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New In Books: Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel

New this week as an e-book from Severed Press is Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel by Dave Jeffery.

"It took thirty minutes for the city to die. But the hunger will last forever. The military has sealed the city. No one is getting in. No one is getting out. But a team of cyber-criminals have a job to do. A job that will see them receiving a huge payout if they succeed. Or a bullet if they don't. Once the job is under way staying alive proves to be just as difficult as staying dead..."

Necropolis Rising: A Zombie Novel is available now in Kindle and paperback editions.

New On DVD: Zombie Wars: Battle of the Bone

New this week from Eagle One Media is Zombie Wars: Battle of the Bone, directed by George Clarke, and starring Shane Todd, Alan M. Crawford, and Laura Jenkins.

"A martial arts zombie extravaganza from award-winning Irish writer/director George Clarke, filmed and set entirely in Northern Ireland. When two opposing sides face-off in one of Belfast's worst ever riots, fate casts a nasty spell as an army of drug crazed zombies descend on the capital forcing the enemies to join as one, and stop this new threat from taking over the city. Caught in the middle, are three friends trying to escape to the East, only to find themselves surrounded by bigoted thugs, burning bridges, and high testosterone! Using hard-hitting martial arts, and constantly on the run, the three young heroes soon find out that the fight-loving thugs are only the least of their worries!"

Zombie Wars: Battle of the Bone is available now on DVD.

Decay Is Headed Your Way With A Night Of The Living Dead Reenactment

Burt and Tom, the guys behind Decay us headed your way!, recently poster the results of their first reenactment of George A. Romero's zombie classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

And yes, they shot at the original NOTLD location - Evans City Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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Deal Alert: Alice In Zombieland

As one of today's Amazon Daily Deals, the Kindle version of Harlequin Teen's Alice In Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles Book 1) by Gena Showalter is available now for $1.99.

SHE WON'T REST UNTIL SHE'S SENT EVERY WALKING CORPSE BACK TO ITS GRAVE. FOREVER.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

New In Comics: Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3, a digital exclusive.

"Traveling back through time to the age of the dinosaurs, young adventurers Patrice Blazing and Nate Timely face unexpected threats in the past! Racing to beat Zomboss before the zombie leader can recover all the parts he needs to rebuild the deadly Sun Vacuum, our heroes must work together—and with Crazy Dave—to fend off a “fun-dead” invasion that threatens all ages! Paul Tobin (Bandette, Prometheus) and Ron Chan (The Guild, Husbands) deliver the third chapter in their hilarious Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse series!"

Plants Vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse #3 was written by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Ron Chan, colored by Matthew J. Rainwater, and lettered by Steve Dutro.

New On DVD: Zombie Binge

New this month from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment is ZOMBIE BINGE, a two-disc compilation set featuring ten movies over a fourteen hour running time.

DIE-NER [GET IT?] - At a roadside diner, Ken's murder victims are causing quite the stir. They're back from the dead... and they're desperate for a bite to eat.

REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES - When a malevolent count creates a slave race of men-turned-zombies to do his bidding, an international expedition sets out to stop him.

LAST OF THE LIVING - Three slackers must step up to the plate to save the human race from flesh-eating zombies.

AUTUMN - A deadly disease has wiped the planet of human life. The few survivors must adjust to a world of silence - and a world with the infected undead among them.

ASHES - While trying to find a cure for AIDS, a doctor accidentally creates an infectious disease that turns him into an aggressive, flesh-eating zombie.

HIDE AND CREEP - Zombies rise from the dead in a small Alabama town and take on a ragtag team of locals.

ZOMBIE DEAREST - While digging up the septic tank, Gus unearths an obedient, hard-working zombie... a zombie that will do whatever he wants.

RIVER OF DARKNESS - In a quiet river town, the once-dead Jacob Boys have returned after 30 years in purgatory.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - In this George A. Romero classic, a brother and sister visit the gravesite of their deceased father... but when darkness falls, zombies attack.

I AM OMEGA - The lone survivor of a deadly plague is doomed to an eternal battle with the mutant creatures that now control the Earth.

ZOMBIE BINGE is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #2

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #2.

"New York Times Bestselling Author, MAX BROOKS delivers a new chapter in the horror event of the year! The vampire race has declared all-out war on the subdead zombie hordes. Now blood drinking aristocrats stand shoulder to shoulder as they wade into the wave after wave of shambling plague that has nearly wiped the human race from the Earth. But centuries of privilege have made the vampire race soft and dependent upon servants. With the realization that the end of humanity also means the end of vampires, they attempt to do what they have never as a race been able to accomplish – learn new ways to fight!"

Extinction Parade: War #2 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New On Blu: Ninja Apocalypse

New this week from Naedomi Media is Ninja Apocalypse, directed by Lloyd Lee Barnett and starring Christian Oliver, Les Brandt, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Ernie Reyes Jr.

"Framed for assassinating the Grandmaster, the Lost Ninja Clan must battle their way up an underground nuclear bunker filled with hordes of supernatural enemies, mutants and flesh-eating zombies. Trapped a thousand feet below the earth's crust, these ninjas will face hell! The Raid meets The Warriors in a picture that delivers a heart-pounding, adrenaline injected ride."

