Deadlines: News roundup 1/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 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.

Have a look at some conceptual images for the upcoming Nazi zombie movie The 4th Reich. (Dread Central)

If you want to pick up Zombies of Mass Destruction (read my review) on DVD, you’ll get your chance on March 23 when it’s released as part of a box set of After Dark’s Eight Films To Die For. You’ll also be able to pick it up on its own, luckily. And if you want to catch it in theaters, it will be available in a few select cities from January29 to February 4. (Dread Central)

French cops vs. zombies vs. gangsters movie The Horde is getting a facelift before its theatrical premiere in France, namely the first ten minutes are being recut. (Bloody Disgusting)

One man has come up with an amusing business plan for the zombie apocalypse. (Overthinking It)

Deadlines: News roundup 1/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 4 - 2010

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The DVD and Blu-ray details for Dead Snow (review here) are out. You’ll get five featurettes detailing various aspects of the filmmaking, some outtakes and the theatrical trailer. (Dread Central)

Its existence was news once previously, but now we have a rough timeframe for the release of the Jane Austen-free prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book, called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, will be out in March 2010. (Dread Central)

How much abuse will it take to kill that Tank in Left 4 Dead 2? Here’s a handy chart to figure it out. (Kotaku)

Fast zombies invade a church in the Danish short feature Opstandelsen. Teaser trailer embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Yet another microbudget zombie apocalypse is on the horizon. This one is called Transmission and it spins a tale of four survivors who follow a radio transmission in search of refuge. The trailer, which is embedded after the break for you, looks well put together despite the obvious budgetary limitations. (Beyond Hollywood)

A second season of Sharehouse Zombie Apocalypse is on the way, and to think I didn’t even know about the first! Its tagline, “A web series about housemates, zombies and toilet paper.” probably tells you all you need to know. (Sharehouse Zombie Apocalypse)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/24/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 24 - 2009

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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 of Left 4 Dead 2‘s characters are making their way into the wonderful world of social media (Facebook, YouTube). Will you join them? (Kotaku)

Coming soon to a console near you, a massively multiplayer online zombie role-playing game from a new studio formed by Jeff Strand, one of the heavyweights of MMO gaming. Two words: Fuck and YES. (Horror Squad)

Go behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Afterlife with a video posted by Milla Jovovich from her Twitter account. I embedded it for you after the break. (Bloody Disgusting)

The good folk of Quiet Earth have some concept art and poster images for the upcoming Outpost II: Black Sun, another Nazi-zombie film. (Quiet Earth)

Sisters fight off zombies in One Last Sunset, an upcoming film from Kevin Richmond. Teaser trailer embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Check out this zombie outbreak simulator that runs on Google Maps. It’s apparently a precursor to a real-time strategy game that will also run on Google Maps. (Zombie Command)

The city of Longmont, Colorado has been taken over by a 600-strong game of Humans vs. Zombies. That is awesome. (Longmont Times Call)

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List: Worst Zombie Movies

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 11 - 2009

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Among the nearly 200 zombie movies I have seen, there have been some truly atrocious films. Not just bad mind you — in a genre so filled with amateurish, low-and-no-budget entries, bad is commonplace. No, we are talking about the truly, spectacularly terrible — movies that are difficult, painful or even brain damaging to sit through. Which I have done, because when it comes to zombies, I watch them all from the opening credits to the end credits, no matter how much it hurts. And some of these hurt bad. So to save you the trouble — or to provide the masochists with fodder for their self-abuse — I present these, the ten worst zombie movies I have had the misfortune to sit through. I don’t necessarily claim these are the worst of all time, just the worst I have seen. God forbid that there are actually worse, but in all honesty, there probably are. And I’ll get around to watching those eventually, too…

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/20/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 20 - 2009

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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 director of upcoming Nazi zombie film The 4th Reich promises “the mother of all zombie films.” We shall see, Mr. Hyperbole, we shall see… Oh, and it will be 3D. (Fangoria)

For those of you who like your zombies sexy (it’s okay, I don’t judge), there is this zombie pin-up calendar. (Shock Till You Drop)

Did you catch the recent Simpsons take on the zombie apocalypse? Me neither, but the Portland Zombie Examiner did, and he has some thoughts and an embed. (Examiner.com)

Another mainstream look at the wonderful world of zombies. (KHTS AM 1220)

Deadlines: News roundup 9/24/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 24 - 2009

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Here’s a lengthy feature on REC/REC 2 makers Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. (Fangoria)

More Zombieland clips! Damn. By the time this thing hits, will there be any part of it that hasn’t been seen yet? (Bloody Disgusting)

Valve is appealing the Australian ban on Left 4 Dead 2. Hope springs eternal, our poor, put-upon friends Down Under! (Kotaku)

A free, web-based Flash version of Plants vs. Zombies is ready. The original was great (review here) and if you haven’t played it yet, I suggest giving the web version a spin. (Zombie Command)

A synopsis for Outpost II: Black Sun has come to light. It’s your basic NATO forces vs. battalion of Nazi zombie Stormtroopers deal. Sounds exciting, but so did the first one and it was seriously sleep inducing (review of original here). (Quiet Earth)

