Deadlines: News roundup 9/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

Let’s talk to Milla Jovovich about Resident Evil: Afterlife! Amazingly, only one brief question is dedicated to 3D. (Reuters)

Possible good news for fans of Dead Rising‘s original hero — the OG zombie killer Frank West may be appearing as a playable character in Dead Rising 2! (Kotaku)

There’s a little online anime video that exists to promote Dead Rising 2! It’s called Samurai Dead Rising, and there are zombies and samurai. It is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (Kotaku)

The mainstream media is getting hyped over The Walking Dead (TV), apparently, as it has prompted another flood of “Hey, zombies are popular!” articles that reference it. (Reuters)

Drive armed vehicles and kill zombies in the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Blood Drive, coming late November. (Kotaku)

Between October 22 and 24, Albany, New York is having the Zombie Film Feast III, with more than ten films, a zombie prom, zombie walk, zombie gaming a brain-eating contest and lots more zombie goodness. Watch the official website for more updates as they come. (Thanks to Zombie Shakespeare for the tip!)

More info about your chance to become a zombie in The Zombie Diaries 2! They’re looking for more than a thousand undead, you’ll need to do your own makeup and it happens November 14 in Wales on “Aberystwyth’s most beautiful beach, Tan-Y-Bwlch.” Man, Welsh. Those names just kill me. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 7 - 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.

There are three brief TV spots for AMC’s The Walking Dead. Only one is remotely worth sitting through the obnoxious commercials that precedes them; I’ve helpfully embedded that one below. (Dread Central)

There’s a whole load of hi-res shots of Resident Evil: Apocalypse to look at! Don’t forget, it starts Friday. (Bloody Disgusting)

If you prefer the talky bits, sit down and read this interview with Resident Evil: Afterlife actor Wentworth Miller. Or this one with Ali Larter. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Or look at a new, zombie-filled TV spot for Resident Evil: Afterlife (it’s embedded below). (UGO)

Director Reuben Fleischer talks about his plans for Zombieland 2 3D and his childlike love of 3D movies. (MTV)

Get a look at the making of Dead Rising 2 in a video developer’s diary embedded below for you. There’s some good footage of the game in action, plus insight into the story to be found within. (Buy Zombie)

Director Zack Snyder talks about Army of the Dead, a movie about a Las Vegas full of zombies that he’d like to make. (EW Pop Watch)

The University of Baltimore has a full course on the zombie in pop culture. First, coolest class ever. Second, I wonder if they know I am available as a guest speaker? (Baltimore Sun)

There’s a new trailer for Eaters, the upcoming new Italian zombie movie. It’s one of the films I picked as one of my top ten most anticipated zombie projects of 2010! You can see the trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

Next February 5, the plan is for Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption (sequel to Zombie Apocalypse, reviewed here) to get its Michigan (and possibly world?) premiere at the Ionia Horror Film Fest in Ionia, Michigan (that links to the home page, where the article currently is, but there’s no permalink, so it may not be up for long). Word is, Fred Williamson is starring, which is news to me! (Phoenix EV)

Chicago gets a zombie fest to benefit wounded soldiers this September 25. Bands, makeup contest and more! (Buy Zombie)

In a dangerous yet fairly awesome publicity stunt, the mad scientists over at Harcos Labs (maker of Zombie Blood energy potion) filled an intersection with folks in zombie makeup, then deliberately ran a red light to get a one-of-a-kind photo from the red-light camera.

If killing zombies with your guitar controller in Rock of the Dead isn’t abstract enough, how about using your drum controller to kill zombies in the upcoming Drumskulls? There’s some video of the game being demoed embedded below for you. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 9/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

Get a Resident Evil: Afterlife fix with seven cool new character art posters from Japan. (Dread Central)

Get into the minds behind the Star Trek-convention-with-zombies mashup novel Night of the Living Trekkies in an interview with Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall. In it, they talk about the characters, inspiration and references in the novel. (LA Times – Hero Complex)

Vancouver’s mainstream media gets on the “Oh, hey, zombies are kinda popular right now” bandwagon. (Vancouver Sun)

A tiny bit more info on Rock of the Dead, the rhythm game/zombie shooter coming for the various console platforms. (Dread Central)

