Deadlines: News roundup 7/16/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 16 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Additional details emerge about I Spit on Your Rave, a post-apocalyptic tale of a world where zombies rule and humans are only food — or sometimes entertainment. And you can still get in on that world-record “zombies on camera” attempt, too. Read about it here.

It looks as if the film adaptation of World War Z is headed for one of the early circles of development hell, as in addition to the recently announced delay while director Marc Foster does something else, it’s also got a new screenwriter. Hope for the best. (Fangoria)

In the meantime, maybe you will enjoy the upcoming short film The Hell Patrol, said to be heavily influenced by World War Z. Quiet Earth has details, trailer is embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Director Bruce LaBruce (Otto; or Up with Dead People) isn’t done with zombies and porn — he’s working on a new, hardcore gay zombie porn and there are some images and details available. Do NOT click that link at work (unless you work at a bathhouse or something…) and/or if you aren’t comfortable with male nudity and lots of blood. (Ponystep)

If you’re a fan of Re-Animator (and really, who isn’t?) you should have a look at the cool new poster Alex Pardee did over at Mondo. They’re available for $30 if you want to own one… (AICN)

Speaking of posters, this Deadgirl poster is pretty damn cool. (Horror-Movies.ca)

PC gamers need not feel left out of the Resident Evil 5 fun much longer — they get the game September 15. oh, and iPhone users won’t have to feel left out of the Resident Evil 4 fun much longer either.  (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/3/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 3 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Be on the lookout for the upcoming novel Feed, about a zombie outbreak as documented by the online community when the mainstream media ignores it. The author Seanan McGuire says, “It’s an unholy cross between Transmetropolitan and Night of the Living Dead, with a little Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on the side.” Sounds good to me. More details here. (Media Bistro)

If you’re excited to see the micro-budget English zombie flick Colin, you’ll probably also be excited to hear that Fangoria is doing a live webcast with writer/dirctor Marc Price next Tuesday afternoon, July 7, at 4 p.m. EST. (Fangoria)

First I’ve heard of the book, but here’s an interview with author E. Van Lowe about Never Slow Dance with a Zombie (damn good advice, by the way!). (Popin’s Lair)

Gangster and zombies go together like fish and chips, so The Horde should be tasty. Cops go after gangsters for revenge, but get zombies instead. Awesome. Trailer after the break. (Quiet Earth)

More details continue to trickle out about Wii zombie killers Dead Space Extraction (control scheme details) and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (character details). Now they need to come out, already. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/2/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 2 - 2009

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Are you ready for even more Resident Evil movie action? Well, get ready, because the wheels are in motion. Shock Till You Drop broke the news, then Bloody Disgusting claims the title will be Resident Evil: Afterlife and linked in a Hollywood TV video with star Milla Jovovich claiming shooting will start before the end of the year.

One of the finest zombie movies of recent years, REC, is coming to DVD July 14. If you still are unaware of the awesomeness of this movie, there’s a DVD trailer after the break and a couple of clips at Bloody Disgusting. (Bloody Disgusting)

If your particular brand of geekiness extends to pen-and-paper RPGs, you might be interested in the zombie RPG Cannibal Contagion. Geek in the City has details. (If you’re curious, yes, my brand does extend that way, but with no similarly inclined friends, I haven’t had a chance to indulge that geek pastime in many years). (Geek in the City)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/1/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 1 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

The zombie zeitgeist is in full swing, and NPR has offered its thoughts. Next comes the zombie backlash. You heard it here first. (NPR)

So, supposedly a “leaked” copy of the latest Deadgirl trailer is floating around. Bloody Disgusting has it, they swear it could come down any minute. I don’t know, “leak” is more and more often a euphemism for “viral” meaning the studio thinks you’ll be more excited about it if you think you are doing something naughty. In any case, it’s embedded after the break, and may disappear soon. Possibly. (Bloody Disgusting)

Megan Fox is starring in Jennifer’s Body, and it has been rated R for blood, gore and sexuality (but apparently no nudity). It’s a possibly-zombie movie about a girl killed as part of a Satanic ritual, only to come back possessed by a demon and hungering for human flesh. Why have I decided to lean toward zombie finally (it’s been pinging my radar for a few days now)? Can you say “slow news day”? (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/23/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 23 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

