Zombie Movie Marathon 5: Five things we’ve learned so far

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 17 - 2012
Mindy Clarke is one sexy zombie

Return of the Living Dead 3

Yesterday marked the halfway point of the fifth annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month, so it seemed like a good time to check in. For those of you who haven’t been reading since last time, ZMMM is my annual month-long zombie-a-day film fest: one zombie movie a day, every day, for an entire month. For those who have been reading a while, you may be wondering why the hell this is happening now, rather than in June as it has in years past. My reasons are twofold:

1) My wife has long petitioned for me to move the marathon to a fall/winter month, arguing (rightly) that we have too much going on in summer — camping, travel, friends visiting — to give up time every day in June to watch a zombie movie. This might have been reason enough but then something came along to seal the deal…

2) We had a baby May 29, two days before I would have ostensibly started the marathon. Let me tell you, having a newborn in the house makes it pretty hard to get something like this done. It’s been hard enough now, and she’s almost five month old! Bottom line is, June was out, so October is in! And let’s face it, October is a more fitting month anyway.

Okay, on to this year!

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 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.

Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and special effects wizard Greg Nicotero both discuss this season of The Walking Dead. (FEARnet)

It looks like Plants vs. Zombies is making it’s way to the new Kindle Fire for the low price of three dollars. (Buy Zombie)

Director Jaume Balagueró talks REC 4: Apocalypse, how it will tie into the other three movies, and his disappointment with Quarantine. (Fangoria)

It looks like the latest ruling by a judge in the Jenna Jameson no-show case where she bailed on a screening of Zombie Strippers to attend a private party shows that the theater owner may just have a case against her. The rumor mill is stating that Jameson’s attorneys may advise her to settle. (Chicago Tribune)

We got an e-mail from the team behind Zombie Wasteland Goners and it looks like the game is now available as an alpha build. So go download it and give it a shot. Let us know what you think and we might join you online.

If you’re in Vegas when the zombie apocalypse starts then you’ll be safe provided you’ve got some cash and access to the Zombie Apocalypse Store. (Guardian UK)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 1 - 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 the teaser trailer for the claymation epic ParaNorman which is brought to us by the very talented team behind Coraline. (Fused Film)

We’ve also got the trailer for the Uwe Boll produced flick Zombie Massacre after the break. He’s not directing this one, so it will be interesting to see how it’s received. (Worst Previews)

Bar owner and indie film maker Bryan Goff hope to be finished with his zombie movie Bloody Border sometime in January. I’m assuming the 2:00 AM drunk crowd will be used as both zombie and victim extras. (The Republic)

It’s been confirmed that director Craig Gillespie has walked away from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The rumor mill is pointing to budget issues and a lack of funding to make a proper film. (Deadline)

After the break, check out the “Sex, Blood, and Rock and Roll” grindhouse style trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw, which I think will be one of the best games of 2012 from what I’ve seen. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 08/01/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On August - 1 - 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.

It looks like Kevin Bacon will be the next actor to grace the cast of R.I.P.D. (Hollywood.com)

Well, it might have taken five years, and the movie was already in production (as you know), but A Little Bit Zombie finally reached its million dollar goal that it needed for production. Congratulations! (Net News Ledger)

Here’s another good hands on preview with some more multiplayer details and storyline development for Dead Island. I can’t wait for the game to come out so I can make “…well the book was better” jokes. (Digital Spy)

After the break, watch this video of Garth Ennis, the comic writer extraordinaire, talk about his latest short film Stitched. (Dread Central)

I guess the only thing you can do to a sad franchise is add boobs. That’s what the House of the Dead series decided to do when they added a LOT of boobs to their new game. (Kotaku)

Top commenter and indie webseries creator Jon Dixon sent us a message to let us know that the latest episode of his series …And Then Everything Changed is now online. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 25 - 2011

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Well I’m back from vacation and well rested so naturally I want to talk about undead fiends and the San Diego Comic Con which contained them. Bear with me because I’m going to try and catch up on all the key news from last week. So let’s get to it!

Let’s start off by diving into the MASSIVE pile of The Walking Dead news from Comic Con.

Carlos Gallardo, the producer of El Mariachi, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have paired up to bring us Zombie Apocalypse, a working title comic book and potential screen play that looks pretty slick. (What Culture)

Speaking of comic books, it looks like the popular build a weapon zombie killing franchise Dead Rising is set to receive the comic treatment courtesy of IDW. (Gamepro)

Last Blood, the graphic novel about the war between zombies and vampires for control of the last of the human population in the post apocalyptic wastelands, is set to receive the film treatment with none other than Simon Hunter, director of The Mutant Chronicles at it’s helm. (The Film Stage)

In sadder news, Ruben Fleisher, director of last years fan favorite Zombieland, gave the bad news that Zombieland 2 is most likely a no-go due to scheduling conflicts and an unfinished script. (I Am Rogue)

The judge in the Jenna Jameson lawsuit recalled his victory ruling against her after she was a no-show in court and now it looks like a settlement may be in the cards. Who would have thought we’d have this much legal drama over Zombie Strippers? (Woodridge Patch)

Another nice little surprise at Comic Con was the trailer for the short film Stitched, about a group of soldiers who combat a deadly undead enemy in the Middle East, and written by none other than comic book legend Garth Ennis. Check it out after the break. (io9)

After the break, check out the game play trailer for Zombie Gunship, the iOS game where you command a flying assault plane trying to mow down the horde of undead scum who are aiming to take down a group of human survivors. It actually looks really good. (148apps.com)

Undead Labs spoke up and gave some more information about their upcoming zombie MMO Xbox Live exclusive games Class3 and Class4. (Gamasutra)

Issac Marion, the writer of Warm Bodies, the zombie romance that hopefully won’t be another Twilight, recently gave an interview about the film and the book. (USA Today)

Regular commenter and webseries creator Jon Dixon sent me an e-mail with a really cool zombie commercial for the new Toshiba laptops. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 14 - 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.

