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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Deadlines: News roundup 9/1/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On September - 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.

It seems Hollywood big-name director Barry Levinson is working on a “zombie eco-thriller” called The Bay about a massive viral outbreak engulfing the East Coast that will be depicted as if from video from camera phones, security footage, etc. Uh, you mean like Diary of the Dead meets Cloverfield? (Quiet Earth)

Author of the zombie apocalypse novel Feed Mira Grant explains why zombies are the Unitarians of the monster world. (Borders Blog)

There’s a new viral video clip for Zombie Roadkill, FEARnet‘s upcoming series about a stretch of cursed highway that reanimates animals, one angry undead squirrel and the boy who has to save his friends from said squirrel. Check out the clip below. (Dread Central)

The new website for the short-story compilation The Living Dead 2 has launched with eight free short stories. (Buy Zombie)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/28/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 28 - 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.

Apparently, Michael Jackson’s estate is forcing Pop Cap to remove the Michael Jackson zombie from Plants Vs. Zombies. Bullshit! (Horror Squad)

Zombie coverage is still shambling out of Comic Con. Here’s a report on the Max Brooks/Mira grant/et al-featuring “zombies in literature” Comic Con panel. (The 8th Circuit)

Have a chat with Walking Dead (TV) actress Emma Bell! (Comic Book Resources)

Does the Walking Dead (TV) trailer nod to Dead Rising‘s climax? Maybe! Also, this gives me an excuse to post the better version of bootleg Comic Con trailer — it’s embeded below for you! (Kotaku)

Speaking of which, how about a report on Dead Rising 2‘s Comic Con panel? (Fangoria)

It’s sort of a zombie movie, so this news sort of belongs here — rock legend Nick Cave is rewriting the script for The Crow remake. That’s kinda cool. (The Wire)

If you want a big-ass statue of Left 4 Dead‘s Tank, start saving your pennies. The damn thing will set you back around $250, most likely. (Kotaku)

Is Nathan Fillion going to appear in the Patrick Lussier-directed Condition Dead? Maybe! Would that make it a lot more appealing? Yes! (Moviehole)

A classic premise gets a fresh twist in the zombie apocalypse flick Dead Genesis, about a documentarian following a group of zombie hunters to make a propaganda film. There’s a teaser trailer embedded below — the makeup looks a little rough, but the idea holds promise and Dead Genesis is a great name. Here’s hoping it lives up to the promise of the title and premise! (28 Days Later Analysis)

The band the Devil Wears Prada has a zombie apocalypse EP coming out, complete with comic book! (FEARnet)

A man tries to protect his infant son in the upcoming short film The Day the World Went Away. (Dread Central)

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/25/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 25 - 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 save system in Dead Rising 2 will be less annoying/punishing than the save system in the original. Thank god. That was one of my key changes that the sequel needed to make. (Kotaku)

The Dead Rising-inspired, Keiji Inafune-directed  film Zombrex Dead Rising Sun will be distributed for free via various VOD platforms! This is a price I can thoroughly get behind. (Kotaku)

Go on set for a Walking Dead report that’s all high praise and no actual info. That’s okay, we’re all in love with it already, anyway. (Fangoria)

Looking to get your zombie-themed Christmas story published and do a good deed? The Undead that Saved Christmas is an anthology of Xmas/holiday themed zombie stories whose proceeds got to charity and they are looking for authors! (Buy Zombie)

Get fit the zombie apocalypse way with Zombie Fit, a fitness regimen that draws from parkour to prepare you for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. (Chicago Tribune)

Finally, we’ve got a short trailer for the short film Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical embedded below for you. It’s a movie about two bigoted old ladies, a pair of love-struck lesbians and a chorus line of zombies. Mmmkay… (Buy Zombie)

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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 5/11/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 11 - 2010

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IFC has launched a new genre label called IFC Midnight for VOD, DVD/Blu and limited theatrical releases. Among its scheduled releases are the she-zombie film Doghouse and the French cops/gangster/zombie film The Horde. (Bloody Disgusting)

Simpson College in Iowa has a class that exists to write a collaborative history of the zombie wars. That is awesome. (Des Moines Register)

Get a look at the new poster for the US release of REC 2. (FEARnet)

George A. Romero says if Survival of the Dead does well, he plans two follow-ups, each focusing on a minor character from Diary of the Dead. He also mentioned he would have loved to a film centering on Bub from Day of the Dead before he became a zombie, but couldn’t because someone else owned the films. Supposedly, more info is coming soon… (Dread Central)

Awesome geek site Topless Robot (who I occasionally write for) has an odd and humorous list of nine things useful in the zombie apocalypse. (Topless Robot)

A band called the Bastard Fairies (great name, by the way!) made a video with a zombie theme for the song “Dirty Sexy Kill Kill.” It’s embedded below for you. (FEARnet)

If you need a shot of lime-flavored undead energy, try the new Zombie Blood Energy Potion coming soon to a Hot Topic, Fry’s Electronics or other fine retail outlet near you.

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Deadlines: News roundup 5/3/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 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.

More REC on the way! The dynamic duo of Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza are splitting up to handle two new films. Plaza will tackle REC Genesis, a prequel, while Balaguero handles REC Apocalypse, a sequel. (Twitch)

An oddball TV host faces the zombie apocalypse by running a continuous slate of puppet shows, musical numbers and rescue stations while killing zombies in Rose, an upcoming film from writer/director John Skipp. It starts shooting this summer in 3D and you can get more at the official website. (Dread Central)

Get some behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the post-apocalyptic zombie world that is the setting for author Mira Grant’s novel Feed. (Whatever)

The Zombie Research Society wants you to know that May is Zombie Awareness Month.

