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.

Deadlines: News roundup 7/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 15 - 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 load of this cast photo for The Walking Dead (TV) and get even more excited about the impending series. (io9)

Or maybe you’d prefer to read an interview with Walking Dead ( TV) co-executive producer/episode director Michelle MacLaren? (Bloody Disgusting)

Best yet, have a gander at an interview with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. Warning: despite being a good read, it’s kinda spoilery if you aren’t totally caught up with the comic series. (Things from Another World)

Visit the infamous cemetery featured in Night of the Living Dead, via a video embedded below. (Cinemassacre)

New book on the horizon! Alden Bell’s The Reapers are Angels is a Southern Gothic tale of a character born in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. You can pick it up August 3.

The Dead Rising videogame-to-film adaptation Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be released as series of eight episodes starting August 4 and ending August 25 — if you have Xbox Live. The rest of you will have to get it from the DeadRisingSun.com website a week later per episode. (The Feed)

Speaking of Dead Rising, North America gets no zombie action figure in its Dead Rising 2 special edition. Boo! (Kotaku)

This preview of of Greek zombie romp Evil in the Time of Heroes makes it sound promising! (Ain’t It Cool News)

A short test animation for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the animated NotLD prequel/reboot from Zeb De Soto, have hit hte net. It’s embedded below for you. (Dread Central)

Feeling thinky? This fine essay on why the zombie apocalypse meme is so popular should make your brain parts happy. (Gamecrashers)

If, on the other hand, you’re of the opinion that the zombie genre jumped the shark years ago, this essay on why zombies are so over is probably more your speed (and also, if you feel that way, why are you wasting your time here of all places?) (What’s the Rumpus?)

Finally, a bit of housekeeping. Good news! There’s a new logo (surely you’ve noticed?) and it is awesome. Thanks to Alert for the kick-ass design work. Bad news! I have jury duty tomorrow, then am leaving town for a few days. This may mean no posts tomorrow … depends on if I get dismissed (maybe I will wear an extra gory zombie shirt to help facilitate that…). In any case, news should be back on track Monday (I hope, cross fingers), but no promise re: Fashion Zombie. All depends on what time I get back in town Monday and how exhausted I am.

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/13/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Get a look at the Walking Dead (TV) teaser art they’ll have at San Diego Comic Con. (Bloody Disgusting)

nd here’s a listing of all the Walking Dead love you’ll find at SDCC. (FEARnet)

This interview with Dr. Hugo Pecos, the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency’s retired regional director, covers his early life, vital zombie knowledge and the graphic novel based on his experiences. (Hug a Zombie)

If you loved Zombies for Zombies so much you need another dose, then the Zombies for Zombies Play & Werk Buk (book trailer embedded below) should fill the need. Me, well my review of Zombies for Zombies will tell you I already thought the original book was a bit too much Zombies for Zombies. (Buy Zombie)

Freshly recruited to the ranks of the shambling, hungry dead? Need some help? How to Be a Zombie could be the ticket (if the aforementioned Zombies for Zombies wasn’t already the ticket…)! (Buy Zombie)

If you’re in the Detroit area and want to be in a zombie movie, Zombie Apocalypse 2 is casting now (read my review of Zombie Apocalypse). Even if you aren’t interested in trying out, you can glean a lot of detail from the character synopses posted. (Acting Midwest Ezine)

Zombie tower defense in the Old West comes to the iPhone OS in Cowboys vs. Zombies. Trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 9 - 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.

If you are going to San Diego Comic Con you must not miss the awesome Walking Dead panel Friday July 23 at 11:30 a.m., with most of the cast, director Frank Darabont, creator Robert Kirkman, effects guy Greg Nicotero and pretty much every other goddamn important person on the show, They’ll be talking, answering questions and, oh yeah, showing an exclusive preview! (Dread Central)

Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z) does another great, must-read interview. So go read it. (Onion AV Club)

It’s kind of old to be news, but here’s an interesting article on some scientific reasons to believe in zombies (and other supernatural beasties). (Mental Floss)

Reading list not full? How about Graveyard of Death, a book about a toxic waste dump that leads to zombie mayhem. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 8 - 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.

Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) is playing Chris Redfield in the upcoming Resident Evil: Afterlife. In this interview, Miller talks about the character, the action working with Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson and more. (Fangoria)

Read this feature about REC 2, then go see it in a theater near you (it releases theatrically this weekend!) (Fangoria)

The sequel to low-budget Greek zombie romp Evil (review here) is Evil: In the Time of Heroes and it’s showing at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. There are pictures and a trailer. The trailer you can find embedded below, and it looks to be at least as ridiculous and over the top as its predecessor. I’m suddenly looking forward to this one. (Bloody Disgusting)

Europe will get a special edition of Dead Rising 2 with a ten-inch zombie tourist action figure. DO want! Wonder if the US will get one too? Oh, and you can also get a look at the cover art if that sort of thing excites you. (Kotaku)

If you were thinking epic Western open-world videogame Red Dead Redemption just needed zombies to make it perfect, you will be very pleased to hear that one of its four DLC packs adds zombies to the game. (Kotaku)

Fangoria rounds up a bunch of horror-related panels at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, including panels by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and a panel on Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated. (Fangoria)

Get the lowdown on an intriguing/disturbing novel called The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer, which casts the zombie apocalypse as an STD that creates horny zombies. Icky. (Buy Zombie)

Fans of Dead Space will get a prequel to Dead Space 2 that takes place just before the events of the second game. It’s an arcade/puzzle/interactive comic thing (don’t ask me, I just work here) called Dead Space Ignition and it’s coming this fall to a console system near you (presumably in your living room/bedroom/rumpus room). (Kotaku)

Budget action-RPG Fort Zombie got a major update, full of bug fixes and new content. If that sounds intriguing, make sure to check out the developers Q&A I posted awhile back. (Examiner.com)

If skateboarding with zombies sounds like a good idea to you (and you play the videogame Skate 3), have I got a cheat code for you. (A World on Fire)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/6/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Go on set of The Walking Dead (TV) and hear from Frank Darabont (director), Greg Nicotero (effects) and Robert Kirkman (creator). In summary: holy shit, this is going to be awesome. (Dread Central)

Or maybe you want to hear about the making of The Walking Dead (TV) from production designer Greg Melton? (AMCTV)

An experimental AIDS vaccine triggers a zombie apocalypse in the South Korean feature film The Neighbor Zombie, premiering July 18 at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. (Dread Central)

Tobe Hooper’s remake of White Zombie? Not happening. (Shock Till You Drop)

Zombie webseries Zombacant has kicked off season two! (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/5/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 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.

Rumor has it that Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, whose directing credits include Breaking Bad and the X-Files, will direct an episode of The Walking Dead‘s first season. (Arrow in the Head)

Heads up! Crappy cell phone pics from the set of The Walking Dead have hit the net! (On Location Vacations)

Though not completely comprehensive, Zombie Command has put together an impressive list of zombie movies currently in development. (Zombie Command)

FrightFest ’10 will hit London from August 26-30 and will include the “zombie apocalypse in Africa” film The Dead (check out a new image!) and the “are those zombies or not?” French film The Pack (images!) among its offerings. (Bloody Disgusting)

Enjoy a slideshow from the recent Red, White and Dead Seattle-area zombie walk. (Ballard News-Tribune)

Also, the Red, White and Dead walk has reportedly set a new world record at 4,233 zombies. (Zombie Command)

The micro budget zombie movie Zombie Apocalypse (review here) is getting a sequel. It’s got a new cast, a bigger budget and it starts filming in the next few months. (Buy Zombie)

Looking forward to the upcoming PS3 top-down, twin-stick zombie-shooter Dead Nation? This lukewarm preview may cool your ardor. (Joystiq)

Learn to deal with the zombie infection before Dead Rising 2 hits with a helpful chart. (Xbox 360 Achievements)

Also, Dead Rising 2 has been rated for Australia. It will be released under the MA15+ rating without any cuts, unlike Left 4 Dead 2, which had to be heavily edited for Australian audiences. (Atomic MPC)

