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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: The Zombie King

New this week from Shami Media Group is The Zombie King, directed by Aidan Belizaire, and starring Edward Furlong and Corey Feldman.

"Samuel Peters once an ordinary man, dabbles within the laws of voodoo to bring his wife back from the grave, he soon encounters the God of malevolence 'Kalfu', where he makes a pact with him to destroy the underworld and bring chaos to earth; in return he will become 'The Zombie King' and walk the earth for eternity with his departed wife. Seven days before the rise of the Dark Moon, Samuel Peters (The Zombie King) calls upon Kalfu to raise seven of the recently departed, where their souls must be held on earth for seven days. With the ever growing horde of zombies, they begin to completely wipe out a countryside town. Once the Government get wind of what is going on, they set a perimeter around the town area and employ a shoot on sight policy. Trapped within the town, the locals and unlikely bunch of misfits fight for their lives, and the remaining humans soon realise that they have to unite in order to survive. Seeking sanctuary in a local church, they discover a bizarre disturbed priest where he gives them the knowledge of 'The Zombie King'. Can our hero's unravel the clues in time and survive or will The Zombie King and his horde of zombies rise on the night of the dark moon?"

The Zombie King is available now on DVD.

New On Blu: The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition)

New this week from Scream Factory is The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition), directed by  Dan O'Bannon, and starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Jewel Shepard, and Linnea Quigley.

"On his first day on the job at a medical supply warehouse, poor Freddy (Thom Mathews) unwittingly releases toxic gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas reanimates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"

Special features include:

    • 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
    • Audio Commentary With Gary Smart (Co-author Of The Complete History Of The Return Of The Living Dead) And Chris Griffiths
    •  Audio Commentary With Actors Thom Mathews, John Philbin And Make-up Effects Artist Tony Gardner
    • Audio Commentary With Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout
    • Audio Commentary With The Cast And Crew Featuring Production Designer William Stout And Actors Don Calfa, Linnea Quigley, Brian Peck, Beverly Randolph, Allan Trautman
    • The Decade Of Darkness – Featurette On '80s Horror Films (23 minutes)
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Still Gallery – Posters, Lobby Cards, Movie Stills And Behind-The-Scenes Photos
    • Still Gallery – Behind-The-Scenes Photos From Special Make-up Effects Artist Kenny Myers' Personal Collection
    • Zombie Subtitles For The Film
    • In Their Own Words – The Zombies Speak
    • NEW The FX Of The Living Dead With Production Designer William Stout, FX Make-up Artists William Munns, Tony Gardner, Kenny Myers And Craig Caton-Largnet, Visual Effects Artists Bret Mixon And Gene Warren Jr. And Actor Brian Peck (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
    • Party Time: The Music Of The Return Of The Living Dead With Music Consultants Budd Carr And Steve Pross And Soundtrack Artists Dinah Cancer (45 Grave), Chris D (The Flesh Eaters), Roky Erickson, Karl Moet (SSQ), Joe Wood (T.S.O.L.), Mark Robertson (Tall Boys) Plus Musicians Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) And John Sox (The F.U.'s, Straw Dogs) (Expanded Version) (30 minutes)
    • HORROR'S HALLOWED GROUNDS – Revisiting The Locations Of The Film
    • The Return Of The Living Dead Workprint – Includes 20 minutes Of Additional Footage (In Standard Definition)
    • More Brains: A Return To The Living Dead – The Definitive Documentary On The Return Of The Living Dead (120 minutes)
    • A Conversation With Dan O'Bannon – His Final Interview (28 minutes)
    • The Origins Of The Living Dead – An Interview With John A. Russo (16 minutes)
    • The Return Of The Living Dead – The Dead Have Risen – Interviews With Cast Members Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Brian Peck, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Linnea Quigley And More… (21 minutes)
    • Designing The Dead – Interviews With Writer/Director Dan O'Bannon And Production Designer William Stout (15 minutes)

Scream Factory notes:

"For our new transfer, we went back to the original audio tracks to create a new soundtrack. Unfortunately, one song – “Dead Beat Dance” by The Damned – could not be cleared for inclusion on our release. However, the rest of the soundtrack will contain the audio as heard during the film’s original theatrical run."

The Return of the Living Dead (Collector's Edition) is available now on Blu-ray.

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:

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

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