The horror world (and Hollywood in general) was dealt a big blow last July when groundbreaking visionary director George A. Romero passed away. Though he was still making films in the “living dead” series (the last being 2009’s Survival of the Dead) and had his hand in several other projects, it was an Indiegogo campaign launched by his son Cameron back in 2014 that had many fans excited. Cameron Romero’s film was set to be titled Origins, and was meant as a prequel to his father’s cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
In 2014, Aussie film makers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner of Guerilla Films, unleashed the horror flick, Wyrmwood. The movie, which proved to be a masterful mix of blood, gore and comedy, had critics describing the film as Mad Max meets Dawn of the Dead.
Earlier this month, we reported on the release of the minute trailer which continues Wyrmwood, Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead. We recently caught up with Tristan Roache-Turne to get the gory details on what horror fans can expect from this highly anticipated new series. read more
A seven-minute teaser for the TV series Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead has been released.
Filled with gore and bucket of blood, the trailer is seemingly a perfect follow-up to the hit 2015 film Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. (See our review here) As the trailer ends, we get a close look at Brooke (Bianca Bradey) controlling a handful of zombies to do her bidding, and Barry (Jay Gallagher) unloading a high-powered weapon.
Produced by Guerilla Films, Wyrmwood is the brainchild of Australian film makers, Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner. read more
Netflix has announced that surprise zombie/comedy hit Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season and fans of the show couldn’t be happier.
The show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, centers on a married professional couple who live in Santa Clarita, CA with their teenaged daughter. Life for them is quite vanilla until Barrymore becomes a zombie and needs to dine on human flesh to survive.
The ten episode first season debuted on Netflix to mostly positive reviews in February and instantly created a buzz due to the nature of the show as well as it being Barrymore’s first role in a regular series. read more
With the Season 3 finale set to air on December 16th, SyFy made the announcement that fans of Z Nation can expect another 13 episodes to come their way in 2017.
For a show that was once considered just a “cash-in” on the popularity of AMC’s hit The Walking Dead, Z Nation has turned into a solid performer for the NBC Universal-owned company and according to The Hollywood Reporter, is among the 10 most watched scripted series on cable television.
Fans of the show tend to like the shows’ honesty; Z Nation doesn’t take itself too seriously and the folks who have become disenfranchised with that other, more “serious” zombie television show, can tune to SyFy to watch a zombie horde get mauled by a giant wheel of cheese. read more
This November the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced that they will be screening a 4k digital restoration of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking film Night of the Living Dead as a part of its annual “To Save and Project” film festival. Per the press release, the “To Save and Project” festival showcases the best new restorations of masterworks and rediscoveries of world cinema.
The film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero along with Image Ten alum Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner and John Russo. read more
Sony has released the official trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which is set to debut in theaters on January 27, 2017.
Milla Jovovich once again reprises her role as Alice, the zombie-slaughtering protagonist of the Resident Evil film franchise. The latest installment, which is said to pick up immediately after the end of Resident Evil: Retribution, finds Alice heading back to Raccoon City to end the zombie plague once and for all.
Familiar faces, both behind and on screen return for the franchise finale. Jovovich’s husband, Paul W.S. Anderson once again returns to direct. Other familiar faces include Ali Larter (Claire Redfield), Shawn Roberts (Albert Wesker), and Iain Glen (Dr. Alexander Isaacs). read more
Fans of Alan Robert’s Horror Comic winning Killogy will be interested the announcement that this October, Robert and his friends from Skelton Crew Studios will be having a Killogy “headhunting” contest. For those not familiar with the masterfully constructed horror comic mashup, I originally described it as what would happen if George Romero and Martin Scorcese had a baby.
Beginning on October 1st, a plush zombie head from the hit comic will be hidden at a comic shop somewhere from Maine to California, yours free for the taking… you just have to get there first. By 8 p.m. EST each night, the location of the next day’s shop will be posted on http://goheadhunting.com Robert told Horror News Network, “October has always been my favorite time of year, for the obvious reasons. So, I really can’t think of better way to celebrate the days leading up to Halloween than searching for zombie heads for 31 days. It’s like a psychotic version of Pokemon Go!” read more
According to Screen Daily, a restored version of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31st to September 10th. The critically-acclaimed horror cult classic, originally released in 1978, was Romero’s second entry into his often-imitated series of innovative zombie films (along with Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead).
The new version of Dawn will be shown at a midnight screening on September 2nd in high definition 4K, a meticulous remaster that also brought the Phantasm film franchise back to life recently in July. read more
Georgia-based game developer, Tripwire Interactive has announced that the follow-up to their 2009 hit Killing Floor will be coming to PC and PS2 systems on November 18, 2016.
The backdrop of Killing Floor 2 picks up just a month after the original game concluded. This time though, all hope seems lost as the military is nowhere to be found and civilization is in ruin. It is up to the player to eradicate the monsters and help humanity regain control of Europe.
“We really wanted to focus on a few things,” said Creative Director, William Munk “Bullets, blades, and blood”. read more