The third and final part of Morphine Nation‘s zombie discussion panel looks at the worst zombie-exacerbating natural disasters, best palces to hole up when the zombie apocalypse comes and lots more. (Morphine Nation)

There’s a new Rage zombie/crazies movie coming called Evac, about a shipment of bad turkey that makes people go all rabid and bitey on a military base. (Moviehole)

Get a look at the cover for The Undead that Saved Christmas short story anthology. (Buy Zombie)

Get the low down on the events of the 2010 Philadelphia Wizard World Con, including hot zombie crawl action. (Fangoria)

Zombies  and heavy metal come together in The Zombie Cookbook, a collaborative online zombie/music project. (Buy Zombie)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Get all the gory details on Greg Nicotero’s zombie and gore designs on The Walking Dead TV series. (AMCTV)

Here’s a long, in-depth look at The Walking Dead comic, which has apparently been nominated for an Eisner Award (like the Oscars, for comics). (Comic Attack)

Dead Rising 2 has been delayed from its August 31 (US)/September 3 (Europe) release date. It’s now coming tot he US September 28 and Europe October 1. (Kotaku)

There’s an English language trailer for Zombrex Dead Rising Sun movie based on the Dead Rising video game series and I have embedded it below for you. (Dread Central)

The producer of Resident Evil 5 will not be working on Resident Evil 6. Good news? Bad news? Who cares news? (Kotaku)

Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (Transformers, Star Trek) are producing a live-action adaptation of Xombie, the animated/comic series about a zombie cop trying to save the remnants of humanity. Word is, they’ve picked out a writer and are working to get a deal done. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, perhaps you’d like to help them recapture the world record for most zombies in a zombie walk? (Zombie Command)

Well, it looks like the band Zombie Apocalypse NOW! is breaking up. Bummer. There aren’t enough zombie apocalypse bands as it is. (Kalamazoo Noise)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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 save system in Dead Rising 2 will be less annoying/punishing than the save system in the original. Thank god. That was one of my key changes that the sequel needed to make. (Kotaku)

The Dead Rising-inspired, Keiji Inafune-directed  film Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be distributed for free via various VOD platforms! This is a price I can thoroughly get behind. (Kotaku)

Go on set for a Walking Dead report that’s all high praise and no actual info. That’s okay, we’re all in love with it already, anyway. (Fangoria)

Looking to get your zombie-themed Christmas story published and do a good deed? The Undead that Saved Christmas is an anthology of Xmas/holiday themed zombie stories whose proceeds got to charity and they are looking for authors! (Buy Zombie)

Get fit the zombie apocalypse way with Zombie Fit, a fitness regimen that draws from parkour to prepare you for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. (Chicago Tribune)

Finally, we’ve got a short trailer for the short film Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical embedded below for you. It’s a movie about two bigoted old ladies, a pair of love-struck lesbians and a chorus line of zombies. Mmmkay… (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/24/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

More casting from The Walking Dead! Adrian Kali Turner has been cast as Morgan Jones’s son Duane. (Bloody Disgusting)

Read a local news report about filming on The Walking Dead taking place in the quaint town of Mansfield, Georgia. (CovNews)

Get ready for a brain-bending lesson in linguistics and zombies drawn from the excellent Pontypool (review here). (Mango Languages)

If you’re excited to wave your hands around while killing videogame zombies, this report on the PS3 Move controls for Resident Evil 5 is good news indeed (i.e. it works well!). (Kotaku)

The first casting news for Quarantine 2 is out. The direct-to-DVD sequel (which will not be a remake of REC 2, by the way, but an original story) will star Mercedes Masohn and Josh Cooke, neither of whom I have ever heard of. (Bloody Disgusting)

In the upcoming movie Sam Hell, a rotting zombie head speaks telepathically to a man and convinces him to do murder. It’s just signed a distribution deal with Anthem Digital and will premiere at a film festival in Livermore, California this September. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The lovely and talented Laura Shigihara, of Plants vs. Zombies theme-song fame, has released a live version of the song. it’s embedded for you below. (Kotaku)

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