So last night’s mid-season finale of The Walking Dead was a proverbial (and literal) blood bath, even by Walking Dead standards. It featured the death of two important characters and rearranged the deck chairs of the show, which will surely take the motley crew of zombie apocalypse survivors in strange new (darker?) directions in the back-half of season four. But before we head those directions when the series returns in February, it seems like a good time to talk to executive producer Scott Gimple and gets his insight on what [SPOILER] and [SPOILER] had to die. (more…)
It was only a matter of time once the first George Ramero Zombie classic Night of the Living Dead got the Reboot / Re-telling treatment in 1990 with horror favorite Tom Savini directing. Dawn of the Dead with Vin Rhames was next and now Millenium Films has hired director Mark Tonderai to take on re-vamping the third in the franchise, Day of the Dead. (more…)
This Sunday marks the return of the fourth season of AMC and Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead. The Zombie Apocalypse Marketing Powers that be, yes those marketing guys are very hard to kill, have released a couple of behind the scenes videos to help bring you up to speed with where the series left off and what you can expect from Season 4. (more…)
It’s October and besides Halloween and the return of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, we can always look forward to a new series of The Walking Dead Webisodes. This time around AMC has brought us The Oath, produced and directed by one of The Walking Dead‘s special effects wizards, Greg Nicotero. AMC didn’t just post one webisode and make us wait while they trickle out the rest, they’ve posted all three in glorious overdose of Walking Dead goodness.
The lone survivors of a massive walker-attack, Paul (Wyatt Russell, Cowboys & Aliens) and Karina (Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism), speed across the countryside, frantically searching for an aid-station, as one of them slowly bleeds out from a wound. Finally coming upon a hospital that has not been overrun, at first feels like a blessing, but could soon turn to misfortune, as a seemingly benevolent doctor (Ellen Greene, Little Shop of Horrors) may hide a darker agenda.
Twelve days to go until the October 13th premiere of the fourth season of The Walking Dead. Until then, go ahead and scratch that “Walking Dead Itch” with these webisodes and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Did someone ask for more zombies? No? Well, A&E is giving them to you anyway, in the form of their new show, The Returned. All throughout movies, games, televisions shows (and just about any other form of media, really), we find ourselves inundated with the undead, but this series looks to be a bit different than your run-of-the-mill zombie drama.
In The Returned, the undead don’t come back mindless monsters, hungry for flesh. No, instead, the show takes a different approach; they are just like your average townspeople… except that they’re now back to resume their lives after suffering from a slight case of deadness. While the show will obviously have its own creepiness and horror, it doesn’t look like another zombie dramapocalypse, thankfully. The story is being adapted from the French series, Les Revenants, which was based on the 2004 film of the same name.
I don’t know how many more undead things I can take. The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, World War Z, that corny zombie love story they did a year or so ago. As someone who used to love a good zombie story, I’m just getting sick of seeing it. But, there is one thing that gives me hope; while the zombie genre is getting a bit too saturated, A&E‘s wonderful re-imagining of Norman and Norma Bates with Bates Motel has convinced me to give the network’s upcoming show a try. If this show can replicate that charm, then I think it’s safe to say that The Returned could be a true stand out in this zombie mob that we find ourselves in.
The October 13th premiere on AMC of the fourth season of Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead is fast approaching. Until now we’ve only gotten a look at some production stills and some very short clips. That is, until today. Now we’ve got an extended look at what’s in store for our ragged band of survivors as they try to stay alive in the prison.
Take a look at the video below then join us on the other side to discuss.
This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy pull a 180 after watching the new RoboCop trailer, warn you about the first ever GTA related virus that didn’t come from banging a pixelated hooker in a car park, and go back to school to learn about zombie stuff and things.
Also on the show: This Week in OMG/Total BS Star Wars News, another DC writer leaves the nest (and shits in it too), Will Smith gets ready to have a meeting in an airport Ramada about returning to his signature role (WILD WILD WILD WESTER here we come!), and Transformers 4 gets a title that we don’t care about (look forward to our 180 on The Dinobot Holocaust in a future episode.)