Some kids somewhere in the UK (Wales? The accent is impressive and unidentifiable to my provincial American ears) are making a cheesy looking zombie flick called Zombie Killers, about two kids trapped in a “caravan” (trailer?) by the zombie apocalypse. Gee, kids do the darnedest zombie things! There’s a trailer below. (Buy Zombie)

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Best of TIZA … so far

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 1 - 2010

Kind of hard to believe, but the site’s been around for just a touch more than eighteen months now. In that time, I’ve amassed more than 600 posts and almost a thousand comments on said posts (thanks for the feedback!), all of which means, if you’re new, or don’t visit the site on a regular basis, you might have missed some cool stuff. And the last thing I would want is for you to miss some cool stuff, especially if it was cool stuff I wrote, so I’ve gone back and compiled a list of the top ten posts on the site since its humble beginnings in February 2009. Without further ado, here are those posts…

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/30/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 30 - 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.

Alice herself (aka Milla Jovovich) speaks about Resident Evil: Afterlife, explaining why it’s the best of the four RE films, how her character has grown and lots more. (Fangoria)

Or, if you find reading tedious, try the Resident Evil: Afterlife behind the scenes video embedded below on for size. (Dread Central)

If you really love Dead Rising 2, you need the High Stakes Edition deluxe edition. It comes with a bunch of stuff, including a fancy poker set, commemorative map, five green dice, some custom sets of cards, exclusive DLC and a chance to win a 6′ tall zombie statue. Man, I wish I had $90 to blow on this thing. Anybody feeling generous? (Capcom Unity)

Seems a second season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is a done deal and it will begin filming in February. Great news! (Fangoria)

You can get Zombie Girl: The Movie on DVD as of November 9. If you’ve forgotten, that’s the documentary that follows pre-teen filmmaker Emily Hagins as she makes her debut zombie feature Pathogen. (Fangoria)

The hyperkinetic “parkour zombie” film Devil’s Playground gets a new one-sheet and a premiere date of October 3 at the UK’s Gorezone Film Festival. (Dread Central)

If you always wanted to stave off attacks by zombies and robots and giant bugs with your plastic guitar controller in a rhythm game, get ready to pee yourself with excitement at the Rock of the Dead trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

Washington, D.C.’s Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced the low-budget zombie flick Colin as one of its programmed films this year. The festival kicks off October 21 and you can get more info at the official website. You can also read my thoughts on Colin if you’re interested. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a second trailer for the animated would-be zombie project Year Zero (would-be as in the dude is hping someone will give him the dollars to make it a reality). You can check it out below. (Quiet Earth)

There’s also a trailer for a new webseries called Code Z. There’s a really long-winded, convoluted synopsis at that link, but here’s what you need to know: three chicks, short skirts, zombie ass-whupping. Trailer embedded below. (Buy Zombie)

It’s barely news and it’s barely zombie, but now you know that there’s a spec script floating around Hollywood about an American family’s visit to Taiwan during the time the dead can walk the earth. It’s by Kai Yu Wu, it’s called Fractured Souls and the pitch line is “The Grudge meets The Others.” I guess they’ll be walking around in bodily form, which is what makes it kinda-sorta-almost zombie. (Bloody Disgusting)

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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 8/23/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Some long-overdue news about the next Left 4 Dead/Left 4 Dead 2 expansion “The Sacrifice.” It works with both games, it tells the story of  the previous expansion, “The Passing,” from the original characters perspective and you get to decide which of the original cast doesn’t make it this time. (Kotaku)

George Romero talks about his possible next two “Dead” films and says nothing at all he hasn’t said before. Also, Survival of the Dead hits DVD/Blu-ray this week, along with a bunch of other crappy zombie movies. (Bloody Disgusting)

The Ford Brothers zombies-in-Africa film The Dead is getting its world premiere August 30 in London at Film4 Frightfest. It comes to the US September 24 for Austin’s Fantastic fest. (Bloody Disgusting)

The awesome REC 2 gets a cool viral ad campaign for the UK DVD release. See it embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

The charming Plants vs. Zombies is coming to the Nintendo DS in January 2011. (Destructoid)

