Deadlines: News roundup 6/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 14 - 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’s a new Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer floating about, but the only place I could find it that hadn’t been pulled offline by Sony I can’t figure out how to embed. It’s here if you want to check it out. It looks real Matrix-y. (io9)

The new one-sheet for Resident Evil: Afterlife shows Alice shooting and falling through a window. Awesome! I love shooting and falling through windows! (Bloody Disgusting)

Frank Darabont will only be directing the pilot episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, but will be on set through much of the series filming. Also, the role of Carl Grimes (lead Rick Grimes’s son) has been filled by Atlanta local Chandler Riggs. (Bloody Disgusting)

A frontier preacher has to face an uprising of the undead in Revelation Trail, a Western Gothic horror movie coming October 10. There’s a trailer embedded below. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s some new, zombie-filled images out from Eaters, the upcoming Italian zombie/mad scientist film. (Dread Central)

Can’t wait to shoot dead things in space again? Rejoice. The first gameplay footage from Dead Space 2 is available in handy trailer form. You’ll find it embedded below. (GameTrailers)

Also, Dead Space 2 is coming January 25, 2011 in North America (January 28, 2011 in Europe). Plus there are some new screenshots. (Kotaku)

The Brazilian genre film festival Fantaspoa starts July 2 and there are at least two zombie films, Zone of the Dead and I Sell the Dead (review here), showing. Just in case you’re in Brazil, you know. (Quiet Earth)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

One of the skill-boosting magazine items in Dead Rising 2 will be Playboy. Makes sense. Zombies and naked girls go together like gin and tonic. (Game|Life)

How about a video interview with George A. Romero? Been a while since we had one of those… You can find it embedded below. (Wired)

This Danish film Eastern Army has turned up that seems to have some Rage-zombie like mobs in it. It’s about a post-apocalyptic future where everyone is waiting for some mythical army to rescue them and a man who pretends to be from said army to scam some people When the real bad guys come, he has to make a decision to help or run. See a trailer embedded below. (Zombie Command)

I was just informed of a publisher called May December Publications that specializes in zombies.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Go behind the scenes of The Walking Dead for a look at the zombies in the video blog “Zombie School,” embedded below for your viewing pleasure. (AMCTV)

Genre vet Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, too many other roles to list, probably best known for his role as Svenning in Mallrats) has joined the cast of The Walking Dead as Merle, presumably a new (or renamed?) character. (Dread Central)

And there’s a new zombie image from The Walking Dead, as well. (Bloody Disgusting)

The femme-zombie film Doghouse is now available from IFC’s VOD service. There’s a new trailer for it embedded below. (Horror Squad)

My favorite horror-rocker/T-shirt designer/zombie comic Eric Weiss (aka Zombie!) is now delving into video games. The Zombie! game will feature “9 songs from the debut CD, artwork by Dave Cook and Corefolio, 3 horrific FPS levels, plenty of violence, blood, guts, and fun!” he promises. There’s a trailer after the break, and hopefully more info to come.

In the upcoming film Wake Wood, a couple bring their daughter back from the dead via a pagan ritual, but trouble arises when they don’t want to let her die again when their allotted time is up. (28 Days Later Analysis)

There’s a new promo zombie image for Night of the Living Dead: Origins, the animated prequel/reboot of NotLD. (Bloody Disgusting)

Finally, thanks to Andre Hernandez for sending a news tip!

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/9/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Go on set of AMC’s The Walking Dead for a chat with director Frank Darabont. Inspirations, actors and shooting conditions are among the topics discussed. (AMCTV)

New (I think, new to me anyway) trailer  embedded below for the performance-enhancing drug created zombie movie Devil’s Playground. (Zombie Command)

Author James Dempsey talks about his zombie fairy tale Zakary’s Zombies, a novel about a developmentally damaged young man who cultivates a relationship with a pair of zombies living in his basement. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

The world is desperately in need of a full-blown zombie apocalypse musical, so I’m glad to hear someone is working on exactly that. You can see the trailer/promo work embedded below, but you should go to YouTube and “Like” it to help the creator win a contest and make the proposal a real thing. (A World on Fire)

Aspiring zombie authors, your lucky day has arrived. Zombie Nation Publishing is a new publishing house dedicated to the undead. (The Daily Loaf)

You’ll find a new trailer embedded below for upcoming PS3 downloadable twin-stick zombie shooter Dead Nation. (Kotaku)

In the novel Shakespeare Undead, the Bard is a vampire who has to protect London from the zombie menace. (The Zombie Nation)

Mainstream media reports on a Boston zombie walk. (TheBostonChannel.com)

If you’re looking for some discussion of the various types of zombies and the whys, hows and wherefores of the undead, look no further. (Morphine Nation)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/8/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

From July 9-19, Philadelphia gets the genre film fest Danger After Dark, which will include Big Tits Zombie 3D. (FEARnet)

Capcom may be planning something for the videogame side of the Resident Evil series to coincide with the release of Resident Evil: Afterlife. (FEARnet)

Someone’s done a solid examination of the evolution of the zombie so far. (Paranormal Haze)

Someone over at MSN’s blog network took notice of Seattle’s Red, White and Dead zombie walk, coming up this July 3. (Fright Site)

There are some insightful thoughts on zombies in this piece on what will be popular next, after zombies and steampunk have run their course. (io9)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/7/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Ah, now this is refreshing. An article about George Romero and his influence, rather than another by-the-numbers Q&A with him. (USA Today)

