Deadlines: News roundup 7/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 8 - 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.

Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) is playing Chris Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. In this interview, Miller talks about the character, the action working with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson and more. (Fangoria)

Read this feature about REC 2, then go see it in a theater near you (it releases theatrically this weekend!) (Fangoria)

The sequel to low-budget Greek zombie romp Evil (review here) is Evil: In the Time of Heroes and it’s showing at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. There are pictures and a trailer. The trailer you can find embedded below, and it looks to be at least as ridiculous and over the top as its predecessor. I’m suddenly looking forward to this one. (Bloody Disgusting)

Europe will get a special edition of Dead Rising 2 with a ten-inch zombie tourist action figure. DO want! Wonder if the US will get one too? Oh, and you can also get a look at the cover art if that sort of thing excites you. (Kotaku)

If you were thinking epic Western open-world videogame Red Dead Redemption just needed zombies to make it perfect, you will be very pleased to hear that one of its four DLC packs adds zombies to the game. (Kotaku)

Fangoria rounds up a bunch of horror-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, including panels by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a panel on Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. (Fangoria)

Get the lowdown on an intriguing/disturbing novel called The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer, which casts the zombie apocalypse as an STD that creates horny zombies. Icky. (Buy Zombie)

Fans of Dead Space will get a prequel to Dead Space 2 that takes place just before the events of the second game. It’s an arcade/puzzle/interactive comic thing (don’t ask me, I just work here) called Dead Space Ignition and it’s coming this fall to a console system near you (presumably in your living room/bedroom/rumpus room). (Kotaku)

Budget action-RPG Fort Zombie got a major update, full of bug fixes and new content. If that sounds intriguing, make sure to check out the developers Q&A I posted awhile back. (Examiner.com)

If skateboarding with zombies sounds like a good idea to you (and you play the videogame Skate 3), have I got a cheat code for you. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Max Brooks has sold his millionth copy of The Zombie Survival Guide (congratulations, Mr. Brooks!). To commemorate the occasion, he did an awesome interview. (EW’s Shelf Life)

Ohio metal act the Devil Wears Prada is working on a zombie-apocalypse themed EP. (FEARnet)

A zombie hunting werewolf falls in love in the paranormal romance novel Zombie Moon, by Lori Devoti. (Buy Zombie)

Excited about the anime zombie apocalypse series High School of the Dead? This preview should get you even more excited. (Hallucinogenic Java)

A new trailer has hit the net for the “zombies on a college campus at Christmas break” film A Cadaver Christmas. Looks like it could be decent. It’s embedded below for yoru viewing pleasure. (Quiet Earth)

Also floating around is a trailer for an “animated” (sort of) series called Year Zero, about a dude trapped in his tiny NYC apartment during the zombie apocalypse. It looks … less likely to be decent. You can see it and judge for yourself below, where it’s embedded. (HorrorMovies.ca)

In case the current crop of roughly a billion zombie games on the iPhone OS aren’t enough for you, there’s another one called Zombie Flick coming in July. (Zombie Command)

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Shaun of the Dead: A love letter

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 7 - 2010


Today’s feature is a guest post from Camiele White, of StarCostumes.com. I neither endorse nor take credit for anything she says here, although I agree that Shaun of the Dead is fucking awesome.

I’ve always been a fan of legitimate zombie flicks. Though I’m a sucker for the classic Romero, I can’t help but get excited when I see a preview for a film with the mindless, brain-hungry undead as the unyielding antagonist. However, as of late, there hasn’t been much in the way of this classic horror genre that has excited me enough to pay $9 and sit in the middle row of a crowded cinema.

And then there was Shaun of the Dead.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 6 - 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.

Go on set of The Walking Dead (TV) and hear from Frank Darabont (director), Greg Nicotero (effects) and Robert Kirkman (creator). In summary: holy shit, this is going to be awesome. (Dread Central)

Or maybe you want to hear about the making of The Walking Dead (TV) from production designer Greg Melton? (AMCTV)

An experimental AIDS vaccine triggers a zombie apocalypse in the South Korean feature film The Neighbor Zombie, premiering July 18 at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. (Dread Central)

Tobe Hooper’s remake of White Zombie? Not happening. (Shock Till You Drop)

Zombie webseries Zombacant has kicked off season two! (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Rumor has it that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, whose directing credits include Breaking Bad and the X-Files, will direct an episode of The Walking Dead‘s first season. (Arrow in the Head)

Heads up! Crappy cell phone pics from the set of The Walking Dead have hit the net! (On Location Vacations)

Though not completely comprehensive, Zombie Command has put together an impressive list of zombie movies currently in development. (Zombie Command)

FrightFest ’10 will hit London from August 26-30 and will include the “zombie apocalypse in Africa” film The Dead (check out a new image!) and the “are those zombies or not?” French film The Pack (images!) among its offerings. (Bloody Disgusting)

Enjoy a slideshow from the recent Red, White and Dead Seattle-area zombie walk. (Ballard News-Tribune)

Also, the Red, White and Dead walk has reportedly set a new world record at 4,233 zombies. (Zombie Command)

The micro budget zombie movie Zombie Apocalypse (review here) is getting a sequel. It’s got a new cast, a bigger budget and it starts filming in the next few months. (Buy Zombie)

Looking forward to the upcoming PS3 top-down, twin-stick zombie-shooter Dead Nation? This lukewarm preview may cool your ardor. (Joystiq)

Learn to deal with the zombie infection before Dead Rising 2 hits with a helpful chart. (Xbox 360 Achievements)

