Deadlines: News roundup 4/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 5 - 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.

Excited for Resident Evil: Afterlife? Then you’ll enjoy this set visit report. And you can see the trailer, which is embedded below the break. (Shock Till You Drop)

Enjoy a new batch of images for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the CGI-animated NotLD prequel coming from Zebediah de Soto. (Dread Central)

Speaking of NotLD: Origins, this Tony Todd interview has some interesting info. He says it’s set in 2011, it’s a reboot and it’s set in Manhattan. (Fangoria)

In other NotLD animation news, here’s an interview with Mike Schneider, the “conceptualist and curator” of the collaborative animation project Night of the Living Dead: ReAnimated. (Fangoria)

There’s a preview of a 28 Days Later comic for those that might enjoy such a thing. (Ain’t It Cool News)

The Troma film festival TromaDance is happening April 16-17 in Asbury, New Jersey and it has a couple of zombie-related offerings this year: Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and Zombies and Cigarettes. (Fangoria)

An interview with Michael Simon, the filmmaker behind the short film Gay Zombie. (Fangoria)

A sensible set of workplace guidelines to deal with Event Z (aka the zombie apocalypse). (Wild Sheep Chasing)

I know Easter is over, but you might still enjoy these photos of Left 4 Dead, done Easter-egg style. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil 4 is coming to the iPad. Yay? (Kotaku)

At a recent showing of Night of the Living Dead, a preacher decided to get his preach on and tell people off for seeing such a depraved film. (Rue Morgue)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 29 - 2010

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Good news for those of us (myself included) looking forward to the TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead series! Word is that AMC has ordered six episodes of the forthcoming series, sight unseen! Also, the current frontrunner for the role of Rick Grimes is said to be Hackers star Johnny Lee Miller. (Bloody Disgusting)

In more Walking Dead news, KNB Effects Group will be handling the zombie effects and makeup for the series. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other made-for-TV zombie news, there’s an anime series called High School of the Dead coming in 2010. High-school students vs. zombie, with lots of panty-shots and attention to boobs. Could be fun. Shaky-cam trailer embedded below. (Anime Vice)

New Left 4 Dead 2 DLC  news update! It will not be available this month. The new date is “Spring” but the cost was announced: 560 MS points (or $7 in US currency). In addition to the sweet scenario featuring the surviving original L4D characters, you will also get a golf club melee weapon, a heavy-duty machine gun (not reloadable, kind of like the grenade launcher) and a bride variant of the Witch. Plus the previously announced stuff (new common-uncommon, new modes/modes, etc.). A little pricey, but not to bad. (Kotaku)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies madness simply will not stop. Now there’s going to be a videogame version, for the iPhone/iPod touch. It appears to be a side-scrolling brawler. (Kotaku)

I’ve mentioned the post-apocalyptic Western zombie movie Devil’s Crossing once or twice. Well, there’s a teaser trailer (embedded below) and a bit more available. (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 24 - 2010

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Filmmaker Roy Frumkes is almost done with Document of the Dead, the definitive documentary on George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and post-Dawn zombie work. He reports that Synapse will release when it’s done, hopefully in the next few months. (Fangoria)

It seems it’s official: REC 2 will get a US theatrical release July 9, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. (Fangoria)

Haven’t picked up Left 4 Dead 2 yet but still thinking about it? It’s half-price for the next few days. (Joystiq)

The now-abandoned Cloverleaf Mall, outside of Richmond, Virginia has been designated a safe zone when the inevitable zombie apocalypse occurs by the city’s local Onion-style paper/site. (Tobacco Road)

A blogger offers some advice on the five types of people you need to befriend in case of zombie apocalypse. (Total Fan Girl)

Deadlines: News roundup 3/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 22 - 2010

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One of the original Left 4 Dead survivors won’t survive much longer! The new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC episode “The Passing” will feature just three survivors, one having given up his (or her?) life to let the others live. Then, in a follow-up prequel DLC episode for the original Left 4 Dead will let you play out those events yourself. There’s also a comic coming to stitch the story together. (Gametrailers TV)

It looks like my prayers (see here) have been answered! Rumor has it (nothing official, yet) that REC 2 is coming to US theaters in July and hitting DVD in October. Hurrah! (Bloody Disgusting)

Nashville is having a zombie prom called Promocalypse April 24. Put on a tux and nice throat wound and relive your undead high school glory!

There will be a Return of the Living Dead reunion at this year’s Monsterpalooza, April 9-11 in Burbank, California. Clu Gulager, Lianna Quigley, Dorothy Randolph, Thom Mathews, Don Calfa, John Philbin, Brian Peck, Allen Trautman and William Stout will appear. (Dread Central)

The After Dark Horrorfest IV movies hit retail tomorrow, including Zombies of Mass Destruction (review here) which is definitely worth seeing and one I expect many people will want to own. (Bloody Disgusting)

Get the details on the final issue of the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency comic. (Dread Central)

Enjoy this report on a Zombies vs. Humans games at CU Boulder. There’s also video, which you can find embedded below. (Daily Camera)

A flash mob of zombies hit Daley Plaza in Chicago. (TimeOut Chicago)

An advice columnist gives some half-decent advice on what to do in case swine flu turns out to be the first stage in a zombie apocalypse. (Daily Evergreen)

A fellow zombie blogger asks, “What’s a good first zombie movie?” For his three-year-old. But don’t worry (or call Child Protective Services!), he’s going to save it for later. He just wants to start planning. (A World on Fire)

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Welcome to the zombie renaissance

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 3 - 2010
Photo by S.A. Young

It doesn’t get any better than this

There’s never been a better time for zombies — or, more to the point, for fans of zombies.

