Deadlines: News roundup 10/29/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 29 - 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.

Max Brooks, the man who brought us the infamous Zombie Survival Guide, has now released a FREE iPhone app that lets you scan your friends to see if they’ve been infected. (Tech Republic)

Director Frank Darabont sat down with TIME magazine to give a nice interview about The Walking Dead. (TIME)

Zombie slayer Bruce Campbell sits down to discuss zombies, acting, and other things horror. (Seattle Times)

On the off chance you still don’t get it, here’s ten reasons why you just have to watch The Walking Dead this Sunday. (Bloody Disgusting)

Spoilers ahead as we’ve got video (after the break) of the first five minutes of The Walking Dead. (28 Days Later Analysis)

If you’re in Victoria, BC be sure to check out the Zombie Feast Film Festival tonight. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 15 - 2010

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The next entry in the free-roaming city/crime sandbox game Yakuza series, called Yakuza: Of the End, will plop you into the middle of a city full of zombies. Great news, or greatest news? (1up)

Makeup artist Paul Jones talks about his work on Resident Evil: Afterlife. It’s part two of a longer interview; I linked to part one of the Paul Jones interview a while ago. (Fangoria)

Looks like Dead Rising star Frank West will be in Dead Rising 2 — as DLC. It’ll be called Dead Rising 2: Case West. (FEARnet)

Some guy named Andy Fickman is directing an in-development movie called Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. His previous work includes Race to Witch Mountain and apparently he’s working on a remake of I Walked with a Zombie. I don’t know how to feel about this. (Bloody Disgusting)

In other WTF? news, MTV is developing a mockumentary style comedy/horror show called Death Valley, about cops who fight off zombies, vampires and other monsters. Is there any chance this could be good? (Dread Central)

London’s GoreZone Film Festival, on October 2 and 3, will have two zombie movies (Prometheus Rising and The Devil’s Playground) among its thirteen features. (Dread Central)

In LA? Want to see zombie/vampire madness movie The Dead Matter on a giant boat this weekend? man, are you in luck! It’s getting its LA premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Queen Mary. Tickets are $7. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 9/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010

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Let’s talk to Milla Jovovich about Resident Evil: Afterlife! Amazingly, only one brief question is dedicated to 3D. (Reuters)

Possible good news for fans of Dead Rising‘s original hero — the OG zombie killer Frank West may be appearing as a playable character in Dead Rising 2! (Kotaku)

There’s a little online anime video that exists to promote Dead Rising 2! It’s called Samurai Dead Rising, and there are zombies and samurai. It is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (Kotaku)

The mainstream media is getting hyped over The Walking Dead (TV), apparently, as it has prompted another flood of “Hey, zombies are popular!” articles that reference it. (Reuters)

Drive armed vehicles and kill zombies in the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Blood Drive, coming late November. (Kotaku)

Between October 22 and 24, Albany, New York is having the Zombie Film Feast III, with more than ten films, a zombie prom, zombie walk, zombie gaming a brain-eating contest and lots more zombie goodness. Watch the official website for more updates as they come. (Thanks to Zombie Shakespeare for the tip!)

More info about your chance to become a zombie in The Zombie Diaries 2! They’re looking for more than a thousand undead, you’ll need to do your own makeup and it happens November 14 in Wales on “Aberystwyth’s most beautiful beach, Tan-Y-Bwlch.” Man, Welsh. Those names just kill me. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 2010

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Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 25 - 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.

The third set visit for The Walking Dead (TV) has hit the ‘nets. This time we learn about casting, music and why it’s good the first season is only six episodes. (Dread Central)

Two clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife have appeared online. You can see them both embedded below and fans will be happy to hear that they continue the ridiculous comic-book-style action movie absurdisms of the series in fine fashion. (FEARnet)

If those clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife excited you, read what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say about the creatures of the film, why he’s stuck with the franchise for so long and lots more. (Fangoria)

The full lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and among the latest announcements is Bruce LaBruce’s gay alien-zombie porno LA Zombie. (Quiet Earth)

Because one is never enough, there’s a new trailer for the slasher-meets-zombie flick Zombiefied. You can find it embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

How about some zombie eye shadow? (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 24 - 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.

