Deadlines: News roundup 5/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 17 - 2010

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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.

George A. Romero sits down for a quick interview with Lost Zombies and talks about advice for young filmmakers, what he thinks of the current zombie craze and whether he watches many zombie movies himself. (Lost Zombies)

Then, Romero talks to the Chicago Tribune about political subtext in his films, why he undertook Diary and his feelings on running zombies. (Chicago Tribune)

For completeness sake, you could also look at this long, rambling and mediocre interview with Romero, too. He’s sure doing a lot of press for Survival! (MoviesOnline.ca)

And in other Romero news, his iPhone App of the Dead will allow you to zombify pictures of your friends and family, then shoot them in the head, complete with realistic blood spatter. (Dread Central)

In other, other Romero news, photographer Richard Burke has discovered a long-lost batch of behind-the-scenes photos taken during the filming of the original Dawn of the Dead. He’s putting them up on his various websites for your viewing pleasure. (Bloody Disgusting)

The author of the vampire novel Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist, is tackling zombies for his next book, Handling the Undead. It’s coming to the US September 28. (Fangoria)

May 31 in Portland, Oregon will be The Return of May of the Dead, an all-day zombie gaming/movie/fun event. (Geek in the City)

The zombie-moonshine horror-comedy Broken Springs: Shine of the Undead Zombie Bastards will premiere at the West Hollywood Dances with Films festival June 4. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The zombie horror-comedy George’s Intervention will show at 11:55 p.m. June 5 at the Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. Cast and crew will be in attendance. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 12 - 2010

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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.

George A. Romero talks about the new zombie rules, his plans for the next two films, his zombie novels and lots more in this Q&A. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other Romero news, the Master revealed he’s in talks to create a zombie shooter videogame and there’s an App of the Dead coming for all you smartphone people. There are also some groovy pictures from the LA premiere. (Dread Central)

Among the just-named nominees for the MTV Movie Awards new “Best Scared as Shit Performance” is Jesse Eisenberg for his turn in Zombieland. (Fangoria)

At long last we will get a proper Bollywood zombie film in the aptly named Bollywood Zombie, about an Indian wedding that goers awry when the bride and her guests are zombified. At least, it had better be a full-blown singing/dancing Bollywood film. Details are scarce yet. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies are making their way to Cuba as well, in Juan of the Dead, a joint Spanish/Mexican/Cuban effort marketing in Cannes now and shooting in September. (Quiet Earth)

The upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie novel Aftertime is being described as “Kill Bill meets Mad Max” (with zombies, right?) and focuses on a tale of a woman who “recovers from being a zombie. (io9)

Resident Evil: Afterlife will show in Imax 3D, which is supposedly bad. But I think all 3D kind of sucks, so whatever. (Bloody Disgusting)

The creators of Lifeless, an episodic zombie drama, have announced the first three episodes will show on FEARnet May 17. Can’t find confirmation on FEARnet.com as of yet, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

PC gamers will get to shoot dead things in space in Dead Space 2, despite past uncertainty as to whether it would come to that platform. (Kotaku)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez for the Lifeless news tip!

Deadlines: News roundup 5/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 7 - 2010

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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.

Apparently, George Romero would like to make a videogame. Why not? I’d play it. (Destructoid)

Sneak a peek at the post-zombie apocalypse Internet in Mira Grant’s Feed. (io9)

The film rights to Alan Goldsher’s zombie-Beatles story Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion have been sold. (Deadline)

There’s a trailer for the high-school football/zombie book/short film Play Dead. You can find embedded below and if you just can’t get enough there’s more info on it, including details of a zombie walk in Brooklyn May 30. (Fangoria)

Some fans made a new mode for Left 4 Dead 2 that’s basically a Jockey race. Will Valve make it official? (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 4 - 2010

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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.

There’s a cool new poster for Romero’s Survival of the Dead from Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. (Splash Page)

Get to know indie filmmaker Joshua Bell, the man behind the upcoming zombie comedy Beverly Lane. It’s about being stuck at the office, during a zombie apocalypse, with a bunch of people you hate. Including mimes. There’s a trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

More info emerges on the high-school-football/zombie tale Play Dead. The book hits today. The film is a short that evolved from a commission to shoot a trailer for the book, but they’re hoping to shoot a feature if they can raise the money. And the plot concerns a violent rivalry that leads to the death — and subsequent revival as zombies — of one team, who must then win the state championship or be banished to hell. (Fangoria)

The post-nuclear-apocalyptic zombie Western Devil’s Crossing has a new trailer, which you’ll find embedded below. It’s a Western about a man trying to redeem his soul from the devil in the face of the devil’s zombie army trying to take over the post-nuclear wasteland. Original, at least! (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

The remix-culture inspired Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, which tasked animators to work together to “remake” the classic film, will get an official bootleg release soon to build anticipation for the official, deluxe special-edition DVD release. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 3 - 2010

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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.

More REC on the way! The dynamic duo of Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are splitting up to handle two new films. Plaza will tackle REC Genesis, a prequel, while Balaguero handles REC Apocalypse, a sequel. (Twitch)

An oddball TV host faces the zombie apocalypse by running a continuous slate of puppet shows, musical numbers and rescue stations while killing zombies in Rose, an upcoming film from writer/director John Skipp. It starts shooting this summer in 3D and you can get more at the official website. (Dread Central)

Get some behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the post-apocalyptic zombie world that is the setting for author Mira Grant’s novel Feed. (Whatever)

The Zombie Research Society wants you to know that May is Zombie Awareness Month.