I’m hopeful that Dead Rising 2 will be a great game and screenshots like this one, of a guy wearing a helmet with antlers and kicking zombie butt with it, are encouraging. (Kotaku)

That Resident Evil 5 director’s cut mentioned yesterday is going to support some fancy-ass new PS3 motion controller. (Kotaku)

The HD-DVD version of Deadlands 2: Trapped has been delayed until November 27. (Shoot for the Head)

Toy collectors can get all hot and bothered about a new Mez-Itz  collectible, black-and-white zombie figure. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/28/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 28 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The July 14 U.S. DVD release of the great Spanish zombie film REC is approaching soon. Today the DVD art was revealed, and man does it look like a first-time Photoshop user with no design skills created it. We can only hope someone in charge sees this crap and insists on a do-over. (DVD Active)

The mutant-femme-zombies meet dudes-behaving-badly flick Doghouse is set for release in the U.K. June 12. There’s a new poster for it, which looks fantastic. (Dread Central)

The latest iteration of Nazi-occult first-person shooter franchise Wolfenstein comes out August 4, which almost certainly means more Nazi zombies. And if you like your zombies in space, you’ll have to wait almost two months longer because Dead Space: Extraction, a prequel to last year’s hit Dead Space, comes out September 29.

After the break, there’s a trailer for frozen Nazi-zombie comedy Dead Snow, coming to VOD (video on demand) June 12.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/15/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 15 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The original Wolfenstein 3D is coming to Xbox Live Arcade. I have so many fond memories of this game it’s not even funny. And it’s still, to this day, possibly the best use of Nazi zombies ever. (Kotaku)

Speaking of Nazi zombies, the sequel to the soporific Outpost — titled Outpost II: Black Sun –  is being sold at Cannes and there’s a bit of news in the form of a new, admittedly cool-looking poster. The synopsis promises “more action and even more fights and frights.” Of course, more than the original could means as little as thirty or forty seconds… (Horror-Movies.ca)

If you’re a fan of the Deadlands series, you are in luck as director Gary Ugarek says that not only is he hard at work on the third entry in the series, he’s also working on a remake of the intial entry, Deadlands: The Rising. That’s a lot of Deadlands… (Horror-Movies.ca)

Schlock waves: Shock Waves

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 5 - 2009

shockwaves You need proof that the Nazi zombie subgenre is cursed? How about the fact that Shock Waves is widely considered the best of the bunch and it sucks. It’s Ken Wiederhorn’s directorial debut and I have no idea how he was ever allowed behind the camera again afterward. He hasn’t worked since 1998 if IMDB is to be believed, so eventually folks caught on. If they had stopped him after this crap, maybe he wouldn’t have destroyed Return of the Living Dead II.

The problems of this movie are legion. The zombies are frequently referred to as “stylish” but I was unimpressed. They move in rigid sync with each other, wearing dumb goggles and looking for all the world like refugees from a Kraftwerk parody video. They aren’t scary and they’re easily the best part of the movie. The bastards don’t bite, preferring to drown their victims for the most part. The killings are ridiculous and unbelievable.

The movie gives us a creaky tour boat full of Americans who stumble on an island inhabited by former Nazi officer watching over a sunken ship populated by Nazi zombie super-soldiers. Then they get killed. Far too little happens and the movie jumps around a bit due to poor editing, direction and writing. It wasn’t quite incoherent but it was definitely befuddled. It wasn’t suspenseful, gory or funny. It also wasn’t interesting. But it did have Peter Cushing and John Carradine, for all the good it did. Worthwhile only for historical interest.

Deadlines: News roundup 4/29/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 29 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The Corbin Bernsen (LA Law! Fuck yeah!) helmed zombie feature Dead Air is looking for distribution at Cannes. The movie is set in a radio station during a zombie outbreak (like Pontypool!), shares a name with one of Left 4 Dead‘s campaigns and stars Bill Moseley. Still not sold? Hit the jump below and find a teaser trailer. (Dread Central)

New details emerge about Deadlands 2:  Trapped, a microbudget zombie epic sequel to the original Deadlands: The Rising (which gives me some urgency to see the original). Details include production stills, screening dates, the troubled search for distribution and what it’s like to make a full-bore zombie epic on a $6,000 budget (spoiler: it’s hard). (Fangoria)

Are you ready for yet another upcoming entry in the Nazi zombie subgenre? This one will be called The 4th Reich and it is revealed via a feature on The Soldier, the short that inspired it. Since I believe this particular subgenre may be cursed, I am not getting my hopes up. (Fangoria)

The Dead Rising 2 feast continues as Kotaku weighs in with some speculation about possible game mechanics, such as the desire for videography instead of the first game’s still photography. (Kotaku)

Have a Wii? Never played Resident Evil? Or maybe want to play it again? You are in luck, a port is being released with all of the original’s (actually, the Gamecube remake’s) clunky controls and murderous camera angles intact! Joy. (Kotaku)

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Lost Zombies is sponsoring a 24-hour writing challenge on May 1. (Fangoria)

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