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The Kids Are Not Alright: 'Cooties' Trailer

The kids are not alright. And, by not alright, we mean they have cooties. And by cooties, we mean  an infection that turns them into teacher-eating zombies.

In Cooties, a new zombie film from Lionsgate Premiere, a food-borne virus in the school lunchroom's chicken nuggets creates a nationwide epidemic that turns pre-pubescent students into bloodthirsty savages.

Cooties was directed by by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, written by Ian Brennan and Leigh Whanell, and stars Elijah Wood, Alison Pil, Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer, Jorge Garcia, and Nasim Pedrad.

Cooties will be in selected theaters and on VOD on September 18, 2015.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #11

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #11.

"Zombie Tramp creates a flesh beast from cemetery inhabitants to do battle with the hulking meth monster that’s plagued her visit to Detroit; but will Motown’s supernatural defender Vampblade help Janey in her fight, or team-up against her? It’s a boneyard brawl of beasts and beauties, as Janey fights for her right to ease on down the road! Features a variant cover spotlighting guest starring character Vampblade, as well as a variant cover by Dan Mendoza (limited to 2000 copies) and a risqué variant cover (limited to 2500 copies)."

Zombie Tramp #11 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by TMChu, with a regular and risqué variant cover by TMChu, a limited edition variant cover by Dan Mendoza, a limited edition variant cover by TMChu and Winston Young, and a Mile High exclusive variant cover by Monte Moore.

Risque variant cover:

Limited edition variant cover by Dan Mendoza:

Limited edition variant cover by TMChu and Winston Young:

Mile High exclusive variant cover by Monte Moore:

New On DVD: Zombeavers

New this week from Freestyle Digital Media is Zombeavers, directed by Jordan Rubin, and starring Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy, and Rex Linn.

"They’re ferocious, they’re furry, they’re ZOMBEAVERS, the stars of this 2015 horror-comedy, directed by Jordan Rubin. When a trio of sexy college girls (Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Lexi Atkins) arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter (Rex Linn), and the girls’ own party-crashing boyfriends (Hutch Dano, Jake Weary, Peter Gilroy). However, these preliminary disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds. It isn’t long before the kids are engaged in a life and death struggle with the ferocious ZOMBEAVERS, but it turns out that the creatures themselves are only the beginning of their nightmare. Featuring cameos by Bill Burr and John Mayer, Zombeavers is infectiously funny and terrifying. Zombeavers. They’ll dam you to hell!"

Zombeavers is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Reanimator #2

New this week from Dynamite Entertainment is Reanimator #2.

"Mad Science vs. Black Magic! Dr. Herbert West descends into the dark, gator-infested Louisiana bayou to harvest a special chemical that preserves dead tissue... but the macabre Haitian hitman Samedi and his brainwashed Voodoo Girls aren't far behind. When two zombie masters come face-to-face, an undead rampage is inevitable! Meanwhile, Susan Greene uncovers The Reanimator's shocking secret... and the Eldritch Krewe, servants to the Elder God Cthulhu, make their move!"

Reanimated #2 was written by Keith Davidsen, illustrated by Randy Valiente, and features a regular cover by Francesco Francavilla, a second regular cover by Andrew Magnum and Kyle Ritter, a Black and White cover by Andrew Magnum, and a Virgin Art variant by Francesco Francavilla.

Regular cover by Francesco Francavilla:

Second regular cover by Andrew Magnum and Kyle Ritter:

Black and white variant by Andrew Mangum:

A Virgin Art variant by Francesco Francavilla:

New In Comics: Zombies vs Robots #5

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #5.

"In “Inherit the Earth,” an attack on the Amazon island expands the war beyond zombies and robots, with two planets at stake! And in “The Orphan,” a new friendship is torn asunder…"

Zombies vs Robots #5 was written by Chris Ryall and Steve Niles, and illustrated by Anthony Diecidue and Val Mayerick, with a cover by Ashley Wood, and a subscription variant cover by Mark Torres.

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New In Comics: The Walking Dead #141

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #141.


The Walking Dead #141 was written by Robert Kirkman, illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and features a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Books: How To Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide

New this week from Weldon Owen is How to Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide, written by Tim MacWelch and the editors of Outdoor Life magazine.

"When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This all-purpose A to Z guide lays out the survival situations we’re all likely to face . . . and a few you really probably won’t."

How to Survive Anything: From Avalanches to Zombies, Your Complete Survival Guide is available now in paperback.

New In Comics: George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #2

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


Jo tries to make a break from the remote vampire compound, but can one girl outrun the undead? As Chilly Dobbs’ campaign against Mayor Chandrake falters, will Runyon and Dixie stand by their man, or will Chilly be left out in the cold? The rebels are coming! The rebels are coming! And they’re bringing Hell with them!"

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act Three #2 was written by George Romero, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, and features a cover by Francesco Mattina.

New In Comics: Return of the Living Deadpool #4

New this week from Marvel Comics is Return of the Living Deadpool #4.

"Oh man—there’s a zillion Deadpools and a zillion zombies! I have no idea how this is going to end. I hope Cullen does. You do, right Cullen?"

