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The ZOM-B blog - covering the pop culture invasion of the living dead with info, news and reviews of zombie movies, TV shows, books, comics and games.

New On Blu: Shock Waves

New this week from Blue Underground is Shock Waves, directed by Ken Wiederhorn, and starring Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams, and Luke Halpin.

"Beneath The Living... Beyond The Dead... From The Depths of Hell's Ocean!

In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers - un-living, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces - and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived... 

Peter Cushing (STAR WARS), Brooke Adams (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS) and John Carradine (THE BOOGEY MAN) star in this suspenseful and genuinely creepy shocker co-written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART II). One of the great horror "sleepers" of the 1970s, SHOCK WAVES has been freshly transferred and fully restored in High Definition from the only known surviving materials!
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Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ken Wiederhorn, Make-Up Designer Alan Ormsby and Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray
  • Nazi Zombies On A Budget - Interview with Producer/Cinematographer Reuben Trane
  • Notes For The Undead - Interview with Composer Richard Einhorn
  • Sole Survivor - Interview with Star Brooke Adams
  • From FLIPPER To SHOCK WAVES - Interview with Star Luke Halpin
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Radio Spots
  • Poster & Still Gallery

Shock Waves is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

New In Comics: Rot & Ruin #3

New this week from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin #3, based on Jonathan Maberry's award-winning zombie book series.

"Benny, Nix, Lilah and Chong are taken in by Farmer John and his community. They’re offered shelter, protection, and food if they stay. The only hitch is what they will have to do in order to earn their keep. In the world of the Rot & Ruin nothing is ever what it seems –and ‘horror’ comes in all shapes and sizes."

Rot & Ruin #3 was written by Jonathan Maberry, illustrated by Tony Vargas, colored by Oliver Lee Arce, lettered by Chris Mowry, and features a cover by Alex Ronald, and a subscription variant cover by Robert Sacchetto.

Subscription cover:

New In Books: Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame

New this week from Constable & Robinson is Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame by Stephen Jones.

"Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.

With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents – emails, articles, reports,
diaries and eyewitness accounts – as past and future hang in the balance.

In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby’s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever...
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Zombie Apocalypse! Endgame is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #134

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #134.

"From whispers to screams."

The Walking Dead #134 features a story by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #3

New this week from Marvel is George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Two #2.

"Welcome back to New York City years after a world-changing undead plague - and now outside forces are knocking on Manhattan’s walls! Mayor Chandrake makes two huge power plays - with deadly consequences! What’s worse, the roaming flesh-eaters who seem to be growing smarter every day... the ruling blood-suckers struggling to keep their grip on power… or the Southern army bent on pillaging the greatest city in the world?"

Empire of the Dead: Act Two #2 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Dalibor Talajic, and features a cover by Alexander Lozano.

Zombies 101: MSU's Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior

How do you keep college students from being bored in class? For instructor Glenn Stutzky, the answer was obvious - just add zombies. So in addition to not being bored, MSU students are learning about Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior.

New On Blu: Demons and Demons 2

New this week from Synapse Films is Demons and Demons 2, produced by Dario Argento, and directed by Lamberto Bava.

Demons features a new High-Definition 1080p transfer from original vault materials, all-new color correction, both the “International English” stereo language soundtrack, as well as the “U.S. Mono” English alternate dub soundtrack, and the original U.S. theatrical trailer. 

"THEY WILL MAKE CEMETERIES THEIR CATHEDRALS, AND CITIES WILL BE YOUR TOMBS!

From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes the horrific Heavy Metal splatter film classic, DEMONS! Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!

A strange masked man offers tickets to a horror movie sneak preview at the mysterious Metropol cinema. When a patron is accidentally scratched by a prop displayed in the lobby, she transforms into a flesh-ripping demon!  One by one, the audience members mutate into horrible creatures hell-bent on destroying the world. Can anyone escape this gory orgy of terror?

Features an amazing soundtrack of ‘80s rock/heavy metal by Billy Idol, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Accept, Saxon and MORE!"

Demons 2 features a new High-Definition 1080p transfer from original vault materials, all-new color correction, the international English Stereo Soundtrack, and the original theatrical trailer.

"WATCHING TELEVISION CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH… AND BRING THE END OF THE WORLD!

From the minds of Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava comes DEMONS 2, the sequel to the surprise horror hit, DEMONS!  Presented in a stunning new high-definition transfer and re-mastered audio!

There’s a scary movie on television and the residents of a luxury high-rise building have their eyes glued to their sets. Unfortunately for a young birthday girl, an eternal demonic evil is released through her TV and partygoers soon find themselves fighting an army of murderous monsters!  Acid blood, demonic dogs, possessed children and rampaging zombies wreak havoc for the trapped tenants!  Starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (Dario Argento’s OPERA), Bobby Rhodes (DEMONS), and a young Asia Argento in her very first film role, DEMONS 2 is a jaw-droppingly gory film from the golden age of Italian “splatter” films!

