With Revelations coming to nearly every console on the planet in just three short weeks (May 21), I’ve been thinking — what are the best Resident Evil games? I wanted to rank the entire series, but then I remembered there are significantly more games in Capcom’s legendary horror franchise then there are in Silent Hill. I’ll also freely admit I haven’t played every game released to-date, nor do I have the time (or the will) to go through the few I missed to see where they place.
So, out of sheer laziness, I decided to choose the five best games and rank them from “worst” to best. Check out my list after the break, and feel free to disagree and offer your own in the comments! READ MORE
With tons of zombie thrills and machete action, ’68: Jungle Jim #2 dives into the bloody goods and never looks back. The undead are about to meet their match in the sweltering heat of the jungle. In a confrontation you would never expect, a tiger takes on an army of zombies in the”’68″ series. READ MORE
Airing this coming Sunday, March 31 is the season finale of “The Walking Dead”, episode 316 “Welcome to the Tombs.” In the episode, Rick and the group have to seriously consider if the prison is worth defending as the Governor’s impending attack looms over their heads. Check out the promo for the big finale below, as well as a trio of exclusive first look stills that include new walkers, as well as stars Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).
“In the ongoing third season, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors continue to seek refuge in a desolate and post-apocalyptic world and soon discover that there are greater forces to fear than just the walking dead. The struggle to survive has never been so perilous. Season 3 also introduced new characters, including the Governor (David Morrissey) and fan-favorite Michonne (Danai Gurira), along with her zombie pets.”
The show was recently renewed for its fourth season. READ MORE
If you’ve ever wondered what a zombiefied Iron Man would look like then wonder no more. Someone has actually created a zombie Iron Man cosplay, and it’s easily a runner up for most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen great Iron Man cosplay, some talented folks have even gone so far as to create a (mostly) functional suit with LED lights and that badass visor that drops over the face. That’s great and all, but this gets bonus points for including zombies — because everyone knows zombies make everything better. Check him out after the break.
That’s right. Perhaps the most controversial game of 2012, The War Z has returned to Steam after it was
removed by Valve when fans realized it didn’t have the features it promised. Two months later and like a particularly feisty zombie, it’s back and hungry for your brains — err, money. If you’ve been waiting for The War Z, it’s patched and ready for you. Before you get your wallet out, you should know it’s awful.
Ever wonder what some of your favorite video game protagonists — or in the case of Slenderman, antagonists — would look like on an NES? Wonder no more, as Deviant Artist MelolzuGaming has taken it upon himself to answer that very own question. Among his gallery of 8-bitified video game characters are Isaac Clarke from Dead Space, Halo’s Master Chief, Street Fighter’s Ryu, a lone zombie, and Slenderman of… well, pretty much every indie horror game coming out in the near future, actually. I have only one complaint about the characters so far, but let’s take a look at them first before I get into that.
If I had to choose two things I love the most, I’d probably pick zombies and pretty pictures. Give me a zombie picture book and I am in heaven. Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about what would happen if I were to combine my two loves, so eventually I decided to answer that burning question. After I did some research and spent a night slaving away over a hot keyboard, because a few hours of heavy Photoshoppery turns my laptop into a scalding hot demon machine that incinerates flesh while roaring like a freight train — yeah, I’m in the market for a new computer — and Voilà! I had myself a fancy (read: gritty, bloody) infographic.
We like zombies here at Bloody Disgusting, and we’re also pretty fond of informative jpegs. If you are too, I highly recommend aiming your mouse pointer on the Read More link below so you can get a dose of both!
In theaters February 1 from Summit Entertainment is Warm Bodies, a new kind of zombie film from All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine.
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton, “The story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.”
Back in October of 2011 I visited the set in Montreal and really dug what I saw. I’ve been a fan of Levine’s work for some time, but have to admit that I was iffy on this particular concept. But between reading the book and seeing what the cast and crew were up to, I’m very optimistic that this movie will be a lot of fun. Plus, I got to be a zombie (along with several other journalists)!
On Friday I shared Part One of my set report – which you should really read first. After that, head inside now for Part Two! READ MORE
Norwegian advertisers Storm Studios has out together an absolutely amazing commercial for the sporting goods store XXL.
The below TV Spot features humans grabbing nothing but sports equipment to take a stand against a massive horde of the undead. Dig on it below! READ MORE
It’s Friday and it’s time to get twisted! This week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week is none other than the smash hit “Zombie” from The Cranberries. This song appeared on their 1994 album No Need To Argue and is about struggle and strife in Ireland, particularly the death of two children from an IRA bombing. The video was directed by Samuel Bayer (who also directed Metallica‘s “Until It Sleeps”, which bears undeniable visual similarities) and mixes band performance, gritty military footage, and Biblical imagery similar to Bosch’s “The Garden Of Earthly Delights”. Check it out below!
