Undead Diversion: “Zombie Apocalypse” video to die for

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 10 - 2010

Longtime readers, or those who actually use that sidebar rotator to find cool shit to look at, may remember me posting a live clip of Kirby Krackle’s “Zombie Apocalypse” in May of 2009. Back then I wrote this about the band and song:

Kirby Krackle is the self-styled “World’s First Comic Book Rock Band,” and they have produced this lovely ukelele-driven ballad about the horrific inconveniences of the zombie apocalypse. It’s a fun, clever ditty that should appeal to anyone who’s ever spent way too much time pondering what the zombie apocalypse would look like in real life.

Well, I don’t have much to add to that except that now there is an awesome new animated video for the already awesome song (that’s it embedded above if you didn’t already figure that out). And it is your Undead Diversion of the week. Spread it far and wide — it deserves to be seen/heard.

For more info on Kirby Krackle or to buy their album, visit the band’s web site.

Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 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.

Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 10 - 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.

At last, Grindhouse (which includes the fun, infected-zombie tale Planet Terror) is getting a super-duper all-in-one-package Blu-ray release with some new extra features, including all the trailers (yes!) and a featurette on the make-up effects of Planet Terror. (FEARnet)

If you find yourself in Chicago between October 7 and 31, you can catch Musical of the Living Dead, live (er, undead?) on stage! In the meantime, look below for an embedded clip of a song from the musical zombie extravaganza. (Buy Zombie)

Get up to speed on some upcoming horror movie screenings around the country, including showings of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and the uber-low budget Colin. (Fangoria)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is getting a Game of the Year edition with some new stuff. Most notable is the new not-Michael Jackson dancing zombie (boo!) and the new make-a-custom-zombie tool (fun!). Does that justify buying it again? Maybe not, but if you’ve been waiting, there’s no time like the present. (Kotaku)

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Review: The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse – self-titled

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 4 - 2010

The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse’s self-titled album is a six-track concept album (or EP, if you prefer) about — what else? — the inevitable zombie apocalypse. One would think I would be positively inclined toward a concept album about the zombie apocalypse from a band that shared the name of my website. And you know what? One would be absolutely fucking right about that. But the fact is, my “day job” is roughly 75 percent music critic, so that that wouldn’t matter for shit if the music wasn’t good. Luckily (spoiler alert!), it is.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Apparently, Michael Jackson’s estate is forcing Pop Cap to remove the Michael Jackson zombie from Plants Vs. Zombies. Bullshit! (Horror Squad)

Zombie coverage is still shambling out of Comic Con. Here’s a report on the Max Brooks/Mira grant/et al-featuring “zombies in literature” Comic Con panel. (The 8th Circuit)

Have a chat with Walking Dead (TV) actress Emma Bell! (Comic Book Resources)

Does the Walking Dead (TV) trailer nod to Dead Rising‘s climax? Maybe! Also, this gives me an excuse to post the better version of bootleg Comic Con trailer — it’s embeded below for you! (Kotaku)

Speaking of which, how about a report on Dead Rising 2‘s Comic Con panel? (Fangoria)

It’s sort of a zombie movie, so this news sort of belongs here — rock legend Nick Cave is rewriting the script for The Crow remake. That’s kinda cool. (The Wire)

If you want a big-ass statue of Left 4 Dead‘s Tank, start saving your pennies. The damn thing will set you back around $250, most likely. (Kotaku)

Is Nathan Fillion going to appear in the Patrick Lussier-directed Condition Dead? Maybe! Would that make it a lot more appealing? Yes! (Moviehole)

A classic premise gets a fresh twist in the zombie apocalypse flick Dead Genesis, about a documentarian following a group of zombie hunters to make a propaganda film. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below — the makeup looks a little rough, but the idea holds promise and Dead Genesis is a great name. Here’s hoping it lives up to the promise of the title and premise! (28 Days Later Analysis)

The band the Devil Wears Prada has a zombie apocalypse EP coming out, complete with comic book! (FEARnet)

A man tries to protect his infant son in the upcoming short film The Day the World Went Away. (Dread Central)

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Undead Diversion: Die Ärzte – “Junge”

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 9 - 2010

Have a look at the awesome, bloody mess of a video above. It’s the German punk band Die Ärzte for their song “Junge.” The name apparently translates to “Boy,” and it’s about “kids these days ruining their lives” (sarcastically, one would presume) if this Wikipedia article on the tune is to be believed. I don’t know about any of that, because my German is strictly limited to ordering beer (“Ein bier, bitte”) and asking where the bathroom is (“Wo ist der WC, bitte?”) — Sorry, Herr Tonkovich, it’s all that stuck.

What I do know is the video is full of awesome zombie mayhem and a pretty decent tune, which makes it good enough to make the cut for today’s inaugural edition of Undead Diversion. That’s the new weekly Friday afternoon post that will take the place of the Friday review. From here on out, reviews will alternate with feature-type content and arrive on Wednesdays. So, Monday is Fashion Zombie (clothing for the undead-minded fashionista), Wednesday is features and reviews of all types, Friday is Undead Diversion, a cool link/video/etc. to help you transition to your weekend. And of course, you still get a daily news post, all for the low, low price of nothing! Although, feel free to shower me with gifts, donations or even just click on my ads if you are feeling generous.

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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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 6/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Get all the gory details on Greg Nicotero’s zombie and gore designs on The Walking Dead TV series. (AMCTV)

Here’s a long, in-depth look at The Walking Dead comic, which has apparently been nominated for an Eisner Award (like the Oscars, for comics). (Comic Attack)

Dead Rising 2 has been delayed from its August 31 (US)/September 3 (Europe) release date. It’s now coming tot he US September 28 and Europe October 1. (Kotaku)

There’s an English language trailer for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun movie based on the Dead Rising video game series and I have embedded it below for you. (Dread Central)

The producer of Resident Evil 5 will not be working on Resident Evil 6. Good news? Bad news? Who cares news? (Kotaku)

Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) are producing a live-action adaptation of Xombie, the animated/comic series about a zombie cop trying to save the remnants of humanity. Word is, they’ve picked out a writer and are working to get a deal done. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, perhaps you’d like to help them recapture the world record for most zombies in a zombie walk? (Zombie Command)

Well, it looks like the band Zombie Apocalypse NOW! is breaking up. Bummer. There aren’t enough zombie apocalypse bands as it is. (Kalamazoo Noise)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

More casting from The Walking Dead! Adrian Kali Turner has been cast as Morgan Jones’s son Duane. (Bloody Disgusting)

Read a local news report about filming on The Walking Dead taking place in the quaint town of Mansfield, Georgia. (CovNews)

Get ready for a brain-bending lesson in linguistics and zombies drawn from the excellent Pontypool (review here). (Mango Languages)

If you’re excited to wave your hands around while killing videogame zombies, this report on the PS3 Move controls for Resident Evil 5 is good news indeed (i.e. it works well!). (Kotaku)

The first casting news for Quarantine 2 is out. The direct-to-DVD sequel (which will not be a remake of REC 2, by the way, but an original story) will star Mercedes Masohn and Josh Cooke, neither of whom I have ever heard of. (Bloody Disgusting)

In the upcoming movie Sam Hell, a rotting zombie head speaks telepathically to a man and convinces him to do murder. It’s just signed a distribution deal with Anthem Digital and will premiere at a film festival in Livermore, California this September. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The lovely and talented Laura Shigihara, of Plants vs. Zombies theme-song fame, has released a live version of the song. it’s embedded for you below. (Kotaku)

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