Review: Monster Nation

Posted by Cory Casciato On December - 3 - 2012

Monster Nation reviewIn Monster Nation, the second book in David Wellington’s “Monster” trilogy, we go back, to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse that’s a foregone conclusion in Monster Island. The book opens with an attack in California, then switches to strange happenings high in the mountains of Colorado, both events that any undead aficionado will quickly realize are the first pieces of a zombie puzzle. Before long we’re witnessing the slow fall of the Florence ADX (aka Supermax) prison to the newly vigorous dead and things really get rolling.

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Review: Patient Zero

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 4 - 2012

Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry, reviewZombies. Terrorists. Super-secret spy agencies. ACTION.

In Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry has found a crossover so obvious, and so perfect, it is astounding it hasn’t already been done to death: the zombie apocalypse techno-thriller. Take one part pulpy grocery-store bestseller about the world’s most high-tech spies facing off against the world’s most desperate terrorists. Add an equal amount of classic zombie apocalypse scenario. Stir well, garnish with a Bond-worthy supervillain, and voilà! Patient Zero.

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Deadlines: News roundup 07/25/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On July - 25 - 2011

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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.

Well I’m back from vacation and well rested so naturally I want to talk about undead fiends and the San Diego Comic Con which contained them. Bear with me because I’m going to try and catch up on all the key news from last week. So let’s get to it!

Let’s start off by diving into the MASSIVE pile of The Walking Dead news from Comic Con.

Carlos Gallardo, the producer of El Mariachi, and Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have paired up to bring us Zombie Apocalypse, a working title comic book and potential screen play that looks pretty slick. (What Culture)

Speaking of comic books, it looks like the popular build a weapon zombie killing franchise Dead Rising is set to receive the comic treatment courtesy of IDW. (Gamepro)

Last Blood, the graphic novel about the war between zombies and vampires for control of the last of the human population in the post apocalyptic wastelands, is set to receive the film treatment with none other than Simon Hunter, director of The Mutant Chronicles at it’s helm. (The Film Stage)

In sadder news, Ruben Fleisher, director of last years fan favorite Zombieland, gave the bad news that Zombieland 2 is most likely a no-go due to scheduling conflicts and an unfinished script. (I Am Rogue)

The judge in the Jenna Jameson lawsuit recalled his victory ruling against her after she was a no-show in court and now it looks like a settlement may be in the cards. Who would have thought we’d have this much legal drama over Zombie Strippers? (Woodridge Patch)

Another nice little surprise at Comic Con was the trailer for the short film Stitched, about a group of soldiers who combat a deadly undead enemy in the Middle East, and written by none other than comic book legend Garth Ennis. Check it out after the break. (io9)

After the break, check out the game play trailer for Zombie Gunship, the iOS game where you command a flying assault plane trying to mow down the horde of undead scum who are aiming to take down a group of human survivors. It actually looks really good. (148apps.com)

Undead Labs spoke up and gave some more information about their upcoming zombie MMO Xbox Live exclusive games Class3 and Class4. (Gamasutra)

Issac Marion, the writer of Warm Bodies, the zombie romance that hopefully won’t be another Twilight, recently gave an interview about the film and the book. (USA Today)

Regular commenter and webseries creator Jon Dixon sent me an e-mail with a really cool zombie commercial for the new Toshiba laptops. Check it out after the break.

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Deadlines: News roundup 05/06/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On May - 6 - 2011

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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.

We’ve got some photos and details for The Dead Must Die, a new webseries premiering on DailyMotion. (MovieWeb)

I usually try not to just re-post articles that aren’t breaking news, but this piece about the history of zombies on film and their evolution over time is actually really interesting. (The Film Pilgrim)

We’ve got some casting details that show off a b-grade star studded ensemble that will come together for Zombex, the zombie musical. Even if it is strikingly similar to Dead Rising 2, it’s got Corey Feldman so I’m in. (Dread Central)

After a few failed attempts by McFarlane to produce a quality action figure, toy giant NECA has obtained exclusive rights to produce figures based on the horror classic The Evil Dead. (Dread Central)

We spoke a while back about Night of the Little Dead, an indie film starring Adam Savage, Bill Moseley, and Penn (of Penn and Teller) Jillette. Well after the break we’ve got a teaser trailer that shows a lot of promise. (Bloody Disgusting)

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Deadlines: News roundup 04/05/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On April - 5 - 2011

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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.

Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story won the Audience Choice Award at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival last weekend. (Eastern Iowa Life)

A group of zombies invaded Columbia Park this past Sunday to collect food for the needy. Thankfully they were not allowed to accept brains. (Tri City Herald)

The Kickstarter funded, Connecticut made indie film Zombie Ninjas has been given the proud honor of being the opening number of the Litchfield Hills Film Festival April 7 at the Bank Street Theater in New Milford. (Litchfield County Times)

Charles Band, creator of Evil Bong 3D: Wrath of Bong, gives up the details of his traveling tour to promote the movie. (Dread Central)

We’ve got even more details on the upcoming animated feature Zombie Pet Shop. (Buy Zombie)

This isn’t news exactly, but we just had to re-post this great article on why there needs to be more strong female role models in zombie movies. (io9)

After the break, check out the trailer for Play Dead, which looks like an amazing zombie movie featuring some very adorable canine survivors struggling to make it through the undead aftermath. The film is currently looking for some Kickstarter funding. (Quiet Earth)

Also check out this teaser trailer for The Night Shift, about an eternal cemetary groundskeeper who is just trying to find his way. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 02/16/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On February - 16 - 2011

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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.