Ninja Apocalypse is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

Syfy's Z Nation Gets A Promo Trailer

The old saying goes "don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

That is unless the baby is a zombie. And that is exactly what we get in Syfy's exciting promo for Z Nation, their new zombie series. You just can't go wrong with zombie babies.

Produced by the Asylum, the same company behind Sharknado, Z Nation presents us with the aftermath of an extinction level event that has turned most of the world's population into zombies. There is no cure for what turned the infected but our heroes, played by Tom Everett Scott, Harold Perrineau, and DJ Qualls, come across the only person known to have survived a bite from a zombie.

Their mission: get him across the country to a lab in California.  Alive, of course, but it won't be an easy road trip with a nation of zombies in the way.

Z Nation launches in September.

New In Books: Zombies From History

New this week from The History Press is Zombies From History by Geoff Holder.

"Full details of where to find, and how to kill, all of Britain's most historic zombies—a guide for history lovers to get the most out of the zombie apocalypse

Are you worried about the zombie apocalypse? Clasp a copy of this book and make sure to secure yourself a better class of horrible death from one of Britain's best-loved historical legends. Sixty fact files offer full zombie-hunting details, including the locations of tombs, any wounds or weaknesses, and a carefully calculated difficulty rating. High profile targets include Jane Austen, Henry VIII, Richard III, and William Shakespeare. Other exciting targets include those with flesh-eating diseases, people who were buried alive, and some resurrected royal corpses. No apocalyptic history lover should leave home without this guide."

Zombies From History is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New On DVD: The Complete Blind Dead Saga

New this week from Blue Underground is The Complete Blind Dead Saga, a four disc set that includes The Tombs of the Blind Dead, Return of the Evil Dead, The Ghost Galleon, and Night of the Seagulls, all directed by Amando de Ossorio.

From Blue Underground synopsis for the set:

TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD:
In 1971, director Amando de Ossorio created what horror fans worldwide consider to be Spain's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. In Ossorio's nightmare vision, a legion of Knights Templar - executed horsemen whose eyes had been pecked out by crows - rise rotting from their graves, hunting only by sound in a quest for human flesh. The BLIND DEAD saga begins here, as a modern-day tourist trip to the ruins of the Templar monastery unleashes a frenzy of lesbian desire, sexual violence and the unholy onslaught of the eyeless undead! 

RETURN OF THE EVIL DEAD:
In this second startling film in the BLIND DEAD series, writer/director Amando de Ossorio returns to the horrific origin of the depraved Templar: heretic knights whose eyes were burned out by medieval vigilantes to prevent them from finding their way back from Hell. Now on the 500th anniversary of their execution, the blind horsemen rise from their tombs to wreak bloody revenge on the town that condemned them. Tony Kendall (WHEN THE SCREAMING STOPS), Frank Brana (PIECES) and Lone Fleming (TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD) star in this chilling sequel that rocked the EuroHorror genre! 

THE GHOST GALLEON:
In what many fans consider the most surprising of the four films in the series, Maria Perschy (CASTLE OF FU MANCHU) and Jack Taylor (EUGENIE) star in writer/director Amando de Ossorio's chilling tale about a boatload of stranded swimsuit models who discover a mysterious ghost ship. But this phantom galleon carries the coffins of the satanic Templar, eyeless zombies who hunt humans by sound. Even if these frightened lovelies can survive their own forbidden desires, will they escape the insatiable hunger of the BLIND DEAD? 

NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS:
The classic saga of the BLIND DEAD ends with the creepy tale of a remote coastal town where frightened villagers must sacrifice beautiful virgins to the blood cult of the Knights Templar. For seven nights every seven years, these eyeless zombies rise from the sea to feast on human flesh as the souls of the damned are trapped in the screams of gulls. In this final unforgettable shocker from writer/director Amando de Ossorio, the mood is darker, the fear is stronger and the hunger of the Templar more ferocious than ever before!

Extras consist mostly of trailers, poster galleries, and still galleries. 

The Complete Blind Dead Saga is available now on DVD.

Tatiana Maslany Takes On Shaun Of The Dead

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany added one more persona to her growing list of identities - Shaun.

For the San Diego Comic-Con, The Hollywood Reporter gave Maslany the chance to recreate one of her favorite movie moments for their "Titans of Comic-Con" feature and she chose Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead.

New On DVD: Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (30th Anniversary Edition)

New this week from Whacked Movies is a limited 30th Anniversary Edition of Bloodsuckers From Outer Space, written and directed by Glen Coburn, and starring Thom Meyers, Laura Ellis, Robert Bradeen, Big John Brigham, Dennis Letts, and Pat Paulsen.

"An invisible alien presence invades rural Texas, revoltingly killing its victims, reanimating their corpses, and sending them on a bloodthirsty rampage. Scientists at a local research facility set out to study the phenomenon while top military brass are hell-bent on nuking the bloodsuckers. A young photographer and his girlfriend find themselves ensnared in the bloody mayhem. Taking a comic swipe at drive-in exploitation films, this Horror Sci-Fi farce is so true to the genre that it joins the ranks of the movies it pokes fun at."

Bloodsuckers From Outer Space (30th Anniversary Edition) is available now on DVD.

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