Zombie Queen Advert Banned In London

16 Jul

queen mary zombie Zombie Queen Advert Banned In London

The advert shown above for the London Dungeon has been banned after scaring children by showing Queen Mary I of England turning into a screaming zombie.

The advert was a digital poster shown on many underground escalators in London and showed the Queen sitting nonchalantly before springing towards travellers as a rotting zombie.

There were four complaints from adults that the advert had scared their children, including one man whose eight-year-old child was left terrified by the moving digital poster and another who said he had watched scores of kids reel in horror when they saw the poster (though how reliable some weirdo who’s sitting around watching kids on escalators can be is unclear).

Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the ad should not be used again as it had ‘terrified’ children and breached fear and distress guidelines.

A London Dungeons spokesman said however:

Bloody Mary killed over 300 heretics during her reign but was one of Britain’s lesser known villainous figures, overshadowed by her notorious father Henry VIII.

The object of the advertising was to show the dark side of her personality and portray her as a villain.

First The Walking Dead Cast Shot

16 Jul

walking dead cast First The Walking Dead Cast Shot

This full starting cast line-up photo appeared on some invitations to Comic Con 2010 where The Walking Dead will be hosting a panel.

It pretty much nails the tone of the comics and for those familiar with them all the characters are instantly recognisable.

We’re still not 100% sold on Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes but it looks like it will be a quality adaptation from AMC.

Save A Zombie Day

14 Jul

save zombie day Save A Zombie Day

Unfortunately our Japanese is a bit rusty at ZC HQ and even when it wasn’t mostly comprised of counting to 10 and asking for Bīru so while ‘Save A Zombie Day’ looks like it’s today, it could also be Friday and maybe even next Saturday.

Dead Rising producer Keiji Inafune is on TV (online only?) today on Nico Nico Channel 6991 promoting Japanese zombie films which in recent years have not been released domestically in Japan.

Apparently zombies films used to be made regularly in Japan but have recently fallen out of favour for other horror genres resulting in the chance that zombie movies will die out!

Save A Zombie Day on Nico Nico Channel 6991 seem to have put together 4 recent zombie films to watch along with interviews with Keiji Inafune (DEAD RISING producer and Dead Rising Sun director), Thurs Jun Edo (film critic), Grave grinder (writer / illustrator) and will be hosted by Yoshida Hunter Junk (who may or may not be big in Japan).

There also seems to be an event between Capcom and Zombieland distributor (is that seriously not out in Japan yet?) Nikkatsu on the 17th also going under the moniker ‘Brain Freeze: Save the Zombie Day’.

This is an invite-only event held at Shiodome in central Tokyo, and will have a playable version of Dead Rising 2 as well as a Save the Zombie talk show, a zombie fashion show featuring the latest from the Tokyo Zombie Collection, and a showing of the Shibyou Onsen Dead Rising (aka Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun) movie.

As a bonus everybody HAS to be dressed as a zombie. If you don’t you will be made-over on your arrival. All sounds pretty awesome to me.

If you think you can help us work out exactly what’s going on check the Andriasang source link below and the Nico Nico link and let us know.

Zombie Apocalypse 2 Casting Call

14 Jul

zombie apocalypse 2 Zombie Apocalypse 2 Casting Call

The original Zombie Apocalypse was one of our first reviews (and is a pretty badly written review of a pretty good film) so news of the sequel shooting in Michigan later this year is good news.

If you have any acting chops and want to audition next week here’s what they are looking for:

We are looking for those serious about acting, passionate, loyal, friendly, dedicated, professional, willing to go that extra mile. Must have a great attitude. We are looking for those to join the family.

Experience not needed, but is a plus.
Character Breakdown

SARAH – (ages 18 – 30) – A strong-willed and able-bodied woman who can more than hold her own out in the wastes. Sarah is caring, but cautious, and most definitely does not put up with anything from anybody. In the relative safety of the camp, she’s tasked with caring for Knox when he is brought to their camp near-dead. When she changed the bloody bandages of this mysterious drifter, she never expected she would end up falling in love with him.

ROBERT – (ideal age -27) – A seasoned scout, a crack shot, and a true professional. Before Knox drifted into his camp, Robert was the top dog. But he doesn’t trust the newcomer – and with good reason – he shows up in handcuffs! When they first meet they get along like oil and water, as their vastly different approaches to survival tend to clash. However, through their ordeals learn that they each have a role to play, and when played correctly, they make each other better.

