Deadlines: News roundup 4/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 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.

Excited for Resident Evil: Afterlife? Then you’ll enjoy this set visit report. And you can see the trailer, which is embedded below the break. (Shock Till You Drop)

Enjoy a new batch of images for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the CGI-animated NotLD prequel coming from Zebediah de Soto. (Dread Central)

Speaking of NotLD: Origins, this Tony Todd interview has some interesting info. He says it’s set in 2011, it’s a reboot and it’s set in Manhattan. (Fangoria)

In other NotLD animation news, here’s an interview with Mike Schneider, the “conceptualist and curator” of the collaborative animation project Night of the Living Dead: ReAnimated. (Fangoria)

There’s a preview of a 28 Days Later comic for those that might enjoy such a thing. (Ain’t It Cool News)

The Troma film festival TromaDance is happening April 16-17 in Asbury, New Jersey and it has a couple of zombie-related offerings this year: Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and Zombies and Cigarettes. (Fangoria)

An interview with Michael Simon, the filmmaker behind the short film Gay Zombie. (Fangoria)

A sensible set of workplace guidelines to deal with Event Z (aka the zombie apocalypse). (Wild Sheep Chasing)

I know Easter is over, but you might still enjoy these photos of Left 4 Dead, done Easter-egg style. (Kotaku)

Resident Evil 4 is coming to the iPad. Yay? (Kotaku)

At a recent showing of Night of the Living Dead, a preacher decided to get his preach on and tell people off for seeing such a depraved film. (Rue Morgue)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/2/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 2 - 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 official website for Resident Evil: Afterlife is online. Not much up but a logo now, but the new trailer hits tomorrow. (Bloody Disgusting)

A San Francisco newspaper would like to see World War Z as an HBO miniseries directed by The Wire‘s David Simon. You know what? So would I. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Zombies and demons and Bonnie Tyler, oh my! If you’re in New York City, you can catch the play Alice in Slasherland (which contains all of those things and lots more besides) until April 10. (New York Times)

Students at the Seventh Day Adventist Pacific Union College in California’s Napa Valley were offered some suggestions for the best places to hole up on campus during the zombie apocalypse. (C2)

Deadlines: News roundup 4/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 1 - 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.

It’s April 1, so fake news stories abound. I’m going to do my best to sort the real from the BS, and tell you about both, but I apologize in advance if I get any wrong.

Real News

The Return of the Living Dead film series is getting a deluxe, in-depth history in book form in the upcoming The Complete History of the Living Dead. It’s coming out October 1 and you can preorder it now , if you like the freedom to pay money for things you won’t see for a really long time. (Shock Till You Drop)

San Francisco gets WonderCon this weekend. Zombie enthusiasts, note the presence of Milla Jovovich and Max Brooks! You can get tickets and info here. (io9)

Game writer William Harms (inFamous, Supreme Commander) has branched out into novel writing with a zombie Western called Dead or Alive. In it, two stage coach robbers face the sudden, unexpected rising of the dead in a dusty frontier town. (Blend Games)

An ambitious and skillful crafter has made Plants vs. Zombies “plushies.” (MTV Multiplayer)

For the fake April 1 news, click the “Read the rest of this entry link.”

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/31/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 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.

Have a look at the first official pics from Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Zombie Command)

Australian zombie protesters mobilized against that country’s restrictive videogame ratings. There’s video embedded below. (Kotaku)

There’s a new zombie comic/art anthology called Zombie Bomb debuting at the Boston Comic Con April 10. Read all about it in this interview with creators Adam Miller and Rich Woodall. (Pulp Tone)

The star of the post-apocalyptic Western zombie film Devil’s Crossing talks about the film’s twitchy zombies, zombie ass-kicking and fight choreography. (Fangoria)

Brooklyn gets five George Romero films in two days (May 15-16) at BAMcinématek. The zombie flavored ones are Night of the Living Dead, Survival of the Dead and Creepshow (review here). (Fangoria)

Contrary to what I’d heard before, I Sell the Dead does have some extras on DVD/Blu-ray. Those include commentary with stars Dominic Monaghan and Larry Fessenden, commentary with director Glenn McQuaid, making-of featurette, effects featurette and a trailer. (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

Fallout Boy Pete Wentz plays a glowing-green-eyed zombie in the video for the Ready Set song “Love Like Woe.” Warning: song is obnoxious and the zombies are pretty meh. Still, the video is embedded below and Spin has the story and some behind-the-scenes pics. (Spin)

If you ever need any glow-in-the-dark zombie pets, rest assured that such a thing exists. (The Dead Walk)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 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.

In Ugly Americans, a social worker with a zombie roommate tries to help monsters integrate into normal life in New York. There’s a trailer embedded below, io9 has a few more clips and a more detailed synopsis. (io9)

A super-duper limited edition T-shirt and poster/print featuring an image of the Tarman zombie from Return of the Living Dead went on sale today. They’re by artist William Stout and they’re pretty spiffy. $25 for the shirt, $40 for the print, save $10 if you get both. (Dread Central)

Xbox Live players of Resident Evil 5 can play the latest DLC “Desperate Escape” today, PS3 players will have to wait until tomorrow. Alternately, you can wait until March 9 and get the Gold Edition which has all the DLC bundled. (Kotaku)

A new horror-comedy film called Deadheads, about a pair of zombies that “awake” during a zombie outbreak and decide to go on a road trip to seek one’s lost love, has just ebntered the post-production phase. (Bloody Disgusting)

It looks trashy, cheap and sure to insult your intelligence, but it does have boobies — it’s Zombie Women of Satan, and there’s a NSFW clip embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The cartoony art for the UK DVD/Blu-ray release of Survival of the Dead is out. (DVD Active)

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Welcome to the zombie renaissance

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 3 - 2010
Photo by S.A. Young

It doesn’t get any better than this

There’s never been a better time for zombies — or, more to the point, for fans of zombies.