As always, feel free to leave a comment with a suggestion for next week’s video! READ MORE
The countdown continues! Yesterday, we took a look at six upcoming (and a few that are already out) zombie games that you should definitely be excited about, and today, I have even more. If you ever needed proof that the zombie isn’t just alive, but thriving, this should do the trick. Looking back, this year was actually pretty incredible for horror fans, with Amy, four episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, and three Resident Evils (Revelations, Raccoon City, RE6) — but I think there’s a very good chance that things will only be getting better over the coming year. More after the jump.
Zombies are on their way out. We’ve all heard someone predict the nearing end of the popular genre at some point. Whether it’s been to our face, or whispered in dark alleys, for some reason, people think zombies are going somewhere. What we know that they don’t, is the zombie genre is only getting bigger. Never before have the undead permeated every facet of entertainment so thoroughly, from books, to films, video games, and even Detroit. There’s a lot going on right now when it comes the hungry undead and their seemingly bottomless appetite for all things human, but we’re here to touch on the video games. Read on for the definitive list of the twelve most exciting upcoming zombie games.
The wait is finally over. What has already been a stellar year for horror fans is about to get even better with the long awaited Resident Evil 6. Capcom’s “throw everything and see what sticks” approach has resulted in four different campaigns that practically feel like their own games, the return of the highly addictive Mercenaries mode, and a new competitive Agent Hunt mode. Either this strategy has paid off, giving fans of the series a variety of different ways to enjoy this ambitious game, or everything could buckle under the weight of its lofty goals. Let’s find out.
Like surprises? I sure hope so, because this one’s a doozy. This is like asking Santa for a video game and waking up Christmas morning to see a zombified Ninja Gaiden waiting for patiently you under the tree. Just replace Santa with me — though really, wouldn’t you rather sit on my lap, anyway? — and the tree with Bloody Disgusting, and you have pretty much the same scenario. All this is a long-winded way of saying that zombie game with ninjas that Mega Man Keiji Inafune is taking the ninja part seriously. The game’s full name is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and before you ask: yes, this is a Ninja Gaiden spin-off.
In case your mind was just blown, don’t worry, this game has zombies that are more than willing to clean that up. More after the break.
I won’t go making any proclamations about whether or not Human Element will redefine the genre, because we won’t see it until 2015, but when it comes to ambitious titles, this game stands is trying its damnedest to stand above the rest. For the unfamiliar, Human Element is an upcoming zombie game that takes place nearly four decades after the apocalypse. It’s still very early in development, having only begun pre-production this April, but developer Robotoki already has big plans for the title, including a single player mode, co-op, and some sort of multiplayer component. Despite a project with a release date that’s set pretty far into the future, Robotoki is also hard at work on an episodic prequel to the game that will be released on the open-source, Android-powered Ouya console. More after the break.
The Third Season of “The Walking Dead“ almost done shooting – and begins airing in just two short months. But, if you can’t wait that long for some zombie action, we’ve got a clip that shows Rick and the survivors (including Shane), in a gunfight with the undead.
The show, “tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.”
Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Okay, so the kitchen sink isn’t actually included, and neither are the guns you’ll need when the zombie apocalypse eventually happens, but this (almost) all-in-one zombie survival pack does come with an arsenal of weapon attachments, Kevlar gear, and even a research lab so you can find a cure when you aren’t whooping mountains of undead ass. At $23,999, OpticsPlanet’s Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit will run you a pretty penny, but really, can you put a price on life? In case you’re still on the fence, I haven’t even mentioned the best part. Check it out after the break.
Premiering at the Fantasia Film Festival (July 21 @1:50PM Concordia Hall Theatre) is A Little Bit Zombie, which then arrives in Canada via Anchor Bay on DVD and Blu-ray August 21.
We’ve landed a pretty slick clip that sets up a potentially gruesome sequence between undead and a little rabbit. Watch it below!
Directed by Casey Walker, “The film follows the adventures of Steve, a mild-mannered HR manager (Kristopher Turner) who becomes infected with a virus during a weekend get-away with his sister, Sarah (Kristen Hager) his best friend, Craig (Shawn Roberts), and his fiancé, Tina (Crystal Lowe). While he attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains he must elude Max (Stephen McHattie), the obsessed zombie hunter hot on his trail with his partner Penelope (Emilie Ullerup), and avoid the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be. He tries to keep it together but his fiancee will do anything to make sure the wedding takes place, even when her husband-to-be is a little bit zombie.”
