Deadlines: News roundup 05/23/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

You may remember that last week we posted a new story about the CDC giving tips on zombie defense preparation. Well that story has blown up big time on the popularity scale, and the man responsible for it decided to say a few words. (Boston.com)

The Ron Tonkin family of auto dealerships decided to spice things up a little bit in an effort to boost sales by inviting a full scale zombie apocalypse into their business. (Oregon Live)

The Zombie Autopsies website, created to promote the upcoming book, has finally had a proper launch and they’ve got some great medical textbook style zombie cross sections for you to enjoy. (Dread Central)

While they’re not exactly NECA, Hong Kong toymakers over at Hot Toys have made quite a good looking representation of Alice, the Resident Evil character portrayed by Milla Jovovich, and it will be available later this year. (Kotaku)

Speaking of toys (and NECA for that matter) an early look at the prototype for the Evil Dead 2 Ash figurine is now available. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out ten minutes of actual game play for the upcoming internet overnight phenomenon that is Dead Island. I’ll admit this video looks pretty damn good. (Topless Robot)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 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.

We got an e-mail from Grey Gecko press to let us know that The Dying of the Light, the first in a planned trilogy of zombie books from author Jason Kristopher, will go on sale June 1. They’re currently having a pre-sale so head over to their site to get the details.

The University of South Carolina is now teaching a class that discusses the hidden layers and true meanings of popular zombie films. Let’s hope they stay away from a few of the “lower quality” works in the genre and just stick to Romero. (Midlands Connect)

After the break, check out the trailer for Shouf Shouf Zombibi, which is a Dutch horror film that apparently has zombies, gore, and god knows what else. (Quiet Earth)

Just a small update here, but Jesus Hates Zombies, the upcoming movie based on the graphic novel, now has an official poster up at their website. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 18 - 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.

Dame (and what a dame she is…) Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, and Gillian “X Files” Anderson are set to star in the zombie “costume drama” The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet. This is one movie I will not miss, as it involves three of my favorite British actors and zombies. (Metro UK)

If you’ve got up to six friends that love zombies, then you’ll be in for a great party when you buy The Walking Dead board game, which goes on sale later this year for about forty dollars. (MTV)

After the break, check out the latest teaser trailer for Dead Island and soak in the zombie killing joy mixed with a cool island breeze. (Den of Geek)

As if my earlier British zombie movie wasn’t enough for you undead fans, it seems that the zombie book Paul is Dead: The British Zombie Invasion, about the zombie Beatles taking the world by storm, is set for a mockumentary style movie adaptation. (Bloody Disgusting)

Goldilocks in Zombie Land got a small update this week and the crew behind the book alerted the fans that it will be on sale May 27 at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas with a variant cover. It will be available from ComiXology after that. (Buy Zombie)

Paul W.S. Anderson, the man who brought us three pretty damn good Resident Evil movies and one great one, finally revealed the secret of his muse. He actually gets hours and hours of game play footage from kids playing the game from start to finish and uses that as inspiration. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 17 - 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.

After the break, check out Hungry Like A Tiger, a zombie music video from hipster Portland band Jared Mees and the Grown Children. (Paste Magazine)

Author Ray Hensley sent us an e-mail to let us know that his book Get Kilt: A Zombie Pill is now available from Amazon in ebook format.

Here’s an interesting look at one writer’s hour well spent playing Dead Island. This is the second official game play article that makes the game seem like it will deliver everything promised. (Kotaku)

If you love comic books, check out this seven page preview of issue two of Zombies vs Robots: Undercity. (io9)

Plants vs Zombies hits the android marketplace May 30. The catch is that you have to get the game from Amazon marketplace. While that sucks, a nice incentive is that they’re giving it away for free for one day only during launch. (Buy Zombie)

Eric Balfour, who starred in the travesty that was Skyline and had a notable death in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, is stepping away from the spotlight to direct his first feature film, a live action adaptation of the indie comic Jesus Hates Zombies. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/12/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 12 - 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.

