Deadlines: News roundup 6/9/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 9 - 2009


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The world has long needed an arthouse zombie flick about a zombie art movement that’s only inspired by past artists and at long last it is coming. It’s to be called Isle of the Dead and there’s a Bryan Adams zombie singalong, so my life is pretty much complete. Details here. (New York Magazine)

As long as we’re on surreal juxtapositions of zombies, the mainstream and the art world, how about a nice, long feature about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies running in an English-language Abu Dhabi newspaper? (The National)

Yesterday’s news post made note of a boycott of Left 4 Dead 2 by angry fans, today here’s an op-ed dismissing the boycotters as a bunch of whiners. (Cinema Blend)

In other gaming news, there’s a preview for PSP zombie-tossing game Undead Knights. (Kotaku)

Have a gander at this synopsis: “The year is…’80s future’. The world is in shambles. A bitter and desolate place. The zombie apocalypse has been devouring the world for nearly 7 years. Now, the powers that be think the suffering should end – so the ultimate weapon is sent to earth. The Zombie Christ.” It’s called The Zombie Christ and it’s a tribute to the experience of watching shitty movies on VHS tapes back in the day. A few more details can be had here and the trailer is embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Have you heard of Edges of Darkness? Me neither! It’s some kind of anthology horror series set against a zombie apocalypse. It’s hit the UK and now it is headed to Japan. There’s a trailer embedded after the break. (Dread Central) have a small gallery of stills from Deader Country, another indie zombie movie. This one is about an alien-human hybrid zombie and some kids who find it.  (

Another trailer for Doghouse? Really? This one is unrated (and embedded after the break, naturally), but for fuck’s sake, let’s just have the movie already… (yeah, I know, June 12 in UK) (

I think I mentioned before that I am over the whole “add zombies to classic lit” mashup subgenre, so pardon my yawn at Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead. Feel free to get excited if you aren’t similarly jaded, I won’t hold it against you. (Zombie Command)

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author speaks to the BBC

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 9 - 2009

prideandprejudiceandzombiesGood morning, zombie fans. Here’s a link to an interview with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies co-author Seth Grahame-Smith to enjoy on your coffee break (or while you should be working — don’t worry, I won’t tell). My favorite line: “If you read through the original book it’s startling and a bit eerie how many opportunities Jane Austen left in her original work for ultra-violent zombie mayhem.” Uh, okay.

Check back later today for a short review of the thoroughly unimpressive Quick and the Undead.

Classic novels zombified

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 31 - 2009

prideandprejudiceandzombiesI’m sure you know all about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (if you don’t you can visit the book’s web page). In honor of its release, my friend Scott Roeben, creator of, the Internet’s Official Humor Site â„¢, came up with this awesome list of other classic novels that need the zombie treatment.

The Adventures and Femur of Huckleberry Finn
Crime and Disembowelment
To Kill and Wolf Down a Mockingbird
Swiss Family Brains
The Old Man and the Sea Salt to Taste
The Catcher on Rye
All Slurpy on the Western Front
Lord of the Flies and Maggots
Gulliver’s Eyeball
Catch (and Devour) 22
The Complete, Edible Sherlock Holmes
Oliver Twist and Contort and Flail
The Guts of Wrath
The Blood-Soaked Badge of Courage
Slaughterhouse (That’s It, No “Five,” Just Slaughterhouse)
The Sound of Screaming and the Fury
Uncle Tom’s Gaping Neck Wound
Lady Chatterly’s Entrails
As I Lay Dying (‘Nuff said.)




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