Deadlines: News roundup 5/18/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 18 - 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 San Francisco premiere of Survival of the Dead got its own zombie walk and naturally, someone shot pictures. (SF Weekly)

There was also a similar zombie walk event for the New York premiere. That one got pictures and a short article. (DNAinfo)

Did you like Survival of the Dead well enough to own it? You can buy the DVD or Blu-ray in the US on August 24. (Bloody Disgusting)

You’re not tired of George Romero interviews yet, are you? Dread Central talks to the Master about how Diary came about, why he’ll never work with a studio again and whether he ever gets tired of working with zombies. (Dread Central)

Rumor has it that zombie mode will return in Call of Duty: Black Ops. (Zombie Command)

An interview with Mira Grant, author of the post-apocalyptic zombie novel Feed, explains where the idea for the book came from, the technology and politics in the book and what’s coming next. (Apex Book Company)

You can watch Troma’s chicken-zombie musical epic Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, as well as additional Troma zombie fare Pot Zombies and The Children, online for free. (Bloody Disgusting)

On May 30, Williamsburg in Brooklyn (that’s in New York City, in case you didn’t know) is getting a zombie walk in honor of the zombie-football novel Play Dead. Tons of events including a zombie dance party, zombie burlesque and a meet-and-greet with Play Dead author Ryan Brown. Full info at the official website.

And in a bit of postmodern insanity, everyone’s favorite zombie vs. shark moment is being used to sell Windows 7. I’ve embedded the commercial below.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/17/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 17 - 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.

George A. Romero sits down for a quick interview with Lost Zombies and talks about advice for young filmmakers, what he thinks of the current zombie craze and whether he watches many zombie movies himself. (Lost Zombies)

Then, Romero talks to the Chicago Tribune about political subtext in his films, why he undertook Diary and his feelings on running zombies. (Chicago Tribune)

For completeness sake, you could also look at this long, rambling and mediocre interview with Romero, too. He’s sure doing a lot of press for Survival! (MoviesOnline.ca)

And in other Romero news, his iPhone App of the Dead will allow you to zombify pictures of your friends and family, then shoot them in the head, complete with realistic blood spatter. (Dread Central)

In other, other Romero news, photographer Richard Burke has discovered a long-lost batch of behind-the-scenes photos taken during the filming of the original Dawn of the Dead. He’s putting them up on his various websites for your viewing pleasure. (Bloody Disgusting)

The author of the vampire novel Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist, is tackling zombies for his next book, Handling the Undead. It’s coming to the US September 28. (Fangoria)

May 31 in Portland, Oregon will be The Return of May of the Dead, an all-day zombie gaming/movie/fun event. (Geek in the City)

The zombie-moonshine horror-comedy Broken Springs: Shine of the Undead Zombie Bastards will premiere at the West Hollywood Dances with Films festival June 4. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The zombie horror-comedy George’s Intervention will show at 11:55 p.m. June 5 at the Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. Cast and crew will be in attendance. (Fangoria)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 14 - 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.

Enjoy a three-part video interview with George A. Romero. (Punch Drunk Critics)

And another Romero video interview. (Destructoid)

And a print interview with Romero too. (Bloody Disgusting)

Last night, University of California, Santa Barbara professors debated which of them was best suited to rebuild civilization after a massive zombie outbreak. (Daily Nexus)

Read about the challenges a set director faces in 3D when it comes to Resident Evil: Afterlife. (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 11 - 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.

IFC has launched a new genre label called IFC Midnight for VOD, DVD/Blu and limited theatrical releases. Among its scheduled releases are the she-zombie film Doghouse and the French cops/gangster/zombie film The Horde. (Bloody Disgusting)

Simpson College in Iowa has a class that exists to write a collaborative history of the zombie wars. That is awesome. (Des Moines Register)

Get a look at the new poster for the US release of REC 2. (FEARnet)

George A. Romero says if Survival of the Dead does well, he plans two follow-ups, each focusing on a minor character from Diary of the Dead. He also mentioned he would have loved to a film centering on Bub from Day of the Dead before he became a zombie, but couldn’t because someone else owned the films. Supposedly, more info is coming soon… (Dread Central)

Awesome geek site Topless Robot (who I occasionally write for) has an odd and humorous list of nine things useful in the zombie apocalypse. (Topless Robot)

A band called the Bastard Fairies (great name, by the way!) made a video with a zombie theme for the song “Dirty Sexy Kill Kill.” It’s embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If you need a shot of lime-flavored undead energy, try the new Zombie Blood Energy Potion coming soon to a Hot Topic, Fry’s Electronics or other fine retail outlet near you.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 6 - 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.