Just in time for International Nurses Day, students at the University of Calgary have developed Nurses against Zombieism, a fun little browser based game. (Calgary Herald)

The cover art for The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, the first of three planned books set in Kirkman’s zombie universe, was put online today for the world to see. (Fangoria)

Zombiewood Pines, a funny webseries about a gated community trying to survive after the zombie apocalypse, is set to return this weekend. Check out some of their first episodes after the break. (Dread Central)

Chris King, lead singer of the Chris King Maneuver, dropped us a line to share his band’s latest song Zombie! with us.

Thomas Newman, the writer and producer of the indie hit Bong of the Dead, also contacted us to let the world know that his movie has been officially selected to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 22 - 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.

Some of the greatest horror authors have come together to bring us 38 holiday themed zombie short stories covering over 500 pages with Holiday of the Dead. It’s available on the kindle for $7.99 and the paperback will follow next month. (Fangoria)

When the new Silent Hill movie throws a producers party they go all out, complete with zombie mounties to usher the event. (Fangoria)

After the break check out this humorous video to see how Amarillo College prepares for the zombie apocalypse. (AC Ranger)

We’ve got yet another teaser clip for the upcoming movie Dylan Dog after the break. (MTV)

Winter of the Dead: Meteletsa is a really cool post apocalyptic zombie movie set in Russia. Check out the trailer after the break. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

Outbreak! Zombies is a cool little game on the Droid marketplace which uses your geographical location to help you fight off the zombie horde. (Droid Gamers)

Steven Schlozman, author of The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks From the Apocalypse, talks about why we love zombie culture in a piece tailor made to finally explain things to your Grandmother. (USA Today)

We’ve got a few new screen shots from the upcoming movie, I mean video game, Dead Island. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for Amazing Zombie Defense, a tower defense type game wherein you fight wave after wave of the undead. It’s available for $2.99 for the PC. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 22 - 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.

World War Z, the film based on the amazing book, is in trouble. Apparently even after agreeing to a PG-13 rating (ugh) Paramount still wants co-financiers to help with the 125 million dollar price tag. (io9)

Thanks to twitter, Sienna Guillory, the actress that played Jill Valentine in previous installments, has leaked some info as to the upcoming Resident Evil sequel. (Bloody Disgusting)

Apparently a zombie hanging from a tree is too much for the ESRB because the Dead Island logo has officially been censored in the US. (Kotaku)

Just a quick note that SyFy (I still hate that name) is planning to launch their made for TV epic Zombie Apocalypse in October, probably to hone in on The Walking Dead ratings. (TV Guide)

If you live in Pittsburgh and you need to know how to defend yourself from the zombie horde then good news! There’s a class that teaches just that. (Dormont Brookline Patch)

Wild Wolf publishing dropped us a line to let us know that Rise and Walk, a novel about a zombie outbreak during a paintball scenario match, just acquired European distribution and will ship in April online and in bookstores.

After the break, check out the trailer for Rising Up, a mockumentary about the zombie rights movement that’s been going strong since the ’60s. (Buy Zombie)

Also after the break we’ve got the trailer for Wake Wood, which looks like Pet Cemetary 2: Electric Boogaloo, but it’s got zombies, so we’re going to let you know about it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/17/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 17 - 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.

Former Rue Morgue editor Jovanka Vuckovic sat down for an interview about her latest book Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead. (Dread Central)

A nice collection of screen shots from the upcoming zombie game Dead Island were just released today. (joystiq)

There’s even more directors now in consideration for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I’m sure we’ll be reporting how they have all left the project sometime later next week. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the trailer for Nerd of the Living Dead, which seems to be a black and white flick set in the 50′s about a vegan zombie. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 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.

 

We’ve got even more details for the upcoming Dead Island game and a few screen shots as well. (TFTS)

Here’s a great interview with zombie novelist Lily Herne regarding her most recent book Deadlands. (Book.co.za)

After the break, watch Jon Bernthal (Shane) and director Stuart Gordon of The Walking Dead discuss the show on the video web series This Week In Horror. (Dread Central)

The trailer for Quarantine 2: Terminal has just been leaked and we’ve got it after the break. The new movie takes place right after the events of the previous film and seems to be centered around an outbreak at an airport after a plane makes an emergency landing. (Dread Central)

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