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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: Life After Beth

New this week from Lions Gate is Life After Beth, written and directed by Jeff Baena, and starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, Molly Shannon, and John C. Reilly.

"Zach (Dane DeHaan) is devastated after his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies unexpectedly. After Beth suddenly and mysteriously returns to life, Zach is overjoyed to have the second chance to prove his love for her. But when Beth starts developing some bizarre tendencies—including a rather disturbing taste for flesh - Zach has to confront facts. Can love survive among the living dead? Find out in this hilariously funny zom- com."

Life After Beth is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video.


New On DVD: Z-War: Our Future Is Dead

New this week from Eagle One Media is Z-War: Our Future Is Dead (formerly released as Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption), directed by Ryan Thompson, and starring Fred Williamson. 

"Legendary action star Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson leads one of the last remaining ragtag group of human survivors in a zombie apocalyptic world. When his group saves a mysterious wanderer with an unknown past, they must come together to protect their outpost from hordes of flesh eating zombies and even deadly human raiders bent on their destruction. In the tradition of World War Z, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later, and even some Zombieland thrown into the mix."

Z-War: Our Future is Dead is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: Juan of the Dead

New this week from Entertainment One is a Blu-ray edition of Juan of the Dead, directed by Alejandro Brugues, and starring Alexis Diaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perrugoria, Andrea Duro, and Blanca Rosa Blanca.

"It's equal parts splatter and laughter in this doomsday romp with a decidedly Cuban touch. When Havana begins to fill up with bloodthirsty zombies, Juan, a forty-year-old slacker, is left with no choice but to become a hero, save his country and protect his family on an island that has turned into a real bloodbath."

Juan of the Dead is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video.

New In Comics: Extinction Parade: War #4

New this week from Avatar Press is Extinction Parade: War #4.

"New York Times Bestselling Author, Max Brooks delivers a scathing commentary on the privileged lives of vampires in this blood-soaked new chapter in the horror event of the year!At long last the parasitic vampire race has begun to act of its own accord against the rising tides of the subdead hordes.  Taking up swords, and guns, and fists they have amassed an Army of the Bloodlines.  And as each devastatingly powerful vampire adds their distinct prowess to the fight, the destruction of the enemy becomes almost within their grasp."

Extinction Parade: War #4 was written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Raulo Caceres.

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New In Comics: '68: Homefront #2

New this week from Image Comics is '68: Homefront #2.

"Horror haunts the heartland in this action-packed conclusion to the '68: PEECE AND LOVE story arc. Harbinger, Pennsylvania, home of the Heralds, transforms from peaceful American small town to undead slaughterhouse as a pep rally becomes a battleground, a family doctor stands guard over his personal gateway to hell, and a teenage couple fights for love and each other amongst monsters both supernatural and all too human."

'68: Homefront #2 was written by Mark Kidwell, and illustrated by Jay Fotos and Kyle Charles, with a cover by Nat Jones and Jay Fotos, and variant cover by Kyle Charles and Jay Fotos.

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New In Comics: Empire of the Dead: Act Two #2

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

"THE LEGENDARY GEORGE ROMERO UNLEASHES THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HIS UNDEAD EPIC! • Welcome back to New York City years after a world-changing undead plague—and now outside forces are knocking on Manhattan’s walls! • While the zombies battle in the arena, death rains down from above! What is this new threat to NYC? • 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, and illustrated by Dalibor Talajic, with a cover by Alexander Lozano.

New On DVD: The Dead and the Damned 2

New this week from Inception Media Group is The Dead and the Damned 2, directed by Rene Perez, and starring Iren Levy, John J. Welsh, Richard Tyson, and Robert Tweten.

