Deadlines: News roundup 5/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

The mainstream will not let the Survival of the Dead-induced George Romero interview mania pass without getting in on the action! The Master talks to the Boston Globe about why zombie movies will never die and what his movies are really about. (Boston.com)

Sneak a peek of Resident Evil: Afterlife with three new images from the film. (UGO)

Zombies invade Battle Creek, Michigan (isn’t that where all the cereal gets made?) and a local blog captures the mayhem. (The Village Thinker)

Looking forward to “zombies in Africa” epic The Dead? Then this report should be quite interesting. (Zombie Command)

A new horror anthology series called Habeus Corpus is on the way, and one of the episodes is about civil service zombies. Color me intrigued. (Dread Central)

Baltimore, Maryland will get its sci-fi con May 28-31 at BaltiCon, where you can enjoy a panel discussion on the all-important zombie apocalypse preparation kit. (The Command Line)

A report from PollyGrind, a Las Vegas-based film festival, calls Zombie Apocalypse Now: A Zombie Hunter “one of the most trying movie-watching experiences … ever endured.” Sounds promising! You can read a bit more about it here. (Las Vegas Sun)

How about some delicious “zombie meat”? Okay, it’s really beef jerky — blue beef jerky, mind you — marketed as zombie meat in Japan. Yummy. (Pink Tentacle)

Coming this week to Blu-ray: Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead (and a lot of other stuff without any zombies in it). (Dread Central)

Fashion Zombie: Raccoon City’s nice this time of year

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 17 - 2010

Sometimes, you want a zombie shirt that drips gore and shouts horror. Other times, you want a zombie shirt with a touch more subtlety, and for those times, you could do a lot worse than this week’s Fashion Zombie entry, “Raccoon City Welcomes You.” On the off chance you aren’t familiar with Raccoon City, it’s the fictional locale that features heavily in the Resident Evil series and a place that frequently suffers zombie outbreaks. The shirt only hints at this, meaning you can go out in public, perhaps with a zombie-hating spouse or family member, without attracting undue attention from the mundanes. At the same time, you can be sure any true zombie aficionado will recognize you as one of their own. That’s a win-win.

You can pick this shirt up from animescreendotcom’s Etsy shop for the eminently reasonable price of $15.95. Word is, each one is made to order and the seller guarantees satisfaction nine ways from Sunday.

I’m attempting to assemble an all zombie-themed wardrobe. Fashion Zombie is my weekly post detailing the coolest zombie-themed clothes and accessories I can find. Check back every Monday for another look at the hottest zombie apparel.

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 5/12/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 12 - 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 talks about the new zombie rules, his plans for the next two films, his zombie novels and lots more in this Q&A. (Shock Till You Drop)

In other Romero news, the Master revealed he’s in talks to create a zombie shooter videogame and there’s an App of the Dead coming for all you smartphone people. There are also some groovy pictures from the LA premiere. (Dread Central)

Among the just-named nominees for the MTV Movie Awards new “Best Scared as Shit Performance” is Jesse Eisenberg for his turn in Zombieland. (Fangoria)

At long last we will get a proper Bollywood zombie film in the aptly named Bollywood Zombie, about an Indian wedding that goers awry when the bride and her guests are zombified. At least, it had better be a full-blown singing/dancing Bollywood film. Details are scarce yet. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies are making their way to Cuba as well, in Juan of the Dead, a joint Spanish/Mexican/Cuban effort marketing in Cannes now and shooting in September. (Quiet Earth)

The upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie novel Aftertime is being described as “Kill Bill meets Mad Max” (with zombies, right?) and focuses on a tale of a woman who “recovers from being a zombie. (io9)

Resident Evil: Afterlife will show in Imax 3D, which is supposedly bad. But I think all 3D kind of sucks, so whatever. (Bloody Disgusting)

The creators of Lifeless, an episodic zombie drama, have announced the first three episodes will show on FEARnet May 17. Can’t find confirmation on FEARnet.com as of yet, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.

PC gamers will get to shoot dead things in space in Dead Space 2, despite past uncertainty as to whether it would come to that platform. (Kotaku)

Thanks to Andre Hernandez for the Lifeless news tip!

