Undead Diversion: Behind the scenes of The Walking Dead

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 24 - 2010

This would usually qualify as news, and make no mistake, it is news. But I’m posting it as an Undead Diversion for two reasons — first, there was no fucking way I could wait until the end of the day to share it with you. Second, it deserves its own post, because it is that fucking awesome.  AMC has released this five-minute behind the scenes video on The Walking Dead and it shows a lot more footage than we’ve seen before. Also, did I mention it was awesome? You’ll see some seriously gory shit, for one thing. And some nice character moments. Anyway, enough yapping, click play and enjoy.

I’m not 100 percent sure where the hell Big Shiny Robot found this, because I couldn’t find it anywhere but their site/YouTube page, but nice fucking job for finding it!

Deadlines: News roundup 9/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 23 - 2010

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When Frank West returns to Dead Rising 2 in the “Case West” DLC, so too will photography. There’s even more in the interview if you’re interested. (Eurogamer)

The Halloween episode of the sitcom Community will feature zombies, which is awesome. (Entertainment Weekly – The Ausiello Files)

If your zombie apocalypse plan includes heading to a tropical isle, you need to check out Dead Season, a new movie that features that plot. Maybe you’ll pick up some pointers. There’s a  trailer embedded below to get you started. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you’ve always dreamt of being a zombie in a Gwar video, your dream may be about to come true. (Fangoria)

Reports of games of Humans vs Zombies on college campuses are so common they’re not really news, so this report is officially the last Humans vs Zombies news story I will post (unless someone dies during one or something). (The Rotunda)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 21 - 2010

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In case it slipped your mind, remember that part two of the Left 4 Dead comic The Sacrifice hits today.

The official one-sheet for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead has arrived. To no one’s surprise, it’s fucking awesome. (Dread Central)

In a rather inspired idea, MTV had the actors from the latest Resident Evil film tackle the infamously bad lines of dialog from the original game. Hilarity ensues. The video is embedded below for you. (MTV Multiplayer)

Enjoy a brief preview of the zombie-infested third-person shooter/sandbox game Yakuza: Of the End. (1up)

Speaking of sandbox-style zombie killing videogames, here’s a profile of Dead Rising 2 developer Blue Castle Games. (Straight.com)

Get all the details on the world premiere of Zombie Roadkill September 24 at Fantastic Fest in Austin. Stars and creative team in attendance, plus a taco truck. (Dread Central)

If you’re in New York City on Wednesday, October 6, you can catch a panel of zombie experts, including John Joseph Adams, Bob Fingerman and David Wellington, discuss important zombie topics such as why the walking dead are so popular and how to best survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

UK zombie fans, you are getting sweet DVD special editions of Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead from Arrow Video (you can also get them on Blu-ray if you have the technology). Rejoice. (Dread Central)

There’s a new trailer for Dead Genesis embedded below. It’s a film about a filmmaker making a propaganda film about a bunch of zombie killers in a post-apocalyptic zombiescape. the trailer actually looks solid! (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 20 - 2010

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Frank Darabont and The Walking Dead (TV) get profiled in a decent newspaper feature. (Los Angeles Times)

Get the scoop on Dead Air, newish audio drama set in the zombie apocalypse. (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

Soccer! Zombies! The French! All of these come together in the upcoming film Goal of the Dead, a French horror-comedy. (Dread Central)

There’s a third  and final making-of video for the Ford Brothers’ African zombie roadtrip epic The Dead. You can find it embedded below. (Dread Central)

If you’ve been hankering to play a Plants vs Zombies homage in World of Warcraft, man, are you going to be stoked about “Peaceblooms vs Ghouls,” coming in the “Cataclysm” expansion. There’s some video below. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 17 - 2010

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How do you promote Resident Evil: Afterlife in Spain? With a big-ass billboard and a street full of fake zombie arms. There’s some video of the action embedded below. (Kotaku)

There’s also a brand-new super short TV promo spot for AMC’s The Walking Dead. You’ll find it embedded below.

Here’s a short feature on Andrew Lincoln and how he got the Walking Dead role of Rick Grimes. (Variety)

There’s a pretty shoddy looking trailer for a mutant biker vs zombie movie called El Brazo Grande vs the Living Dead embedded below. Think Troma, but cheaper looking. The fact that they had no idea how to shoot or edit a trailer makes me leery of the finished product, but maybe it will flip your skirts. (Buy Zombie)

Even worse (maybe) is the new trailer for Big Tits Zombie 3D. Man, does it ever look shitty! Kind of intentionally so, but I think that makes it worse, not better. The traler is non-embeddable, so you’ll have to click away to see it. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 15 - 2010

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The next entry in the free-roaming city/crime sandbox game Yakuza series, called Yakuza: Of the End, will plop you into the middle of a city full of zombies. Great news, or greatest news? (1up)

Makeup artist Paul Jones talks about his work on Resident Evil: Afterlife. It’s part two of a longer interview; I linked to part one of the Paul Jones interview a while ago. (Fangoria)

Looks like Dead Rising star Frank West will be in Dead Rising 2 — as DLC. It’ll be called Dead Rising 2: Case West. (FEARnet)

Some guy named Andy Fickman is directing an in-development movie called Boy Scouts vs. Zombies. His previous work includes Race to Witch Mountain and apparently he’s working on a remake of I Walked with a Zombie. I don’t know how to feel about this. (Bloody Disgusting)

In other WTF? news, MTV is developing a mockumentary style comedy/horror show called Death Valley, about cops who fight off zombies, vampires and other monsters. Is there any chance this could be good? (Dread Central)

London’s GoreZone Film Festival, on October 2 and 3, will have two zombie movies (Prometheus Rising and The Devil’s Playground) among its thirteen features. (Dread Central)