Theories of International Politics and Zombies author Daniel Drezner talks at great length about the top secret plans New York has been working on in preparation for the zombie apocalypse. His book and theories are also mentioned elsewhere today. (Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal)

The Blood Lodge fundraisers have been entertaining to read about thus far, and the newest one is no exception. They’re holding a zombie battle of the bands February 26 at the Beachcomber bar. (News  Transcript)

I don’t get the latest fad that is “Tiger Mothers” but apparently according to this report they’re the perfect parental unit for the inevitable zombie outbreak. (Wired)

Foreign zombie film The Returned is now in pre-production, so let’s hope that works out well for them. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Well it looks like Woody Harrelson has taken one too many bong hits, because according to a recent interview he’s not very interested in a role in Zombieland 2. Apparently he’s “not a sequel guy”. I’d tell him to grow up, but his first name is Woody. (Bloody Disgusting)

This trailer for the upcoming film The Dead Season (after the break) looks pretty good, and well produced, which is always nice when it’s a zombie movie. There’s no release details yet so hopefully they’ll find distribution at a film festival later this year. (Buy Zombie)

This is quite possibly the greatest video game trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s for a new game called Dead Island, and if the promises of drop in multiplayer co-op and stunning visual effects hold true, it will be the greatest video game I’ll ever play. Check out the trailer after the break. (IGN)

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Deadlines: News roundup 01/13/11

Posted by Johnathon Brock On January - 13 - 2011

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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.

I found this link to a cool little short story/poem collective that focuses on an ongoing zombie apocalypse. It seems promising, but just a reminder… Be careful what you freely give up to the public online. (Writtenwyrdd)

After the break we’ve got a cool video of the Attack of the Show zombie battle with a surprisingly action packed Kevin Pereira. I didn’t know he had it in him. (The Geek Rebellion)

The Humans vs Zombies movie shoot apparently did a lot of good for the local economy in Pittsburgh over the holidays. I love it when zombies help a town make a buck. (Daily Tribune)

ZomBcon has just been confirmed for a repeat performance! They’ll be holding the second annual undead convention in Seattle October 21 through 23. Here’s hoping for another Bruce Campbell officiated wedding. (ZomBcon)

After a little struggle and some moral high ground. The Dead, the African zombie film, will actually see a US and UK theater release instead of being a direct to dvd distribution. In case you forgot about the movie I’ve tossed the trailer in after the break. (Fangoria)

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/19/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 19 - 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.

There’s a cool little history of zombie culture in America and it’s beginnings from Voodoo lore that’s definitely worth reading. (io9)

This isn’t really news by any means, but because it’s awesome, I’ve got video of the custom made Left 4 Dead (PC) map that completely re-creates Helm’s Deep from Lord of the Rings. I hate LotR, but I love zombies, so it’s a wash. (Kotaku)

There’s a pretty awesome interview with Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes, the lovable zombie-killing scamp on The Walking Dead. (Buy Zombie)

Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary once again talks at length about the amazing and horror filled tones he chose to create for the show. (Fangoria)

You thought we forgot, didn’t you? Well don’t worry because here’s the sneak peek (after the break) of The Walking Dead episode four you’ve been waiting for all week. (FEARnet)

And in the saddest of all possible news, this week’s Inevitable Zombie Podcast was lost in a terrible computer-related incident that induced much swearing. Look for a special, super-sized podcast to return next week. Or look for a lot more swearing if it happens again.

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Deadlines: News roundup 11/05/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On November - 5 - 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.

High school student and apparent zombie expert Michelle Pheav gave a pretty awesome writeup on surviving the zombie apocalypse. (Stagg Line)

Joe McKinney, author of Dead City, recently gave an interview about his newest book, Apocalypse of the Dead. (Naked Snake Press)

Starting November 6 a week long humans versus zombies survival game kicks off on the University of Georgia campus with an estimated 1500 players. (Red and Black)

In a recent interview, amazing actor Paul Giamatti told the press he would love to play a zombie in his next role. (My Best Films)

We’ve got an awesome sneak peek (which we can’t embed) of this weekend’s episode of The Walking Dead. (zap2it)

Deadlines: News roundup 10/28/10

Posted by Johnathon Brock On October - 28 - 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.

The band Radioboxer sits down in an interview to discuss surviving the zombie apocalypse in a Q&A. (Miami New Times – Crossfade)

Danny Newman discusses why Denver is set to become the zombie capital of the world.(Ed: It’s no coincidence TIZA is based in Denver…) (Westword – Show & Tell)

Colorado University is offering a class on zombie survival, and we’ve got video after the break. (Colorado Daily)

Geo social check-in app SCVNGR has infected random players with the zombie virus in an effort to spread it to the world in a fun new game. (Wired)

NPR talks zombies!? Beth Accmando gives an interview about her time playing a zombie in the short film My Boring Zombie Apocalypse. (NPR)

An announcement was made today that the mock dock World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 is currently in production, and there’s a nice one sheet poster to go with it. (Dread Central)

Scientist Phil Plait gives an awesome breakdown on zombie science and how zombies are a theoretical possibility. (Blastr)

Dawn of the Ted is a zombie short even your girlfriend will want to watch, because it features zombie teddy bears. I’m not kidding, there’s video after the break. (Moviephone)

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