New In Books: The Devastator: Apocalypse

New this week is The Devastator: Apocalypse, written by Paul Scheer, Jordan Morris, Todd Alcott, Michael DeForge, Danny Hellman, and Joe Lo Truglio.

"The Devastator is the geek comedy book series featuring new works by 30+ writers and artists from The Daily Show, The Onion, Adult Swim, Marvel and more!

The Devastator: Apocalypse drops the big one on pop culture's obsession with doomsday. Crawling out of the wreckage are parodies of H.P. Lovecraft, Planet of the Apes, Escape From New York, The Roadand more! Featuring contributions from Paul Scheer, Joe Lo Truglio, Danny Hellman, Jordan Morris, and an explosive cover by Michael DeForge. Flip the book around for Oh, the Flesh You Will Eat!, aninfectious Dr. Seuss spoof that shows an epidemic from the virus' point-of-view."

The Devastator: Apocalypse is available now in paperback.

New In Books: Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay

New in print this month from The Creative Stock Market is Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay.

"Barbara and her brother Johnny drive to the countryside to visit the gravestone of their late father when Johnny is brutally murdered by a mindless old man. The murderer then turns to Barbara who manages to hide in a small farmhouse where she meets Joe and a few others who are hiding from what appears to be an attack on the living. The dead keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for human flesh! This is a 2014 edition of the original screenplay written by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. It was rewritten, edited, modernized and formatted by Jimmy Edmonds and published by the Creative Stock Market."

The original Night of the Living Dead screenplay was written by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. This new version was updated by Jimmy Edmonds.

Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay is available now in paperback.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #125

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #125.

"ALL OUT WAR, Part 11

The f*ck f*cking f*ckity f*cking penultimate chapter of All Out Motherf*cking War!"

The Walking Dead #125 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn with cover art by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

Night of the Living Trekkies Is On Sale Today

Okay zombies fans... and Star Trek fans... the Kindle version of Night of the Living Trekkies is on sale today for just $1.99.

"Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror!
 
Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
 
But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
 
As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?"

Night of the Living Trekkies was written Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, and published by Quirk Books.

Shaun of The Dead Is Ten Years Old Today

Shaun of the Dead invaded UK cinemas ten years ago on April 9, 2004 (and immediately jumped to the top of the list as one of the greatest zombie movies ever).

On this anniversary, we offer a huge thank you to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and the rest of the cast and crew for bringing this masterpiece to us.

The Lionsgate Horror Society Is Now Open

The Lionsgate Horror Society is accepting new members. Do you dare to join? 

Sure you do.

Sign up now to access member exclusive content, save 15% on horror movie merchandise, and earn points to win prizes every month.

And one "Horror Visionary" who is quick enough to sign up during the first month will win the Grand Prize featuring a Lionsgate Horror DVD/BD Super-Pack (6 titles), The Quiet Ones swag pack, a GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition, and a Professional Special Effects Makeup Starter Kit!

Zombies Invade Syfy With Z Nation

Syfy has greenlit a new zombie series titled Z Nation that is being produced by The Asylum (of Sharknado fame).

Deadline.com reports:

"...Z Nation is set three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all."

Z Nation is scheduled to premiere this fall.

Kickstarter: Night of the Living Deb

You've got thirty more hours to help director Kyle Rankin's Night of the Living Deb reach its goal on Kickstarter.

It's "a zombie comedy with guts, brains, heart... and Deb."

And Ray Wise, David Krumholtz, and Michael Cassidy too.

So, if you like zombie comedies... or if you're a girl named Deb who wants a movie made with your name in the title... head over to their Kickstarter page to see if you want to contribute.

New In Comics: Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2 (TP)

New this week from Avatar Press is the trade paperback compilation Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2.

"The hedonistic late 1970s is the perfect backdrop for the next evolution in the classic Night of the Living Dead series!  DAVID HINE continues a horrifyingly original take on the zombie menace as the virus spreads through Las Vegas leaving it a city of the dead.  As a group of unlikely survivors flee east, they encounter something more sinister even than the reanimated corpses that seem intent on finding and dining upon the ragtag refugees.  For locked away in a secure military facility they discover that true horror is bred by the living much more efficiently than the dead.   But hidden within the misery is the unthinkable…an anomaly that could lead to a zombie vaccine.  This collection includes issues #7 – 12 of the Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath series."

Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2 was written by David Hine and illustrated by Tomas Aira.

New On DVD: About a Zombie

New this week from Revolver Entertainment is About a Zombie (aka Portrait of a Zombie), directed by Bing Bailey and starring Patrick Murphy, Geraldine McAlinden, and Rory Mullen.

"A working class Irish family is caught up in a zombie invasion of Dublin, Ireland. When their son, Billy, becomes a zombie the family chooses to take care of him in the home much to the chagrin of the neighbors and the local crime boss. Meanwhile, they've invited an American documentarian to film their situation and the film crew is caught up in the mayhem. Will the family prove that blood is thicker than water or will their love lead to their eventual doom? One thing is clear, for the zombies in Ireland, the famine is definitely over."

About a Zombie is available now on DVD.

New On DVD: Stalled

New this week from Phase 4 Films is Stalled, directed Christian James and starring Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson, Sarah Suzanne Biggins, and Victoria Broom.

"Mild mannered janitor W.C. must learn to adapt when a zombie outbreak is unleashed while he is cleaning the women s washroom. Aided by the voice of the mysterious Evie, he will have to face his fears and use any means necessary to take down the zombified versions of his former co-workers in this outrageous and sexy zombie comedy."

Stalled is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #124

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #124.

"ALL OUT WAR, Part Ten. 

This war has begin to take a toll on all of us."

The Walking Dead #124 was written by Robert Kirkman, and illustrated by Charlie Adlard, Stefano Guadiano, and Cliff Rathburn with cover art by Charlie Adlard and Dave Stewart.

New On DVD: Zombie Dawn (Chronicles of the Walking Dead)

New this week from Eagle One Media is Zombie Dawn (Chronicles of the Walking Dead), directed by Cristian Toledo and Lucio A. Rios, and starring Pamela Rojas, Pablo Tournelle, Guillermo Alfaro, and Cristian Ramos.

"In 2006 a mysterious mining accident in a remote territory unleashes an unspeakable horror that creates a zombie horde with an appetite for human flesh. It decimates larges portions of the country. The only course of action is to rapidly enclose the infected areas and seal them off from the rest of the remaining, living population before the horror can spread. Now, 15 years later, the tattered remains of the government and the mining corporation responsible where the initial event took place commit themselves to finding out what may have happened at the mining complex. The solution is to send in a group of mercenaries lead by a cynical but no nonsense Colonel and scientists into the quarantined zone to find answers. But what they begin to find is more then they bargained for as much has transpired in the 15 years since the zone enclosure. And it soon becomes a fight for their very survival as they must not only battle the unknown but themselves as each of them has their own agenda and reasons for taking part in what may very well be a one way mission. Shot on location in Chile. (Spanish with English subtitles)

It should be noted that, despite the title, this film has no relation to Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comic or AMC's television series of the same name.

Zombie Dawn (Chronicles of the Walking Dead) is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

Welcome Back, Bub

Did you catch Bub's cameo in The Walking Dead yesterday?

Last night's episode, "Us", gave a shout out to the Day of the Dead's favorite zombie with a lookalike of Bub during the train tunnel sequence.

What's the connection (besides both projects featuring zombies)?

In addition to serving as Tom Savini's assistant on Day of The Dead, The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero also played 'Johnson' in the film.

The Undead Are Just 'Cannon Fodder' In Israel's First Zombie Movie

New this week from Screen Media is Battle of the Undead (aka Cannon Fodder), Israel's first zombie film, directed by Eitan Gaffney and starring Liron Levo, Emos Ayeno, Yafit Shalev, and Roi Miller.

"Doron, an Israeli security operative, takes on one last mission: go to Lebanon and capture a top member of the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Joined by an elite force, Doron soon discovers that there is a far greater threat at hand than Hezbollah - the dead are rising. After the horrifying Battle of the Undead, the Middle East will never be the same!"

Battle of the Undead is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

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