"From the Director of "The Dead and the Damned" comes a high octane sequel in a savage land where zombies roam freely - Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer is armed with machine guns, body armor and courage. He is on a mission to give his family a burial at sea. To reach the coast, he must enter a quarantined infected zone and fight through hordes of bloodthirsty zombies. There he encounters a group of survivors including a young woman who is a target of both the male survivors and the ravenous zombies. To protect the last non-infected humans and complete his mission, Colonel Sawyer must face, the Dead, the Damned and the Darkness."

The Dead and the Damned 2 is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

New On DVD: In The Flesh: Season 2

New this week from BBC Home Entertainment is In The Flesh: Season 2, created by Dominic Mitchell, and starring Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Emily Bevan, and Steve Cooper.

"In season two of the critically acclaimed series, the living and undead of Roarton have reached an fragile peace. Kieren Walker, a recovered zombie (Partial Deceased Syndrome sufferer) is desperately keeping his head down and squirreling money into his escape fund for Paris. But on the wider world, fear is in the air as radical parties of both parties vie for power. As Kieren finds himself in the emotional crossfire, will he ever be able to lead a quiet life."

In The Flesh: Season 2 is available now on DVD and Amazon Instant Video.

New In Comics: The Walking Dead #132

New this week from Image Comics is The Walking Dead #132.

"Happiness."

The Walking Dead #132 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 Books: The Rot & Ruin Collection

New this week from Simon & Schuster is The Rot & Ruin Collection by Jonathan Maberry, collecting four novels into one set - Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and Fire & Ash.

"In the zombie-infested world Benny has grown up in, teens must work once they turn fifteen. Benny isn’t interested in the family business, but he reluctantly agrees to train as a zombie killer with his big brother Tom. He expects a dull job, whacking zoms for cash. What he discovers is a vocation that will teach him what it really means to be human."

The Rot & Ruin Collection is available now in hardcover and paperback editions.

New In Comics: The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #20

New last week from Bongo Comics is The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #20.

"If you like zombies…we got ZOMBIES! It’s an all-out ZOMBIEFEST this month at Bongo! First, Homer leads an ever-diminishing group of survivors in their quest to stay alive against a marauding horde of cannibalistic zombies! And Bart and his friends must fend off the shopping dead while trapped at the Springfield Mall. Then, Homer and Bart must protect the nuclear power plant from a zombie invasion. Finally…a ZOMBIENADO strikes Springfield! (Need we say more?) It’s a lighthearted, night of the living dead, laugh riot!"

New On DVD: Collapse

New this week from Ytinifni Pictures is Collapse, written by Mike Saunders, directed by Jason Bolinger and Mike Saunders, and starring Chris Mulkey, Karen Landry, Travis Slade Reinders, and Linnea Quigley.

"When the world is suddenly filled with the undead, Robert Morgan’s (Chris Mulkey) worries are pulled away from how to keep the family farm to how to keep his family alive. With his wife Molly (Karen Landry) near the breaking point and his son bitten by one of the creatures, Robert must defend their home from the invaders. But as supplies run low and he is forced to venture out for food, Robert encounters more danger and must become even more brutal in his attempts to provide for his family. When other survivors appear, will they be able to help him, or will they turn out to be the greatest threat of all to his family?"

Collapse is available now on DVD.

New In Comics: Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1

New this week from DC Comics is Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1.

"G.I. Zombie stands alone against a zombie army of thousands as the U.S. military’s experiment reaches its horrifying fruition!"

Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie: Futures End #1 was written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, illustrated and colored by Scott Hampton, lettered by Rob Leigh, and features a cover by Dave Johnson.

New On DVD: Mummy, I'm a Zombie

New this week from Phase 4 Films is Mummy, I'm a Zombie, written by Daniel Torres, and directed by Beñat Beitia and Ricardo Ramón.

"In the sequel to Daddy I’m a Zombie, all of our favorite characters are back! The fate of the planet is once again in Dixie’s hands as she must fight to end the battle that has erupted between the living and the walking dead while balancing her newfound popularity at school and a campaign for student council."

Mummy, I'm a Zombie is available now on DVD.

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