An interview with George A. Romero

Posted by Cory Casciato On November - 7 - 2012
George A. Romero

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George A. Romero. The father of the modern zombie. Arguably the most influential filmmaker in the horror genre. Legend. Icon.

And, as it turns out, a pretty nice guy.

When I first launched this site, one of the biggest things I hoped it would eventually lead to was a chance to talk to George A. Romero (my very first post was a happy birthday message to him!). This past weekend, it did and I got 20 minutes with the man himself. It wasn’t long, certainly, but it was still pretty fucking great. We talked about The Walking Dead, video games, what he’s working on and lots more. I’m sure I don’t have to sell you on reading this — if you’re reading this site, you love zombies. If you love zombies, you’re going to want to read this. So onward…

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/24/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 24 - 2012

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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.

The Resident Evil franchise had a pretty big week. Capcom released the first trailer for Resident Evil 6 and from the cut scenes and game play footage it looks like the story will be more of a return to the classic environment, with some new action elements that will be a welcome addition. Check it out after the break. (UberGizmo)

The trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution also dropped last week. Check it out after the break, along with a nice interview with Milla Jovovich. It looks like they’re pulling out all the stops on this one. EVERYONE from the previous films returns, and I’m still not sure how that’s possible, but I’m excited. (Hit Fix)

Indie zombie flick Zompocalypso failed to raise the then thousand it needed for production on Kickstarter so now they’ve moved to a new fundraising site in hopes of making twenty four thousand. (Edit: here’s the actual fundraising site, per comment below: http://www.indiegogo.com/CORNBRED) That’s not really how it works, but I wish them the best of luck. I’d link to their trailer, but it’s listed as private on youtube. (Patch)

Here’s a nice write up of the Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con that I was at this past weekend. None of you came to buy my books, so I’m disappointed in all of you… Shameless plugs aside, the real star of the con was Madison Lintz who plays Sophia on The Walking Dead. I got the chance to speak with her and she’s genuinely a cool, down to earth actress. (Murfreesboro Post)

Zombies vs Robots has been a pretty good seller for IDW comics and they’re capitalizing on that by releasing some direct download digital comics for .99 cents a piece through several e-reader formats. (Comic Book Resources)

After the break, check out a teaser and the pilot episode from the upcoming zombie webseries Livin’ With Steve, an animated comedy that looks better than most of the Fox networks Sunday night lineup. (Horror Movies Canada)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/10/12

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 10 - 2012

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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.

Well for everyone wondering what happened with the whole Frank Darabont/AMC debacle over The Walking Dead, your questions are sort of answered from one side of things. Sam Witwer, of Being Human fame, gives a video interview (after the break) where he goes into detail about plot ideas for season two that were scrapped due to budgetary issues and says some pretty heated, angry things about AMC and their decision to remove Darabont from the show. Darabont later confirms this story in a letter to the editors. Witwer was the tank zombie in the pilot episode, although his role went uncredited at the time. (Ain’t It Cool News)

JAKKS Pacific, the company famous for those horrible plug and play tv games based on your favorite franchises, is back at it and plan to release a series of shooter style games based on The Walking Dead later this year. I think at this point I can safely say the franchise is getting a little over saturated with unnecessary products. (Kotaku)

With production winding down, we’ve got some more concrete and specific plot details for the fifth entry into the Resident Evil film series. Also, they’ve decided to call it Re5ident Evil: Retribution, which sounds horrible. Horrible. (Bloody Disgusting)

After the break, you have to check out this odd “camera pointed at tv” clip from Class3, the upcoming zombie MMO which will be an Xbox 360 exclusive. If nothing else, this video at least gives some confidence and assurance that the game is actually being made, and so far it looks as good as the previous hype. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/20/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 20 - 2011

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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.

It looks like the fine folks behind the REC franchise have licensed their property to the video game world but not in a way we’d hope for. The first REC game which will be a first person shooter will debut next year on the smart phone (android, iOS) devices for about $3. (Bloody Disgusting)

You’ve probably seen this movie across all the torrent sites perfectly legal streaming movie services in the past year or so, but indie UK hit Zombie Driftwood is still looking for US distribution. Check out the trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

After the break, check out the teaser trailer for Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection which aims to be a “companion piece” to the original classic film rather than an attempt at a reboot or sequel. (Dread Central)

David Fincher drops a short comment this week that The Goon movie is still in his caring arms and will hopefully find some money next year. For those that missed it, you can see the test trailer after the break. (Dread Central)

The entire 9 minute Left 4 Dead fan film is now online and you should drop everything you’re doing and check it out below. (Kotaku)

We’ve got some fresh screen caps from Nazis at the Center of the Earth and I think this is shaping up to be a fine, fine historical look at post World War 2 developments. (Dread Central)

Here’s some impressive screenshots and a new trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City which will hopefully hit shelves early next year. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 15 - 2011

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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.

