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 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 6/14/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 14 - 2010

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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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Review: Survival of the Dead

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 7 - 2010

George A. Romero is the undisputed master of the zombie genre. There’s simply no arguing that anyone else has ever — or likely will ever — come close to his contributions. So the release of a new Romero zombie film is always a big deal, even if his latest offerings have received mixed reactions from critics and fans alike. And if you were expecting Survival of the Dead to buck that trend, allow me to let you down now: this is not a return to the majesty of Dawn-era Romero. It fits firmly in with his post-2000 zombie offerings Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead.

That being said, I didn’t hate either Land or Diary. I came to appreciate Land after several viewings, and I really liked Diary from the beginning, although my enthusiasm waned to some degree after additional viewings. That said, I think neither of those films is as bad as their detractors claim. Both have merit and both are at least as good as 90 percent of the zombie films out there.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/4/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 4 - 2010

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There’s a cool new poster for Romero’s Survival of the Dead from Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard. (Splash Page)

Get to know indie filmmaker Joshua Bell, the man behind the upcoming zombie comedy Beverly Lane. It’s about being stuck at the office, during a zombie apocalypse, with a bunch of people you hate. Including mimes. There’s a trailer embedded below. (Dread Central)

More info emerges on the high-school-football/zombie tale Play Dead. The book hits today. The film is a short that evolved from a commission to shoot a trailer for the book, but they’re hoping to shoot a feature if they can raise the money. And the plot concerns a violent rivalry that leads to the death — and subsequent revival as zombies — of one team, who must then win the state championship or be banished to hell. (Fangoria)

The post-nuclear-apocalyptic zombie Western Devil’s Crossing has a new trailer, which you’ll find embedded below. It’s a Western about a man trying to redeem his soul from the devil in the face of the devil’s zombie army trying to take over the post-nuclear wasteland. Original, at least! (28 Days Later: An Analysis)

The remix-culture inspired Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, which tasked animators to work together to “remake” the classic film, will get an official bootleg release soon to build anticipation for the official, deluxe special-edition DVD release. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 4/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On April - 1 - 2010

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It’s April 1, so fake news stories abound. I’m going to do my best to sort the real from the BS, and tell you about both, but I apologize in advance if I get any wrong.

Real News

The Return of the Living Dead film series is getting a deluxe, in-depth history in book form in the upcoming The Complete History of the Living Dead. It’s coming out October 1 and you can preorder it now , if you like the freedom to pay money for things you won’t see for a really long time. (Shock Till You Drop)

San Francisco gets WonderCon this weekend. Zombie enthusiasts, note the presence of Milla Jovovich and Max Brooks! You can get tickets and info here. (io9)

Game writer William Harms (inFamous, Supreme Commander) has branched out into novel writing with a zombie Western called Dead or Alive. In it, two stage coach robbers face the sudden, unexpected rising of the dead in a dusty frontier town. (Blend Games)

An ambitious and skillful crafter has made Plants vs. Zombies “plushies.” (MTV Multiplayer)

For the fake April 1 news, click the “Read the rest of this entry link.”

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 1 - 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 loved Zombieland and can’t wait to get your hands on the DVD you can get a sneak peek at the deleted scenes and special features. (Dread Central)

If you’re in the Pasadena, California area, there’s a zombie art exhibit you should check out. (A World on Fire)

You can’t ever have enough zombie survival tips, so enjoy this fairly comprehensive guide to surviving a run-in with the undead. (Mahalo)

With the motto “If you’re going to make a movie in your backyard, then make it an EPIC!” Italian Zombie Movie sounds promising — at least for those of us that appreciate the occasional backyard epic zombie movie. (A World on Fire)

Coming tomorrow on DVD is a sci-fi zombie apocalypse called Biophage. Bio-chemical agent, zombie-like “biophages,” the usual. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Zombie westerns seem to be popping up everywhere lately — Dead Walkers is just a short, but the trend seems to be picking up steam. There’s a trailer embedded after the break. (28 Days Later Analysis)

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Deadlines: News roundup 1/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On January - 22 - 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.

A few tweaks are coming to Left 4 Dead 2‘s versus mode, including bots and changes to auto-spawning in finales. (Left 4 Dead Blog)

Zombie author Eric S. Brown (he writes about zombies, he is not a zombie himself, just to be clear) is interviewed about his zombie work, his non-zombie work, how he got started writing and lots more. (The Horror Fiction Review)

Take a poll to answer the burning question of which potential zombie TV series you are most looking forward to: AMC’s Walking Dead or MTV’s rumored Dawn of the Dead? C’mon, is there really any question there? (Geeks of Doom)

Are apocalyptic movies, including zombie apocalypse movies, the new Westerns? (Videopium)

Deadlines: News roundup 12/30/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 30 - 2009

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I enjoyed this loving tribute to Dan O’Bannon via a look back at his directorial debut, the seminal Return of the Living Dead. (Fangoria)

Michael Jackson and John Landis’s classic short film/music video “Thriller” has been honored by the Library of Congress and will be preserved in the National Film Registry. (io9)

Get the first info on the super-violent zombie Western Devil’s Crossing, shooting now in North Carolina. (A World on Fire)

Some fans made a trailer for a live-action Marvel Zombies movie and it’s not half bad. The people at Revenant liked it so well they interviewed the creators. (A World on Fire)

You zombie toy collectors out there are going to love these scale-model zombie busts. Everyone needs a model zombie head around the house. They’re gruesometastic! (Dread Central)

The iPhone version of Plants vs. Zombies is coming soon — late January, apparently. (Kotaku)

If you prefer killing zombies in a rhythm game (you know, like Guitar Hero) try Zombeat. (A World on Fire)

Finally, after the break I’ve embedded a humorous short film that takes an unusual look at the attitudes of two zombie apocalypse survivors. And don’t forget, no more news updates until after the new year. Happy New Year!

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Mostly dead: Undead or Alive

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 7 - 2009

undeadoraliveIs the world ready for a zombie/western comedy with Chris Kattan? Will it ever be ready? The makes of Undead or Alive didn’t bother to ask that question, they just plowed ahead at full speed. The plot give us one of those cliche odd couples on the run, plus an Indian curse that creates zombies, a corrupt sheriff and lots and lots of stupid.

Not surprisingly, the humor here is largely slapstick and juvenile. Surprisingly, some of it actually manages to be funny. And despite being essentially worthless and mostly terrible, I have to admit it was strangely watchable. It was also pretty weird. The ending in particular was just fucking odd — I can’t really say anything about it without spoiling it, but it ranks up there with some of the weirder shit I have seen in any zombie movie and seems wildly out of place in such an essentially lighthearted movie.

I can’t exactly recommend this movie, and I definitely didn’t like it, but it had something … maybe with better leads, or a slightly more polished script, this could have been something worthwhile. As it is, it’s just odd. But if you’ve already seen everything else at the video store or you’re having your own thirty-day zombie fest, it might be worth watching.

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