Deadlines: News roundup 02/14/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 14 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

The Dead, a zombie film that’s been making the festival circuit for some time now, has finally picked up distribution through Starz/Anchor Bay. This is actually good news because that means it will hit Netflix instant watch and On Demand early on, giving it a wider audience. (Shock Till You Drop)

Worst Case Scenario was a Nazi zombie film that unfortunately never saw the light of day. It’s been partially resurrected though in the form of Frankenstein’s Army which will borrow some of the main plot points, namely said Nazi zombies. Check out the trailer after the break. (About, Buy Zombie)

A lot of us were disappointed at Night of the Living Dead 3D, despite horror giant Sid Haig’s attempts to make it watchable. Well they’re making a sequel called Night of the Living Dead 3D: Resurrection (part 2: the Return)which will have everything the first movie had, minus Sid. Bummer. (Dread Central)

More pictures were released from the upcoming McFarlane Toys lineup of The Walking Dead figures, including a bad ass Samurai sword wielding Michonne. (Dread Central)

Jason Bolinger dropped us a line this weekend to unveil the trailer for his film Collapse. You’ll need to follow the link to see the trailer.

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/11/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 11 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Here’s a nice writeup for The Survivors, a zombie television series being shot and aired locally at the University of Connecticut by creator Beren Jones. (Hartford Courant)

The Changing Faces Theater is putting on a stage adaptation of the Romero classic Night of the Living Dead this month and it’s getting great reviews. (Recordnet)

The zombie education class being taught at the University of Colorado has been met with so much approval from the students that they’re now doing a weekend workshop on the undead. (Colorado Daily)

We’ve got a few more pics and some comments from the team behind the quirky comedy Deadheads about two buddies trying to survive as zombies after the outbreak. (Fangoria)

If you’re like me and you still like to play with toys then you’re in luck. McFarlane toys (who make the greatest collectible figures in my opinion) are now doing a line of The Walking Dead action figures. (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 02/04/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 4 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

I’d like to take a minute to discuss two things. First, today is the birthday of one mister George A. Romero, the original king of the undead. Let’s hope he continues to bring us amazing films even after he’s died and inevitably returned from the dead.

Second, speaking of birthdays, it’s the 3rd BIRTHDAY for the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. Three years ago today Cory Casciato decided to give us the best bits of zombie news, reviews, and editorials that we desperately wanted. I’ve been lucky to be a part of this endeavor over the last few months and I hope I can still be a part of it for years to come. Thanks Cory, you’re pretty awesome…. Also, “BRAINS…..!”

Alright, enough sappy stuff… Onto the news!

We can now relive our childhood memories of giant babies and chainsaw wielding maniacs because Zombies Ate My Neighbors is heading to the big screen. This is quite possibly the first video game to movie treatment I’m excited for.  (First Showing)

Thomas Newman gives a lengthy interview about his latest indie film Bong of the Dead. (BC Local News)

Crash, Hawthorne, and The Shield writer Glenn Mazzara has just joined the writing staff for The Walking Dead. I feel the property is in safe hands. (Deadline)

1408 scribe Matthew Greenberg is penning the script for the remake of Pet Cemetery. As long as it’s got undead kids, I’m in. (LA Times)

Aaaaannnd it’s dead again… Christopher Smith has already turned down the chance to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I really hope at this point Natalie Portman can just get her money back. (Buy Zombie)

It’s a blast from the past because after the break we’ve got the 15 minute zombie short film Drag by director Mark Pavia. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/18/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 18 - 2011

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

Check out the trailer after the break for Village of Nightmares, an upcoming zombie real-time strategy game. (Buy Zombie)

We’ve got a little more footage of the upcoming Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

Well, The Walking Dead may have lost at the Golden Globes, but at least Hunter Via picked up an ACE award for best editing on the pilot of the show. (Dread Central, AMC)

Actress Milla Jovovich recently spoke out about the hate mail she still receives from avid Resident Evil gamers over the choice to use a made up character in the film franchise. (Kotaku)

In one of the best pieces of viral marketing ever, check out yourmomhatesthis.com and see some behind the scenes footage from Your Mom Hates Dead Space 2 after the break. (Dread Central)

Here’s a nice write up of director Blair Murphy and his quest to make an awesome zombie film in Philadelphia. (The Tribune Democrat)

Speaking of directors, the Victoria Film Festival has lured both George A. Romero and Bruce McDonald, the director of Pontypool to the event. (Times Colonist)

While more 28 Days Later than Night of the Living Dead, Tooth and Nail is a good read, and author Craig Dilouie talks about it in this interview. (Zombiephiles)

Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA is kicking off the new year with it’s first book signing with Christian Seller’s and Gary Smart’s The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead. (Fangoria)

We got the message that Make Out With Violence hit Netflix on DVD today, and Instant Watch would be following soon, so make sure to add it to the queue.

