Deadlines: News roundup 8/31/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 31 - 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 mainstream media gets all rhapsodic over the possibility that AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead will return the zombie genre to its deep, meaningful roots. (The Atlantic)

If you’re already caught up to the current issue of The Walking Dead comic, this spoiler-filled annotated Google map of the major events of the story will help jog your memory of your favorite and most heart-breaking moments. (Thanks to Andre Hernandez for the tip!)

FEMA is ready for the zombie apocalypse, as a recent photo taken in FEMA administrator Craig Fugate’s office revealed a copy of Max Brooks Zombie Survival Guide. I’m sleeping better at nights now that I’ve seen this. (Techyum)

Come October, Vintage Books will publish Warm Bodies, a zombie romance novel from Isaac Marion. It’s about a zombie and a human in love, it’s described as a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet and it has received positive comments from a diverse cast of people including Twilight author Stephanie Meyer and Shaun of the Dead star Simon Pegg.

If you prefer more traditional zombie fare for reading, N.J. Hallard’s Breaking News: An Autozombiography is a first-person account of surviving the first year of the zombie apocalypse. It’s available now.

Deadlines: News roundup 8/26/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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 third Resident Evil: Afterlife clip, Alice lands a plane, the hard way. See it embedded below. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The fourth Resident Evil: Afterlife clip shows a thing with a big ax chasing Ali Larter (aka Claire Redfield) to some quasi-heavy metal music. Naturally, you can also find it below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The previously untitled Double Bear-produced zombie survival RPG has a name: Dead State and you can read a lot about what’s in store. It sounds awesome. (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Some new, ludicrous details have come to light about what you can create to kill zombies in Dead Rising 2. How about a lightsaber? This game will either be ridiculously awesome, or just plain ridiculous. (Ars Technica)

If you want to watch your new Survival of the Dead Blu-ray with some commentary by George A. R0mero and Dread Central‘s Uncle Creepy (aka Steve Barton), you can! As long as you have your Blu-ray player hooked up to the interwebz for BD Live action. (Dread Central)

The city of Minneapolis will pay $165,000 to a bunch of street protesters they arrested for dressing as zombies and playing music too loud. WTF? (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune)

French people, be excited! Both upcoming REC films have been picked up for French distribution on DVD and in theaters. Hopefully the US will follow suit soon. (Bloody Disgusting)

Between October 7 and October 30, Chicago zombie theater patrons will be treated to Musical of the Living Dead, a musical zom-com about ten very different people trapped in a farmhouse during the zombie apocalypse. (BroadwayWorld.com)

Get a little look behind the scenes at the man who created the stage show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. (The Visitor)

In September 2010, Armando Rosamilia’s “extreme zombie novella” Highway to Hell will be available in ebook from from Rymfire Ebooks. It promises “extreme violence, extreme sexual situations, extreme zombies.” Sounds extreme.

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 25 - 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 third set visit for The Walking Dead (TV) has hit the ‘nets. This time we learn about casting, music and why it’s good the first season is only six episodes. (Dread Central)

Two clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife have appeared online. You can see them both embedded below and fans will be happy to hear that they continue the ridiculous comic-book-style action movie absurdisms of the series in fine fashion. (FEARnet)

If those clips from Resident Evil: Afterlife excited you, read what director Paul W.S. Anderson has to say about the creatures of the film, why he’s stuck with the franchise for so long and lots more. (Fangoria)

The full lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and among the latest announcements is Bruce LaBruce’s gay alien-zombie porno LA Zombie. (Quiet Earth)

Because one is never enough, there’s a new trailer for the slasher-meets-zombie flick Zombiefied. You can find it embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

How about some zombie eye shadow? (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 24 - 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.