In LA? Want to see zombie/vampire madness movie The Dead Matter on a giant boat this weekend? man, are you in luck! It’s getting its LA premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Queen Mary. Tickets are $7. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 9/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 9 - 2010

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There’s a fourth teaser for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Don’t get too excited — it’s only about fifteen seconds long. You can find it embedded below, though. (Dread Central)

Good ol’ Paul W.S. Anderson talks to the mainstream media about Resident Evil: Afterlife and still can’t shut up about the fancy 3D in the movie. (Reuters)

Look at and watch Ali Larter talk about the Resident Evil: Afterlife in her video interview. There could be SPOILERS so I skipped it, but you can watch it via an embed below. Let’s hope she doesn’t talk about 3d the whole time… (Bloody Disgusting)

You could also read about what Ali Larter has to say in a different interview. (Dread Central)

There’s also one from none other than star Milla Jovovich herself! Look for it below. (Bloody Disgusting)

You could also read an interview with Milla Jovovich on her Resident Evil: Afterlife role, if you like the words more than the moving pictures. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or maybe you want to read about the makeup effects for Resident Evil: Afterlife in an interview with makeup artist Paul Jones. (Fangoria)

Or maybe a big Resident Evil: Afterlife mega-interview with half the damn cast plus Anderson, all in one place? (io9)

In the “great fucking news” department, UK zombie miniseries Dead Set is coming to US television starting October 25! Now, about a DVD release…(Dread Central)

Get hyped for the zombie squirrel action of Zombie Roadkill with the trailer, embedded below. (Dread Central)

If you are a UK person wanting to be in The Zombie Diaries 2, you may get the chance, since they’re looking for zombie extras. I guess that could be okay, even if the first movie sucked eggs… (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

There are three brief TV spots for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Only one is remotely worth sitting through the obnoxious commercials that precedes them; I’ve helpfully embedded that one below. (Dread Central)

There’s a whole load of hi-res shots of Resident Evil: Apocalypse to look at! Don’t forget, it starts Friday. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you prefer the talky bits, sit down and read this interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife actor Wentworth Miller. Or this one with Ali Larter. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or look at a new, zombie-filled TV spot for Resident Evil: Afterlife (it’s embedded below). (UGO)

Director Reuben Fleischer talks about his plans for Zombieland 2 3D and his childlike love of 3D movies. (MTV)

Get a look at the making of Dead Rising 2 in a video developer’s diary embedded below for you. There’s some good footage of the game in action, plus insight into the story to be found within. (Buy Zombie)

Director Zack Snyder talks about Army of the Dead, a movie about a Las Vegas full of zombies that he’d like to make. (EW Pop Watch)

The University of Baltimore has a full course on the zombie in pop culture. First, coolest class ever. Second, I wonder if they know I am available as a guest speaker? (Baltimore Sun)

There’s a new trailer for Eaters, the upcoming new Italian zombie movie. It’s one of the films I picked as one of my top ten most anticipated zombie projects of 2010! You can see the trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

Next February 5, the plan is for Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (sequel to Zombie Apocalypse, reviewed here) to get its Michigan (and possibly world?) premiere at the Ionia Horror Film Fest in Ionia, Michigan (that links to the home page, where the article currently is, but there’s no permalink, so it may not be up for long). Word is, Fred Williamson is starring, which is news to me! (Phoenix EV)

Chicago gets a zombie fest to benefit wounded soldiers this September 25. Bands, makeup contest and more! (Buy Zombie)

In a dangerous yet fairly awesome publicity stunt, the mad scientists over at Harcos Labs (maker of Zombie Blood energy potion) filled an intersection with folks in zombie makeup, then deliberately ran a red light to get a one-of-a-kind photo from the red-light camera.

If killing zombies with your guitar controller in Rock of the Dead isn’t abstract enough, how about using your drum controller to kill zombies in the upcoming Drumskulls? There’s some video of the game being demoed embedded below for you. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 2 - 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.

Let’s go back to the set of The Walking Dead (TV) for part four of the multipart set visit series! This time out, we’re looking at prosthetics and gore! (Dread Central)

Genre vet and Frank Darabont favorite Thomas Jane is hoping to play a part in The Walking Dead at some point. Could be cool. (Popcorn Biz)

Sadly, though, rumors of the The Walking Dead being signed for a second season are just rumors, says Frank Darabont. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Apparently, Resident Evil: Afterlife premiered in Tokyo last night/early this morning. You can see a new sizzle reel from the film, embedded below. (FEARnet)

Apparently, Scarlet Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are “loosely” attached to the Diablo Cody-produced adaptation of S.G. Browne’s Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. Don’t shake it now, they might come loose! (Pajiba)

Details have emerged on Colin‘s US festival screenings and domestic DVD release details. (Fangoria)

Enjoy a substantial update on the development progress of the indie zombie flick Zombie Hood (from the makers of the short film Aye Up Me Duck of the Dead). (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

It seems Hollywood big-name director Barry Levinson is working on a “zombie eco-thriller” called The Bay about a massive viral outbreak engulfing the East Coast that will be depicted as if from video from camera phones, security footage, etc. Uh, you mean like Diary of the Dead meets Cloverfield? (Quiet Earth)

Author of the zombie apocalypse novel Feed Mira Grant explains why zombies are the Unitarians of the monster world. (Borders Blog)

There’s a new viral video clip for Zombie Roadkill, FEARnet‘s upcoming series about a stretch of cursed highway that reanimates animals, one angry undead squirrel and the boy who has to save his friends from said squirrel. Check out the clip below. (Dread Central)

The new website for the short-story compilation The Living Dead 2 has launched with eight free short stories. (Buy Zombie)

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