Deadlines: News roundup 5/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 5 - 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 cast for the TV version of The Walking Dead continues to expand, adding Laurie Holden (The Shield, The Mist) as Andrea and newcomer Steven Yeun as Glenn. Adam Fierro has joined as a consulting producer. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Learn what it’s like to be a zombie on a George Romero film, from a man who’s been there, done that. And taken pictures! (Dread Central)

There’s a new German zombie/infected movie called Rammbock coming and it looks amazing. The plot concerns a man looking for his ex-girlfriend and a young stranger he teams up with amongst the zombie-fueled chaos. Trailer is embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

If you’re going to be in Toronto on May 27, you can catch a screening of an uncut 35mm print of Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead, complete with a pre-show leccture on its importance by Fangoria editor-in-chief Chris Alexander. (Fangoria)

Producer Don Carmody talks about the making of Resident Evil: Afterlife. (FEARnet)

If you like board games (and personally, I love them) then Inevitable, a board game about an insane supercomputer, a dystopic future and zombies, might be something you’re interested in. (io9)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 28 - 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 Resident Evil: Afterlife coverage, in the form of an interview with Wentworth Miller (aka the guy from Prison Break). (FEARnet)

There’s a new trailer for “dead things in space” videogame Dead Space 2 but I can’t find an embeddable version, so you have to go here. (Kotaku)

Check out this trio of stills from upcoming Italian zombie movie Eaters (and read more about it on my list of top ten anticipated zombie releases for 2010). (Dread Central)

Japanese sleazeploitation zombie film Big Tits Zombie 3D gets a poster. It’s got big tits, but no zombies, strangely. (Shock Till You Drop)

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 4/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 23 - 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.

Entertainment Tonight Canada visited the set of Resident Evil: Afterlife and brought back video, which is embedded below. (Entertainment Tonight Canada)

St. Louis gets Con-Tamination 2010, a horror con that will feature a Day of the Dead cast reunion. It happens April 30 through May 2. (Dread Central)

For just $150, you can buy Resident Evil heroine Jill Valentine in convenient toy form. (Kotaku)

The “high school football plus zombies” comedy Play Dead gets another behind the scenes look. Video embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Coscom Entertainment has released Zombie Fight Night : Battles of the Dead, a novel about a post-apocalyptic future where the the undead battles all manner of opponents –real and fantastic, from bigfoot to samurai warriors — in gladiatorial combat.

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/21/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 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.

Max Brooks reveals that the film adaptation of World War Z may be moving forward at last. Paramount has renewed the option, director Marc Foster is ready to go and they’re waiting for the latest draft of the screenplay by writer Matt Carnahan. (FEARnet)

Yesterday, word came down that Dead Rising 2 had co-op multiplayer. Today, video (non-embeddable, unfortunately) of it in action is available. And a preview, which reveals some of the plot points (main character Greene is motivated by a need to get anti-zombie drug for his kid), game mechanisms and more. (Kotaku)

There’s also a new trailer for Dead Rising 2 embedded below. (GameTrailers.com)

The upcoming comic book miniseries Lot 13 is about a family facing all sorts of beasties, from zombies to giants. Artist Glenn Fabry describes it as “Romero meets Miyazaki.” Sold! (FEARnet)

The new poster for Left 4 Dead 2‘s DLC episode “The Passing” seems to reveal which of the four survivors from the original doesn’t make it. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil: Afterlife producer Jeremy Bolt speaks about the decision to take the franchise 3D, the balance of action and horror and more. (FEARnet)

Get your first look at the “high school football meets zombies” movie Play Dead with stills and behind-the-scenes video. (FEARnet)

Nazi mad science makes creepy, flesh-hungry freaks out of people in A Chance in Hell, coming later this year. Trailer is embedded below. (Quiet Earth)

The poster for the After Dark original feature Re-Kill (about a zombie killing group facing a second uprising of the dead) is here. (FEARnet)

A three-point guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse, or finals (whichever comes first). (Columbia Spectator)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 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.

Boris Kodjoe, of Resident Evil: Afterlife, is interviewed about his role, his roots and more. (FEARnet)

Speaking of Resident Evil: Afterlife here’s your ticket to a boatload of coverage, starting with an interview with director/writer Paul W.S. Anderson. That piece also links to a set report, interviews with a producer, effects guy and the two lead actresses.  It’s a RE bonanza! (Shock Till You Drop)

Writer Chris Roberson explains how I, Zombie, coming May 5 from Vertigo, is a different kind of zombie story. (Newsarama)

Some people up in Seattle set a world record for number of zombies at a single gathering last August. Then some people in the UK beat them. Now Seattle is trying to take the crown back this July 3. The goal this time is 8,000. (The Big Blog)

Germany’s action/suspense TV channel 13th Street has some very cool zombie stationery. (Dread Central)

Broken Springs is another indie zombie flick on the way. Very little info thus far, just that it’s about three teenage boys, some tainted moonshine and zombies. While that sounds frighteningly like Redneck Zombies, the clip you’ll find embedded below looks good for this kind of no-budget zombie romp. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you are in Chicago this weekend, you could attend C2E2, where a panel with Quirk Classics (that’s the folks behind Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) is happening Friday. (Dread Central)

Zombie Command has the story behind the making of Jumba Juice, a no-budget indie short zombie film. Part one is here, part two is coming tomorrow. (Zombie Command)

Get the scoop on Humans vs Zombies at Oregon State University. (Gazette Times)

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