Get more at the film’s official website. READ MORE
Christopher Golden is on a roll. The editor of 2010’s much-beloved zombie anthology The New Dead––as well as last year‘s The Monster’s Corner––is doubling-down on zombie action with 21st Century Dead, one of the most highly anticipated horror collections of the year. Golden has compiled an impressive cast list of authors for this one, including John Skipp, Brian Keene, Caitlin Kittredge, and even a couple of folks from the television industry, like Amber Benson from Buffy, and Kurt Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy. These 19 never-before-published zombie stories are penned by a fascinatingly diverse array of top-shelf talent not commonly seen in today’s horror anthologies. 21st Century Dead hit American bookstores yesterday. Read on for the full review. READ MORE
Update: We’ve added a second video below that explains how Catherine Bell was selected as Meryl Streep’s body double to allow them to work out how to create the on-screen effect of Meryl’s body getting younger and tighter beneath her clothing.
One of the highest grossing zombie movies of all time ($149 million worldwide) is Robert Zemeckis incredibly underrated 1992 horror comedy Death Becomes Her, which starred Meryl Streep as a woman learning of an immortality treatment that she sees as a way to outdo her long-time rival (played by Goldie Hawn). Bruce Willis stars as the doctor mixed in the mess. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies that has been on and off of Netflix the past year.
When you love something, you always want more, which is why DVD and Blu-ray extras are so widely cherished. Thanks to StudioADI, we’re celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary by going behind-the-scenes of the building and shooting the various animatronic duplicates of Meryl Streep!
This Academy-Award winning film (Best Visual Effects 1993) showcases the first use of silicone as an animatronic skin for a feature film (with beautifully subtle coloring by Gino Acevedo). Enjoy! READ MORE
The new Comic-Con issue of Entertainment Weekly has hit stands and it’s got a couple of cool looks at some of your most anticipated films from the event. First up is an image of Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi suited up for action in Guillermo del Toro’s epic sci-fi adventure Pacific Rim.
Del Toro recently stated that the battles in the film will take place everywhere, “We take the battles far and above! Two or three of them happen in places where there have never been a battle between kaiju and robots. From the bottom of the ocean to the atmosphere of the Earth. We have a battle in a storm at sea. Every battle we try to do differently. One is seen from the point of view of a single person. We never cut away from that point of view.” With the helmets the characters are wearing in the pic I can’t exactly tell which one it will be.
Next up is another still from Resident Evil: Retribution. You’ve seen a lot form this movie but you have yet to see a close-up of one of its zombies. Problem solved!
Pacific Rim opens on July 12, 2013 while Resident Evil: Retribution is just around the corner on September 14th. Expect a lot of coverage on these guys from SDCC next week. In the meantime, head inside for the pics! READ MORE
Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based independent distribution company Paladin to handle the theatrical release of the fantastic award-winning horror comedy The Revenant.
Paladin plans to release the film theatrically in August in an initial 10 markets. That same day, the film will be available as a premium V.O.D., as part of an event driven day-and-date Ultra VOD bow through Lightning’s distribution arm, Lightning Media. No exact date is set (why not announce this when you have a date, no?)
A horror comedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, “‘The Revenant’ tells the story of a soldier and his slacker best friend who become zombies, and then use their newfound powers to become vigilante crime fighters with hilariously mixed results when their adventures become more complicated and bloody than expected.”
The DVD will be released through Lionsgate under Lightning Media’s on-going partnership with the company.
Starring David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (The Ten), The Revenant is written and directed by acclaimed visual effects expert D. Kerry Prior (Phantasm). READ MORE
It’s Friday and that means another Twisted Music Video Of The Week! This time we’ve got “Zombie” from Family Force 5, a video that features over 300 extras! The die-hard fans came from far off, one even going so far as to take a 52-hour Greyhound bus ride from Austin, TX to Columbus, OH to be part of the shoot. After the video was done being shot, the fans got to rest before a special private concert/dance party from the band. The song comes off their III.V EP, which you can snag on iTunes. You can check out the video below.
Can I just say how satisfying it is seeing Ohio State fans as zombies? Us Wolverines would never get caught unaware. Go Blue!
As always, leave a comment with your suggestion for next weeks edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week! READ MORE
For me, Lollipop Chainsaw is bittersweet, as it marks the end of an incredible collaboration between Goichi Suda (No More Heroes), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil), and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill composer). That’s not to say these talented souls won’t work together again, but with Mikami returning to his roots, it could be a while. Their first collaborative effort, the fantastic Shadows of the Damned, set the bar pretty high for their next project. Does it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out. READ MORE