Everywhere you look, the zombie is making its mark. Not only do fans have a deep and varied back catalogue of great works to choose from, most of it easily available to anyone with the interest and a decent Internet connection, but the walking dead are the subject of of some of the best books, movies, video games and Internet sites being made. We are, at this very moment, living in the midst of the zombie renaissance.

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 12 - 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.

If Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick get their way, the movie could yet become a TV series (that’s what it started out as, by the way). I would be okay with this. There’s a video interview with the duo after the break. (MTV Movies Blog)

Casting rumors for AMC’s TV adaptation of Walking Dead alert! Three names emerge, including the dude who plays Jacob on Lost. I vote for him. (Big Shiny Robot)

There’s a new Dead Rising 2 gameplay clip making the rounds. It looks a lot like the original game, which is comforting. You can watch it after the break. (Kotaku)

The faux film poster for the new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC “The Passing” is out. And you can get some more details on how the whole scenario fits into the Left 4 Dead 2 story. (Kotaku)

Spain brings us a zombies vs. crooks movie in Dead Dogs. First image looks promising! (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 11 - 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 first DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is coming in late March. As was previously reported, it is called “The Passing” and it concerns a meetup between the four survivors from the first game and the four survivors from the second. In the DLC we’ll get a new type of common-uncommon called the fallen survivor, a zombie that used to think they were immune, but weren’t. They will apparently occasionally drop supplies. Also coming are a comic book that should reveal more of the story and an add-on for the original game that will fill in the gaps of how they ended up in the sequel’s DLC. There’s also a bunch of screenshots if you like looking at things. (Kotaku)

Remember that 3D, animated Night of the Living Dead prequel called NotLD: Origins? Yeah, still happening and an image of Ben has been released. (Dread Central)

There will be a special, Xbox 360-only prologue to Dead Rising 2 called Dead Rising: Case Zero. Word is it takes place in the time between the original game and the new one. It should be out right before DR2 is released August 31 (in North America anyway). (Kotaku)

Contrary to reports yesterday, PC gamers will get a chance to kill zombies in space with Dead Space 2. Maybe. (Kotaku)

News on DoubleBear’s still untitled zombie RPG is scant, but if you’ve got the time, there’s a wealth of information to be gleaned from this forum. (Iron Tower)

Because putting any two unrelated good things together must be even better, no matter how ridiculous the combination, there will be a game called Rock of the Dead. You know, like Rock Band. With zombies. (IGN)

If, for some crazy reason, a Resident Evil special edition of Monopoly sounds like a good idea to you, who am I to argue? (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 2/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 9 - 2010

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Space zombie fans on Xbox 360 and PS3 may get a shot at playing the on-rails spin-off Dead Space: Extraction soon if rumors of it coming to those platforms as a downloadable game turn out to be true. (Kotaku)

The lovable zombie girl who ate mommy in the original Night of the Living Dead (Kyra Schon) now makes handmade, horror-themed jewelry. Which means A) we live in the strangest of all possible worlds and B) I sense a future installment of Fashion Zombie covering some of her pieces… (Dread Central)

One blogger uses his experiences with Left 4 Dead 2 to explain why he probably won’t survive the coming zombie apocalypse. (Exercising Monsters)

A zombie walk and a screening of Zombieland at one of America’s oldest operating theaters are recounted in this recap. Plus, pictures of zombies! (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 2/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 8 - 2010

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At long last, a game that combines time travel, zombies and dinosaurs has arrived. It’s called Age of Zombies and it will be a downloadable game for the PS3/PSP that looks like the Super Nintendo games of our youth. Well, my youth. (Kotaku)

The latest patch for Left 4 Dead 2 has arrived: bye-bye to auto-spawning during a finale, hello to bots and now melee weapons don’t have quite the same oomph against a Tank. Plus lots of other tweaks. PC players have it now, Xbox 360 players will get it shortly. (Steam News)

The Irish national broadcaster is running some sort of contest for web series and, wouldn’t you know it, a zombie series called Zombie Bashers, about a zombie disposal service, is one of the entrants. (Dread Central)

One film critic argues that irony is the most common element of zombie films. (True/Slant)

At last, Plants vs. Zombies iPhone gets a solid release date: February 15. (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 2/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 3 - 2010

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To celebrate George A. Romero’s seventieth birthday FEARNet is having a day-long zombiefest tomorrow. Lots of streaming content, interviews with the Master himself, zombie haiku, pictures of zombie cakes, all kinds of shit. (FEARNet)

Learn why Ellis is developer Valve’s favorite Left 4 Dead 2 character and lots of other behind-the-scene fun facts on the popular zombie killing game in this interview with writer Chet Faliszek. (Games Radar)

Read all about how The Dead, the upcoming “zombies in Africa” flick, came to be in this Q&A with director Howard Ford. Plus zombie pictures! (Bloody Disgusting)

Here’s a gallery of NSFW images (for reasons of boobs. And lots of blood) from Zombie Women of Satan. (Bloody Disgusting)

Some people in the UK did a zombie apocalypse miniatures sculpting competition. The results are pretty goddamn awesome. (Dawn of the Lead)

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