On July 24 Deadgirl will come to a handful of theaters in major metropolitan areas, including LA, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Seattle, for  a midnight showing. The movie, about two teenage friends who find a beautiful zombie tied up in the basement of an abandoned mental institution, was well received on the festival circuit. I guess we’ll see if it does as well with general horror audiences. (Bloody Disgusting)

David Wellington (author of future classic Monster Island, reviewed here), Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) will be writing the next iteration of Marvel Zombies. If anything could draw me back to that soap opera, it’s Wellington. (Comic Book Resources)

Got some extra money you want to use to fund a zombie movie? Consider throwing some of it to the makers of The Lawless: Hell on Earth so they can actually make their movie. It’s a movie where zombies have taken over, but people are still the scariest thing around (eh, that’s pretty much every good zombie apocalypse movie). (Quiet Earth)

After the break, see a trailer for Deadlands 2: Trapped (thanks to Horror-Movies.ca for the tip) and the entire short film See the Dead (courtesy of Dread Central) from filmmaker Robert W. Filion.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/18/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 18 - 2009

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The story reported yesterday about Rob Zombie’s lawyers trying to shut down musician/artist Eric Weiss for using the name Zombie! has been happily resolved — Weiss contacted me to let me know Rob Zombie himself called and they worked it out. Rob Zombie, you’re okay by me!

The Zombieland trailer is available from Apple — but no embeds, damn it. The comedy is about two guys (one scared of everything, the other scared of nothing — crazy!) dealing with the zombie apocalypse. (Apple via Shock til You Drop)

A couple of golden-age classic horror flicks coming to DVD October 6. The four-movie set includes The Walking Dead (a great, original zombie/gangster flick I watched a while ago for the Zombie Movie Marathon Month) and Zombies on Broadway (not heard good things, but who knows?) plus two non-zombie flicks Frankenstein-1970 and You’ll Find Out. The set is priced at $26.98. (DVDActive)

Adam Sessler of G4TV weighs in on the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott. It’s video, and I’ve helpfully embedded it after the break. (G4TV via Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/9/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 9 - 2009

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The world has long needed an arthouse zombie flick about a zombie art movement that’s only inspired by past artists and at long last it is coming. It’s to be called Isle of the Dead and there’s a Bryan Adams zombie singalong, so my life is pretty much complete. Details here. (New York Magazine)

As long as we’re on surreal juxtapositions of zombies, the mainstream and the art world, how about a nice, long feature about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies running in an English-language Abu Dhabi newspaper? (The National)

Yesterday’s news post made note of a boycott of Left 4 Dead 2 by angry fans, today here’s an op-ed dismissing the boycotters as a bunch of whiners. (Cinema Blend)

In other gaming news, there’s a preview for PSP zombie-tossing game Undead Knights. (Kotaku)

Have a gander at this synopsis: “The year is…’80s future’. The world is in shambles. A bitter and desolate place. The zombie apocalypse has been devouring the world for nearly 7 years. Now, the powers that be think the suffering should end – so the ultimate weapon is sent to earth. The Zombie Christ.” It’s called The Zombie Christ and it’s a tribute to the experience of watching shitty movies on VHS tapes back in the day. A few more details can be had here and the trailer is embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

Have you heard of Edges of Darkness? Me neither! It’s some kind of anthology horror series set against a zombie apocalypse. It’s hit the UK and now it is headed to Japan. There’s a trailer embedded after the break. (Dread Central)

Horror-Movies.ca have a small gallery of stills from Deader Country, another indie zombie movie. This one is about an alien-human hybrid zombie and some kids who find it.  (Horror-Movies.ca)

Another trailer for Doghouse? Really? This one is unrated (and embedded after the break, naturally), but for fuck’s sake, let’s just have the movie already… (yeah, I know, June 12 in UK) (Horror-Movies.ca)

I think I mentioned before that I am over the whole “add zombies to classic lit” mashup subgenre, so pardon my yawn at Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead. Feel free to get excited if you aren’t similarly jaded, I won’t hold it against you. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/8/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 8 - 2009

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Check out some video of John Russo, one of the makers of the original zombie classic Night of the Living Dead, from Fangoria‘s New York Weekend of Horrors, embedded after the break. If that doesn’t fulfill your Russo jones, hit this link for a thirty-minute video containing another segment with him. (Fangoria)

