An interview with George A. Romero

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 7 - 2012
George A. Romero

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George A. Romero. The father of the modern zombie. Arguably the most influential filmmaker in the horror genre. Legend. Icon.

And, as it turns out, a pretty nice guy.

When I first launched this site, one of the biggest things I hoped it would eventually lead to was a chance to talk to George A. Romero (my very first post was a happy birthday message to him!). This past weekend, it did and I got 20 minutes with the man himself. It wasn’t long, certainly, but it was still pretty fucking great. We talked about The Walking Dead, video games, what he’s working on and lots more. I’m sure I don’t have to sell you on reading this — if you’re reading this site, you love zombies. If you love zombies, you’re going to want to read this. So onward…

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Deadlines: News roundup 03/22/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On March - 22 - 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.

World War Z, the film based on the amazing book, is in trouble. Apparently even after agreeing to a PG-13 rating (ugh) Paramount still wants co-financiers to help with the 125 million dollar price tag. (io9)

Thanks to twitter, Sienna Guillory, the actress that played Jill Valentine in previous installments, has leaked some info as to the upcoming Resident Evil sequel. (Bloody Disgusting)

Apparently a zombie hanging from a tree is too much for the ESRB because the Dead Island logo has officially been censored in the US. (Kotaku)

Just a quick note that SyFy (I still hate that name) is planning to launch their made for TV epic Zombie Apocalypse in October, probably to hone in on The Walking Dead ratings. (TV Guide)

If you live in Pittsburgh and you need to know how to defend yourself from the zombie horde then good news! There’s a class that teaches just that. (Dormont Brookline Patch)

Wild Wolf publishing dropped us a line to let us know that Rise and Walk, a novel about a zombie outbreak during a paintball scenario match, just acquired European distribution and will ship in April online and in bookstores.

After the break, check out the trailer for Rising Up, a mockumentary about the zombie rights movement that’s been going strong since the ’60s. (Buy Zombie)

Also after the break we’ve got the trailer for Wake Wood, which looks like Pet Cemetary 2: Electric Boogaloo, but it’s got zombies, so we’re going to let you know about it.

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/07/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 7 - 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.

AMC (who probably felt bad about turning him into the most hated man on the show) put together a nice promotional interview for Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane on The Walking Dead. (AMC)

Actress Amber Heard, who played the girl who Jesse Eisenberg had a crush on until he had to beat her with a toilet lid in Zombieland, recently came out at a GLAAD event she attended with her girlfriend. Good for her. (Fort Worth Weekly)

The official Walking Dead season one ratings have been ranked, and it’s now carries the highest seasonal ratings average in basic cable television since 1993. Basically it’s spread faster than an actual zombie outbreak would. (Dread Central)

I love when science meets science fiction. Popular Mechanics recently penned a great article on the facts of the head shot, from the special effects of The Walking Dead to the actual science behind them. (Popular Mechanics)

In late breaking news, actor Charlie Sheen is confirmed to play a zombie in season two of The Walking Dead. The rumor was confirmed by his representatives. (socyberty.com)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/14/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 14 - 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.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might be on hiatus, but Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is opening up this weekend if you want to get your fix of “classy” undead horror. (Pittsburgh Live)

While you’re anxiously awaiting for the The Walking Dead you can have a little fun with some Easter eggs AMC has hidden on their main website. (FEARnet)

We’ve got four new behind the scenes looks at the upcoming series Zombie Roadkill. Unfortunately we can’t embed them, but we CAN link you to the entire series which is now available online! (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 8 - 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.

Before we get to the regular news, we’d like to introduce our newest contributor, Johnathon Brock. He’ll be handling most of the news duties and contributing other material as well. Johnathon, take it away: “Hello roamers and shamblers… My name is Johnathon Brock and I am a zombaholic. I’m the new guy and I’ll be bringing you the daily feed, tackling the up-to-the-minute news of the unyielding undead and providing the occasional review as well. I’m very happy to be here and glad for this opportunity to address such a vital matter of national importance as the inevitable zombie apocalypse. For everything not related to the world of the (un)living, you can check out my blog Fortune Pancakes, but for now, I’ll just say keep your wits sharp, your sword sharper, may your ammo never run low and good hunting!”

Now, on to the external news!

FEARnet has gathered every set pic, video and behind the scenes review of their new series Zombie Roadkill and placed them on one easy to read page. (FEARnet)

At the New York Comic Con, Rockstar Games has a playable demo of the new “Undead Nightmare” expansion for their game Red Dead Redemption. Zombies and cowboys are a great combination, sayeth the preview. (Kotaku)

The excellent audio drama podcast We’re Alive has been downloaded one million times! Congratulations! And if you aren’t already hooked, read my review of We’re Alive, then go download it! (A World on Fire)

Natalie Portman will stay on as producer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but has given up her role in the film. More “scheduling conflicts” apparently. (Entertainment Weekly )

The living dead will invade Newark, Delaware (or more of them anyway) for a zombie festival on October 16. (Delaware Online)

You had better be in shape if you’re in Salt Lake City because their zombies run marathons for charity. That’s happening October 9. (City Weekly)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 4 - 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.

