Deadlines: News roundup 6/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 11 - 2010

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One of the skill-boosting magazine items in Dead Rising 2 will be Playboy. Makes sense. Zombies and naked girls go together like gin and tonic. (Game|Life)

How about a video interview with George A. Romero? Been a while since we had one of those… You can find it embedded below. (Wired)

This Danish film Eastern Army has turned up that seems to have some Rage-zombie like mobs in it. It’s about a post-apocalyptic future where everyone is waiting for some mythical army to rescue them and a man who pretends to be from said army to scam some people When the real bad guys come, he has to make a decision to help or run. See a trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

I was just informed of a publisher called May December Publications that specializes in zombies.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 7 - 2010

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Ah, now this is refreshing. An article about George Romero and his influence, rather than another by-the-numbers Q&A with him. (USA Today)

Prepare for Darkest Day, an upcoming infected-zombie apocalypse flick about a guy who wakes up without any memory and discovers an evacuated city. Then he discovers the army wants him. Uh-oh! There’s a sharp looking trailer below. (Quiet Earth)

You might enjoy this report on the hipster-infested zombie crawl in Williamsburg. (Fangoria)

Get a look at the cover art for Dead Space 2, the continuation of everyone’s favorite “shooting dead things … in space!” gaming series. (Kotaku)

Need a book of short stories about zombie animals? This Zombie Zoology Anthology is just the thing! (Fangoria)

I remember posting about Zombie Fit, an exercise plan geared to prepare you for the zombie apocalypse, way back in the day. Well, now the mainstream media has caught on. There’s a TV news report embedded below. (Popular Fidelity)

Also embedded below, you’ll find an amusing discussion/exploration of various zombie hybrids, from Nazi zombies to wolfman/vampire zombies. (College Humor)

If what you need to complete your life is a zombie Storm Trooper (aka Death Trooper) bust, prepare to be completed. (Dread Central)

In “is this really news?” news, the logo for the upcoming 3D animated film Night of the Living Dead: Origins has been released. There’s also a Facebook page now. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 3 - 2010

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Check out the concept sketches for the various stages of decay in the upcoming AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead. (AMCTV)

The always awesome Alan Tudyk (Firefly) has joined the cast of the zombie comedy First Platoon. Also on board are Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Kassir, Arron Shiver and Jennifer Skyler. (Shock Till You Drop)

Can’t wait one more day to see REC 2? Well, enjoy the clip embedded below for you. Or, you know, just wait another day. (Dread Central)

If you missed the Wii-exclusive Dead Space prequel Dead Space: Extraction because you don’t do Wii, you’ll get a chance to shoot and/or extract dead things in space on your Xbox 360 and PS3 soon. (Kotaku)

The  George Romero App of the Dead is available for iPhone. (Dread Central)

A New Zealand-based fashion label has an entire collection inspired by zombies. I sense a high-fashion entry to Fashion Zombie coming up! (Horror Squad)

Why are zombie novels so popular? Is it because the novel itself is a dead artform still shambling around with some semblance of life? (N+1)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 2 - 2010

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The AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead got white-hot today as production officially started. We got the first look at the Walkers (i.e. zombies) and they look awesome. There’s also a behind-the-scenes video, which you can find embedded below. That’s all from the official Walking Dead blog at amctv.com, which seems is a good place to watch for news about the series.

It’s not the only place, though, since elsewhere we discover that Addy Miller has joined the cast, presumably as Sophia, the young daughter of Carol. (The Walking Dead Poscast)

Also added to the cast is Linds Edwards, playing a character named Leon Bennet. Uh, who? I don’t recall that one and neither does the Walking Dead wiki. Looks like the TV show will have some new characters. (IMDB)

You didn’t think you were done with George Romero interviews, did you? Because they aren’t done with you. Romero speaks about his favorite among his films, his favorite part of the filmmaking process and more. It’s a solid interview.  (Icon vs. Icon)

What does Paul W.S. Anderson have to say about the making of Resident Evil: Afterlife? You don’t have to wonder, you can read all about it. (FEARnet)

Can’t wait to see REC 2 in its entirety? Well, there’s a clip from it embedded below for you! Me, I hate spoilers and watching films out of order, so I am going to wait. (Bloody Disgusting)

Tonight at 7 p.m. PST, the cast and crew of the awesome zombie audio drama podcast We’re Alive (review herefeature here)  is doing a live video teleconference.

Learn all about Robin Becker and her book Brains: A Zombie Memoir, which tells a story from the zombie’s point of view. (The Zombie Nation)

Someone decided to ask Charlotte, North Carolina’s local zombie experts why zombies are popular. The results are mildly amusing at times. (C-Ville)

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ZMMM Dailies: 6/1/2010 – Night of the Living Dead

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 2 - 2010

What better way to start off a zombie movie marathon than the movie that transformed zombies from a second-rate movie monster to the greatest creature of all time? None. None better way, I say. So I did.

