Deadlines: News roundup 8/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 25 - 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 third set visit for The Walking Dead (TV) has hit the ‘nets. This time we learn about casting, music and why it’s good the first season is only six episodes. (Dread Central)

Two clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife have appeared online. You can see them both embedded below and fans will be happy to hear that they continue the ridiculous comic-book-style action movie absurdisms of the series in fine fashion. (FEARnet)

If those clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife excited you, read what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say about the creatures of the film, why he’s stuck with the franchise for so long and lots more. (Fangoria)

The full lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and among the latest announcements is Bruce LaBruce’s gay alien-zombie porno LA Zombie. (Quiet Earth)

Because one is never enough, there’s a new trailer for the slasher-meets-zombie flick Zombiefied. You can find it embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

How about some zombie eye shadow? (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Big Walking Dead (TV) news! We have a premiere date (October 31) and a trailer (the same one shown at Comic Con, but not shitty/bootlegged now). See it embedded below and prepare for the awesome. The initial episode will run 90 minutes, with the other five clocking in at 60. (AMCTV)

In other Walking Dead (TV) news, Frank Darabont talks to MTV about Andrew Lincoln and has some good things to say. (MTV Splash Page)

And Walking Dead (TV) producer Gale Ann Hurd has a few tidbits for us, too, about why the zombie zeitgeist, whether the show will outpace the comic and what kind of departures there will be. (SFX)

What does the guy who supervised the visual effects on Resident Evil: Afterlife have to say about the film? Find out! (Fangoria)

The FEARnet series Zombie Roadkill, about a cursed stretch of road where zombie animals reanimate, is starting October 4. There’s a picture of lead Thomas Haden Church, too. (Dread Central)

The Oklahoma Horror Film Festival will show over fifty movies (fourteen features and lots of shorts) over three days from September 3-5 in Tulsa. Zombie fans will appreciate the inclusion of a handful of zombie/zombie-like films including George’s Intervention, Shellter and The Prometheus Project. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 23 - 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.

Some long-overdue news about the next Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 expansion “The Sacrifice.” It works with both games, it tells the story of  the previous expansion, “The Passing,” from the original characters perspective and you get to decide which of the original cast doesn’t make it this time. (Kotaku)

George Romero talks about his possible next two “Dead” films and says nothing at all he hasn’t said before. Also, Survival of the Dead hits DVD/Blu-ray this week, along with a bunch of other crappy zombie movies. (Bloody Disgusting)

The Ford Brothers zombies-in-Africa film The Dead is getting its world premiere August 30 in London at Film4 Frightfest. It comes to the US September 24 for Austin’s Fantastic fest. (Bloody Disgusting)

The awesome REC 2 gets a cool viral ad campaign for the UK DVD release. See it embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The charming Plants vs. Zombies is coming to the Nintendo DS in January 2011. (Destructoid)

Have a chat with The Goon graphic novel creator Eric Powell about the upcoming animated feature. (Ain’t It Cool News)

US soldiers in Afghanistan are super, super into zombies apparently. Hello, troops abroad! Come home safe, and not all zombified, okay? (CBS News – World Watch)

A guy comes back from war … different. Like, zombie different, in Sella Turcica, a new film from Toetag, Inc. Trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

Crazed, speedy zombies, a military that wants to weaponize them and a woman who must fight her own guilt in order to save a little girl and end the whole mess all feature in Hinnon Valley, a new, low-budget  zombie movie coming from filmmaker Rick Greenwood. (Dread Central)

If you like your zombie movies goofy, campy and full of cheesy CGI, then Ninjas vs. Zombies, coming to DVD August 24 (tomorrow!), should be quite a treat for you. The trailer is embedded below. (FEARnet)

American Indians, a possibly alien zombie virus and a decent title are some of the attractions of The Dead Can’t Dance, a  new, indie zombie film. Naturally, there’s a trailer below for you. (Buy Zombie)

The fun micro-budget zombie opus Zombie Apocalypse (read my Zombie Apocalypse review here) is getting a sequel called Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. New story, new characters, same universe. They’re promising something like Mad Max, with zombies. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

The “undead Beatles” book Paul is Undead is getting a sequel, in which they come to America for a reunion tour. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 20 - 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 you aren’t excited about zombies-in-Africa film The Dead, you will be after seeing the brand new trailer (embedded below). You can also see the official one-sheet for The Dead. (Dread Central)

William Forsythe, Tom DeNucci and Christy Carlson Romano are joining the cast of the Glenn Ciano-directed Infected, a zombie film where the zombies retaining their humanity, but can’t stop eating people anyway. (Variety)

I’m still not sure Damned by Damn is a zombie flick, but it has an “army of undead” led by a banshee, so it could be. Anyway, the actual news is Damned by Dawn got distribution through Image Entertainment, so we’ll know soon! (Dread Central)

If you still haven’t seen enough on the French zombie/gangster/cop epic The Horde, there’s a trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

Get the scoop on the new FEARnet original series Zombie Roadkill, with Thomas Haden Church. It’s pretty much what you think — zombie roadkill. (FEARnet)

If you’re bored, this new Virgin Mobile-sponsored online zombie game might amuse you briefly. (A World on Fire)

If you want to own the terrible Kevin Tenney film Brain Dead, it’s coming to DVD. Read my review of Brain Dead first, though. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/18/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 18 - 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.