George Romero will be present at a showing of Survival of the Dead next Tuesday, May 11 in LA. You can win tickets from Dread Central, and presumably you can buy some somewhere, too, if you don’t win. (Dread Central)

Get more details on the girl detective/urban fantasy/romance-dramedy comic I, Zombie coming from Vertigo. (Monkey See)

Running, jumping, leaping zombies abound in the “performance-enhancing drug makes super zombies” action/horror extravaganza Devil’s Playground is done. Quiet Earth has exclusive stills and a teaser trailer (you can find the trailer embedded below). (Quiet Earth)

A snowy highway, a mysterious hitchhiker and mysterious brood of dead, flesh-eating children are the elements that make up French horror film The Pack. It will debut at Cannes. (Twitch)

Walk like a zombie in St. Petersburg, Florida on June 12. (Facebook)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 3 - 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.

More REC on the way! The dynamic duo of Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are splitting up to handle two new films. Plaza will tackle REC Genesis, a prequel, while Balaguero handles REC Apocalypse, a sequel. (Twitch)

An oddball TV host faces the zombie apocalypse by running a continuous slate of puppet shows, musical numbers and rescue stations while killing zombies in Rose, an upcoming film from writer/director John Skipp. It starts shooting this summer in 3D and you can get more at the official website. (Dread Central)

Get some behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the post-apocalyptic zombie world that is the setting for author Mira Grant’s novel Feed. (Whatever)

The Zombie Research Society wants you to know that May is Zombie Awareness Month.

If you’ve been craving an anime-style, downloadable zombie shooter set in Wonderland for your Wii, Zombie Panic in Wonderland answers your prayers. Trailer embedded below. (Kotaku)

A horror blogger goes to Vegas and shoots zombies with machine guns (well, the zombies were just zombie targets but the machine guns were real). (The Horror Section)

Need to do a zombie-bite effect, but don’t have much money? Indy Mogul will show you how to do it for $20, in a video embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies in Edmonton, Canada washed cars to raise funds for a food bank. See, zombies can do good things, too. (Edmonton Journal)

Have you been missing the zombie blog A World on Fire? Its creator promises regular updates will resume May 14. (A World on Fire)

If you would like to dress as a zombie and march on Washington, D.C. with thousands of fellow undead, your chance is coming.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 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.

The role of Lori Grimes has been cast for AMC’s TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead. Welcome Sarah Wayne Callies of Prison Break fame to the cast! (The Ausiello Files)

If you want to incorporate zombies into your wedding ceremony (and who doesn’t?), you might follow the lead of this couple who did exactly that in a touching way. (Offbeat Bride)

Get all the details on Weekend of Horrors, May 21-23 in LA. There’s a pretty stocked Re-Animator panel that includes writer/director Stuart Gordon and actors Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Robert Sampson, Bruce Abbott and Dennis Paoli. (Bloody Disgusting)

Love Left 4 Dead so much you want to cuddle it while you sleep? Then this plush Boomer toy is your dream come true.

Look below for an embedded trailer for an awesome-looking short film called Serum 1831, about a drug that revives the dead, then visit the website for more info.

Survival of the Dead is available on numerous VOD platforms as of today. If you’d rather torture yourself with more clips, head over here. (Dread Central)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez and Peter Bower for great news tips today!

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 29 - 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.

Final reminder: George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead debuts tomorrow on Amazon, Xbox 360 and PS3 VOD. Here are three new pics to whet your appetite. (Dread Central)

And if you are in Chicago May 6, maybe you should enter this contest to see an exclusive screening of Survival of the Dead with a post-show Q&A with George Romero. Awesome! (AICN)

A new political party in the UK is fighting to give zombie equal rights, including allowing them to marry the living. (BBC)

Fight twenty different monsters, including zombies, in Chillingo’s iPhone tower-defense game Monster Mayhem. Word is, it’s the first of four different zombie-related games coming from the developer.

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Great moments in zombie history

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 28 - 2010


There have been many milestones throughout the eighty-year history of the zombie in Western culture. In today’s world, where zombies are such a part of everyday life that every college campus is aswarm with games of Human vs. Zombie, zombies are used in advertising and we get a new zombie movie or game released every few months, it’s easy to forget our roots. To make sure that doesn’t happen, I’ve compiled a quick overview of ten great moments in zombie history, from the earliest days to modern times. Without these milestones, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Remember and rejoice.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 27 - 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.

With the VOD release of George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead just days away (April 30!), the final greenband trailer has surfaced. Find it embedded below. (Yahoo Movies)

Speaking of Survival, it premieres in New York City May 16 and you can get in free if you dress up as a zombie and join a flash-mob style zombie walk (well, the first 300 lucky undead, anyway). (Dread Central)

Zombies on a cruise! That’s my four-word synopsis of the utterly ridiculous-sounding Spring Break Zombie Cruise, a new project from writer Matt Pitts (Fringe) supposedly in the pipe for a 3D realization. (Dread Central)

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