Zap2It has an exclusive first look at the new Walking Dead promo! Unfortunately, embedding is not allowed. (Zap2It)

AMC just released an in depth video profile of Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) of the soon to be hit series The Walking Dead. You can find it embedded below. (AMCTV)

Serialized radio-style audio drama is all the rage these days! All the cool kids are doing it, including some cool kids from Boston University who are doing a zombie apocalyspe audio drama called Undead End. (Examiner.com)

NPR gives us advice on curling up with a good book to enjoy during zombie armageddon. (NPR)

We’ve got a new trailer and behind the scenes clips of Thomas Haden Church as he goes sideways in his newest role as park ranger Chet Masterson in Zombie Roadkill, a new series from FEARnet. The behind the scene video is embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If your eyes need a workout, point them at these Red Dead Redemption “Undead Nightmare” DLC images. (Kotaku)

Get the latest on the latest Eric S. Brown zombie novella collection, Season of Death. (Dread Central)

Feeling the need to load up your iPhone with zombie shovelware? Man, will you ever be excited at this ten-for-99-cent iPhone zombie game special! (We Zombie!)

Get your zombie-filled manga fix with Grand Guignol Orchestra, a series about a traveling band of musicians in the zombie apocalypse. (Dread Central)

Finally, if you read the intro up there, you’ll see that The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse has a new contributor, Johnathon Brock! Everybody say “hi!” He’ll be helping out with news and other fun stuff and we’ll do a proper introduction later this week.

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 1 - 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.

There are not one, not two but three Walking Dead clips to watch today! One is about the transition from comic to TV show, one is about the story and underlying plot of the series and one is all about Rick Grimes. You can find all three embedded below. (AMCTV)

In honor of Dead Rising 2 coming out, here’s a history of zombies in videogames. It’s not comprehensive, but it’s a decent overview. (GamePro)

A zombie-themed 5k cancer benefit run? Damn, that’s almost enough reason to make me run! Or go to Utah! (In This Week)

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Undead Diversion: Kids in the Hall on zombies

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 1 - 2010

Today, our Undead Diversion is a short sketch from Canada’s all-time funniest comedy troupe. In just over two minutes, the Kids in the Hall manage to capture the essential essence of the zombie movie — the running, the inevitable standoff and the ambiguous ending that constitute the raw material of half the zombie movies ever made, boiled down to one short skit. Plus, there is a great recurring shoe gag in it. Enjoy, and happy Friday.

Deadlines: News roundup 9/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 28 - 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.

A UK tabloid has done a nice, fluffy piece on Andrew Lincoln and his role in The Walking Dead. (Daily Star)

Get into the guts of Dead Rising 2 with this interview with producer Josh Bridge. (Fangoria)

Man, Capcom is going all out with the weirdo Dead Rising 2 advertising, such as this episode of ZQ, a fictional zombie-focused magazine… (Kotaku)

Jesse Eisenberg is “kinda” excited to do a Zombieland sequel. You know, if it happens. (MTV Movies Blog)

Issue three of The Sacrifice, the Left 4 Dead comic, is out. (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

If you haven’t seen Survival of the Dead and want to, it is now streaming on Netflix (or have and want to see it again, for that matter). You can read my Survival of the Dead review to help you decide. (A World on Fire)

Chicago will party it up zombie-apocalypse style October 1 at Drop Dead Sexy Celebrity Zombie Party. Dress as your favorite undead celeb, party it up, help out the people behind Musical of the Living Dead. Sounds like a win/win/win situation. (Buy Zombie)

Aliens turn people into zombies and only a few lucky, immune souls remain behind to fight them in Day 2, a super-cheesy looking new film. You can watch the trailer via embed below. (Quiet Earth)

If you’re on the fence about the book The Zombie Code, a book about “unlocking your undead destiny,” perhaps its trailer will convince you. You can watch it embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

The first full scenes from The Walking Dead will debut October 10 at the New York Comic Con, during a ninety-minute panel with most of the cast and creative talent (including Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont and Gale Ann Hurd!). I wish I could go… (AMCTV)

And if you need another tidbit, there are five new Walking Dead posters from the international ad campaign. Also, apparently it will air on something called Fox International Channels outside the US. Weird! (28 Days Later Analysis)

Capcom did a Dead Rising 2 zombie walk promotion in London. There are photos to prove it. (Kotaku)

The University of Northern Iowa is getting its own zombie anthropology course. (Northern Iowan)

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