More? We can not deny you the news about an internet addiction treatment center (step one is admitting that you have a problem, step two is joining Google +), our sparkling repartee about the next iteration of the Bat suit, or our questions about whether Elizabeth Berkely (Showgirls & Saved by the Bell… we’re just helping you so you don’t have to use IMDB) can successfully undulate on dry land without the aid of Kyle MacLachlan’s magical unicorn penis on Dancing with the Stars?
By the way, If you have to ask, yes, this next story is readymade to make you scratch your head to the point where it leaves scar tissue: a mail room worker tried to take her career to higher ground by claiming to know the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chris Nolan, assuming that Hollywood would give it away… now.
Oh, and here is the that BatFleck Batsuit they talked about… see? They posted the link. GO TEAM!
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Not just another Spidey tee: This shirt comes with an honest-to-Crom ultrasonic motion sensor sewed into the back of the neck that can supposedly detect moving objects from up to 5 feet away. The “Spidey Sense” shirt will make its first public appearance at SDCC, but will not be available for purchase until October. [Fashionably Geek]
Got any friends who you think could be personally responsible for the unpleasant stereotype of nerds as poorly groomed? Fear not! This Integrated Circuit hairbrush by Think Geek is the perfect gift for the unkempt nerd in your life….Remember, it’s Comic-Con season: Our people are going to be all over the mundane news–let’s try to look presentable, eh? [Geeks Are Sexy]
Because deep down I’m still about six years old…
If you’re done with your good-natured chuckle over the Zombie Boogers, it’s time to soil yourself in abject terror. That is the Combat Alpha/Big Dog concept, and while it is supposedly ONLY a concept, it’s still gonna cost me a few night’s sleep. I mean we just found out our government (and I’m addressing American readers exclusively) has us under 24-hour surveillance…Bad enough when all we had to worry about was CIA spooks, now Big Brother can send in effing K-9 to waste anybody who gets on their bad side?
Canada is looking better and better. [Geekologie]
Hostess brought Twinkies back just in time for some creative individual to come up with these brilliant, and scrumptious-looking Minion cupcakes (as in Grue’s Minions from Despicable Me–if you’ve been living in a cave for the past couple years). This photo comes to us via Long Island radio station WALK 97.5
My only objection is that they all have two eyes….
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action webseries based on the immensely popular FPS franchise has been nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.
I’ll be honest here: I’ve never seen this series, mostly because I’m not a Halo player (I’m a Playstation man), but it’s hard NOT to be impressed by a webseries about a video game getting nominated for television’s highest honor–even if it is only a technical award.
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I suppose these announcements should come with warnings, especially with the frequency with which we end up having to cover them.
Nerds and Lady Nerds… we have another remake on our hands.
The producers of Texas Chainsaw 3D, Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, have gotten their paws on the rights to George Romero‘s Day of the Dead. And they’re going to
butcher it make a remake. Why? The only explanation is being too lazy to come up with their own idea and capitalizing on the success of something that is already successful and destroying it to rake in the dollars. And doing that throwing about $10-20 million at producing it and expecting to break even and get a good return. Makes perfect sense to me. We won’t even touch on the fact that this movie’s already been remade not that long ago.
According to Campbell’s interview with the LA Times:
“Zombie movies are really popular right now, and we feel we could do this right.”
Implicit in that statement is that it wasn’t done right the first time. Or the second time. They certainly have a lot that they need to prove.
Grobman said she and Campbell wanted to prove that “Texas Chainsaw 3D” was not a fluke. “Everybody in town was claiming they were behind its success,” she said. “We wanted to show that we didn’t just get lucky. It was a very calculated production.”
And she says it straight. Except Texas Chainsaw 3D wasn’t that good, from what I hear. (Even the concept doesn’t interest me.)
“We want to keep it as close to the Romero version as possible to make sure that his fans are happy. These are not going to be zombies climbing walls and doing back flips like in ‘World War Z.’”
Right. Anyway. They’re thinking of releasing it next year, which also does say much about them taking the time to create a quality movie; it’s more that they want to churn it out as fast as possible before the zombie phase slowly rolls itself out.
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Above: Berkay Daglar didn’t have to do much to get us excited about this Pacific Rim poster, we were taken the moment we saw the giant robot. It just helps they made a sweet poster that I personally wouldn’t mind having hung in my living room right about now. [Berkay Daglar]
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