Deadlines: News roundup 10/14/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 14 - 2010

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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.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might be on hiatus, but Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is opening up this weekend if you want to get your fix of “classy” undead horror. (Pittsburgh Live)

While you’re anxiously awaiting for the The Walking Dead you can have a little fun with some Easter eggs AMC has hidden on their main website. (FEARnet)

We’ve got four new behind the scenes looks at the upcoming series Zombie Roadkill. Unfortunately we can’t embed them, but we CAN link you to the entire series which is now available online! (FEARnet)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/13/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 13 - 2010

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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.

Lots of good news about Collapse, the zombies-in-Iowa siege film (see our previous Collapse coverage and more previous Collapse coverage). Co-director Jason Bolinger reports via Facebook that the film is cut and is in the midst of color correction, and that it’s scored a composer (Vincent Gilloz) and signed with a producer’s rep company to help sell the film. For more updates, check the Collapse Facebook page.

Danny Boyle took some time to correct a few rumors and stated that he would love to direct 28 Months Later, but he is completely booked until 2012. (io9)

An Amazon goof has allowed us a glorious and gruesome sneak peek at the Dead Space 2 Collectors Edition box set, complete with your very own plasma cutter! (io9)

Here is the official trailer for the zombie cowboy epic downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. Get along little zombies…to the source site, because we can’t embed this video (Kotaku)

Because they love us, AMC has released yet another television promo for the Walking Dead that was aired during the NYCC ’10. Sorry, no embedding available.  (Bloody Disgusting)

There’s an open casting call for all of you undead actors out there to play extras in the upcoming movie Zombie Hamlet. Auditions are in Baton Rouge, LA  on October 10. (2TheAdvocate)

Go behind the scenes of Musical of the Living Dead in convenient video form. It’s embedded below for you. (The A.V. Club Chicago)

Enjoy the northward march of Denver’s outlying zombie population in fun, pictorial form. (Westword – Show and Tell)

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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 8/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 10 - 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.

At last, Grindhouse (which includes the fun, infected-zombie tale Planet Terror) is getting a super-duper all-in-one-package Blu-ray release with some new extra features, including all the trailers (yes!) and a featurette on the make-up effects of Planet Terror. (FEARnet)

If you find yourself in Chicago between October 7 and 31, you can catch Musical of the Living Dead, live (er, undead?) on stage! In the meantime, look below for an embedded clip of a song from the musical zombie extravaganza. (Buy Zombie)

Get up to speed on some upcoming horror movie screenings around the country, including showings of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and the uber-low budget Colin. (Fangoria)

The awesome Plants vs. Zombies is getting a Game of the Year edition with some new stuff. Most notable is the new not-Michael Jackson dancing zombie (boo!) and the new make-a-custom-zombie tool (fun!). Does that justify buying it again? Maybe not, but if you’ve been waiting, there’s no time like the present. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Read an interview with The Walking Dead (TV) cinematographer David Boyd about the similarities to Westerns, Firefly (which he also worked on, a great sign!) and other great tidbits. (AMCTV)

Zombie TV is the Next Big Thing, apparently, as SyFy has its own zombie series, called Zeros (Zombie Extermination and Removal Operations), in the works. This one tilts toward comedy. (Dread Central)

The first Resident Evil: Afterlife TV spot is floating around the webs (and TV, of course). You can find it embedded below.

Some footage from Italian TV has leaked for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and it appears the movie does, indeed, have some zombies. Yay! Also, attractive, young Italian women seem into Dylan Dog, so all you zombie nerds that have a hard time meeting women should think about becoming fans. In any case, check out the footage via the embed below. (Quiet Earth)

The master of zombology Dr. Dale Seslick (of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse) gets his interview on and talks about zombie pets, zombie misconceptions and the benefits of the zombie apocalypse, among other topics. (Total Sci-Fi Online)

Just caught word of The Night Shift, a horror-adventure-comedy indie film about an undead cemetery watchman, his limbless corpse companion and the zombies and other beasties he has to fight. Sounds fun, and there’s a poster to look at, or you can visit the official The Night Shift website. (Dread Central)

Although the undead have nothing to with the movie, as far as I can tell anyway, you can get some zombies in your Scott Pilgrim vs. the World videogame with a “secret” controller code. There’s a video explaining it embedded below. (Edgar Wright Here)

The haunted house/zombie docu-reality webseries Days of the Living Dead is going the Kickstarter route to fund season two, in case you were looking for a project to donate to. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/30/10 (belated edition)

