Welcome to the zombie renaissance

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 3 - 2010
Photo by S.A. Young

It doesn’t get any better than this

There’s never been a better time for zombies — or, more to the point, for fans of zombies.

Everywhere you look, the zombie is making its mark. Not only do fans have a deep and varied back catalogue of great works to choose from, most of it easily available to anyone with the interest and a decent Internet connection, but the walking dead are the subject of of some of the best books, movies, video games and Internet sites being made. We are, at this very moment, living in the midst of the zombie renaissance.

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 4 - 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.

To honor George A. Romero’s birthday today (happy birthday!), the folks at FEARNet had a bunch of horror luminaries, including Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright and Max Brooks, give short tributes to the master. You can also find some other great zombie-related stuff from today on their News page. (FEARNet)

Can’t get enough Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? You’ll be very excited to hear about the graphic novel version, then. (Dread Central)

The charming horror-comedy (with zombies!) I Sell the Dead (review here) is coming to DVD/Blu-ray on March 30 for $20 (DVD) or $30 (Blu). (Bloody Disgusting)

French zombie film Mutants hits various VOD (video on demand) systems February 10, so there’s a new trailer out, which you can watch after the break. I want to see this, but fear it will be dubbed for VOD. I hate dubbed films. (Bloody Disgusting)

The band Zombie Apocalypse NOW! is releasing their third EP Forbidden Tales of Science on February 5. (Western Herald)

NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me totally falls in love with a fiction about a taping of their show during the zombie apocalypse. (Wait Wait Don’t Blog Me)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 4 - 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 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 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 12/11/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 11 - 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.

Natalie Portman will star in and produce a film adaptation of the wildly popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for Lionsgate. (Variety)

Curious about what’s happening with DoubleBear’s untitled ZRPG? This interview has some info. (Critical Gamer)

The Las Vegas screening of Silent Night, Zombie Night gets reported on, and there’s a video of the Q&A afterward (which I have naturally embedded for you after the break) (Dread Central)

Alternate history buffs will enjoy io9‘s collection of historical zombie outbreak maps. (io9)

If you just can’t get enough of Resident Evil 5, you’ll be keenly interested in the details of the upcoming DLC for the game. (Fangoria)

Users of Playstation Home who dig Dead Space will be able to dress up their little avatars in the mining suit from the second game. (Kotaku)

I’d totally forgotten a Pet Sematary game was coming for iPhone, but it is. And there’s a gameplay video embedded after the break. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/4/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 4 - 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.

New Yorkers, you can catch REC 2 on December 5-6 (that’s this weekend, in case your calendar is out of date) as part of the Spanish Cinema Now festival held by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. (Fangoria)

If you were getting excited about the rumored TV miniseries adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you can stop. It’s another cruel Internet hoax. (Bloody Disgusting)

That “killing zombies with heavily armed cars” game Zombie Driver is out on GamersGate and Steam now. Go, download, kill — there’s no bad way to off zombies. (Kotaku)

Speaking of motorized vehicles and zombie mayhem, Capcom commissioned someone to make a Resident Evil motorcycle. And it looks pretty badass. (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 11/30/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 30 - 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.

Did you like Zombieland? Would you like a sequel? How about that Zombieland sequel in 3D? It could happen, although I thought you were supposed to hold off until the third installment for the 3D version. (Moviehole)

Remember the console-based massively multiplayer zombie game announced recently? Well Eurogamer have three pages of interview with project lead (and MMO royalty) Jeff Strain. Not a lot of specifics on when its coming or what it will be, but lots of background, inspiration and nice generalities. (Eurogamer)

In honor of Thanksgiving, someone made a great list of their favorite “zombies feasting on folks” scenes. And yes, Thanksgiving may be over, but you still have leftovers in the fridge, right? (Horror Squad)

Speaking of holiday news, Las Vegas residents can catch a December 6 screening of the upcoming Silent Night, Zombie Night with a Q&A with the filmmakers and stars afterward. There’s a trailer embedded after the break. (Dread Central)

If you’ve been eagerly awaiting more info on Crackdown 2, eagerly await no more. Kotaku has a gallery of art and screens that includes a few good looks at the mutant/zombie monsters you’ll be kicking, shooting and shoot-kicking. (Kotaku)

Details are scarce yet, but it looks like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies may get adapted for TV. (Zombie Command)

Finally, I’ve been traveling in the home of the living dead (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) for family reasons, which is why updates have been so scarce. I am back later this week, expect normal updates to resume soon.

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/9/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 9 - 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.

Sit down for a video interview (embedded for you after the break) with George A. Romero on the eve of the Toronto premiere of Survival of the Dead to talk about the origins of the zombie, the state of political discourse and his latest movie. (Thanks to Horror-Movies.ca for finding this.) (Red Carpet Diary)

The popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gets a prequel called Dawn of the Dreadfuls. This one contains no Jane Austen. (Zombie Command)

The producers of the zombie webseries The Last Stand want you to know the there’s a new teaser trailer out. I want you to know that it’s well shot and that I have embedded it for you, after the break.

Those poor bastards with the censored version of Left 4 Dead 2 may actually be lucky bastards, since some PC testing of the demo shows the censored German PC version runs notably faster. I’d rather have the gore, personally. (PC Games Hardware)

PC gamers are encouraged to “preload” Left 4 Dead 2 via Steam (which you can do now) because it’s a whomping big 6GB. (Kotaku)

Oh, and Left 4 Dead 2 on PS3? Ain’t going to happen, because the online community for PS3 just isn’t there. (CVG)

We’ve got a date for that “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” DLC for Borderlands on Xbox 360 and that date is November 24. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 10/9/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On October - 9 - 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.

It’s a very LEGO zombie apocalypse. (io9)

If you were waiting for a version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with even more zombie mayhem, then you’ll be glad to hear that’s exactly what the new deluxe edition of the book delivers — along with a new preface from the author describing the writing process and thirteen full color illustrations. (Dread Central)

Another mainstream outlet opines on the popularity of zombies. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)

And there’s a Left 4 Dead 2 Scavenge mode gameplay clip embedded after the break. (GameTrailers.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/10/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 10 - 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 creators of Left 4 Dead have responded to the fan boycott of Left 4 Dead 2 — basically, they say “Don’t sweat, fans. We still love you and the original game. We won’t leave you hanging.” How will the boycotters respond? (Kotaku)

The ’80s space-monster zombie classic Night of the Creeps is not available on DVD yet (soon, though) but you don’t have to wait. You can watch it now on FEARNet. (FEARNet)

A new image from REC 2 was released and to go along with it, Bloody Disgusting pulled a weird image off the trailer. Rumors abound that the sequel has jumped the proverbial shark — maybe the image is a shark? (Bloody Disgusting)

More zombie toys from Fearwerx. This time, we get a zombie in scrubs (but it is not Zach Braff, unfortunately). (Dread Central)

In Portland, Oregon on June 11? Love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? You can meet the author, you lucky dog. (Geek in the City)

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