Prepare for Darkest Day, an upcoming infected-zombie apocalypse flick about a guy who wakes up without any memory and discovers an evacuated city. Then he discovers the army wants him. Uh-oh! There’s a sharp looking trailer below. (Quiet Earth)

You might enjoy this report on the hipster-infested zombie crawl in Williamsburg. (Fangoria)

Get a look at the cover art for Dead Space 2, the continuation of everyone’s favorite “shooting dead things … in space!” gaming series. (Kotaku)

Need a book of short stories about zombie animals? This Zombie Zoology Anthology is just the thing! (Fangoria)

I remember posting about Zombie Fit, an exercise plan geared to prepare you for the zombie apocalypse, way back in the day. Well, now the mainstream media has caught on. There’s a TV news report embedded below. (Popular Fidelity)

Also embedded below, you’ll find an amusing discussion/exploration of various zombie hybrids, from Nazi zombies to wolfman/vampire zombies. (College Humor)

If what you need to complete your life is a zombie Storm Trooper (aka Death Trooper) bust, prepare to be completed. (Dread Central)

In “is this really news?” news, the logo for the upcoming 3D animated film Night of the Living Dead: Origins has been released. There’s also a Facebook page now. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 4 - 2010

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Remember, REC 2 is available via various video-on-demand services today! And to celebrate, about a million clips hit the net recently. Someone was kind enough to compile them for you. Me, I suggest just watching the whole movie. I will be doing exactly that tonight!  (FEARnet)

If you aren’t paranoid enough about disease already, have a look at this list of five real diseases that can make you act like a zombie. (io9)

This week’s Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation is Chainsaw Massacre — all chainsaw, all  the time. (Left 4 Dead Blog)

The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies iPhone game is available now. (Horror Squad)

Prefer your zombies a little more World War II-style? Well, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies II is also available for iPhone now. (Kotaku)

Deadlines: News roundup 6/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 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.

Check out the concept sketches for the various stages of decay in the upcoming AMC adaptation of The Walking Dead. (AMCTV)

The always awesome Alan Tudyk (Firefly) has joined the cast of the zombie comedy First Platoon. Also on board are Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Kassir, Arron Shiver and Jennifer Skyler. (Shock Till You Drop)

Can’t wait one more day to see REC 2? Well, enjoy the clip embedded below for you. Or, you know, just wait another day. (Dread Central)

If you missed the Wii-exclusive Dead Space prequel Dead Space: Extraction because you don’t do Wii, you’ll get a chance to shoot and/or extract dead things in space on your Xbox 360 and PS3 soon. (Kotaku)

The  George Romero App of the Dead is available for iPhone. (Dread Central)

A New Zealand-based fashion label has an entire collection inspired by zombies. I sense a high-fashion entry to Fashion Zombie coming up! (Horror Squad)

Why are zombie novels so popular? Is it because the novel itself is a dead artform still shambling around with some semblance of life? (N+1)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/31/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

In case you somehow didn’t hear, Dennis Hopper died May 29. He was awesome in Land of the Dead (and many other fine, non-zombie films, too!). RIP Mr. Hopper. (Dread Central)

Another George Romero interview comes to be. Not much new, but well done at least. (DCist)

In the Resident Evil: Afterlife coverage parade, actor Kim Coates gets interviewed about his character, his stunts and other such things. (FEARnet)

The horror comedy Aaah! Zombies! tells the story of a group of friends turned to zombies by a chemical agent. It looks promising, it’s coming September 28 and you can see an embedded trailer below. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Atlanta is the place to be this summer if you want to be a zombie. Friday I noted that The Walking Dead was seeking zombies there in June and July, now comes word that indie zombie comedy Ace the Zombie is looking for zombies in Atlanta this summer, too. (Buy Zombie)

An interesting critical essay explores the ongoing cinematic zombie apocalypse zeitgeist. (Popdose)

The eternal question “Unicorns or zombies?” will get an answer in book form, coming September 21, 2010. I think you know which side of the fence I am on… (Zombie Command)

Enjoy some photos of the recent Boston Zombie March VI. (Amplified Reality Photography)

The rhythm/zombie game Rock of the Dead is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/27/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 27 - 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.

Another day, another George Romero interview. This one may be my favorite, as he reveals what he thinks of 3D, the afterlife and what his zombie apocalypse kit consists of, among many other gems. (Philadelphia Magazine)

If you’re looking to hang that Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead artist) Survival of the Dead poster in your home, your dreams have come true and it will only cost you $30. Also, your dreams will glow in the dark, so there’s that. (Ain’t It Cool News)

Robert Kirkman reveals some good stuff about the AMC adaptation of his Walking Dead series, stuff like there’s no gore limit imposed by the network, Jeffrey DeMunn is playing Dale and the show won’t completely follow the plot of the books. (Ain’t It Cool News)

The next videogame from Gearbox Software, developers of the Borderlands videogame (which had a zombie-based expansion), may be a zombie game. They just registered a trademark for videogames and movies called Z-Day, and that sure as heck sounds like a zombie game to me! (1Up)

If you want the special, three-disc (two CDs of music, one DVD of film) version of the upcoming movie The Dead Matter, you will have to venture into a Hot Topic, where it will be exclusively sold. The horror, the horror… Presumably, the regular one-disc edition will be available at other, non-emo retailers. Anyway, the film is about a girl who comes into possession of a relic that allows her to control the dead, which makes her the target of a vampire lord. Sounds suitably ridiculous and it has Tom Savini. (Fangoria)

Probably no surprise to anyone, REC 2 pulled an R rating for American theaters. (Bloody Disgusting)

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