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 1 - 2010

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A brief interview with Paco Plaza, co-director of REC and REC 2, covers his motivations for making film, the origins of the zombie plague in the films and more. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The awesome zombie/vampire movie The Revenant (review here) is getting a showing July 12 in Montreal at the Fantasia Festival. (28 Days Later Analysis)

The New York Museum of Arts and Design is running a month-long program of Italian zombie films this July. Featured films include Dawn of the Dead (presumably Dario Argento’s Euro edit, which is awesome), Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, Cemetery Man, almost every zombie movie Lucio Fulci ever made and Paolo Pasolini’s Pigsty (which no one but this museum seems to think is a zombie movie, but whatever). (Fangoria)

Some enterprising and twisted soul took a warped Amber Alert PSA and turned it into an even more warped faux-ad for Left 4 Dead 3: Soccer Mom. It’s embedded below for your entertainment. (Kotaku)

I am not at all sure Pet Sematary needs to be remade, even though the original sucked, but if that idea intrigues you, there’s a bit of info on the possible remake in an interview with one-time screenwriter on the project David Kajganich. (Lilja’s Library)

Here’s an interview with Dr. Dale Seslick, of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, the British zombie apocalypse survival road show. (Southern Fried Gamer)

Finally, apologies for this being a day late. I had to work last night from 5 p.m. until almost midnight. There will be another news post at the regular-ish time tonight, but none on Friday, because I am getting married that day and thus will be sort of busy.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/29/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 29 - 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 a news item that should be titled “Return of the King,” George A. Romero answers ten questions from Time readers. No revelations here, but worth the five minutes it takes to read it. (Time)

This in-depth profile of Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman has a few good tidbits (and a few quasi spoilers for readers of the comic that aren’t caught up to the current issues). (USA Today)

If you’d like to catch REC 2 in a theater, this list of dates and locations where you can do that should help. (Fangoria)

Two images of Boris Kodjoe in Resident Evil: Afterlife, plus an interview with him about the film, are available. (Black Voices on Movies)

If you’re in New Orleans, consider taking in a performance of Zombie Town: A Documentary Play, a mockumentary play about a San Francisco theater troupe stuck in a small Texas town during a zombie apocalypse. It runs Thursdays through Saturdays, from July 1 to July 18. (BestofNewOrleans.com)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 16 - 2010

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The cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead continues to expand. A recent podcast interview with cast member Linds Edwards (playing a character named Leon Basset who is not in the books) revealed Jim Coleman (American Gangster) is playing another non-book character Lambert Kendal. If you listen to the whole podcast, there’s a lot of background on Edwards and a few minor tidbits from the show. (The Walking Dead Podcast)

There’s a trailer embedded below for the downloadable Dead Rising 2 prequel story Dead Rising 2: Case Zero. The trailer looks good and the game is coming soon to Xbox Live. There’s also a new trailer for the main game. (Dread Central)

The Nintendo 3DS handheld is getting its own chapter in the Resident Evil franchise, called Resident Evil: Revelations. No details yet, but the screens look nice. (FEARnet)

The Mormons-as-zombies movie Book of Zombie is done and making the festival rounds. It just premiered at STIFF (Seattle True Independent Film Festival) and won an audience award. (Bloody Disgusting)

More zombie Western movie goodness incoming in the form of The Dead and the Damned. The trailer shows a cowboy looking dude, an Indian looking dude, some possible prostitutes, lots of zombie/mutant looking freaks, guns, horses and a glowing meteorite. It’s set during the gold rush and some miners find a meteor that turns people into mutant zombies! The movie premieres Monday July 19 at Another Hole in the Head film festival in San Francisco. The trailer embedded below or you can see it much tinier and get a partial cast and crew list at the official website.

The UK stage show How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse is getting a sequel, How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse:Reloaded, and a book, Dr. Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive. (Zombie Command)

Need some decorating ideas for the homestead? Get yourself a model of one of Lucio Fulci’s iconic zombies. (Horror Squad)

The “zombies at a bachelor party” movie Stag Night of the Dead has a release date. It’s coming to VOD August 31 and DVD October 31 (in the UK at least, not sure about US release). (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 9 - 2010

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Everyone’s favorite gaming megablog looks at the trends of science and the supernatural in the zombie mythos. (Kotaku)

PC players can play the Badwater Basin map from Team Fortress 2 in Left 4 Dead 2. Fun! There’s a video embedded below. Even funner! (Kotaku)

A college in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is doing a medieval play, The Last Judgment, and spicing it up with zombies. Good for them. (The Gettysburgian)

The Japanese poster for Survival of the Dead has been released. It looks good. (Dread Central)

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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)

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