Also, Dead Rising 2 has been rated for Australia. It will be released under the MA15+ rating without any cuts, unlike Left 4 Dead 2, which had to be heavily edited for Australian audiences. (Atomic MPC)

The third and final part of Morphine Nation‘s zombie discussion panel looks at the worst zombie-exacerbating natural disasters, best palces to hole up when the zombie apocalypse comes and lots more. (Morphine Nation)

There’s a new Rage zombie/crazies movie coming called Evac, about a shipment of bad turkey that makes people go all rabid and bitey on a military base. (Moviehole)

Get a look at the cover for The Undead that Saved Christmas short story anthology. (Buy Zombie)

Get the low down on the events of the 2010 Philadelphia Wizard World Con, including hot zombie crawl action. (Fangoria)

Zombies  and heavy metal come together in The Zombie Cookbook, a collaborative online zombie/music project. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Visit the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife and learn about some of the action sequences and 3D niftiness you’ll see when the film comes out this fall. (Fangoria)

In this interview with REC/REC 2 co-director Paco Plaza, read about how the initial film became a franchise, making actors run the cameras and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

There are a pair of trailers out for the Cuban zombie movie Juan of the Dead, about a guy who gets into the zombie-killer-for-hire business. I’ve embedded one for you below, you can find the other one at Buy Zombie. (Buy Zombie)

I have five words for you: Russian punk rock zombie wedding. Awesome (okay, including awesome that is six words). (Grayscale)

ScienceBlogs is under attack by zombies! Meaning it’s some kind of zombie themed day over there, which is cool if you like zombies and science. Which I do! (ScienceBlogs)

Finally, remember that there’s no news post tomorrow, due to the fact I am getting married. That probably means an extra big news post Monday, though. And just so we’re clear, no other posts tomorrow as well. Use the opportunity to go outside, or maybe catch up on any of the Zombie Movie Marathon recaps/reaction pieces you may have missed. And happy Fourth of July! Go USA!

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ZMMM Dailies: 6/30/2010 – Cemetery Man

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 1 - 2010

Thirty days, thirty movies: done. It all ended last night with Cemetery Man. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, the quickest summary I can give is its Italian title Dellamorte Dellamore, which translates to Death Love. It is a movie about death and love, with lots of zombies. It’s also beautiful (visually and otherwise), funny and damn strange.

I really want to do an in-depth review/critique/analysis of this film in the near future, so I will keep my remarks here brief. First off, if you haven’t seen this movie, put it at the top of your must-see list. Even if you don’t love it (and I think most of you will) it is an important film, both within the zombiesphere and within the larger context of “important” films. Hell, even if you think it is dumb as fuck (and it’s possible, though wrong, to interpret it that way) there is a whole lot of the gorgeous Anna Falchi nude in it (I’ll put a non-revealing nude picture of her below, for those who are curious), and arguably it’s not even gratuitous nudity since it ties closely into the plot.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/30/10 (belated edition)

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

A brief interview with Paco Plaza, co-director of REC and REC 2, covers his motivations for making film, the origins of the zombie plague in the films and more. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The awesome zombie/vampire movie The Revenant (review here) is getting a showing July 12 in Montreal at the Fantasia Festival. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The New York Museum of Arts and Design is running a month-long program of Italian zombie films this July. Featured films include Dawn of the Dead (presumably Dario Argento’s Euro edit, which is awesome), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Cemetery Man, almost every zombie movie Lucio Fulci ever made and Paolo Pasolini’s Pigsty (which no one but this museum seems to think is a zombie movie, but whatever). (Fangoria)

Some enterprising and twisted soul took a warped Amber Alert PSA and turned it into an even more warped faux-ad for Left 4 Dead 3: Soccer Mom. It’s embedded below for your entertainment. (Kotaku)

I am not at all sure Pet Sematary needs to be remade, even though the original sucked, but if that idea intrigues you, there’s a bit of info on the possible remake in an interview with one-time screenwriter on the project David Kajganich. (Lilja’s Library)

Here’s an interview with Dr. Dale Seslick, of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, the British zombie apocalypse survival road show. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Finally, apologies for this being a day late. I had to work last night from 5 p.m. until almost midnight. There will be another news post at the regular-ish time tonight, but none on Friday, because I am getting married that day and thus will be sort of busy.

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ZMMM Dailies: 6/29/2010 – Dead of Night

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 30 - 2010

There are pleasant surprises and unpleasant surprises and Dead of Night 9also known as Deathdream, among other names) was one of the pleasant ones. I have to admit, when I saw it was created by the team of writer Alan Ormsby and director Bob Clark, who also wrote/directed the execrable Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, my heart sank. All the more pleasant then when this turned out to be such a good film!

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 29 - 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.

In a news item that should be titled “Return of the King,” George A. Romero answers ten questions from Time readers. No revelations here, but worth the five minutes it takes to read it. (Time)

This in-depth profile of Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman has a few good tidbits (and a few quasi spoilers for readers of the comic that aren’t caught up to the current issues). (USA Today)

If you’d like to catch REC 2 in a theater, this list of dates and locations where you can do that should help. (Fangoria)

Two images of Boris Kodjoe in Resident Evil: Afterlife, plus an interview with him about the film, are available. (Black Voices on Movies)

If you’re in New Orleans, consider taking in a performance of Zombie Town: A Documentary Play, a mockumentary play about a San Francisco theater troupe stuck in a small Texas town during a zombie apocalypse. It runs Thursdays through Saturdays, from July 1 to July 18. (BestofNewOrleans.com)

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