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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 DVD: My Fair Zombie

New this week from Entertainment One is My Fair Zombie, directed by Brett Kelly, and starring Sacha Gabriel, Lawrence Evenchick, Barry Caiger, and Jennifer Vallance.

"A Musical Comedy with GUTS! In an alternate Edwardian England infested by zombies, a professor of phonetics attempts to teach a zombie woman to be a proper English lady with hilarious and gore soaked results! Very loosely based on the play by George Bernard Shaw."

My Fair Zombie is available now on DVD.

Entertainment Weekly Features Four Walking Dead Covers

This week's edition of Entertainment Weekly spotlights the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and they are taking an opportunity to run four different covers featuring Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen and Lauren Cohan, and Danai Gurira.

Rick Grimes:

Michonne:

Daryl:

Glenn and Maggie:

New On DVD: Revelation Trail

New this week from Entertainment One is Revelation Trail, directed by John P. Gibson, and starring Daniel Van Thomas, Jordan Elizabeth, and Daniel Britt.

"In late nineteenth century America, a frontier holy mans life is destroyed as a gruesome power consumes the land. Standing between ruin and salvation, the man, known only as The Preacher, must find his purpose in the fight against the mysterious undead. Joined by the town Marshal, a man with his own set of demons, he faces the risen dead and the evils of the living on a journey to nowhere."

Revelation Trail is available now on DVD.

New on DVD: Zombex

New this week from NAMP is Zombex, directed by Jesse Dayton, and starring Malcolm McDowell, Corey Feldman, Sid Haig, John Doe, Lew Temple, and David Christopher.

"This is the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a second disaster, a zombie apocalypse. Gone is the depression and post traumatic stress of the hurricane, thanks to the revolutionary new anti-depressant called Zombex manufactured by a nefarious corporation. Are citizens of The Big Easy on the path to happiness, or is Zombex working its dark magic? Unfortunately, the city plunges in to madness. Only this time, instead of deadly water filling the streets, NOLA is flooded with the walking dead."

Zombex is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2

New this week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2.

"An undercover operation exposes a guided missile terrorist plot – and the only thing in its way is a zombie with an AK-47!"

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2 was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, illustrated and colored by Scott Hampton, lettered by Rob Leigh, and features a cover by Darwyn Cooke, and a variant cover by Howard Porter.

Variant cover:

New On Blu: Hell of the Living Dead / Rays - Night of Terror

New this week from Blue Underground is a double feature disc featuring Hell of the Living Dead and Rats - Night of Terror, both directed by Bruno Mattei, who is referred to by some as the 'Italian Ed Wood'.

HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD
When The Creeping Dead Devour The Living Flesh! 

An accident at a chemical plant unleashes a horrific virus, and an elite SWAT team is sent to New Guinea to investigate. But when they arrive on the hellish island, they discover a plague of flesh-eating zombies as well as a beautiful female reporter who practices nude anthropology. Can the commandos survive this cannibal rampage, uncover a shocking government secret, and still find time for the occasional cross-dressing before the ravenous hordes of the living dead infect the entire world? 

Directed by the notorious Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL), this '80s Italian gut-muncher is infamous for its eye-popping gore, jaw-dropping dialogue and heart-stopping use of inappropriate stock footage. Also known as VIRUS, NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES and even ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD has been newly transferred in shocking High Definition from the original uncut and uncensored negative! 

RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR
Mutants Of A Nuclear Disaster! 

In the year 225 A.B. (After the Bomb), a group of post-apocalyptic bikers discover an abandoned research laboratory filled with food, water... and thousands of rats. But these are no ordinary vermin; these are super-intelligent mutant rodents with a ravenous appetite for human flesh. Can a bunch of heavily armed but not-too-bright human scavengers survive a night of terror against the most hungry and horrific predators on earth? 

Directed by the notorious Bruno Mattei (WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE), this hilarious Italian shocker is filled with over-the-top gore, bottom-of-the-barrel dialogue and attacks by what appear to be thousands of painted guinea pigs, all capped with a twist ending that must be seen to be believed. Also known as RATS OF MANHATTAN and BLOOD KILL, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR has been newly transferred in flesh-ripping High Definition from the original uncut and uncensored negative!

Hell of the Living Dead / Rats - Night of Terror is available now on Blu-ray.

New On Blu: The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

New this week from Anchor Bay Entertainment is The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season.

"In the new season, we see Rick and the group of survivors fostering a thriving community in the safe haven of the prison only to have it short-lived as the group loses everything, their home, family, and friends to the threat of the walkers, outside threats and the hidden dangers brewing inside the fences. The group of survivors are broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else’s fate as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested -- a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others."

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season is available now in Blu-ray, Blu-ray Limited Edition, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video editions.

Shaun of the Dead Lives Again on Phineas and Ferb!

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are getting beck into character as Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead for the upcoming Halloween episode of Phineas and Ferb, as confirmed by Pegg's tweet on August 18th:

"Here’s news, @nickjfrost and myself will be once again stepping into Shaun and Ed’s shoes for the #PhineasAndFerb Halloween special. W00t!!"

Phineas and Ferb airs on Disney XD on weekend mornings at 10am ET.

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.

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