What to say about NotLD? It’s almost certainly literally all been said before. I’ve probably seen it six or eight times, perhaps a few more. It’s enjoyable every time. I find something new or find my focus shifted every time I watch it. I noticed the music a lot, in part because I’ve been listening intermittently to Tonight of the Living Dead by 400 Lonely Things, which is an ambient work based on transformations of the original audio. The film’s score is a weird mix of classical, almost old-fashioned, film music and weird, electronic sounds (theremin? organ run through a delay effect? anyone know?). There are also some odd sound design decisions, such as the bizarre echo effect on the scream when Karen Cooper is killed. But it all works, which is part of the genius of the film.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/31/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 31 - 2010

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In case you somehow didn’t hear, Dennis Hopper died May 29. He was awesome in Land of the Dead (and many other fine, non-zombie films, too!). RIP Mr. Hopper. (Dread Central)

Another George Romero interview comes to be. Not much new, but well done at least. (DCist)

In the Resident Evil: Afterlife coverage parade, actor Kim Coates gets interviewed about his character, his stunts and other such things. (FEARnet)

The horror comedy Aaah! Zombies! tells the story of a group of friends turned to zombies by a chemical agent. It looks promising, it’s coming September 28 and you can see an embedded trailer below. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Atlanta is the place to be this summer if you want to be a zombie. Friday I noted that The Walking Dead was seeking zombies there in June and July, now comes word that indie zombie comedy Ace the Zombie is looking for zombies in Atlanta this summer, too. (Buy Zombie)

An interesting critical essay explores the ongoing cinematic zombie apocalypse zeitgeist. (Popdose)

The eternal question “Unicorns or zombies?” will get an answer in book form, coming September 21, 2010. I think you know which side of the fence I am on… (Zombie Command)

Enjoy some photos of the recent Boston Zombie March VI. (Amplified Reality Photography)

The rhythm/zombie game Rock of the Dead is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 28 - 2010

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The George Romero Media Deathmarch continues. Here’s a list of what’s new today:

  • Cinematical does a good interview, covering Westerns, Romero’s other films and lots of stuff that isn’t covered elsewhere.
  • Brightest Young Things does a decent interview with a few new questions.
  • Vanity Fair does a crappy interview. I think the interviewer was drunk and pissed he had to interview Romero.
  • Finally, you will find a video interview for Sci Fi Wire embedded below. It’s okay, but no new ground.

Want to be a zombie in AMC’s adaptation of The Walking Dead? Take a vacation to Atlanta in mid-June or early July and your dream could come true. (On Location Vacations)

There’s a new redband trailer for the US theatrical release of REC 2. It reveals some new stuff (possibly a bit too much, as most US trailers tend to) and it makes me even more excited for the movie. See it embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

An interview with actor Shawn Roberts, who plays villain Albert Wesker in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife, covers the film’s zombies, shooting in 3D and lots more. (FEARnet)

Zombies, vampires, seances, magical doohickeys and Tom Savini are just some of the goodies in the trailer for The Dead Matter embedded below. There’s more info on its release, too. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 27 - 2010

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Another day, another George Romero interview. This one may be my favorite, as he reveals what he thinks of 3D, the afterlife and what his zombie apocalypse kit consists of, among many other gems. (Philadelphia Magazine)

If you’re looking to hang that Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead artist) Survival of the Dead poster in your home, your dreams have come true and it will only cost you $30. Also, your dreams will glow in the dark, so there’s that. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Robert Kirkman reveals some good stuff about the AMC adaptation of his Walking Dead series, stuff like there’s no gore limit imposed by the network, Jeffrey DeMunn is playing Dale and the show won’t completely follow the plot of the books. (Ain’t It Cool News)

The next videogame from Gearbox Software, developers of the Borderlands videogame (which had a zombie-based expansion), may be a zombie game. They just registered a trademark for videogames and movies called Z-Day, and that sure as heck sounds like a zombie game to me! (1Up)

If you want the special, three-disc (two CDs of music, one DVD of film) version of the upcoming movie The Dead Matter, you will have to venture into a Hot Topic, where it will be exclusively sold. The horror, the horror… Presumably, the regular one-disc edition will be available at other, non-emo retailers. Anyway, the film is about a girl who comes into possession of a relic that allows her to control the dead, which makes her the target of a vampire lord. Sounds suitably ridiculous and it has Tom Savini. (Fangoria)

Probably no surprise to anyone, REC 2 pulled an R rating for American theaters. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 26 - 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.

Another George Romero interview walks among us. Covers a lot of now-familiar ground, but it’s worth a quick look. (Ain’t It Cool News)

And another Romero video interview, too, from Cinema Cool Show. It’s embedded below. (Cinema Cool Show)

The collaborative remix project Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated is coming to DVD July 27 with over two hours of bonus features. It will retail for $17. (Fangoria)

Seems that FEARnet is determined to interview everyone involved with Resident Evil: Afterlife but the caterer. Today, they talk to editor Niven Howie. (FEARnet)

Just a couple days until REC 2 gets a theatrical release in the UK. Celebrate with a tool to REC-zombify yourself! (Dread Central)

So, Android phones have something called “Live Wallpaper” and there’s a zombie apocalypse-simulating “live wallpaper” from Pixel Zombies. I don’t really know what any of that means, but I am inclined to think it’s a good thing. So, yay! (Phandroid)

I bet you always wanted to see the survivors and zombies of Left 4 Dead in super-cute “chibi” versions, didn’t you? (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 25 - 2010

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Magnolia is prepping a deluxe Survival of the Dead: Ultimate Undead Edition Blu-ray for release August 24. How deluxe? No clue, the specs and extras have yet to be announced. (Bloody Disgusting)

How about some George Romero interviews? I’ve got two of them (one’s a two-parter), all embedded below!

  • First, he talks about Survival of the Dead with a dude named “Spider.” (FEARnet)
  • Then they sit him in front of Left 4 Dead 2 to talk about it, the zombie genre’s evolution and more. Part one is at FEARnet, part two at G4’s The Feed. And it’s a more than a half hour total (don’t forget, it’s all embedded below).

Did you like the makeup and creature effects in Quarantine (review here)? Good news, the same dude is handling those duties for the sequel. That sequel is written and directed by John Pogue and is set in an airport. It starts shooting next month. (Dread Central)

Humans vs. zombies makes it to the campus of Ohio State University. (The Lantern)

The sorta-kinda French zombie movie The Pack (they’re “ghouls” who are already dead and still hungry — close enough, right?) dropped some new pictures. (Filmstarts.de)

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