Deadlines: News roundup 10/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 4 - 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.

Zap2It has an exclusive first look at the new Walking Dead promo! Unfortunately, embedding is not allowed. (Zap2It)

AMC just released an in depth video profile of Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) of the soon to be hit series The Walking Dead. You can find it embedded below. (AMCTV)

Serialized radio-style audio drama is all the rage these days! All the cool kids are doing it, including some cool kids from Boston University who are doing a zombie apocalyspe audio drama called Undead End. (Examiner.com)

NPR gives us advice on curling up with a good book to enjoy during zombie armageddon. (NPR)

We’ve got a new trailer and behind the scenes clips of Thomas Haden Church as he goes sideways in his newest role as park ranger Chet Masterson in Zombie Roadkill, a new series from FEARnet. The behind the scene video is embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If your eyes need a workout, point them at these Red Dead Redemption “Undead Nightmare” DLC images. (Kotaku)

Get the latest on the latest Eric S. Brown zombie novella collection, Season of Death. (Dread Central)

Feeling the need to load up your iPhone with zombie shovelware? Man, will you ever be excited at this ten-for-99-cent iPhone zombie game special! (We Zombie!)

Get your zombie-filled manga fix with Grand Guignol Orchestra, a series about a traveling band of musicians in the zombie apocalypse. (Dread Central)

Finally, if you read the intro up there, you’ll see that The Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse has a new contributor, Johnathon Brock! Everybody say “hi!” He’ll be helping out with news and other fun stuff and we’ll do a proper introduction later this week.

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Best of TIZA … so far

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 1 - 2010

Kind of hard to believe, but the site’s been around for just a touch more than eighteen months now. In that time, I’ve amassed more than 600 posts and almost a thousand comments on said posts (thanks for the feedback!), all of which means, if you’re new, or don’t visit the site on a regular basis, you might have missed some cool stuff. And the last thing I would want is for you to miss some cool stuff, especially if it was cool stuff I wrote, so I’ve gone back and compiled a list of the top ten posts on the site since its humble beginnings in February 2009. Without further ado, here are those posts…

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 2 - 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.

The AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead got white-hot today as production officially started. We got the first look at the Walkers (i.e. zombies) and they look awesome. There’s also a behind-the-scenes video, which you can find embedded below. That’s all from the official Walking Dead blog at amctv.com, which seems is a good place to watch for news about the series.

It’s not the only place, though, since elsewhere we discover that Addy Miller has joined the cast, presumably as Sophia, the young daughter of Carol. (The Walking Dead Poscast)

Also added to the cast is Linds Edwards, playing a character named Leon Bennet. Uh, who? I don’t recall that one and neither does the Walking Dead wiki. Looks like the TV show will have some new characters. (IMDB)

You didn’t think you were done with George Romero interviews, did you? Because they aren’t done with you. Romero speaks about his favorite among his films, his favorite part of the filmmaking process and more. It’s a solid interview.  (Icon vs. Icon)

What does Paul W.S. Anderson have to say about the making of Resident Evil: Afterlife? You don’t have to wonder, you can read all about it. (FEARnet)

Can’t wait to see REC 2 in its entirety? Well, there’s a clip from it embedded below for you! Me, I hate spoilers and watching films out of order, so I am going to wait. (Bloody Disgusting)

Tonight at 7 p.m. PST, the cast and crew of the awesome zombie audio drama podcast We’re Alive (review herefeature here)  is doing a live video teleconference.

Learn all about Robin Becker and her book Brains: A Zombie Memoir, which tells a story from the zombie’s point of view. (The Zombie Nation)

Someone decided to ask Charlotte, North Carolina’s local zombie experts why zombies are popular. The results are mildly amusing at times. (C-Ville)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 21 - 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.

How about some more stills from The Dead, the zombies-in-Africa movie making the rounds at Cannes? (Dread Central)

Or perhaps you’d enjoy a look at The Dead‘s poster? (28 Days Later Analysis)

The podcast audio drama We’re Alive is having an live, online video conference with the actors and writers on June 2 at 7 p.m. PST.

The PS3’s top-down zombie shooter Dead Nation has been pushed back from spring 2010 to fall/winter 2010. (PSN Stores)

Review: We’re Alive

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 30 - 2010

Season one of the audio drama We’re Alive is done, making it the perfect time to review it as a whole. As one of the few episodic audio dramas around and perhaps the only ongoing such series that tells the tale of a zombie apocalypse, We’re Alive is well-positioned to make waves in the zombie world.