Features an amazing soundtrack of ‘80s rock/heavy metal by The Smiths, The Cult, Dead Can Dance, Art of Noise, Peter Murphy and MORE!"

Demons and Demons 2 are available now on Blu-ray and DVD.  And limited edition steelbook versions are also available directly from Synapse Films

New In Comics: Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #1

New this week from Zenescope Entertainment is Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #1.

"Unknown actor Michael May gets his big break starring alongside a laundry list of A-listers in a new Hollywood superhero blockbuster. But Michael’s good fortune doesn’t last long when a zombie outbreak hit during the script reading party at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Now, Michael is thrust into the role of leader when celebrity zombies begin attacking the unsuspecting cast and crew! Hollywood and zombies collide in this hilarious two-part parody comic book from Zenescope Entertainment!"

Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse #1 was written by Ralph Tedesco and Joe Brusha, illustrated by David Lorenzo Riviero, colored by Jorge Alberto Cortes, lettered by Jim Campbell, and edited by Nicole Glade.

Cover A by Carlos Granda and Stephen Schaffer:

Cover B by Arthur Suydam:

Cover C by Johnny Desjardins and Sanju Nivangune:

Cover D by Talent Caldwell:

New In Comics: '68: Homefront #3

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Homefront #3.

"The winter snows run red and the northern lights shine on the dead as ’68: HOMEFRONT travels to Black Falls, Canada for the opening chapter of the all-new two-issue story arc “DODGERS.” Doug and Bobby Hacker, twin teenagers running from the draft, running from the specter of death in Vietnam, find more than they bargained for as slavering sled dogs, rotting Mounties, and a vicious, desperate mountain man bring the undead contagion to the frozen north."

'68: Homefront #3 was written by Mark Kidwell, and illustrated by Kyle Charles and Jay Fotos, with a cover by Nat Jones, and variant cover by John Gallagher.

Variant cover:

New On Blu: Shaun of the Dead Limited Edition Steelbook

New this week from Universal Studios is a Limited Edition Steelbook version of Edgar Wright's zombie comedy masterpiece Shaun of the Deadstarring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Special features include:

Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg & Edgard Wright
Feature Commentary with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Kate Ashfield and Lucy Davis
Feature Commentary with Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton
Feature Commentary with the Zombies
Digital Copy of Shaun of the Dead (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
Includes UltraViolet (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
U-Control: Storyboards
U-Control: Zomb-o-Meter
Extended Bits with Optional Commentary
Outtakes
The Man Who Would be Shaun
Funky Pete
Plot Holes
Simon Pegg's Video Diary
Lucy Davis' Video Diary
Joe Cornish's Video Diary
Casting Tapes
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart
SFX Comparison
Make-Up Tests
EPK Featurette
TV Bits
Photo Gallery
2000 Ad Strip
Poster Designs
US Trailer
UK Teaser Trailer
UK Trailer
UK TV Spot #1
UK TV Spot #2
Fright Fest Trailer
Storyboard Gallery

The Shaun of the Dead Limited Edition Steelbook (including a digital copy) is available now on Blu-ray.

Death Troopers Launch a Halloween Attack In Star Wars: Commander

Halloween just wouldn't be the same without zombies on the loose, so the makers of Star Wars: Commander have unleashed Death Troopers into the mix for a new campaign called "The Sickness."

"The dead have risen for a new limited-time campaign called “The Sickness” in the popular mobile combat strategy game Star Wars: Commander. An army of Death Troopers has been unleashed on Dandoran due to an outbreak at a secret Imperial research facility. Commanders will need to fight to survive and locate the source as the Rebellion, or keep things under wraps as the Empire. No matter which side a player is on, they will need to figure out a way of keeping this outbreak of undead troopers from spreading across the galaxy."

"The Sickness" is a limited-time campaign so hunt those zombie stormtroopers while you can.

Star Wars: Commander can be found in the App Store, Google Play store and the Windows Phone Store. More info about the game is available on StarWars.com.

Horror Movie Sale On iTunes

Just in time for Halloween, iTunes is a having a horror movie sale that includes a few zombie films. For a limited time, for just $9.99, you can get HD downloads of Zombieland, 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, The Cabin in the Woods, and the unrated 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead.

New In Books: The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide

New this week from Smart Pop Books is The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide, written by Lauren Wilson and illustrated by Kristian Bauthus.

"You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach.

When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art.

The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 75 recipes (from “No Knead To Panic Bread” and “Apocalypse Soup for the Survivor's Soul” to “Pasta Aglio et Oh No!,” “Down and Out Sauerkraut,” and “Twinkie Trifle”), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising.

Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.

Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to!"

The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide  is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

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