If you’ve been craving an anime-style, downloadable zombie shooter set in Wonderland for your Wii, Zombie Panic in Wonderland answers your prayers. Trailer embedded below. (Kotaku)

A horror blogger goes to Vegas and shoots zombies with machine guns (well, the zombies were just zombie targets but the machine guns were real). (The Horror Section)

Need to do a zombie-bite effect, but don’t have much money? Indy Mogul will show you how to do it for $20, in a video embedded below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Zombies in Edmonton, Canada washed cars to raise funds for a food bank. See, zombies can do good things, too. (Edmonton Journal)

Have you been missing the zombie blog A World on Fire? Its creator promises regular updates will resume May 14. (A World on Fire)

If you would like to dress as a zombie and march on Washington, D.C. with thousands of fellow undead, your chance is coming.

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/15/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 15 - 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 Survival of the Dead clips have hit the net, supposedly of “big” moments from the film. I haven’t watched them, since I hate seeing clips of movies I intend to watch in full, but you can find one embedded for you below, and three more at Bloody Disgusting (or on YouTube). (Bloody Disgusting)

Even better than the clips, there’s a Survival of the Dead zombie identification field manual to help you identify those pesky zombies. Helpful hint: they’re the ones trying to bite your face. (Dread Central)

It’s still weird to me that books get trailers now, but the new trailer for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, the prequel to the Jane Austen mashup, is pretty kick ass. It’s embedded below. (Zombie Command)

Need some reading material? Here’s a look at four newish works in the zombie field. (Suvudu)

This past weekend in my hometown of Denver, there was a zombie fashion show. Prior commitments prevented me from attending, but here’s a slide show of the fashionable zombies. (Westword)

There’s a third entry in the infamous Deadlands film series coming from creator Gary Ugarek. This one focuses on three groups in the zombie ravaged world, including a man with a death wish who’s the leader of an elite commando unit. While I was no fan of either of its predecessors (first review here, and second review here), you can’t say Ugarek lacks ambition. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. (Fangoria)

An op-ed asks the vital question: Will global warming exacerbate the zombie apocalypse? (The Day)

On a similar(?) note, a blogger shares her theory that those that bust a sag — that is, those who wear their pants below their ass — will be the first to be eaten when the zombies come. (Tara Lynn Childs)

GDC attendees are getting zombie vaccinations courtesy of Zombrex, as a promotion for Dead Rising 2 apparently. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 3/10/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On March - 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.

The University of Tulsa is turning March 24 through April 1 into Zombie Apocalypse Week. Events include a session to brainstorm ways to protect the campus in case of zombie outbreak, a zombie-preparedness training session with a Red Cross instructor, a LAN party, movie marathon and more. (The Collegian)

Need to blend in with the undead masses in post-apocalyptic zombie USA? You’ll want to start by learning the language apparently and naturally, there’s a book to teach you how: How to Speak Zombie. (January Magazine)

Two self-proclaimed “horror nerds” debate the merits of Night of the Creeps in video embedded for you below. Or visit Horror Squad for a little background and a disclaimer before watching it. (Horror Squad)

The great science fiction blog io9 reports that there’s a really, really weird sci-fi story about “quantum zombies” in the latest issue of Rudy Rucker’s webzine Flurb. (io9)

There’s a Resident Evil clone game coming for iPhone called Zombie Infection. (Kotaku)

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Deadlines: News roundup 2/22/10

Posted by Cory Casciato On February - 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.

Fans of author Brian Keene (The Rising, City of the Dead) will be overjoyed to know he is working on a comic series called The Last Zombie, which the author calls “Damnation Alley meets The Stand and Mad Max in the aftermath of The Walking Dead.” (Broken Frontier)

The Nazi zombie comedy Dead Snow comes to DVD and Blu-ray February 23 with plenty of special features — behind the scenes stuff, make-up featurette, outtakes and more. (28 Days Later Analysis)

Some funky performance-enhancing drugs trigger a Rage-zombie apocalypse in Devil’s Playground, an upcoming feature-length zombie film from first-time director Mark McQueen. (Quiet Earth)

The UK gets Zombieland on DVD and Blu-ray March 15. (Dread Central)

Lawyers face zombies in Killable Hours and we get a look at typical small-town life during the zombie apocalypse in Gravesend, two new Australian pulp novellas. (Buy Zombie)

Australians, head down to the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) on February 25 in Melbourne for Dead Set: Zombie TV, a look at the zombie on screen. (ACMI)

Reefer madness gets updated for a whole new generation in Night of the Living Heads, a pot comedy/horror movie about weed that turns its users into zombies. There’s a trailer below. (Bloody Disgusting)

Can a troubled marriage survive in the midst of the zombie apocalypse? That’s the question posed in Married with Zombies, an upcoming novel from Orbit Books. (Hayes Hudson’s House of Horror)

Zombie stories with a queer angle (in other words, LGBT themes, characters, etc.) will be the focus of Zombiality: A Queer Bent on the Undead, an upcoming anthology from Library of the Living Dead press. Aspiring authors, they’re taking submissions until June 27. (Library of the Living Dead forum)

Deliver booze, ammo and pizza in Zombie Killer Pizza, a card game that puts you into the role of a delivery driver for the last pizza joint on Earth. It’s currently in playtesting. (Shoestring Theory)

Live out your zombie apocalypse fantasies via the medium of Airsoft guns (think BB guns with plastic ammo) March 27-28 at Zombie Madness 4 in Colorado Springs. It’s a game where you seek out the source of infection and attempt to contain the virus. Man, I may have to go to this. (Colorado Airsoft)

You can now get the website Zombie Command in convenient iPhone App form! (Zombie Command)

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