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
The zombie apocalypse is coming. It’s no secret, the signs are everywhere, it’s really just a matter of time. The only thing you can do is be prepared, and while your chances of survival ultimately depend on you, I’m doing everything I can to help prepare you for it. When the dead rise because there’s no room left in hell or after a greedy corporation synthesizes a virus that reanimates corpses, there’s a very small window of time for you to come up with a plan. You’ll need water, food, weapons, and much more if you’re to survive. Thanks to an incredibly cool Google Map, we now have a tool that tells us all that and so much more. Head past the break for more.
Ever since developer Double Fine Productions used Kickstarter to fund their next game and received over $3 million in donations, several game studios have jumped on board to see if they could get similar support for their projects. Wasteland 2 is another game that’s received an insane level of support, having recently passed $2 million in donations from the very charitable gaming community. Until now, there hadn’t been a single horror game among the ever-growing catalogue of video game projects on Kickstarter. Now we have The Dead Linger, a zombie mmo in development at Park City, UT based Sandswept Studios. Read on for a video and more info. READ MORE
If you watched Dawn of the Dead and thought to yourself how much better you could’ve handled the situation, here’s your chance to prove it. All you need is to be in or near Reading, Berkshire (that’s located across the pond for all of us in The States). You’ll also need to have £119 ($190) handy and be ready to open a family-sized can of zombie whoopassery. Dubbed ‘The Mall’, this event takes the increasingly popular trend of throwing real people into post-apocalyptic situations that you wouldn’t expect to find outside of a major Hollywood profuction. Head past the break for more.
Back in August I decided I definitely don’t have what it takes to survive a 5k run, much less one where I’m being chased by the hungry undead. This event sounds similar to Run for Your Lives, only there’s less running and more exploring. In other words, I’m totally in. Too bad it hasn’t made its way to the States yet. But if you currently reside in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, or Sheffield, you should definitely check this out.
2.8 Hours Later is a game where you and a bunch of other zombie enthusiasts gather together so you can find your way across a zombie wasteland. You’ll start off with nothing but a map and the will to live, but if surviving isn’t enough motivation for you, perhaps the zombie disco that’s held afterward is. If you live across the pond and are looking for something to do, head on over to their website for more information, and if you really want to go prepared, I suggest you bring one of these. READ MORE
Rock On!! (2008) actor Luke Kenny’s directorial venture, titled Zombie?, has run into trouble since another production company claims that they have already registered the same title. Producer Siddhartha Jain of iRock Media, who is producing director Navdeep Singh’s Rock The Shaadi, another zombie flick, insists he won’t allow Kenny’s film to release without his permission, says Hindustan Times. I guess they never heard of Lucio Fulci’s 1979 film of the same name, too.
In other news, Kenny says he has planned two sequels even before the release of the movie. “I am confident about the story. It is a story which has to be said in three parts. It has all the potential of a trilogy,” Luke told reporters at the launch of his film in India.
He assures that the film will neither be a Zombie comedy nor a Zombie survival series, rather it will be the journey of transformation and origin of Zombie genre.
“The film is a Zombie origin film. Indian audience will empathise with the journey of a human being as he is faced with a seemingly insurmountable predicament,” said the actor-director who plays a photographer in the movie.
Trailer after the break. READ MORE
I sat here for a good few hours thinking about exactly what to write about this week’s installment of “The Walking Dead”, constantly drawing a blank. It took me awhile to realize that my reasons for this were because that is how I reflected upon the episode. Completely blank. This was the first episode written by the new team, and unfortunately, it was largely a transition episode with very little substance and a lot of redundant feelings being tossed around.
This episode starts with a flashback paralleling Carl’s shooting with the shot that landed Rick in the hospital that he awakens from in episode 1. We are brought to a time when zombies didn’t run the earth, and marital problems were among the chief of the Grimes family concerns. While Lori’s side of the shooting certainly provided a previously unseen narrative, nothing was learned that we didn’t already know. The Grimes family is made up of good people who are plagued by a sea of ugly circumstance. READ MORE
Premiering Friday, December 16 at 10pm is Chiller’s made-for-TV zombie adaptation Remains, which stars Grant Bowler, Lance Reddick, Miko Hughes and Tawny Cypress.
Directed by Colin Theys, and based on the graphic novel by “30 Days of Night” creator Steve Niles, “ ‘Remains’ is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies.”
Giving a nod to the Sin City setting, we’ve just landed a hi-res look t a killer one sheet that’s one card away from landing a solid Ace-high full house. This town will eat you alive… READ MORE
Fans of the horror doc Never Sleep Again get ready for the latest in “definitive” documentaries as More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead is now available on DVD — and purchasing it at the film’s official website will score you a 12″x18″, full-color commemorative poster created by original Return of the Living Dead poster artist Carl Ramsey and signed by Beverly Randolph (“Tina”), Brian Peck (“Scuz”) and James Karen (“Frank”)!
To revive your juices, we’ve scored an exclusive clip that depicts the actor behind the macabre face of Tarman talking about how he got the job to portray one of the most iconic zombies ever.
“More Brains” is an original 2-hour documentary with never-before-seen material, incredible untold stories and more. Over 30 brand-new interviews with cast and crew from the first three “Return of the Living Dead” films. Never-before-seen deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes, bloopers and special effects test footage that brought the “Dead” to life! READ MORE
Opening much like Terminator 2, above you’ll find the trailer for Tony Greco’s The Year After Infection, the latest indie zombie production starring Trinka, James Eason, Nichole Fischer, Ben Bovee, Eric Warrington, Tim Lantz, Rhonda Husak, Julian Thomas and Clark Pearson.
