Deadlines: News roundup 7/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 27 - 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.

You going to Seattle’s ZomBCon, the all-zombie convention over Halloween weekend? Would you be more inclined to go if I told you George A. Romero is appearing Friday, October 29 at ZomBCon‘s red-carpet event? (Thanks to Will Thompson for the tip!)

A bioweapon attack makes the South go all zombieriffic in Project-X, a new indie film currently in post-production. Doesn’t sound too original, but the trailer looks decent. See that trailer embedded below, or visit the Project-X website . (Buy Zombie)

You like shooting at stuff? How about these zombie targets from Fork Targets? Yeah, that sounds like fun to me, too. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 23 - 2010

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Frank Darabont talks Walking Dead (TV) and reveals his influences, a bit about how he’s shaping and altering the narrative and more. Also, word is Comic Con audience loved the Walking Dead trailer they saw. Lucky bastards. (HitFix)

There’s also a handful of minor Walking Dead (TV) casting announcements. (FEARnet)

And more Walking Dead (TV) news! Season two is a go (already!) with hopes of seeing George Romero (!!!) direct an episode, the composer is Bear McCreary (of Battlestar Galactica) and Walking Dead (comic) artist Charlie Adlard cameos as a zombie. Oh, and a detailed description of the trailer footage. (Dread Central)

And someone shot footage of the trailer, naturally. It’s the worst possible angle, you can barely see WTF is going on and it’s more annoying than awesome, but hey: it exists. At least until the powers-that-be pull it down. You can find it embedded below until then. (Zombie Command)

Also, if you enjoy pictures of people you can sort of recognize sitting behind a table, there are some Walking Dead (TV) cast and crew pictures from the Comic Con panel. (FEARnet)

Or, better yet, a couple of new Walking Dead (TV) production stills! (Dread Central)

And if you liked the Walking Dead poster I mentioned yesterday, here’s some info on how to buy it. (Buy Zombie)

There’s an odd new commercial for Dead Rising: Case Zero embedded below for you. No zombies … just Vegas. Like I said, odd. (Buy Zombie)

Captain Jack Sparrow announced at Comic Con that there are zombies in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Cool. (Ain’t It Cool News)

San Diego, if you aren’t too busy with Comic Con events, tomorrow you can kill zombies in an interactive videogame art show called The San Diego Undead Show.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 22 - 2010

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Check out an awesome new poster for The Walking Dead by Drew Sturzan. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or read an interview (with spoilers: you’ve been warned) with Walking Dead leading man Andrew Lincoln. (io9)

Good news! The World War Z movie is still on and Brad Pitt is attached to star. Also, Zombie Survival Guide and ZSG: Recorded Attacks have also been optioned. It’s a franchise! Supposedly the first one (WWZ) is still being directed by Marc Forster and is coming fall 2012. We’ll see. (MTV Movies Blog)

Before settling on Las Vegas as a setting for Dead Rising‘s sequel, the original plan was to set Dead Rising 2 in Disneyland. Also, you can download Dead Rising: Case Zero on Xbox Live (only) August 31 for $5. (Kotaku)

The official website of Resident Evil: Afterlife is live. I thought it had already launched, but I don’t have the patience to go through my news posts to find it at the moment. Anyway, not that much going on there at the moment beyond trailers and pics you’ve already seen, but maybe soon given that San Diego Comic Con is in swing. (Bloody Disgusting)

You might get more RE: Afterlife goodness out of this interview with two of the producers. (Fangoria)

Go behind the scenes of African zombie apocalypse film The Dead via the magic of embedded video (it’s embedded below). (Bloody Disgusting)

The folks behind the short Ay Up Me Duck of the Dead are working on a full length film called Zombie Hood. (Buy Zombie)

Apparently the latest series of the point-and-click adventure game The Devil’s Playhouse takes part around a zombie apocalypse, if the summary of episode four is to be believed. (TotalPlaystation)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 21 - 2010

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Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Review: Night of the Zombies

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 21 - 2010

Once upon a time there was a porn star named Jamie Gillis. And that porn star went on to try his hand at acting in a zombie movie called Night of the Zombies (aka Gamma 693, Night of the Zombies 2 and probably a handful of other names). And since Gillis had the acting range and skill of a heavy, wooden plank, that movie was bad.

Oh, and it didn’t help that the story was nonsense, the writing was shit, the effects crappy, the pacing painfully slow and the sound and lighting totally deficient. So is there any reason — any reason at all — to see Gamma 693?

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

There’s a movie poster for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun (the movie version of Dead Rising) and it is awesome. (Kotaku)

In other Dead Rising news, here’s some info on Dead Rising: Case Zero, the downloadable prequel to the upcoming sequel. (Zombie Command)

Enter this Walking Dead contest and win valuable prizes! Like a trip to the set!

Right in my own hometown of Denver, Colorado, a man is teaching zombie self-defense courses and offering free zombie self-defense seminars. (The Latest Word)

Bruce LaBruce’s gay zombie porn epic LA Zombie is banned in Australia. (The Age)

A tiny bit of info about Biohazard: Zombie Apocalypse surfaces! It’s a student film that the director hopes to turn into a feature. It was shot in Fresno, California, which makes sense because I believe Fresno is populated entirely with the living dead (I kid, I kid … I’m sure Fresno is a lovely place). (The Business Journal)

Get some info on the Resident Evil fan films in development. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 19 - 2010

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Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd talks The Walking Dead (TV). (AMCTV)

And lead actor Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes in the series) talks Walking Dead (TV), offering some insight into his character and a word about the zombies. There’s some other stuff from the crew, too. (IGN TV)

Director Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Downloading Nancy) will direct episode four of The Walking Dead (TV) for AMC. Or skip that and read who the writers and directors for all six initial Walking Dead (TV) episodes are! (Bloody Disgusting)

Or look at a scan from Entertainment Weekly that shows a Walking Dead (TV) pic featuring a zombie that looks a lot like a musician I know named Layden Bryant. (EW via Bloody Disgusting)

Need more? Michael Rooker touches on his Walking Dead role in a Q&A session! (Dread Central)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is coming to Xbox Live arcade for $15, with achievements, 21 new minigames, new co-op and Vs. modes and lots more. Get it in early September. (Gamespot)

If you’re excited for the vampire/zombie/magical amulet fest that is The Dead Matter, these final DVD details should be welcome news to you. (Fangoria)

Enjoy an interview with Judy O’Dea of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Lots of background on how she came to be part of the show and practical zombie-killing advice. (Southern Fried Gamer)

What could be worse than a virus that makes people go all crazed, mindless and murdery? How about one intelligent virus victim organizing the others? That’s what you get in The Rage Plague, a new film from Mudd Miller Productions in the early production stages. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Get your learn on with The Living and the Undead by Gregory A. Waller, a book about the origins and history of zombie/vampire mythology. (Buy Zombie)

Zombie jerky comes to America. Yay? (Kotaku)

Among this week’s DVD releases you will find The Dead are Alive, a 1972 zombie movie (maybe?) about an archaeological dig that uncovers some not-so-dead dead people. Anyone know anything about this? Is it actually a zombie movie and, if so, why have I never heard of it? (Horror Squad)

Chicago gets a zombie disco party Saturday, July 24. (Buy Zombie)

Like planning ahead? Well, zombies in Saugerties, New York will be zombie crawling October 16. There are plans for a videographer to document it, prizes for the best dead celebrity look-a-like, the best executed zombie and best pin-up zombie, and lots of boozing. Mmm, booze.

But wait, there’s more! There was a LOT of news Friday through Monday, so I will put up a special supplementary edition with the rest when I get home tonight … real life is always getting in the way of my zombie blogging! Check back late tonight/early tomorrow for a few more choice items.