Return of the Living Deadpool #4 was written by Cullen Bunn, and illustrated by Nicole Virella, with a cover by Jay Shaw.

New On Blu: Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard

New this week from Anchor Bay is Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard, directed by Harrison Smith, and starring Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, Mischa Barton, and Felissa Rose.

"The rural town of Elwood has become a "bubble" against the backdrop of a global infection where humans don't die, but instead roam the land looking to spread the sickness, in a grisly, horrific way.

The "Zombie Killers," a small band of young adults, trained by military vet, Seiler (Billy Zane); have sworn to protect the town and aim for the head if anything threatens Elwood's last survivors.""

Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard is new to Blu-ray today, and was previously released on DVD.

Dead Island 2 Pushed Back To 2016

Fans of Dead Island are going to have to wait a little longer for the game's sequel. Deep Silver announced yesterday that they were going to take extra time developing Dead Island 2, pushing back its Spring 2015 release to 2016, in order to get it done right.

"We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.

And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.

We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.

Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.

We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result."

New In Comics: My Gal, The Zombie

New this week from Lamp Post Incorporated is the graphic novel My Gal, The Zombie in a trade paperback edition.

"Chelsea has it all: a great roommate, an awesome boyfriend, smarts and style. Then she becomes a zombie. But she's not about to let something like that ruin her life...or afterlife! Homaging the classic Archie style of art and story (and including illustrations by guest artists such as Dan Parent, Batton Lash, and Jeff Shultz), creator Dan Conner brings together a collection of slice-of-unlife adventures to warm your heart back to body temperature!"

My Gal, The Zombie was written by Dan Conner, and illustrated by Conner, Dan Parent, Batton Lash, and Jeff Shultz, with a cover by Conner.

New In Books: The Undead Ruins (The Undead Situation Book 3)

New this week from Permuted Press is The Undead Ruins (The Undead Situation Book 3) by Eloise J. Knapp.

"A decade after the apocalypse started, Cyrus V. Sinclair, a mercenary for the leader of three survivor settlements, is part of a world repeating its mistakes. With most of the undead turned to dust and raiders giving up, everyone thinks they’re safe behind city walls. 

But after a town is brutally massacred, it seems no one is safe. Well-hidden, numbering in the thousands, and controlled by a new merciless leader, the crazies are stronger than ever before. When a familiar symbol keeps appearing amidst the chaos, Cyrus realizes an old enemy is back.

Despite the turmoil, Cyrus finally sees things clearly. He has one goal: destroy the Brotherhood or die trying."

The Undead Ruins is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New In Comics: Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart

New this week from IDW Publishing is Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart.

"Written by by New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner Jonathan Maberry, with art by Tony Vargas, this all-new storyline continues events from the award-winning series of novels. We meet Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they travel through the Sierra Nevada mountains just one faltering step ahead of zombie hordes and one giant leap behind the plane flying through the sky that sent them on their journey of discovery."

Rot & Ruin: Warrior Smart is available in comic shops now (and from Amazon on May 5th) in a trade paperback edition.

New In Comics: Zombies Vs Robots #4

New this week from IDW Publishing is Zombies vs Robots #4.

"Astronauts on a dead Earth crawling with strange threats like oddly sentient zombies, robots and… Mermen! And more with The Orphan!"

Zombies vs Robots #4 was written by Chris Ryall and Steve Niles, and illustrated by Anthony Diecidue and Val Mayerick, with a cover by Ashley Wood, and a subscription variant cover by James Stokoe.

Subscription cover:

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #10

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #10.

"Zombie Tramp faces a new monster of her own creation, when a Detroit meth maker cooks up a batch of her undead bath salts! Meanwhile it’s chaos in the streets as the new drug has users turning into tweaker zombies! Plus Motor City’s own resident bad girl, Vampblade, cuts in on the action!"

Zombie Tramp #10 was written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin, and illustrated by TMChu, with a cover by TMChu, a variant cover by Dan Mendoza, and a risqué variant cover by TMChu.

Variant cover:

Risqué variant cover:

New On DVD: The Walking Deceased

New this week from Arc Entertainment is The Walking Deceased, directed by Scott Dow, and starring Tim Ogletree, Joey Oglesby, Dave Sheridan, Troy Ogletree, Sophia Taylor Ali, and Danielle Garcia.

"The Walking Deceased is a delightfully blood addition to the pantheon of zombie-apocalypse spoofs, lampooning every tried and true zombie meme. Join the Sheriff with his son, and a motley crew of survivors, as they weather confrontations with zombies, meet up and then leave their tattered camp-a partially destroyed shopping mall. The group journeys to the supposed Safe Haven Ranch seeking shelter from the owners, a fascinating and diabolical older couple. Along for the ride with the still-human survivors is a lone zombie who begin to see and develop his human side when he hooks up with the brash female lead. The unexpected twists and turns and will delight those who enjoy over-the-top blood spattering, while horror move buffs will appreciate the George Romeroesque touches."

The Walking Deceased is available now on DVD.

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