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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 In Comics: Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #22

New this week from Approbation Comics is Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #22.

"Smart Zombies, Part 2 of 2

Act 2 continues as our Chaos Trio deals with the presentation of Lucian, a scientist zombie who was able to retain his former intellect even after full infection. Could this be a step forward in human/zombie relations? Haha, you're funny! You know it's leading to action, violence, bloodshed, and the odds of an explosion or two are pretty high!"

Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies #22 was written by Bart Alex Thompson, and illustrated by Bernard Gita and Russell Vincent Yu, with a cover by Kevin Wallace.

New On DVD: Clash of the Dead

New this week from Uncork'd Entertainment is Clash of the Dead aka World War Dead: Rise of the Fallen, written and directed by Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli, and starring Kacey Clarke and Ray Panthaki.

"100 years after World War I, at the sight of a fierce and bloody battle where thousands of men were killed, a team of investigators have traveled to France to attempt to unravel the rumors of unexplained mysteries from the blood-stained battlefield. What they find is the battle isn't over and the unthinkable happens when the undead are uncovered from their final resting place."

Clash of the Dead is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New On DVD: Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse

New this week from Lightyear Video is Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse, written and directed by Declan Shrubb, and starring Jim Jefferies, Greg Fleet, and Alex Williamson.

"Three Australian telecom tradesman find themselves trapped in a telephone exchange during the onset of a zombie apocalypse."

Me and My Mates Vs. the Zombie Apocalypse is available now on DVD and Amazon Video.

New In Comics: Plants vs. Zombies #12: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 3

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies #12: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 3.

"Lawrence, the mystical Boom Boom Mushroom, appears at last! Will Crazy Dave and the kids convince him to help save Neighborville? An explosive underground battle closes our latest story arc! Also: Paul Tobin and Jacob Chabot give us a look at Zomboss’s secret collection of stylish socks. This issue includes bonus stories by PopCap Games senior creative director Jeremy Vanhoozer!"

Plants vs. Zombies #12: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 3 was written by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Jacob Chabot and Jeremy Vanhoozer, and features a cover by Jacob Chabot.

New On DVD: Dead 7

New this week from The Asylum is Dead 7, directed by Danny Roew, and starring Nick Carter, Carrie Keegan, Joey Fatone, Howie Dorough, and A.J. McLean.

"Starring an ensemble cast of music s biggest Pop Stars, a ragtag band of assassins team up to rid a small town of a zombie plague in the post-apocalyptic West."

Dead 7 is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #155

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #155.

"Tip of the spear."

The Walking Dead #155 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New On Blu: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

New this week from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, inspired by Jane Austen's novel, written and directed by Burr Steers, and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Lena Headey.

"A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield in order to conquer the undead once and for all."

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is available now on Blu-ray4K, DVD, and Amazon Video.

New In Comics: Aliens vs. Zombies

New this week from Zenescope is the trade paperback version of Aliens vs. Zombies, collecting issues #1 - 5.

"When a meteor carrying the Zombie virus hits Earth, it triggers the potential end of mankind. The last chance for humanity is the spacecraft full of Alien scientists tasked with tracking the interstellar virus. One that has wiped out many other planets. What will happen when humans must team with aliens to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out in Aliens Versus Zombies!"

Aliens vs. Zombies ia available now in paperback.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #23

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #23.

"With Xula and Zombie Tramp reunited once more, the tables have turned in the battle against Tyrone Fisk and what seemed like his unstoppable voodoo counterpart, Papa Yagga. But a new arrival entering the game… Morning, The Red Head of the Dead, returns with her own agendas. Who’s side will she take? Stay tuned. Lock your doors. Don't let your momma see the blood soaked continuation of carnage and mayhem that is Pimps, Ho's, and Hocus Pocus part 3!"

Zombie Tramp #23 was written by Dan Mendoza, and illustrated by TMChu, with a regular cover by TMChu,  risqué variant, risqué sketch variant, and action figure variant by Dan Mendoza, and two artist risqué variant covers by Marcelo Trom.

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For all the covers, including the risqué variants, see our Zombie Comic Book Covers archive on Pinterest.

New On Blu: Cannon Fodder

New this week from Screen Media is Cannon Fodder, a 2014 zombie film from Israel, written and directed by Eitan Gafny, and starring Liron Levo and Emos Ayeno.

"Doron Geva, a security operative, is sent into Lebanon to capture the leader of the terrorist organization of Hezbollah. Very soon he discovers that there is a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with. Doron has to deal with an impending I.D.F attack and a bloodthirsty enemy. It’s up to him to wage a new war, to find an antidote, get back across the border, before the Middle East conflict is changed forever."

Cannon Fodder is available now on Blu-ray.

New On DVD: Zombie Decadence

New this week from Full Moon Features is Zombie Decadence, directed by Alex Nicolaou and starring Circus-Szalewski, Eve Mauro, Victoria Levine, and Adriana Sephora.

"The Tough Titty is a strip club that's seen better days. But tonight it's gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it's finally getting the traffic he's always wanted... unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, and Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can. Blood and braziers go flying, in this exciting horror-comedy."

This film was previously released as Zombies vs. Strippers.

Zombie Decadence is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #154

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #154.

"Led to slaughter."

The Walking Dead #154 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn, and with a cover by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New In Books: Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire

New from Journalstone is the double feature book Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire, the eighth book in their Doubledown Series..