Deadlines: News roundup 7/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 15 - 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 load of this cast photo for The Walking Dead (TV) and get even more excited about the impending series. (io9)

Or maybe you’d prefer to read an interview with Walking Dead ( TV) co-executive producer/episode director Michelle MacLaren? (Bloody Disgusting)

Best yet, have a gander at an interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Warning: despite being a good read, it’s kinda spoilery if you aren’t totally caught up with the comic series. (Things from Another World)

Visit the infamous cemetery featured in Night of the Living Dead, via a video embedded below. (Cinemassacre)

New book on the horizon! Alden Bell’s The Reapers are Angels is a Southern Gothic tale of a character born in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. You can pick it up August 3.

The Dead Rising videogame-to-film adaptation Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be released as series of eight episodes starting August 4 and ending August 25 — if you have Xbox Live. The rest of you will have to get it from the DeadRisingSun.com website a week later per episode. (The Feed)

Speaking of Dead Rising, North America gets no zombie action figure in its Dead Rising 2 special edition. Boo! (Kotaku)

This preview of of Greek zombie romp Evil in the Time of Heroes makes it sound promising! (Ain’t It Cool News)

A short test animation for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the animated NotLD prequel/reboot from Zeb De Soto, have hit hte net. It’s embedded below for you. (Dread Central)

Feeling thinky? This fine essay on why the zombie apocalypse meme is so popular should make your brain parts happy. (Gamecrashers)

If, on the other hand, you’re of the opinion that the zombie genre jumped the shark years ago, this essay on why zombies are so over is probably more your speed (and also, if you feel that way, why are you wasting your time here of all places?) (What’s the Rumpus?)

Finally, a bit of housekeeping. Good news! There’s a new logo (surely you’ve noticed?) and it is awesome. Thanks to Alert for the kick-ass design work. Bad news! I have jury duty tomorrow, then am leaving town for a few days. This may mean no posts tomorrow … depends on if I get dismissed (maybe I will wear an extra gory zombie shirt to help facilitate that…). In any case, news should be back on track Monday (I hope, cross fingers), but no promise re: Fashion Zombie. All depends on what time I get back in town Monday and how exhausted I am.

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Review: Doghouse

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 14 - 2010


In director Jake West’s Doghouse, we follow a bunch of loutish men to a tiny, out-of-the-way village, where they hope to carouse and help one of them, Vince, get over his fresh, new divorce. From this not-terribly-zombie-sounding premise, things quickly progress into familiar (for readers of this site, anyway) territory: violent, bloody mayhem explodes within moments of pulling into the town, as they discover that for some reason all the women there have gone insane and are murdering and feeding on the men. Cue Hall and Oates “Man Eater”!

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

A car full of revelers dressed as zombies crashed Friday near Portland, Oregon. No one was seriously hurt, but ti took witnesses a while to figure that out, thanks to the makeup. (KGW)

San Diego Comic Con attendees will have a shit-ton of zombie events to attend, including panels on Resident Evil: Afterlife, Max Brooks, Dead Rising 2 and zombie fiction — and that’s just what’s happening on Saturday, July 24! (Dread Central)

Get the scoop on Resident Evil: Afterlife from Niven Howie, the editor. Coming soon, an interview with the caterer! Seriously, I know editor is a pretty important job, but come on! So is grip, but do you really want to read about lighting the movie (unless you make movies yourself)? (Fangoria)

Pen-and-paper RPG types who love zombies should check out Outbreak: Undead, a new zombie apocalypse RPG. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura promises the upcoming Pet Sematary remake will not be watered down for a PG 13 rating. But can he promise it will be watchable? (io9)

If you like reading comics, check out the anthology Zombie Tales Vol. 1 online for free. (Zombie Command)

Filmmaker Matthew Chung talks about making Office of the Dead, a new zom-com about an engineer that accidentally triggers a zombie outbreak. There’s also a trailer embedded below for you. (Fangoria)

If you somehow enjoyed the abysmal Autumn (my thoughts on it here), you might enjoy this brief interview with Canadian actress Diane Selma, who played one of the featured zombies. (Fangoria)

A dull and meandering trailer has popped up online for a previously unheard-of film called Biohazard Zombie Apocalypse. Pointless trailer, generic name — I am having trouble mustering any kind of interest for this one. No other info, but you can watch it via an embed below. (Jaime Writes)

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