Big Walking Dead (TV) news! We have a premiere date (October 31) and a trailer (the same one shown at Comic Con, but not shitty/bootlegged now). See it embedded below and prepare for the awesome. The initial episode will run 90 minutes, with the other five clocking in at 60. (AMCTV)

In other Walking Dead (TV) news, Frank Darabont talks to MTV about Andrew Lincoln and has some good things to say. (MTV Splash Page)

And Walking Dead (TV) producer Gale Ann Hurd has a few tidbits for us, too, about why the zombie zeitgeist, whether the show will outpace the comic and what kind of departures there will be. (SFX)

What does the guy who supervised the visual effects on Resident Evil: Afterlife have to say about the film? Find out! (Fangoria)

The FEARnet series Zombie Roadkill, about a cursed stretch of road where zombie animals reanimate, is starting October 4. There’s a picture of lead Thomas Haden Church, too. (Dread Central)

The Oklahoma Horror Film Festival will show over fifty movies (fourteen features and lots of shorts) over three days from September 3-5 in Tulsa. Zombie fans will appreciate the inclusion of a handful of zombie/zombie-like films including George’s Intervention, Shellter and The Prometheus Project. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 12 - 2010

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The Walking Dead (comic) artist Charlie Adlard talks about playing a zombie in the TV adaptation and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

Or you could check out the second piece of a two-part Walking Dead (TV) set visit and learn why it was shot in Atlanta, how bad the heat sucked, tips on “Easter eggs” for fans of the comic and lots more. (Dread Central)

There’s a short new Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer available, from someplace else (Italy? My language skills aren’t so hot). I can’t get the embed to work properly, so you’ll have to head to that link to see it. (Quiet Earth)

In part two of an interview with The Dead co-director Howard Ford, we learn about the trials of shooting in Africa (cannibals, animal sacrifice and malaria, oh my!), making films as a family affair and why he chose to use slow zombies, among many other topics. (Dread Central)

Catch the buzz on Bob Fingerman’s Pariah, a thinking man’s zombie novel” about an apartment building-cum-fortress in a zombie apocalypse. (Dread Central)

The Edmonton DEDfest will run zombie film goodness from August 19-21, including Re-Animator and REC 2. Edmonton … that’s in Ontario, Canada right? Zombie I know. Geography … not so much. Oh yeah, there’s also some non-zombie horror stuff, too. (Quiet Earth)

Enjoy an interview with the creators of the comedic zombie webseries I Am Not Infected. (Balise)

The author of the Southern Gothic zombie tale The Reapers are Angels writes about the rules he used to write his zombie novel. I wish I had time to read it… (We Book)

Get an early peek at the NSFW comic Ginger Stein: Rise of the Undead, a graphic novel tale of a necronomic plague that’s quickly bringing about the end of the world, and the one woman who might be able to stop it. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 10 - 2010

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At last, Grindhouse (which includes the fun, infected-zombie tale Planet Terror) is getting a super-duper all-in-one-package Blu-ray release with some new extra features, including all the trailers (yes!) and a featurette on the make-up effects of Planet Terror. (FEARnet)

If you find yourself in Chicago between October 7 and 31, you can catch Musical of the Living Dead, live (er, undead?) on stage! In the meantime, look below for an embedded clip of a song from the musical zombie extravaganza. (Buy Zombie)

Get up to speed on some upcoming horror movie screenings around the country, including showings of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and the uber-low budget Colin. (Fangoria)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is getting a Game of the Year edition with some new stuff. Most notable is the new not-Michael Jackson dancing zombie (boo!) and the new make-a-custom-zombie tool (fun!). Does that justify buying it again? Maybe not, but if you’ve been waiting, there’s no time like the present. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 21 - 2010

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Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 8 - 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.

Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) is playing Chris Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. In this interview, Miller talks about the character, the action working with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson and more. (Fangoria)

Read this feature about REC 2, then go see it in a theater near you (it releases theatrically this weekend!) (Fangoria)

The sequel to low-budget Greek zombie romp Evil (review here) is Evil: In the Time of Heroes and it’s showing at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. There are pictures and a trailer. The trailer you can find embedded below, and it looks to be at least as ridiculous and over the top as its predecessor. I’m suddenly looking forward to this one. (Bloody Disgusting)

Europe will get a special edition of Dead Rising 2 with a ten-inch zombie tourist action figure. DO want! Wonder if the US will get one too? Oh, and you can also get a look at the cover art if that sort of thing excites you. (Kotaku)

If you were thinking epic Western open-world videogame Red Dead Redemption just needed zombies to make it perfect, you will be very pleased to hear that one of its four DLC packs adds zombies to the game. (Kotaku)

Fangoria rounds up a bunch of horror-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, including panels by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a panel on Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. (Fangoria)

Get the lowdown on an intriguing/disturbing novel called The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer, which casts the zombie apocalypse as an STD that creates horny zombies. Icky. (Buy Zombie)

Fans of Dead Space will get a prequel to Dead Space 2 that takes place just before the events of the second game. It’s an arcade/puzzle/interactive comic thing (don’t ask me, I just work here) called Dead Space Ignition and it’s coming this fall to a console system near you (presumably in your living room/bedroom/rumpus room). (Kotaku)

Budget action-RPG Fort Zombie got a major update, full of bug fixes and new content. If that sounds intriguing, make sure to check out the developers Q&A I posted awhile back. (Examiner.com)

If skateboarding with zombies sounds like a good idea to you (and you play the videogame Skate 3), have I got a cheat code for you. (A World on Fire)

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