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Zombies 101: MSU's Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior

How do you keep college students from being bored in class? For instructor Glenn Stutzky, the answer was obvious - just add zombies. So in addition to not being bored, MSU students are learning about Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse - Disasters, Catastrophes, and Human Behavior.

Entertainment Weekly Features Four Walking Dead Covers

This week's edition of Entertainment Weekly spotlights the upcoming season of The Walking Dead and they are taking an opportunity to run four different covers featuring Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yuen and Lauren Cohan, and Danai Gurira.

Rick Grimes:

Michonne:

Daryl:

Glenn and Maggie:

Tatiana Maslany Takes On Shaun Of The Dead

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany added one more persona to her growing list of identities - Shaun.

For the San Diego Comic-Con, The Hollywood Reporter gave Maslany the chance to recreate one of her favorite movie moments for their "Titans of Comic-Con" feature and she chose Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead.

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.

The Walking Dead Scores Two Emmy Nominations

For the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, The Walking Dead has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with two nominations: Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.

 

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

Game Of Thrones • Valar Dohaeris

Saturday Night Live 

The Walking Dead • This Sorrowful Life 

 

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE PROGRAM 

Bravo's Top Chef Interactive Experience 

Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience 

The Homeland SHO Sync Experience

Killing Lincoln 

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs 

The Team Coco Sync Multi-Screen Experience 

The Walking Dead Story Sync 

The Walking Dead Invades Her Universe

Big news today for Walking Dead fangirls! Ashley Eckstein's awesome Her Universe has partnered with AMC to produce a line of awesome Walking Dead apparel including t-shirts, hoodies, dresses, skirts and more. 

Items will be begin to be available for purchase on Her Universe on July 18th. Mark that date because you know you want these!

Robert Kirkman's Next Series...

Robert Kirkman is re-teaming with FOX International Channels, the international distributors of The Walking Dead, to bring another of his comic book creations to life on television screens. This time around, Kirkman is trading in zombies for demons with a storyline about exorcism.

From the press release:

The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman and FOX International Channels Possess New Exorcism Series

Los Angeles– 4 March 2013 – FOX International Channels (FIC),The Walking Dead Creator/Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics, and Circle of Confusion are developing a script based on Kirkman’s upcoming comic book series set in the world of exorcism. This partnership emerged from a long-standing and successful relationship between Kirkman and FIC during the ongoing run of AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, based on Kirkman's Eisner Award-winning comic book series, on which FIC is international partner. 

Told through the Kirkman prism, the series follows a young man, Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. Kirkman will serve as executive producer alongside The Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert of Circle of Confusion. 

Kirkman states, "Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at FOX International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become. I couldn't resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group." 

“Exorcism has captivated movie audiences all over the world but has never been explored on television,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP Global Scripted Programming and Original Development at FIC. "Robert Kirkman, who forever changed the scope of Cable TV with The Walking Dead, possesses an unparalleled talent of telling big concept stories in a smart and incredibly genuine way. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with him on this project, which we see as a reinvention of the genre."

If this project turns out to be half as good as The Walking Dead, we'll definitely be on board with Kirkman for the ride.

Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever!

The specter of the inevitable zombie apocalypse raised its ugly head on the floor of the Candian Parliament this week.

Since the invasion of the living dead will almost certainly come from the United States, Parliament member Pat Martin challenged the Foreign Minister, John Baird, on how well he was working with America to develop a strategy that stops the rise of the zombies before it turns into an apocalypse.

"I rise today to salute the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures in an effort to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies. I don't need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies don't recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United States could easily turn into a continent-wide pandemic if it's not contained. So on behalf of concerned Canadians everywhere, Mr. Speaker, I want to ask the minister of Foreign Affairs is he working with his American counterparts to develop an international zombie strategy so that a zombie invasion does not turn into a zombie apocalypse."

Baird responded:

"Mr. Speaker, I want to assure this member and all Canadians that I am dead-icated to ensuring that this never happens. I want to say categorically to this member and through him to all Canadians that under the leadership of this Prime Minster, Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies ever!"

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