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 15 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

As usual, there’s a plethora of Walking Dead news…

Danvers High School put on a theater performance of Night of the Living Dead this past weekend and director Kyla Fallon sat down for an interview regarding the play. (Wicked Local)

Fan made cut of the Romero original Night of the Living Dead, called Editing the Dead, is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style YouTube game you can play after the break. (Moviefone)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/12/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 12 - 2010

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… News post by Johnathon Brock and Cory Casciato. Got news tips? E-mail them to cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com. Bookmark the home page or add the RSS feed to your reader for your daily dose of walking dead.

EA Games has dismissed any fears that Dead Space 2 will be purely action packed and promises that it will contain just as many fear-inducing moments as the original. (Kotaku)

Zombies get ready to invade the peaceful south during a zombie walk in Gadsden, Alabama on Saturday, October 16. Then you can catch a stage production of Night of the Living Dead several times between October 22 and 30. (Gadsden Times)

If you can’t make it to the movies, season one of Dead Wait, an independent zombie webisode series, is now available online and we’ve got the entire season after the break! (Buy Zombie)

Zombies invade Minneapolis and a valiant alt-weekly recounts the carnage! (Okay, it’s just a zombie crawl, but hey, fun pictures!) (City Pages – The Dressing Room)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

You going to be in New York October 8-10? Well, rest assured that the New York Comic Con will have zombie panels aplenty, including panels on surviving the inevitable zombie apocalypse, discussion of zombie theory, a behind-the scenes look at Ugly Americans and a Walking Dead panel with a bunch of the creative types and cast. (Dread Central)

Here in Denver we get a stage production of Night of the Living Dead every year that blends film, theater, farce and zombies (plus a dance number) into one great homage to the classic. I’ve seen it and it is quite enjoyable. (Westword – Show & Tell)

Want a sweet Half Life headcrab zombie sculpture for your home or office? Preorders are happening now… (Kotaku)

There’s a bad-ass new cinematic trailer for the new Left 4 Dead/L4D2 DLC “The Sacrifice.” Can’t embed the fucking thing, unfortunately. Click that link back there. (Kotaku)

Just below the break, you can find a sweet trailer for Red Dead Redemption‘s “Undead Nightmare” DLC. Cowboys and zombies FTW!

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

Despite mediocre-to-terrible reviews, it looks like Resident Evil: Afterlife is a hit with fans and will easily make the most money of any entry in the series. (Fangoria)

In case you couldn’t guess, that means another Resident Evil movie is coming… (New York Magazine – Vulture)

This week, we’ll learn the backstory of Left 4 Dead with the comic The Sacrifice. The first of four parts hits tomorrow (online presumably, but they don’t really specify). (Official Left 4 Dead Blog)

I feel like it’s been seen before, but just in case, here’s a link to a tiny image from The Walking Dead that was in Entertainment Weekly. (Dread Central)

It’s zombie week over at Tor.com! That means a shitload of zombie content, from a Neil Gaiman story to a zombie playlist from a guy I sort of work with, Jason Heller!

One of the original producers of Night of the Living Dead, John Russo, is working on a sleazy, cheesy sounding zombie flick called Escape of the Living Dead. Aryan bikers, ass-kicking/zombie-killing chicks and a mad scientist all figure in. (Dread Central)

Get some info on the making of the banshee/zombie flick Damned by Dawn from writer/director Brett Anstey. Cockroaches, cold weather and an aborted attempt at Hammer horror all figure in the making-of… (Fangoria)

If you want to get insight into the author of Married with Zombies, this interview with author Jesse Petersen is just the thing. (Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia)

If you’d like to read some poetry and prose inspired by the zombie apocalypse, the book Warriors of the Zombie Hamlet should scratch your itch, because that is what it is. (Small Town Social)

Finally, how about a great-looking trailer for a almost-certainly fake IMAX 3D movie called Zombies del Bicentenario, celebrating Mexico’s bicentennial (with zombies)? It’s embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

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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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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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