Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Zombies in Yorkshire

Walkers in the Yorkshire Dales may come across a terrifying sight this week if they stumble on to the set of a new zombie movie.

Before Dawn - Buckets of fake gore are promised.
Before Dawn, a film about a couple who go away for a weekend and come under attack from zombies, is being shot in the picturesque area this week.

The film, which promises "buckets of fake gore", is being directed by Emmerdale star Dominic Brunt.

Dominic Brunt - On the set of Before Dawn
Brunt, who plays mild-mannered vet Paddy in the soap, is also starring in the movie.
Before Dawn will be released in cinemas next year.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Memorial Day Zombie Attack!!!!

Zombies Attacked Williamsburg Yesterday!!!!

Focus on the brains...the brains I tell you!!!
Williamsburg's weather was yesterday perfect... for eating brains!!! At the 4th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl.
Blood drenched-goodness. Photo by tud5000
As the Memorial Day Eve sun drifted down over Williamsburg the undead took to the streets to groan unintelligibly, laugh maniacally, enjoy zombie-themed drink specials, play reindeer zombie games in McCarren Park, shoot a scene for Punk Rock Holocaust 3 and scare the bejesus out of passersby. All-in-all a nice way to spend a Sunday evening!
Has anyone seen my pen?
Check here for the full report from Gothamist.com

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Zombie LARP at an abandoned Shopping Mall

Zombie LARP has scored a first for Zombie Live Role Play. The venue of Zombie LARPer's dreams!

An abandoned Shopping Mall.

Afraid of the dark? You should be!

Their next event, announced today, will be running at First and Only Airsoft's 'The Mall' in Reading.

The Mall - C/o First & Only Airsoft

Want to re-enact scenes from Dawn of the Dead with a Nerf Gun and a rubber fire-axe in your hand? Now you can.

Check out Zombie LARP for more details.

The Walking Dead Board Game - September 2011

Whilst fans eagerly await the return of a second season Cryptozoic Entertainment, the name behind the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, have scheduled the release of The Walking Dead Board Game for this September.

Artwork and production as you'd expect from Cryptozoic

Cryptozoic puts you right in the middle of the action!

Players will play as major characters from the show and other supporting characters will pop up from time to time to help you.

Visit familiar locations such as the hospital, Rick’s Police Station, the old folks home, and Center for Disease Control.

To win the game very player needs to navigate the board and collect resources to make you better at killing zombies and eventually get you to safety. (For now!)

Along the way you have to defend yourself, manage a dwindling supply of resources, and choose whether or not to help your fellow players too.

You may be asking, why help my fellow players – I want to win!

There’s a catch – when players die they come back as zombies!

"Hey Bob. It's Tom"

So more than likely, those particular zombies may be a little irritated that their former human friends didn’t help them out! Not only are they mad but they are hungry!

The fight for your life begins this September when Cryptozoic release the board game worldwide. They will also be previewing it with demos at Gen Con this August.

Whether it's a game for gamers or turns out to be the Monopoly of zombie games remains to be seen. Either way we'll be sure to let you know once the Gen Con feedback comes in.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Alicia Vikander to be cast in World War Z?

Bloody Disgusting was recently informed that Paramount Pictures is hoping to cast award winning acress Alicia Vikander in the much touted big-screen adaptation of Max Brooks' bestseller World War Z: An Oral History of The Zombie War. While there are aparently no offers on the table, she would be cast in the role of "Segen" if they get their way.

Alicia Vikander - European Films' Shooting Star

If all goes to plan, Alicia would feature alongside Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos and Anthony Mackie in the movie adaptation, directed by Marc Forster of Quantum of Solace fame.

Based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks, " 'World War Z' follows United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he tries to stop a global Zombie pandemic. With armies crumbling and governments rendered useless, Gerry must head out into a hellish and gruesome new world to find allies in his cause. In each country he visits, he learns new information about the origin and habits of the Zombies (or Zs as they're now called) and begins to build a plan to destroy them. Throughout his odyssey, Gerry longs to be reunited with his wife and children. But there's something he has to do first... Save the human race."

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Dead Island - GamePlay Footage

After a number of 'gameplay' videos with little or no gameplay here is a fabulously in-depth look into Silver's eagerly anticipated first person shooter scheduled for release later this year - and this time there really is gameplay footage.

You'll take someone's eye out with that!

Dead Island is almost guaranteed to be a hit with players of franchises such as: Left 4 Dead, Dead Rising and Call of Duty: Zombies.

We'll certainly be playing it. In fact, we'll probably be calling in sick to play through the four player co-op as soon as it is released.

Batter up!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The World of The Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2

'Marmite' Zombie flick 'The Zombie Diaries' gets a DVD sequel.

The World of The Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 comes to DVD on 27th June 2011

Why was the orginal 'The Zombie Diaries' such a love or hate movie?

It was well executed, with a strong script, had great acting and solid zombie effects? It tiptoed a line every other zombie movie travelled - if you think the zombies are a threat - what till you see what the apocalypse brings out in the survivors. It's only downlfall was, it perhaps went a little too far. A great movie, it just left many viewers feeling a little bit uneasy.

High Hopes for The Zombie Diaries 2
Let's hope the sequel rings a sweeter chord with zombiephiles and leaves us worrying a little more about zombies and a little less about how many bad people there might be out there in the big bad world.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Night of The Living Dead Live

George A. Romero's classic, 'Night of The Living Dead', is coming to the stage this september in a highly anticipated production from Nictophobia Films and Daniloff Productions.

Visit Night of The Living Dead Live for more details.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Z-Day Closes In

Z-Day closes in - Watch this space, watch the windows and mind the Lladro!
You'll take someone's eye out with that!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The CDC Gets Serious About The Zombie Apocalypse

When government agencies start publishing advice about Zombies we think it is worth paying attention.
This is a genuine advertisement.

The American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recently published this advice about preparedness in the event of the zombie apocalypse.

Not sure if we should be relieved...or more paranoid than ever?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

How difficult are headshots against zombies?

Only one way to find out...Review of Things.com posted a rather cunning zombie headshot game.

Zombie Target by reviewofthings.com

Lock 'n' load!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Dead Island - Gameplay Preview!

Gamespot UK gets a hands-on-preview of Techland's highly anticipated Zombie shooter!

Click here for more!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Top 10 Zombie Survival Vehicles

Are you one of those people who thought a Hummer was the perfect Zombie Survival getaway?

Think again!

Tom Shardlow at Carbuzz.co.uk put this list together of the Top 10 Zombie Survival Vehicles. I'm sticking with Tom - I just hope he has connections in the petroleum industry.

Images from Carbuzz.co.uk

Friday, 13 May 2011

Zombie Make Up Tips

Check out ezombies.com for a nifty link to a Zombie makeup guide...More rotting flesh anyone?

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

ZombieLARP Refs Visit the Reading Mall

ZombieLARP Refs have visited the Reading Mall.

The response? 'Holey Moly!' Good news for ZombieLARP'ers.