MOSES – (Ideal age – 64, ideal ethnicity – african american) – The charismatic leader of the survivor camp is Moses. Before the infection he was a history teacher – now he’s a tough-as-nails fighter whose spirit and wisdom has kept his “family” alive through impossible odds. Cool, compassionate, and always on guard, his presence inspires confidence, but you have to earn his trust. He hasn’t kept the survivor group un-zombified for the last six months by being reckless, and he certainly isn’t going to put his people in jeopardy when a handcuffed Knox is brought into their compound one day.

LUCAS – (ideal age – 21) – Unexpectedly handy, the lovable Lucas is a tinkerer, a magician, and a friend. In the face of the end of the world, optimistic Lucas always manages to find a silver lining and a clever way out of almost any situation. While not the best in a firefight against a zombie horde, he can pick any lock he’s come across – and offers some well-needed sympathy in a bleak apocalyptic landscape.

DOC POTTER – (ideal age – 55) – Crotchety, overworked, and short with just about everybody, this veterinarian-turned-general practitioner has taken the impossible responsibility of caring for everybody’s health in the survivor camp. This means dealing with horrendous cases of infection, malnutrition, zombie bite inspections…and performing mercy killings. The constant flow of misery has taken its toll on the old man’s tolerance for funny business, but he knows what has to be done and is honorably dependable – even if you think he might hate your guts.

ROME – (ideal age – 35) – In the wasteland there are two types of people. There are the types of people who scrape by, keeping to themselves or forming small groups, living off what salvage they can find. Then, there are the types of people who kill, rape, and plunder…and Gordon Rome leads those people. A monster of a man, Rome rules a band of ruthless maniacs with an iron fist as he pillages what’s left of civilization and burns it up in ongoing hedonistic rampages. Quick to kill for exhibition, necessity, or amusement, he is an instrument of chaos with an army of dedicated followers ready to die at his command. He is one of the most powerful forces in the zombie wasteland. Certainly not somebody you would want hot on your heels.

MADDOX – (ideal age – 25-35) – One of Rome’s men, this mohawked murderer generally lived every day like there’s no tomorrow once the zombies showed up, but one fateful day he proved that he was still a human being in an act that ultimately changed the face of the wasteland forever. When Knox was a member of Rome’s raiders, he was smuggled out of their compound by Maddox after freeing several slaves – prisoners of Rome’s. If Knox was caught he knew he would be tortured and executed, but Maddox couldn’t stand by and do nothing. His selfless act may catch up to him down the road.

The casting descriptions offer a small glimpse into what’s going to happen in the sequel and it all looks quite interesting.

For more info and if interested, you should send a headshot, additional photo’s, resume and additional info such as height, weight age.. etc to abifilms@yahoo.com along with a bit about yourself and why you would be interested or with any question you may have.

You can also visit the official site ask about it on Facebook or speak to the director on Twitter.

Dead Rising 2 Outbreak Edition

13 Jul

outbreak edition Dead Rising 2 Outbreak Edition

If you’re the sort of person who needs to get a physical toy when they buy a video game then Capcom have you covered with the Dead Rising 2: Outbreak Edition.

This limited edition (700 each on PS3 and Xbox) comes with

  • A Detailed 12 Inch (30cm) Figurine that even comes with interchangable heads
  • A copy of Dead Rising 2
  • A “Making Of” DVD
  • A “Sports Fan Theme Pack” which gives the main character Chuck Greene access to new and unique skills, as well as a unique costume
  • An in-depth and detailed guide that will show players how to make a plethora of Zombie destroying weapons – which is a must for all Terror is Reality contestants
  • and console exclusive (until they charge you for it as DLC)

  • PS3 Outbreak Editions come with a unique Playstation 3 Dynamic Theme
  • Xbox 360 Outbreak Editions come with a full copy of “Dead Rising Sun”, the full length movie featuring Dead Rising 2′s producer Keiji Inafune-san as the Director.

The Dead Rising Sun movie also comes with an alternate ending from it’s release on the web, so if you own a PS3 Capcom are doing you over.

The Dead Rising 2: Outbreak Edition is set to cost £100 and so far only available for release in Europe, though Capcom have promised an announcement about what North American audiences can expect soon.