The Graves Movie Poster

20 May

The Graves movie poster has been unveiled at Cannes this week and is done by Arthur Suydam, renowned artist for the Marvel Zombies series.

Director Brian Pulido had this to say

Arthur is in a league onto himself, He is a master draftsman who first came onto the comics scene in the 1970’s. His work on Cholly and Flytrap blew my mind and his contributions to Tarzan, Conan, Death Dealer, and of course his infamous Marvel Zombie covers solidified his place as one of the top illustrators on the planet. We are humbled by his contribution to The Graves.

gravesassmall The Graves Movie Poster

So hot chicks and zombies I’m in. I can’t help but notice however how stacked he’s made the chick on the left (Clare Grant). I mean she has a more than ample bosom but Suydam seems to have gotten a bit carried away.

Why not check them it out for yourself at the official The Graves movie site. Also see Clare Grant’s official site or Google image search for some awesomely hot pics.


Pontypool gets Theatrical Release and Sequel

20 May

Pontypool is a much talked about zombies that aren’t quite zombies (think 28 Days Later) flick that’s been pretty hard to get hold of over here in the UK. The film was released to various film festivals late last year and looked set to be released on DVD on July 21st this year but has now managed a limited run, starting May 29th, over in the US thanks to it apparantly being pretty awesome.

Pontypool is directed from the point of view of a small radio station, situated in the town of the same name. As reports come in of brutal attacks in the psyche ward the broadcasters fear they’re part of an elaborate joke or terrorists when the BBC call to find out more.

This small group continue to transmit even when the zombies are at their door but is it something in the broadcast itself that’s making them zombies?

Sounds really intriguing and normally the sort of thing the real heroes of the piece would tune into briefly to try and find out what’s happening so a fresh perspective on the genre.

Thanks to the great reception it’s got a sequel has already been announced, press release below.
CANNES – Acclaimed director Bruce McDonald returns to the director’s chair with Pontypool Changes, a sequel to his highly anticipated psychological thriller Pontypool.

Producer Jeffrey Coghlan confirmed rumors in Cannes today that the Pontypool sequel is scheduled to lens in early 2010, reuniting McDonald with Pontypool screenwriter Tony Burgess, who adapted the original from his book “Pontypool Changes Everything”.

Horror fan and blog sites are already buzzing and early reviews for Pontypool are calling the tensely intelligent thriller McDonald’s best film ever and one of the scariest films in years.

Pontypool, named after the small town in which it’s set, features veteran character actor Stephen McHattie, (Watchmen, 300, A History of Violence), as a cantankerous radio DJ trapped within the station’s walls as a deadly virus consumes the town, turning its citizens into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures.  IFC In Theatres releases the film May 29th day and date on its VOD platform, which reaches more than 50 million homes in the US.

The early demand surprised Coghlan who said, “Fan and distributor reactions have been overwhelming, and the script for the sequel takes a whole new side to the story and really opens it up for more action, and more scares.  It’s brilliant.”

Pontypool has it’s final marketplace screening in Cannes on Monday May 18 at 5:30 pm with worldwide sales being handled by Forward Motion Entertainment.

But when is it coming to the UK!!!

Publish your zombie story

19 May

Living Dead Press are looking to fill up a new book, tentatively titled The Book of the Dead (original, sigh), with your original stories about zombies! So if you’re a struggling zombie fiction writer then this is your chance to see your work in print.

Here’s what you need to do.

What we want:

Original stories about standard zombies that have not been printed anywhere before.
Only slow, Romero-type zombies. Keep the plot true to a world where the dead walk.
All the stories need to be set during either Night of the Living Dead or Dawn of the Dead timeline. Therefore the zombies are not rotting and purtid just yet, but do have wounds or have just left the funeral home.

No viruses, the dead walk and we don’t know why, just like the movies. Its not airborn ect. you die, you come back, period.

In this world, the dead walking is new as people deal with it in their own ways, be it fight or run.

No werewolves or vampires, its the world we live in but the dead walk, otherwise everything is the same.

We want action, save the intelligent stories for someone else. We want blood, gore and guns.

Also, we are not fans of first person stories so unless your story is absolutley fantastic, only a few will be picked that are in first person.

Here’s the deal folks. If we start reading and the story goes of in any other direction than what we are looking for, it gets rejected for this book on the spot.

Your story only needs two things to qualify:
a unique story about the walking dead
needs to be basically finished and edited other than small, copy-editing done by us.

Stories are to range from 3,000 to 6,000 words. The story can be up to 10,000, but you only get paid to 6. Nothing under 3,000 will be considered, they are too short. We want real stories, not flash fiction.
Full details are available on their submissions page and unfortunately this is only open to US and Canadian residents at the moment :(

Good luck and I look forward to reading your stories.


The Horde (aka La Zombies)

19 May

the horde The Horde (aka La Zombies)Okay, so maybe it’s not actually called La Zombies but it is French and a quick check round the Zombie Command office reveals that we wouldn’t know a Frenchman from a zombie if one bit us!

Cannes other zombie movie (made for a bit more than £45) is also garnering some praise and so it should featuring zombies, mobsters and cops all combining to make one neat zombie flick.

An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

North of Paris. In order to avenge the murder of one of their own by a group of ruthless gangsters, corrupt cops four go on a rampage in a condemned building serving as the mobster’s hideout. Now trapped, the officers are about to be executed when the unimaginable occurs: hordes of bloodthirsty, cannibalistic creatures invade the building, savagely attacking everyone. Unexpected alliances are made when their lives are threatened by the unthinkable.

As long as it comes with sub-titles I know I’ll be queuing to see it, viva la revolution!


Plants vs Zombies Trailer

19 May

With Plants vs Zombies, a tower defense game polished to perfection by PopCap, being released last week I doubt there are still any of you that haven’t seen this trailer and it’s oh so chirpy song. Still here it is, why not sing along if you know the words? “There’s a zombie on your lawn…”