Gwyneth Horder-Payton, the woman behind the camera of the first episode of season two of The Walking Dead, discusses surviving the zombie apocalypse. (MTV)

Jenna Jameson’s lawyers are fighting back in the lawsuit regarding her no show appearance at a film screening of Zombie Strippers earlier this year, and making a claim that the theater owner, and his attorney, are trying to extort Jenna for cash. You be the judge… Actually don’t do that, let the judge be the judge. (Daily Herald)

Even if you don’t like tales about loveable cancer ridden meth makers, you should tune into the season premiere of Breaking Bad on July 17 to catch a special sneak peek for season two of The Walking Dead. At least set your dvr to record it. (Daily Blam)

We’ve got a new name to add to the roster for Evil Dead 4 and it’s a name that carries a fiery vengeance. It’s Diablo Cody, the woman behind Juno, and she’ll be overseeing some script re-writes for the film. (FEARnet)

After the break, check out yet another great special effects behind the scenes video of the zombie creation process for The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/07/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 7 - 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.

Yet another lucky writer has gotten some hands-on game play time with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and they’ve done a great write up about the experience. (Buzz Focus)

A local Glasgow mother is organizing a zombie walk, which should tie in nicely to World War Z and good times will ensue. (Lennox Herald)

Jenna Jameson was a no-show in her court case where she is being sued for bailing on a sponsored party at a theater during a special screening of Zombie Strippers back in March. Maybe she was just at another Perez Hilton bash… I mean she was medically exhausted, right medically exhausted… from all the porn. Hey at least we get to use the “gratuitous nudity” tag. (Woodridge Patch)

After the break, watch Captain Awesome, AKA Robert Kirkman, sit on a motor cycle, try on Rick Grime’s hat, and talk about season two of The Walking Dead. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 2 - 2011

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Sources are reporting that Hurt Locker and the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Anthony Mackie is next on the list to play a lead role in World War Z. (Collider)

After almost getting one film aficionado arrested in Australia, banned Bruce LaBruce zombie film LA Zombie has been officially cleared for public screening at the Out Takes film festival but The Society for Promotion of Community Standards has filed for an appeal. When will we live in a world where it’s okay to show a gay zombie porno in public? (New Zealand Herald)

Part one of an awesome interview with the creators of the Vietnam based zombie graphic novel ’68 can be found here, and because we love you, part two can be found here. (Fangoria)

Mary Doe, the zombie movie project with a video game tie-in being aided by horror legend Tom Savini, has officially moved into pre-production. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Nazi zombies are quite possibly my favorite sub category of the zombie genre. So when I found these awesome promotional spots for Army of Frankenstein I was obliged to share them. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

Also after the break we’ve got three new promotional clips from the now in theaters supernatural action flick Dylan Dog. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/24/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 24 - 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.

There’s a growing game of Humans vs Zombies that will take place March 30 through April 9 on the George Washington University campus. (GW Hatchet)

There’s a cool Angry Birds style game out now for the Droid OS called Stupid Zombies and the best part is that it’s free. (Droid Life)

Well now that it’s been declared that the development studio for Dead Island still owns the film rights, directors are flocking in to be a part of the hype, but the studio isn’t just selling to the highest bidder. (Spong)

Richard Wolstencroft, the Australian man who DARED to show a private screening of the banned Bruce LaBruce film LA Zombie has finally settled with the local government and was ordered to pay $750 to the Royal Children’s Hospital. I’m torn because on one hand a children’s hospital received a charitable donation and on the other hand a dude had his home invaded for showing a movie. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Here’s a new TV spot for The Walking Dead on DVD. Check it out after the break. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/10/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 10 - 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.

We’ve got the latest trailer for the upcoming Dead Space 2 after the break. It’s pretty much all game play footage and although a little unfinished it looks pretty amazing. Warning: Do not watch the trailer if you have motion sickness issues. The demo will also be available for download December 21. (Dread Central)

This one slipped my radar, but thanks to a random news feed we’ve got some info on Die2Nite, a free browser based MMO with over seven thousand players and counting. (Benzinga)

While some Baldwin brothers hold on to stardom, others don’t. Such is the case with Daniel Baldwin, who is starring in the upcoming zombie film Stripperland alongside Troma legend Lloyd Kaufman. (Wiz Bang Pop)

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman gives yet another great interview regarding the series and sheds some more light on the rumors of Frank Darabont firing the writing staff. (Comic Book Resources)

The Writers Guild of America have nominated The Walking Dead for best new series in their awards ceremony and all of the head writers have been nominated as well. (Buy Zombie)

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