Everywhere you look, the zombie is making its mark. Not only do fans have a deep and varied back catalogue of great works to choose from, most of it easily available to anyone with the interest and a decent Internet connection, but the walking dead are the subject of of some of the best books, movies, video games and Internet sites being made. We are, at this very moment, living in the midst of the zombie renaissance.

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 1 - 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.

It seems Shaun of the Dead may be adapted into a TV series. No word on how much involvement Simon Pegg and/or Nick Frost will have. (Dread Central)

A Minneapolis court of appeals has ruled zombies have first amendment rights. Or, at very least, people dressed as zombies do. (The Escapist)

Macworld is dedicating the entire week to zombie-themed iPhone games. (Macworld)

A trailer for Devil’s Playground, the upcoming “drug-trial makes rage zombies” movie has leaked. Find it below, at least until they pull it off the YouTubes. (Quiet Earth)

A janitor, a bartender, a drunk, a  security guard,a  cop and a perp face some lively cadavers and a mad scientist in A Cadaver Christmas. Trailer below. (Quiet Earth)

You can get your first glance at Resident Evil: Afterlife in trailer form if you go to the new Nightmare on Elm Street movie, which opens April 30. (Bloody Disgusting)

The quasi-zombie/slasher film Uncle Sam (review here) is coming to Blu-ray June 29 with three commentary tracks, a deleted scene, gag reel, stills and more. (Bloody Disgusting)

Use your zombie army to take over the Earth, supervillain style, in Infectonator: World Dominator. (Destructoid)

The time-traveling, zombie-killing, top-down shooter Age of Zombies is apparently available for download on your PSP. And for only $5! There’s a trailer below. (UGO)

A guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse at your local WalMart. (You Could be Better)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 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.

George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead will get feature coverage and be featured on the cover in the April issue of Fangoria. (A World on Fire)

As the blogger who posted this notes, the timing may be in awfully poor taste given the recalls, but hey: Toyota has an ad featuring zombies! (Jalopnik)

Writer A. M. Esmonde has a forthcoming book/screenplay called Deathwatch, about a community beset by the undead trying to stop them and solve the mystery of whence they came. Zombie Command has more details and a preview of the intro and first chapter. (Zombie Command)

UK-based zombie fans will get the Ken Foree-starring, Serbian-made Apocalypse of the Dead (formerly known as Zone of the Dead) on DVD and VOD March 1. No word yet on a US release. (Horror Society)

If unlocking a “classic camera” mode in Resident Evil 5‘s latest DLC sounds like fun, Kotaku will tell you how and show you some screenshots of what it looks like. (Kotaku)

Zombie apocalypse dream team

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 17 - 2010

I’ve decided to ask a few of my favorite horror bloggers and friends from the online community to share some of their zombie expertise with the site. The first guy I thought of was Jay Clarke, of the excellent blog The Horror Section. Over there, Jay blogs about everything from VHS box covers to the latest releases to horror games. He’s an excellent writer with an encyclopedic knowledge of horror. And he loves zombies, maybe almost as much as I do. He’s contributed a dream-team list of half a dozen zombie-killing badasses he’d want to team up with in case of apocalypse, and it is a fine list. Not all the heroes in the group above made it, obviously — you’ll have to click through to read who did, and why. Without further ado, here’s Jay.

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 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.

The first DLC for Left 4 Dead 2 is coming in late March. As was previously reported, it is called “The Passing” and it concerns a meetup between the four survivors from the first game and the four survivors from the second. In the DLC we’ll get a new type of common-uncommon called the fallen survivor, a zombie that used to think they were immune, but weren’t. They will apparently occasionally drop supplies. Also coming are a comic book that should reveal more of the story and an add-on for the original game that will fill in the gaps of how they ended up in the sequel’s DLC. There’s also a bunch of screenshots if you like looking at things. (Kotaku)

Remember that 3D, animated Night of the Living Dead prequel called NotLD: Origins? Yeah, still happening and an image of Ben has been released. (Dread Central)

There will be a special, Xbox 360-only prologue to Dead Rising 2 called Dead Rising: Case Zero. Word is it takes place in the time between the original game and the new one. It should be out right before DR2 is released August 31 (in North America anyway). (Kotaku)

Contrary to reports yesterday, PC gamers will get a chance to kill zombies in space with Dead Space 2. Maybe. (Kotaku)

News on DoubleBear’s still untitled zombie RPG is scant, but if you’ve got the time, there’s a wealth of information to be gleaned from this forum. (Iron Tower)

Because putting any two unrelated good things together must be even better, no matter how ridiculous the combination, there will be a game called Rock of the Dead. You know, like Rock Band. With zombies. (IGN)

If, for some crazy reason, a Resident Evil special edition of Monopoly sounds like a good idea to you, who am I to argue? (Kotaku)

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