Big Walking Dead (TV) news! We have a premiere date (October 31) and a trailer (the same one shown at Comic Con, but not shitty/bootlegged now). See it embedded below and prepare for the awesome. The initial episode will run 90 minutes, with the other five clocking in at 60. (AMCTV)

In other Walking Dead (TV) news, Frank Darabont talks to MTV about Andrew Lincoln and has some good things to say. (MTV Splash Page)

And Walking Dead (TV) producer Gale Ann Hurd has a few tidbits for us, too, about why the zombie zeitgeist, whether the show will outpace the comic and what kind of departures there will be. (SFX)

What does the guy who supervised the visual effects on Resident Evil: Afterlife have to say about the film? Find out! (Fangoria)

The FEARnet series Zombie Roadkill, about a cursed stretch of road where zombie animals reanimate, is starting October 4. There’s a picture of lead Thomas Haden Church, too. (Dread Central)

The Oklahoma Horror Film Festival will show over fifty movies (fourteen features and lots of shorts) over three days from September 3-5 in Tulsa. Zombie fans will appreciate the inclusion of a handful of zombie/zombie-like films including George’s Intervention, Shellter and The Prometheus Project. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 16 - 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 look behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Afterlife with a short video, embedded below. (IGN)

Or read all about Paul W.S. Anderson’s thoughts on Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Fangoria)

Players of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will get some love in the form of bi-weekly featured community maps. The first map will be “Two Evil Eyes.” (Left 4 Dead Blog)

If you can’t wait for the Dead Rising 2 prequel Dead Rising: Case Zero, this preview will help tide you over. (Stuff.co.nz)

From October 29-31, there’s a big reunion of the cast of Lucio Fucli’s City of the Living Dead happening in New Jersey. (Cinesploitation)

An intriguing letter makes the case that the zombie apocalypse would lead to the reemergence of empires as the primary force in international politics. (Foreign Policy)

In or around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and interested in preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse? There’s a Meetup group for that.

A very low budget, low profile indie zombie feature (unnamed as of yet) gets a little love from the local press in Rockford, Illinois. Slow news day? (Go.RRStar.com)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Good news, gamers — it looks like zombies mode will be in Call of Duty: Black Ops. (Kotaku)

A great name, good looking cinematography and some infected Rage-type zombies come your way in Toxic Lullaby, a new German film. There’s a trailer embedded below and a teaser to be found at the link. (Quiet Earth)

If you need some free zombie entertainment, you could do a lot worse than watching the were-rat/zombie movie Mulberry Street for free on FEARnet. Read my review of Mulberry Street if you’re still on the fence.  (Horror Squad)

Okay, Oshkosh, Wisconsin — are you ready to zombie walk? If not, you have a few days, since it happens September 4. It’s free, and all proceeds from shirt sales and other revenue goes to the Time Community Theater. Yellow Springs, Ohio gets a zombie walk even sooner — this Saturday, August 14.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

You going to Seattle’s ZomBCon, the all-zombie convention over Halloween weekend? Would you be more inclined to go if I told you George A. Romero is appearing Friday, October 29 at ZomBCon‘s red-carpet event? (Thanks to Will Thompson for the tip!)

A bioweapon attack makes the South go all zombieriffic in Project-X, a new indie film currently in post-production. Doesn’t sound too original, but the trailer looks decent. See that trailer embedded below, or visit the Project-X website . (Buy Zombie)

You like shooting at stuff? How about these zombie targets from Fork Targets? Yeah, that sounds like fun to me, too. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Special effects guru and Walking Dead (TV) zombie master Greg Nicotero talks zombie influences, TV gore and lots more in an interview. (FEARnet)

If you hate reading but can’t wait for the TV adaptation, maybe the motion comic version of The Walking Dead will make you happy, even though it’s just a taste of the story. You can watch it below, thanks to the miracle of embedding. (AMCTV)

Speaking of Comic Con, have a look at the fucking awesomely gory Comic Con booth for AMC’s TV adaptation of The Walking Dead. (Bloody Disgusting)

So apparently there’s a CGI-animated zombie/action/comedy movie produced by David Fincher called The Goon coming out. How the fuck did I miss hearing about this? Regardless, there’s a teaser trailer embedded below and a panel at San Diego Comic Con where more info will come out. (MTV’s Splash Page)

