Deadlines: News roundup 6/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Sit down and chat with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and learn what he thinks about the TV adaptation, writing for the show and more. (AMCTV)

It’s the second most-anticipated zombie thing of 2010 in our poll, so clearly you all are interested in Dead Rising 2. Perhaps a preview is in order… Lots of screens, too, if you haven’t already seen them. (WorthPlaying)

Oh, boy! A whole gallery of hi-res images from the new Resident Evil: Afterlife movie! (Bloody Disgusting)

In finest Romero tradition, Left 4 Dead 2‘s latest Mutation is a Headshots-Only mode. Fun! (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Looking for some reading material? How about checking out Michael Moreci’s Quarantined, a graphic novel about a biological zombie apocalypse. The first issue is available in free e-book form.

Get inside the head of a zombie (and not to destroy its brain) with The Zombie Code: Keys to Unlocking Your Undead Destiny, an upcoming book that looks at “what makes the undead tick.” (Fangoria)

The Atlanta Horror Film Festival has a program of zombie shorts this year, including Zombies and Cigarettes and half a dozen more shorts. The fest ryuns from August 13-15. (28 Days Later Analysis)

If you were intrigued by the fact that there is a Miss Zombie Queen UK, this report should give you some more details on the event and winner. (Blogomatic 3000)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 17 - 2010

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There are some screenshots of Dead Rising 2 to look at if you like looking at things. (The Flick Cast)

The UK has a brand-new zombie queen! She was crowned last night, as a promo for the movie Zombie Women of Satan. There are pictures, some are hot! (Zombie Command)

There was a plants vs. zombies dance-off at E3 to promote (you guessed it!) Plants vs. Zombies. The video is embedded below for your amusement. (Horror Squad)

In “most pointless pursuit ever” news, Plan 9 from Outer Space (review here) is being converted in 3D. Why? (Bloody Disgusting)

Someone’s made a cool, fake-movie poster for a potential Left 4 Dead movie. (Kotaku)

I hadn’t heard of it before, but the zombie apocalypse webseries Dead Wait has just wrapped production on its first six-episode season. (The Plog)

UK zombie fanatics can take part in Zombiefest 2010 from August 13 to 15. It seems to involve camping, zombie apocalypse drills and  movies, games, etc. To participate, sign up at the official website by July 4. (Zombie Command)

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ZMMM Dailies: 6/16/2010 – Resident Evil: Extinction

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 17 - 2010

Well, these Resident Evil movies just keep getting more and more ridiculous. I can’t decide if that means each one gets better or worse. In any case, Resident Evil: Extinction is utterly ludicrous. And still kind of fun.

What it isn’t is original. At all. In any way. It’s barely more than a pastiche of scenes and ideas from other, better movies. Start with a base of Day of the Dead — same underground base, same mad scientist doctor, parallel scenes and more — then mix in, well, everything. A little Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome fashion sense, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Devil’s Rejects style crazy family, the Rancor-pit scene from Return of the Jedi, shots straight out of Lawrence of Arabia, bird attack from The Birds, ideas from Scanners and/or the X-Men … How you feel about this sort of “borrowing” and your ability to shut your brain off for ninety minutes will largely determine how you feel about this film.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 4 - 2010

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Remember, REC 2 is available via various video-on-demand services today! And to celebrate, about a million clips hit the net recently. Someone was kind enough to compile them for you. Me, I suggest just watching the whole movie. I will be doing exactly that tonight!  (FEARnet)

If you aren’t paranoid enough about disease already, have a look at this list of five real diseases that can make you act like a zombie. (io9)

This week’s Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation is Chainsaw Massacre — all chainsaw, all  the time. (Left 4 Dead Blog)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies iPhone game is available now. (Horror Squad)

Prefer your zombies a little more World War II-style? Well, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies II is also available for iPhone now. (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 26 - 2010

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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 5/7/10

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 4/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 30 - 2010

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The role of Lori Grimes has been cast for AMC’s TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead. Welcome Sarah Wayne Callies of Prison Break fame to the cast! (The Ausiello Files)

If you want to incorporate zombies into your wedding ceremony (and who doesn’t?), you might follow the lead of this couple who did exactly that in a touching way. (Offbeat Bride)

Get all the details on Weekend of Horrors, May 21-23 in LA. There’s a pretty stocked Re-Animator panel that includes writer/director Stuart Gordon and actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Robert Sampson, Bruce Abbott and Dennis Paoli. (Bloody Disgusting)

Love Left 4 Dead so much you want to cuddle it while you sleep? Then this plush Boomer toy is your dream come true.

Look below for an embedded trailer for an awesome-looking short film called Serum 1831, about a drug that revives the dead, then visit the website for more info.

Survival of the Dead is available on numerous VOD platforms as of today. If you’d rather torture yourself with more clips, head over here. (Dread Central)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez and Peter Bower for great news tips today!

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 22 - 2010

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There’s a cute nod to Dead Rising in the Left 4 Dead 2 DLC episode “The Passing.” (Destroyed Controller)

Speaking of “The Passing” there’s a promo video for it embedded below. And in case you forgot, it came out today.

The Deadworld comic miniseries is being reprinted in a 288 page collection this July. It’ll set you back $25. (ComicsMonster.com)

The horror-comedy movie For Love of Zombies is holding an open casting call for would-be zombies Saturday, May 8 in Richland, New Jersey. There’s a teaser trailer below to give you an idea what you’re getting yourself into.

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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 4/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 20 - 2010

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There will be co-op play in Dead Rising 2, which is the best news I’ve heard about the game so far. There’s also some info on the Xbox 360 exclusive prologue, Dead Rising: Case Zero, which will bridge the gap in time and story between the initial game and DR2. (Kotaku)

The new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC episode “The Passing” will arrive Thursday, bringing with it the new rotating “Mutations” modes such as “Realism Versus” and “Chainsaw Massacre” which will change on a weekly basis. (Kotaku)

Also, the achievements for Left 4 Dead 2‘s new DLC have been revealed. (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

Los Angeles will be overrun by zombies April 24 for the So.Cal ZombieWalk. (Dread Central)

In fittingly 4/20 news, Night of the Living Heads, a stoner-zombie horror comedy, has wrapped. There’s a special clip embedded below. (Dread Central)

The French cops vs. gangsters vs. zombies flick The Horde will show at COLCOA film festival April 24 in Los Angeles (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

Speaking of The Horde, there’s a new clip for it embedded below. If you can’ make COLCOA, the movie is coming to VOD and theaters in August. There’s also a new website (in French). (Bloody Disgusting)

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