Have a chat with The Goon graphic novel creator Eric Powell about the upcoming animated feature. (Ain’t It Cool News)

US soldiers in Afghanistan are super, super into zombies apparently. Hello, troops abroad! Come home safe, and not all zombified, okay? (CBS News – World Watch)

A guy comes back from war … different. Like, zombie different, in Sella Turcica, a new film from Toetag, Inc. Trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

Crazed, speedy zombies, a military that wants to weaponize them and a woman who must fight her own guilt in order to save a little girl and end the whole mess all feature in Hinnon Valley, a new, low-budget  zombie movie coming from filmmaker Rick Greenwood. (Dread Central)

If you like your zombie movies goofy, campy and full of cheesy CGI, then Ninjas vs. Zombies, coming to DVD August 24 (tomorrow!), should be quite a treat for you. The trailer is embedded below. (FEARnet)

American Indians, a possibly alien zombie virus and a decent title are some of the attractions of The Dead Can’t Dance, a  new, indie zombie film. Naturally, there’s a trailer below for you. (Buy Zombie)

The fun micro-budget zombie opus Zombie Apocalypse (read my Zombie Apocalypse review here) is getting a sequel called Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption. New story, new characters, same universe. They’re promising something like Mad Max, with zombies. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

The “undead Beatles” book Paul is Undead is getting a sequel, in which they come to America for a reunion tour. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/20/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 20 - 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 aren’t excited about zombies-in-Africa film The Dead, you will be after seeing the brand new trailer (embedded below). You can also see the official one-sheet for The Dead. (Dread Central)

William Forsythe, Tom DeNucci and Christy Carlson Romano are joining the cast of the Glenn Ciano-directed Infected, a zombie film where the zombies retaining their humanity, but can’t stop eating people anyway. (Variety)

I’m still not sure Damned by Damn is a zombie flick, but it has an “army of undead” led by a banshee, so it could be. Anyway, the actual news is Damned by Dawn got distribution through Image Entertainment, so we’ll know soon! (Dread Central)

If you still haven’t seen enough on the French zombie/gangster/cop epic The Horde, there’s a trailer embedded below. (FEARnet)

Get the scoop on the new FEARnet original series Zombie Roadkill, with Thomas Haden Church. It’s pretty much what you think — zombie roadkill. (FEARnet)

If you’re bored, this new Virgin Mobile-sponsored online zombie game might amuse you briefly. (A World on Fire)

If you want to own the terrible Kevin Tenney film Brain Dead, it’s coming to DVD. Read my review of Brain Dead first, though. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/19/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 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.

Feast your eyes on a batch of kick-ass screenshots from Dead Rising 2. Teddy bear with machine gun FTW! (Kotaku)

You’re a busy zombie fan on the go, yet you still want to keep up with the latest updates on the hotly anticipated Walking Dead TV series. What to do? How about download the Walking Dead (TV) iPhone app! (Buy Zombie)

Completing the electronic-age zombie trifecta, how about a look at some creepy zombie-alien freakazoids in some screenshots from Dead Space 2? (Dread Central)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/16/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 16 - 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 behind the scenes of Resident Evil: Afterlife with a short video, embedded below. (IGN)

Or read all about Paul W.S. Anderson’s thoughts on Resident Evil: Afterlife. (Fangoria)

Players of the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 will get some love in the form of bi-weekly featured community maps. The first map will be “Two Evil Eyes.” (Left 4 Dead Blog)

If you can’t wait for the Dead Rising 2 prequel Dead Rising: Case Zero, this preview will help tide you over. (Stuff.co.nz)

From October 29-31, there’s a big reunion of the cast of Lucio Fucli’s City of the Living Dead happening in New Jersey. (Cinesploitation)

An intriguing letter makes the case that the zombie apocalypse would lead to the reemergence of empires as the primary force in international politics. (Foreign Policy)

In or around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and interested in preparing for the inevitable zombie apocalypse? There’s a Meetup group for that.

A very low budget, low profile indie zombie feature (unnamed as of yet) gets a little love from the local press in Rockford, Illinois. Slow news day? (Go.RRStar.com)

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