developers studio was broken into and computers containing the most recent version of the game code were stolen. Personally, this sounds like a cover-up for some big government conspiracy. (Shack News)

George A. Romero might want nothing to do with The Walking Dead, but apparently he wants everything to do with The Zombie Autopsies, a science based zombie novel which he’s currently working to bring to the silver screen. (Zombie Research Society)

Zombie in a Penguin Suit is a short film that’s taken the internet by storm this week. It’s pretty awesome, and you can check it out after the break and also read a nice interview with the writer and director Chris Russell. (Fast Company)

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