AMC has released five new photos from The Walking Dead (TV) and they look awesome! (AMCTV)

Super short World War Z film adaptation update! The studio reportedly likes Matt Carnahan’s latest script, so it could start production soon. (Bloody Disgusting)

Bayonne, New Jersey is the site of a new quasi-zombie film in progress called Blaming George Romero, about four horror movie fans who begin to believe the zombie apocalypse is upon us. (Hudson Reporter)

Be a zombie on a cookie (yes, you read that right) in possibly the strangest contest ever. (A World on Fire)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 17 - 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’s a domestic trailer for the Dylan Dog movie Dead of Night. It looks like cheesy good times and you can see it embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

Telluride, Colorado is getting the Telluride Horror Show, a horror film festival, this October 15-17. At least two zombie films, the Mormon zombie vehicle The Book of Zombie and the zombie moonshine epic Broken Springs: Shine of the Undead Zombie Bastards. The official Telluride Horror Show website seems like a good place to watch for updates. (Fangoria)

Buy Zombie continues to turn up obscure zombie lit with their discovery of Punk Zombie, about a group of four punks with superpowers. And, apparently, zombies. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 16 - 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.

Get a look behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Afterlife with a short video, embedded below. (IGN)

Or read all about Paul W.S. Anderson’s thoughts on Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Fangoria)

Players of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will get some love in the form of bi-weekly featured community maps. The first map will be “Two Evil Eyes.” (Left 4 Dead Blog)

If you can’t wait for the Dead Rising 2 prequel Dead Rising: Case Zero, this preview will help tide you over. (Stuff.co.nz)

From October 29-31, there’s a big reunion of the cast of Lucio Fucli’s City of the Living Dead happening in New Jersey. (Cinesploitation)

An intriguing letter makes the case that the zombie apocalypse would lead to the reemergence of empires as the primary force in international politics. (Foreign Policy)

In or around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and interested in preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse? There’s a Meetup group for that.

A very low budget, low profile indie zombie feature (unnamed as of yet) gets a little love from the local press in Rockford, Illinois. Slow news day? (Go.RRStar.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 13 - 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.

Good news, gamers — it looks like zombies mode will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops. (Kotaku)

A great name, good looking cinematography and some infected Rage-type zombies come your way in Toxic Lullaby, a new German film. There’s a trailer embedded below and a teaser to be found at the link. (Quiet Earth)

If you need some free zombie entertainment, you could do a lot worse than watching the were-rat/zombie movie Mulberry Street for free on FEARnet. Read my review of Mulberry Street if you’re still on the fence.  (Horror Squad)

Okay, Oshkosh, Wisconsin — are you ready to zombie walk? If not, you have a few days, since it happens September 4. It’s free, and all proceeds from shirt sales and other revenue goes to the Time Community Theater. Yellow Springs, Ohio gets a zombie walk even sooner — this Saturday, August 14.

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

The Walking Dead (comic) artist Charlie Adlard talks about playing a zombie in the TV adaptation and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

Or you could check out the second piece of a two-part Walking Dead (TV) set visit and learn why it was shot in Atlanta, how bad the heat sucked, tips on “Easter eggs” for fans of the comic and lots more. (Dread Central)

There’s a short new Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer available, from someplace else (Italy? My language skills aren’t so hot). I can’t get the embed to work properly, so you’ll have to head to that link to see it. (Quiet Earth)

In part two of an interview with The Dead co-director Howard Ford, we learn about the trials of shooting in Africa (cannibals, animal sacrifice and malaria, oh my!), making films as a family affair and why he chose to use slow zombies, among many other topics. (Dread Central)

Catch the buzz on Bob Fingerman’s Pariah, a thinking man’s zombie novel” about an apartment building-cum-fortress in a zombie apocalypse. (Dread Central)

The Edmonton DEDfest will run zombie film goodness from August 19-21, including Re-Animator and REC 2. Edmonton … that’s in Ontario, Canada right? Zombie I know. Geography … not so much. Oh yeah, there’s also some non-zombie horror stuff, too. (Quiet Earth)

Enjoy an interview with the creators of the comedic zombie webseries I Am Not Infected. (Balise)

The author of the Southern Gothic zombie tale The Reapers are Angels writes about the rules he used to write his zombie novel. I wish I had time to read it… (We Book)

Get an early peek at the NSFW comic Ginger Stein: Rise of the Undead, a graphic novel tale of a necronomic plague that’s quickly bringing about the end of the world, and the one woman who might be able to stop it. (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Okay, junkies (and I count myself among that number), get a little hit of The Walking Dead (TV) via a Robert Kirkman interview. (i09)

Or, go on-set of The Walking Dead (TV) with a set visit! There’s nothing terribly new, but you’re probably going to read it anyway… (Fangoria)

In the upcoming movie Flick, a guy dies in the ’50s, then comes back in modern times to woo his sweetheart and seek revenge. The stylized trailer, embedded below, looks great. And it’s got Faye Dunaway! (28 Days Later Analysis)

Good news, Europe and Australia! You get Dead Rising 2 September 24, a few days earlier than planned. (Kotaku)

Get ready for Korean zom-com wackiness with Mr. Zombie, a movie about a zombie, a loan shark and family troubles. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

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