Seems not everyone is happy about the announced Left 4 Dead 2. Nope, some folks are so pissed they are signing petitions and boycotting it. The complaints range from a lack of promised updates to the original and that it’s too soon, to not liking the new music and sunlight-based levels, among other things. On the one hand, I can see where they feel a little cheated since Valve usually does update stuff constantly for free. On the other hand, as a console guy myself, I’m a little more used to these kind of updates and usually willing to pay for them if I like the game. Also, bitching about the music and daylight-based gameplay? Really? (Kotaku)

What if Dante’s inspiration for the Inferno was a medieval zombie outbreak? That’s the premise behind Kim Paffenroth’s Valley of the Dead, and Zombie Command has an interview about it. (Zombie Command)

Mormons. Zombies. Some would argue that there’s no difference (I kid, I kid… Mormons are fine by me and much more polite when I tell them “no thanks” at my front door than the Jehovah’s Witnesses are). Now there’s a zombie movie called The Book of Zombie coming that looks into what the zombie apocalypse looks like, Mormon-style. It asks the question, how do you kill a Mormon zombie? Trailer after the break, official website here. (Bloody Disgusting)

New York gets Dead Snow in theaters June 19, LA on June 26. The rest of us will have to settle for VOD, but bad news abounds: the VOD presentation will be dubbed. Sucktacular. I guess the VOD crowd doesn’t like reading their Nazi zombie movies. So much more the pity, but at least the DVD release will be subbed. (Fangoria)

A few tidbits of news about a couple different movies in this blog: Bubba’s Chili Parlor (trailer after the break) is available on DVD from Amazon (Mad-Cow tainted meat makes zombies) and a few stills from The Undertakers: Road’s End (official website here) about a couple of small-town flunkies who discover an organization guarding a supernatural secret (hint: zombies). (Bloody Disgusting)

We all know that the Boston PD will tell you if zombies are coming, but what about your town? One enterprising reporter endeavored to find out (hint: New Yorkers, you are fucked). (ComicMix)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/3/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 3 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

There’s a new trailer for REC 2, the sequel to Spanish first-person zombie thriller REC, and wow is it awesome. I could describe all the action for you, but then you’d just watch it anyway and go, “Yes. That is what he described.” It’s embedded after the break, so go watch it. (Bloody Disgusting)

The fine folks at Kotaku got their hands on a preview of Left 4 Dead 2 and have detailed impressions, including that there will be three new “boss infected,” the regular infected will be harder to kill and tidbits about the new weapons (you hold melee or ranged, not both) and setting (daytime). And more, so go check it out. Also on tap from the Kotaku kids is a look at two characters that didn’t make it into the game, which includes a tiny bit about the ones who did. (Kotaku)

PSP owners will be glad to know they are getting a Resident Evil game of their own and … well, that’s all for now. Word is it probably isn’t a port, but something new. Unless it isn’t. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/2/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 2 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

It’s nearly a month old, the sound and music are sketchy and it looks pretty rough, but maybe, just maybe the teaser trailer for the new George A. Romero zombie film embedded after the break is real. The comments indicate it’s some kind of internal work-in-progress reel, and I think I recognize one of the actors from another Romero film (he’s known to like to re-use actors) so maybe this is real… It’s worth a look anyway, and you can do that after the break. (Thanks CG user demoniotto for the tip)

If you like your zombie movies extra-stupid and possibly offensive, you’re going to be thrilled to hear that Retardead comes out on DVD today. I’m pretty sure that title tells you all you need to know about this one. (Dread Central)

Yesterday, I posted my wish list for Left 4 Dead 2, then I saw this early preview of the game. Shit, looks like I am getting most of my wishes (incendiary ammo? sweet!) … but not all (although the new Charger boss looks plausible given the existing menagerie, and I can accept a Witch that walks around). And there’s some stuff I didn’t dream up that we’ll be getting, too, like dynamic weather. (Rock, Paper, Shotgun)

Fangoria has some screens and details from Dead Rising 2 and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. (Fangoria)

Zombie toy collectors will be thrilled with this upcoming limited-edition zombie figurine from FearWerx. They’ll be available first at the MonsterMania Convention in Hartford, Connecticut. (Dread Central)

Finally, the second annual Zombie Movie Marathon Month kicked off in fine fashion with Dead Set last night (review here). Starting tomorrow, I will be posting ZMMM Dailies, with the Zombie Movie Marathon Month tag, for easy tracking. Don’t forget that possibly authentic Romero trailer after the break.

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