If you’ve been craving an anime-style, downloadable zombie shooter set in Wonderland for your Wii, Zombie Panic in Wonderland answers your prayers. Trailer embedded below. (Kotaku)

A horror blogger goes to Vegas and shoots zombies with machine guns (well, the zombies were just zombie targets but the machine guns were real). (The Horror Section)

Need to do a zombie-bite effect, but don’t have much money? Indy Mogul will show you how to do it for $20, in a video embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies in Edmonton, Canada washed cars to raise funds for a food bank. See, zombies can do good things, too. (Edmonton Journal)

Have you been missing the zombie blog A World on Fire? Its creator promises regular updates will resume May 14. (A World on Fire)

If you would like to dress as a zombie and march on Washington, D.C. with thousands of fellow undead, your chance is coming.

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Great moments in zombie history

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 28 - 2010


There have been many milestones throughout the eighty-year history of the zombie in Western culture. In today’s world, where zombies are such a part of everyday life that every college campus is aswarm with games of Human vs. Zombie, zombies are used in advertising and we get a new zombie movie or game released every few months, it’s easy to forget our roots. To make sure that doesn’t happen, I’ve compiled a quick overview of ten great moments in zombie history, from the earliest days to modern times. Without these milestones, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Remember and rejoice.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 23 - 2010

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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.

Entertainment Tonight Canada visited the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife and brought back video, which is embedded below. (Entertainment Tonight Canada)

St. Louis gets Con-Tamination 2010, a horror con that will feature a Day of the Dead cast reunion. It happens April 30 through May 2. (Dread Central)

For just $150, you can buy Resident Evil heroine Jill Valentine in convenient toy form. (Kotaku)

The “high school football plus zombies” comedy Play Dead gets another behind the scenes look. Video embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Coscom Entertainment has released Zombie Fight Night : Battles of the Dead, a novel about a post-apocalyptic future where the the undead battles all manner of opponents –real and fantastic, from bigfoot to samurai warriors — in gladiatorial combat.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 21 - 2010

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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.

Max Brooks reveals that the film adaptation of World War Z may be moving forward at last. Paramount has renewed the option, director Marc Foster is ready to go and they’re waiting for the latest draft of the screenplay by writer Matt Carnahan. (FEARnet)

Yesterday, word came down that Dead Rising 2 had co-op multiplayer. Today, video (non-embeddable, unfortunately) of it in action is available. And a preview, which reveals some of the plot points (main character Greene is motivated by a need to get anti-zombie drug for his kid), game mechanisms and more. (Kotaku)

There’s also a new trailer for Dead Rising 2 embedded below. (GameTrailers.com)

The upcoming comic book miniseries Lot 13 is about a family facing all sorts of beasties, from zombies to giants. Artist Glenn Fabry describes it as “Romero meets Miyazaki.” Sold! (FEARnet)

The new poster for Left 4 Dead 2‘s DLC episode “The Passing” seems to reveal which of the four survivors from the original doesn’t make it. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil: Afterlife producer Jeremy Bolt speaks about the decision to take the franchise 3D, the balance of action and horror and more. (FEARnet)

Get your first look at the “high school football meets zombies” movie Play Dead with stills and behind-the-scenes video. (FEARnet)

Nazi mad science makes creepy, flesh-hungry freaks out of people in A Chance in Hell, coming later this year. Trailer is embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

The poster for the After Dark original feature Re-Kill (about a zombie killing group facing a second uprising of the dead) is here. (FEARnet)

A three-point guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse, or finals (whichever comes first). (Columbia Spectator)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 19 - 2010

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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.

Director Frank Darabont talks about plans for The Walking Dead, including the latest cast member, Darabont regular Jeffrey DeMunn. (FEARnet)

Described as part Shaun of the Dead and part Friday Night Lights, the upcoming film and novel Play Dead is about zombies and revenge in a small town obsessed with football. (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s a trailer for the upcoming  Japanese cheese/sleaze fest Big Tits Zombie. It’s sort of NSFW, though not as NSFW as you’d think with a name like Big Tits Zombie. The trailer is embedded below. (io9)

The zombie comic book miniseries Risers, about reanimated people who come back to fix something gone wrong in their life, is now available in a collection if you missed it during its initial run. (Fangoria)

Monsters and zombies and lots of tongue-in-cheek humor, oh my! You’ll find it all int he very Troma-looking Mind Rip, a movie about comic-book monsters come to life via psychic means. It’s just trailer (embedded below, naturally) and some concept art at the moment that creator John David Vincent hopes will convince someone to give him the money to make it real. (Undead Backbrain)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 13 - 2010

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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.

One of Dead Rising 2‘s producers reveals that the original game was “too Japanese” and this one will be more “American” with “crazier ideas”. Plus there’s a preview to illustrate some of those ideas. (CVG)

Get deeper into the Dead Space mythology with Dead Space: Martyr, a new prequel to the original game in delicious novel form. Mmm, words. (Kotaku)

Behold the EcoRoamer, perhaps the ultimate zombie apocalypse vehicle ever. (Jalopnik)

If you haven’t picked up the driving and zombie-killing game Zombie Driver, you can get it this week only for $5. (Destructoid)

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