The story follows a relatively familiar zombie apocalypse plot arc. We start with a small group of soldiers, called to report to duty to deal with some sudden and extreme “rioting.” The rioters turn out to be flesh-eating freaks that turn their victims into more of the same. The soldiers flee, find other survivors and hole up in an abandoned apartment building.

As in so many stories of the type, the narrative follows the group as they fortify their tower, look for supplies and survivors, encounter other groups of survivors and face the zombies. The basic story elements are familiar. What sets We’re Alive apart is the twists. This is not a Dawn of the Dead clone set in a tower instead of a mall. It has its own unique personality, based in its original take on the zombies themselves, its distinctive cast of characters and its unusual format.

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 26 - 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.

The first casting details for The Walking Dead TV adaptation have been announced. Welcome Jon Bernthal as Shane! Bernthal has appeared in Eastwick (itself a spin-off of the film The Witches of Eastwick) and something called The Ghost Writer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tonight and tomorrow night, Ottawa residents can enjoy a special screening of Night of the Living Dead accompanied by live musicians. George A. Romero taped a video introduction for it! (CBC News)

You’ve always wanted to see the cast of Street Fighter as zombies, right? Well, here is your chance. (Kotaku)

Now even more official: REC 2 coming to US theaters in July. (Bloody Disgusting)

The current episode of Geek in the City Radio podcast is zombiecentric, featuring an interview with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls author Steve Hockensmith and a review of said tome. (Geek in the City)

In upcoming low-budget film Necro Wars, a newly zombified super soldier must decide if he will fight for the living or the dead. Teaser trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

An interview with Martin Vavra, writer/director/producer of zombie webseries The Last Stand, reveals his influences, his favorite episodes and whether he’d survive a real zombie apocalypse. (The Local Zombie)

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Feature: Zombie drama podcast We’re Alive

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 24 - 2010

Zombie are well represented in nearly every medium, from film to the written word, comics to video games, and now, in the case of We’re Alive, there’s even an excellent zombie audio drama.

“When I was growing up, even as soon as kindergarten or first grade, I listened to old-time radio shows,” admits series co-creator Shane Salk. “When I was around first grade an uncle of mine sent me cassettes of Gunsmoke. I loved them so much that got more and more of them. There’s a place for this again. Everyone drives around, they all have iPods and whatever.”
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Deadlines: News roundup 12/22/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 22 - 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.

Zombies, superheroes and Cthulu-esque monstrosities are all part of small-town life in WildStorm’s new North 40 comic. DO WANT. (Dread Central)

Dying for another look at Dead Space 2? If you’re willing to install a plugin, you can check out a presumably cool, interactive 3D image from the game! (Game Informer)

There’s a new trailer for French zombie/gangster flick The Horde, and I have embedded it for you after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Here’s more Q&A with the creators of the zombie drama podcast We’re Alive. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/16/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 16 - 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.

Rumor has it (and that’s all it is so far, a rumor) that David O. Russell (director of Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees) is set to direct the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Pajiba)

The makers of the podcast zombie drama We’re Alive get interviewed by A World on Fire. (A World on Fire)

Another zombiecentric webseries? Sure, why not? It’s Deathdealers, and it’s a viral-zombie post-apocalyptic good time. Quiet Earth has some details, including a poster, some stills and a more detailed synopsis. (Quiet Earth)

If you need more Satanic zombie chicken in your life, Zombeak is for you. It’s apparently coming to DVD in the UK on March1, 2010. What about the good ol’ US of a? (Bloody Disgusting)

The house in Zombieland purportedly belonging to the brilliant cameo actor (I refuse to spoil it, on the off chance you haven’t seen it) actually belongs to some person called Big Poppa from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Don’t you feel smarter knowing that? (Jezebel)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/20/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 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.

Bill Moseley and Mos Def have joined the cast of Night of the Living Dead: Origins (as voice talent, it’s animated, remember?). (Bloody Disgusting)

Bloody Disgusting asks the all-important question, “Are you adequately prepared for the coming zombie apocalypse?” (It’s a story about zombie videogames, in case you were wondering.) (Bloody Disgusting)

The UK got a kickass launch party for Left 4 Dead 2. Zombie Command went, drank and reported. (Zombie Command)

The latest episode of Geek in the City Radio deals with Left 4 Dead 2, among other less-zombie topics. (Geek in the City)

British people who enjoy Wii, you can win a copy of Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. (Dread Central)

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