Have a look at some new Resident Evil: Afterlife images, including a look at villain Wesker looking all scary-eyed and evil. (IGN Movies)

Here’s a preview of Dead Space 2! (Kotaku)

Screenwriter Dan Schaffer talks about his script for Doghouse (hey, I did a review of Doghouse just last week!). (Fangoria)

Visit the Monroeville Mall, the setting of the original Dawn of the Dead, via the magic of embedded video (embedded below, that is). (Cinemassacre)

Shooting is complete on the Quarantine sequel (hell, didn’t even know it had started…). Word is Quarantine 2: Terminal is set on a plane forced to land when one of the passengers become violently ill. naturally the plane then has to be … wait for it … quarantined! (Bloody Disgusting)

Going to Austin September 23-30? Make sure to have a look at the zombie movies showing at Fantastic Fest, which include the “African zombie apocalypse” feature The Dead and German zombie apocalypse Rammbock. (Quiet Earth)

If your iPhone needs more undead, you should take a gander at this list of zombie apps. (AppCraver)

Zombie, UFOs and Feds invade a sleepy town in Hide and Creep. Looks cheap as hell, but could be amusing. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/19/10 addendum

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 20 - 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.

MTV went behind the scenes of The Walking Dead (TV). Not really any new info, but there is video! You can watch it embedded below. (MTV)

Saturday, July 24, San Diego Comic Con is having its 4th annual zombie walk. There will be free Walking Dead swag for the zombies, you lucky bastards. (FEARnet)

The creators of the zombie TV show Lifeless need money to make more episodes. Maybe you are a rich zombie lover who wants to invest? (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 19 - 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.

Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd talks The Walking Dead (TV). (AMCTV)

And lead actor Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes in the series) talks Walking Dead (TV), offering some insight into his character and a word about the zombies. There’s some other stuff from the crew, too. (IGN TV)

Director Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Downloading Nancy) will direct episode four of The Walking Dead (TV) for AMC. Or skip that and read who the writers and directors for all six initial Walking Dead (TV) episodes are! (Bloody Disgusting)

Or look at a scan from Entertainment Weekly that shows a Walking Dead (TV) pic featuring a zombie that looks a lot like a musician I know named Layden Bryant. (EW via Bloody Disgusting)

Need more? Michael Rooker touches on his Walking Dead role in a Q&A session! (Dread Central)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is coming to Xbox Live arcade for $15, with achievements, 21 new minigames, new co-op and Vs. modes and lots more. Get it in early September. (Gamespot)

If you’re excited for the vampire/zombie/magical amulet fest that is The Dead Matter, these final DVD details should be welcome news to you. (Fangoria)

Enjoy an interview with Judy O’Dea of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Lots of background on how she came to be part of the show and practical zombie-killing advice. (Southern Fried Gamer)

What could be worse than a virus that makes people go all crazed, mindless and murdery? How about one intelligent virus victim organizing the others? That’s what you get in The Rage Plague, a new film from Mudd Miller Productions in the early production stages. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Get your learn on with The Living and the Undead by Gregory A. Waller, a book about the origins and history of zombie/vampire mythology. (Buy Zombie)

Zombie jerky comes to America. Yay? (Kotaku)

Among this week’s DVD releases you will find The Dead are Alive, a 1972 zombie movie (maybe?) about an archaeological dig that uncovers some not-so-dead dead people. Anyone know anything about this? Is it actually a zombie movie and, if so, why have I never heard of it? (Horror Squad)

Chicago gets a zombie disco party Saturday, July 24. (Buy Zombie)

Like planning ahead? Well, zombies in Saugerties, New York will be zombie crawling October 16. There are plans for a videographer to document it, prizes for the best dead celebrity look-a-like, the best executed zombie and best pin-up zombie, and lots of boozing. Mmm, booze.

But wait, there’s more! There was a LOT of news Friday through Monday, so I will put up a special supplementary edition with the rest when I get home tonight … real life is always getting in the way of my zombie blogging! Check back late tonight/early tomorrow for a few more choice items.

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