Zombie Godfather George A. Romero sent in his personal letter of support to the fundraiser to save the iconic location used during the filming of Night of the Living Dead. It’s good to see the original creator support what I feel is a worthwhile cause. (The Republic)

Every other piece of news I have today is a video, and you can catch them all after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/08/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 8 - 2011

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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.

Author Jay Bonansinga chimes in about working on The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor with creator Robert Kirkman and finally getting a book to superstar status in this nice interview. (Doings Clarendon Hills)

If you’re a fan of text based video games or choose your own adventure then you HAVE to pick up Zombie Exodus on the iOS. It looks incredible! (Okay, not “looks” incredible, since it’s text, but you know what I mean.) (PR Web)

After the break, check out episode two of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour. (Dread Central)

Milla Jovovich wishes us a merry Christmas from the set of Resident Evil: Retribution in this fun clip after the break. (Dread Central)

Saving the best for last, check out this trailer for I Survived a Zombie Holocaust which looks like Tropic Thunder for the zombie movie genre. Seriously I think this will be campy and poorly made but hilarious, so keep it on your radar. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 12/02/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On December - 2 - 2011

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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.

Square Enix will publish the upcoming action rpg All Zombies Must Die which will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and good old personal computer in 2012. (The Controller Online)

For everyone that’s been hating this season of The Walking Dead (we know who you are, and we don’t like you) you should know that the season finale finished with almost seven million viewers, and has maintained a six million viewer average throughout the season, blowing away cable drama records. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

“You got your steampunk in my zombie movie!” is a cry that will be shouted across the globe when Cherie Priest’s novel Boneshaker is brought to the big screen courtesy of Cross Creek Productions. (Film School Rejects)

After the break, check out episode one of the new webseries Resident Evil: First Hour which is a prequel miniseries detailing the events that led up to the Raccoon City incident that took place during Resident Evil. It looks good so far. (FEARnet)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/15/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 15 - 2011

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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.

Bruce Campbell weighs in on the Evil Dead reboot and even his kind words and producer credit probably won’t be enough to save what’s shaping up to be a terrible movie. (Dread Central)

Newcomer to The Walking Dead universe Norman Reedus talks about his character’s development on the show, and after the break check out a sneak peek at this week’s upcoming episode. (Dread Central)

Speaking of The Walking Dead, check out this nice preview of issue 91 which is due out any day now. NOTE: There are spoilers in said preview if you’re not caught up with the books or don’t want to possibly spoil the television series. (Buy Zombie)

I guess rich people get cool toys, because Brad Pitt became so enamored by a Soviet era tank on the set of World War Z that he bought it, and is having shipped to his swanky Los Angeles mansion. Good for him. (Times of India)

For all you Amazon marketplace users/Kindle owners, you can pick up a copy of The Zombie’s Bride in ebook format for free. It’s free, so check it out! (Buy Zombie)

Milla Jovovich has released another two set videos from Resident Evil: Retribution. It’s cool and all, but by the time the movie comes out I’ll have seen it through her iPhone. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/10/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 10 - 2011

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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.

Producer Todd Lieberman discusses Warm Bodies in a recent interview and hopefully he explains why they felt the need to rip off the Twilight style movie poster. (SFX)

Don’t have the most up to date gaming console but you feel the need to kill some zombies? Well thanks to cloud technology, you can play a thirty minute demo of Dead Rising 2 on your Java enabled web browser. (Kotaku)

Take a six minute walk with Milla Jovovich around the set of Resident Evil: Retribution by watching her latest video blog entry after the break. (Dread Central)

AND NOW FOR A LOT OF COOL NEWS ABOUT THE WALKING DEAD!

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/03/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 3 - 2011

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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.

After the break, check out the latest trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and get ready to return to Umbrella circa 1998. (FEARnet)

You should also check out Robert Kirkman talking about The Walking Dead on The View and in an MTV interview after the break as well. Note: The clip from The View is actually the entire episode… You’ve been warned. (Shockya)

If there was ever a kickstarter campaign to fund in an effort to save humanity in the zombie apocalypse, it’s the kickstarter campaign to fund the Global Village Construction Set which contains everything you need to rebuild civilization without turning over power to those that hoarded books before the attacks. (Earth Techling)

Popular zombie manga Rain For the Dead is headed to the big screen. It’s actually a cool premise. In a world overrun with the dead, the only safe time to be outside is during a rainstorm, when your human scent is masked to those that would prefer to eat you. (Comic Book Movie)

Techland, the development team behind the amazingly popular game Dead Island, has filed a trademark for the name Dead World. I think we all know what that means. (PlayStation Universe)

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