Dark of Night, the zombie story of this set, was written by Jonathan Mayberry and Rachael Lavin.

"The dead rose. We fell. The survivors are trapped in a world of monsters who prey on the helpless. Some of them are zombies…but they are not the only predators who feed on pain and suffering. DARK OF NIGHT is a story of worlds in collision. Three heroes who have survived the apocalypse are in a deadly race to save a busload of children from ravenous zombies and ruthless human scavengers.

This brand new novella brings together three of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry’s award-winning novel series. Captain Joe Ledger (PATIENT ZERO and CODE ZERO), Officer Desdemona Fox (DEAD OF NIGHT and FALL OF NIGHT), and Rachael Elle (BITS & PIECES, a Rot & Ruin novel) are caught between an endless wave of the living dead and an army of corrupt men who want to enslave the last human survivors.

Jonathan Maberry teams with debut novelist Rachael Lavin to tell a sweeping story of adventure, horror, and heroism."

The second tale, Flesh and Fire, was written by Lucas Magnum.

"In the midst of a midlife crisis, Todd is haunted by Chloe, the lover who died not long after their relationship ended. When Chloe escapes Hell in search of the peaceful rest that has eluded her, a demon named Samael is on her trail and she needs Todd’s help. While on the run Todd and Chloe face demons real and personal, soul-threatening danger, and their long-buried feelings for each other."

Dark of Night - Flesh and Fire is available now in paperback.

New In Comics: Plants Vs. Zombies #10: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 1

New this week from Dark Horse Comics is Plants vs. Zombies #10: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 1.

"Crazy Dave’s brainy niece Patrice, neighborhood daredevil Nate Timely, and a batch of bold plants discover “Zomboss’s Secret Plan for Raising a Zombie Army Underground and Then Swallowing the Entire City of Neighborville Whole!” The rare Boom Boom Mushroom must be found in order to save the humans aboveground!"

Plants vs. Zombies #10: Boom Boom Mushroom Part 1 was written by Paul Tobin, illustrated by Jacob Chabot, Cat Farris, and Matthew J. Rainwater, and features a cover by Jacob Chabot.

New In Comics: Zombie Tramp #22

New this week from Action Lab Comics is Zombie Tramp #22.

"At long last Zombie Tramp is reunited with Tyrone, the man who ruined her life. But Janey’s plans for revenge are slipping away, what with her being his prisoner, and with him planning to keep her soul as a trophy!! Now it’s up to her long lost mentor and friend, the twisted voodoo queen Xula, to save the day in Pimps, Ho's, and Hocus Pocus part 2!"

Zombie Tramp #22 was written by Dan Mendoza, and illustrated by TMChu, with a regular cover and risqué variant by TMChu, an action figure variant cover and  risqué action figure variant cover by Mendoza, and an artist variant cover and risqué artist variant cover by Daniël Arruda Massa.

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Action figure variant cover:

Artist variant cover:

For all the covers, including the risqué variants, see our Pinterest archive.

New On DVD: Texas Voodoo Zombies

New this week from Maverick Entertainment Group is Texas Voodoo Zombies, directed by Victor McGlothin and starring Garrick Thomas, Sarah Umoh, Jon Ball, and Dehn Donahue.

"Ex-con Doobie Jones is faced with a dilemma, find a real job or go back to jail. Just when he thinks his luck has changed, Voodoo priestess Sabrina, casts a spell converting a deadly concoction into a powerful zombie formula. He has a tough decision to make, stand and fight, or run like hell."

Texas Voodoo Zombies is available now on DVD.

Zombies Enter the Video Vortex Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers is pulling out their VHS copy of Zombie Army for a screening in their Video Vortex series tonight.

Directed by Betty Stapleford and written by Roger Scearce, Zombie Army, released in 1991, was shot on video in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Alamo Drafthouse says:

"It features exploding heads, guts-thrown-on-walls, samurai sword attacks, tiny tanks being driven through tiny hallways, two randos having awkward sex in a bunker, and songs with titles like “Stinky Loving” and “You Zlay Me.” Plus, when the initial batch of soldiers is obliterated by the legion of gut-chompers, the government calls in an all-women battle squad to do the job right. This makes ZOMBIE ARMY the first -- and only -- feminist shot-on-video zombie movie!"

The Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers is located at 2548 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY. You can buy tickets at the box office or online.

New On Blu: Bride of Re-Animator

New this week from Arrow Video is a three disc limited edition set for Bride of Re-Animator, directed by Brian Yuzna, and starring Jeffrey Combs, Jack Abbott, Fabiana Udeino, Claude Earl Jones, and David Gale.

DATE. MATE. RE-ANIMATE.

The success of Stuart Gordon s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator - this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3 and Producer of the original Re-animator) - would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous shunting sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon s original cult classic.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 3-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Brand new 2K restorations of the Unrated and R-rated versions of the film, approved by director Brian Yuzna

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original Stereo 2.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Limited Edition Collector s Booklet

Limited Edition Packaging to be revealed

DISCS 1 & 2 BLU-RAY/DVD UNRATED VERSION

Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version

Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna

Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom

Rainone and the effects team including John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George

Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott

Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel

Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator Brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Buechler

Getting Ahead in Horror - archive making-of featurette

Deleted Scenes

DISC 3 - BLU-RAY R-RATED VERSION

Brand new 2K restoration of the R-rated version

Bride of Re-Animator is available now on Blu-ray/DVD.

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