Get more at the film’s official website.
“Four stories, represented by each season, with diverse groups of people and the challenges they face after a zombie apocalypse. Trying to create a new life under the most dire of circumstances and dealing with letting go of their former lives, while coping with the constant danger of the infected.
Will they survive? Will they want to?” READ MORE
If you think you possess the strength, the willpower, the ironclad thighs that are required to run from zombies in a 5 kilometer obstacle course, then all I can say is bravo, for you are a far stronger person than I. I suppose it’s good practice for when the zombie apocalypse inevitably happens, but really, I’d much rather think i’m capable of surviving a zombie apocalypse rather than take a stab at this course and realize I don’t stand a fucking chance. Check it out and decide for yourself.
This sort of reminds me of a far more grueling haunted house. You know, like one of those haunted attractions that actually makes you do stuff? I went to one a few years back that had me climbing winding staircases and running through a pitch black maze before I was shat out on some three story slide. That was terrifying, and this reminds me of it. Head past the break to see where this thing is and what you can expect should you decide this is something you’d like to check out. READ MORE
Welcome one and all to a brand new series here on Dead Pixels, home of all things geeky and videogame-y. TJ and I have been slaving over our hot computers to bring you what we affectionately refer to as the Duel to the Death. In this new series we’ll take popular characters, monsters, bosses and everything in-between and pit them against each other so we can watch the giblets fly. All you have to do is watch the fight, root for who you want to win, and if your side loses you can vent your rage in the comments. Easy, right?
In this issue it’s all about the zombies. But we’re not just talking about the classic, shambling undead made popular in Resident Evil – we’re expanding this duel to a few more contenders as well. Also in this match are the agile, “rage” zombies like what’s found in Left 4 Dead, the sort-of-but-not-really zombies from the last two Resident Evils, and the possessed townsfolk from Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition. Now, this isn’t a “who would win if we put one of each in an arena and watch them fight?” sort of scenario, this is more about which poses the biggest threat to humanity. So who wins? Let’s find out. READ MORE
In Italy, it was considered the `unofficial sequel’ to Dawn of the Dead In England, it was known as Zombie Flesh Eaters and banned as obscene. In America, it was called Zombie and advertised with the depraved tag line “We are going to eat you!”
Tisa Farrow (The Grim Reaper), Ian McCulloch (Contamination), Al Cliver (Cannibals), and Richard Johnson (The Haunting) star in this worldwide splatter sensation directed by `Maestro Of Gore’ Lucio Fulci (City of the Living Dead, House by the Cemetery ) that remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin-ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time!
Blue Underground is proud to present Zombie in a new 2K High Definition transfer from the original uncut and uncensored camera negative in stores October 25. Each flesh-eating frame has been lovingly restored to skull-rotting perfection under the supervision of Cinematographer Sergio Salvati (The Beyond). Now fully-loaded with hours of brand new Extras, this is the Ultimate Edition of Zombie!
Disc 1 Extras:
* Audio Commentary with Star Ian McCulloch and Diabolik Magazine Editor Jason J. Slater
* Theatrical Trailers
* TV Spots
* Radio Spots
* Poster & Still Gallery
* Guillermo del Toro Intro
Disc 2 Extras:
* Zombie Wasteland – Interviews with Stars Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson & Al Cliver, and Actor/Stuntman Ottaviano Dell’Acqua
* Flesh Eaters on Film – Interview with Co-Producer Fabrizio De Angelis
* Deadtime Stories – Interviews with Co-Writers Elisa Briganti and (Uncredited) Dardano Sacchetti
* World of the Dead – Interviews with Cinematographer Sergio Salvati and Production & Costume Designer Walter Patriarca
* Zombi Italiano – Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Gianetto De Rossi & Maurizio Trani and Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi
* Notes on a Headstone – Interview with Composer Fabio Frizzi
* All in the Family – Interview with Antonella Fulci
* Zombie Lover – Award-Winning Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro talks about one of his favorite films
This is without a doubt my new favorite thing to watch because it has everything I look for in my online entertainment: comedy, sex, gore and video games (and not necessarily in that order). If you think you can stomach so much bile-seasoned awesomesauce in a 3 minute package, check out the first episode in the destined to be great machinima series Hearts & Brains below.
I hope you like Kesha but I really don’t care because you’re a hooker. That’s just full of win. If anything this video is proof there’s fun to be had even when the zombie apocalypse inevitably arrives and the only hookers left are the drooling undead. READ MORE
Have you ever found yourself staring blankly at your TV, listening to the silent whispers of your Xbox 360 Slim (or the lawnmower-like screams for those with a pre-Slim model), wondering what you should play? Well, wonder no more my friends as XBLA has a myriad undead deals that will be going on all week.
You have until the 17th (yes, I’m a tad late with this announcement) to take full advantage of some rather fantastic zombie-themed deals on XBLA including half-off DLC for both Left 4 Dead games. Head past the jump for all of this week’s deals. READ MORE
With the rising popularity of zombies these days it’s really hard to figure out what’s worth your $3.50 an issue. Look no further, The Zombie: Simon Garth, is definitely worth the full $14.00. Expressing everything you’d want out of a good horror story. To the point, gory and attention getting. Finally after almost a year, the review is here. Review after the break…
A young man gets infected and gradually starts turning into a zombie.
An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune.