Sunday, March 30, 2014

Zombie book of the day: Apocalypse (The Wasteland Chronicles, #1) by Kyle West

Alex Keener has lived all of his sixteen years underground in U.S. Bunker 108. When he goes on his first recon into the Wasteland, he will find out exactly why.

Outside, Alex discovers a harsh landscape twisted by the impact of the meteor Ragnarok in 2030. Besides Raiders, dust storms, and cold, a new threat is evolving -- the xenovirus, which twists men and animals into deadly monsters.

When the xenovirus invades Bunker 108, Alex must fight for survival. Joined by a beautiful ex-Raider and an idealistic scientist, Alex discovers that he and his friends might be the only ones standing between the world and a second apocalypse.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

New commercial for The Dead War Series

Hey all this is George Cook and here is my new commercial for The Dead War Series Book One!

The US Army doesn't call them zombies...

The US Army doesn't call them zombies, they call them "Grays". They call the dead that due to the gray color of the walking dead. Check out a picture of one of the "Grays" below. The Dead War Series Book One

Monday, March 24, 2014

MyNetwork TV acquires broadcast rights to The Walking Dead



NEW YORK, NY – March 19, 2014 – AMC, Twentieth Television and the FOX Television Stations announce the addition of ‘The Walking Dead to the MyNetworkTV programming lineup. Scheduled to make its exclusive broadcast television debut this fall, the announcement was made by Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming of the FOX Television Stations, Greg Meidel, president of 20th Television, and Charlie Collier, president of AMC.

Two episodes from previously aired seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ will be presented on a designated weeknight on MyNetworkTV.

“This agreement extends the reach of the number one show on television among adults 18-49 by giving viewers primetime access to ‘The Walking Dead’ with back-to-back episodes on broadcast television one night a week," said Charlie Collier, AMC president.  ‘The Walking Dead’ has grown in each of its first four seasons on AMC, and we look forward to exposing this compelling story and these Unforgettable characters to new fans on MyNetworkTV.”

Among adults 18-49, ‘The Walking Dead’ is currently the number one series on television, across all cable and broadcast networks, and the number one cable drama series of all time.

Greg Meidel of Twentieth Television added: “We are fired up that MyNetworkTV will be the exclusive broadcast home to ‘The Walking Dead’. As we enter the 2014 upfronts, the blockbuster program, which breaks the mold of conventional television, further enhances 20th Television’s media sales slate of hit comedies, dramas and first-run programming.”

With programming on Monday through Friday, MyNetworkTV reaches over 97% of the country; airing on the FOX Television Stations in each of the top 3 markets including New York (WWOR My9), Los Angeles (KCOP My 13), and Chicago (WPWR My 50). This season, MyNetworkTV ranks #5 in Households, #8 in A18-49 and #7 in 25-54 among all broadcast and cable networks.

Frank Cicha of the FOX Television Stations added: “It's not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup.  We just did, and it's a tremendous get for our stations.”

Cannon Fodder: The Israeli Army VS Zombies!

Most of us living in the United States have seen plenty of movies about how the zombie apocalypse turns out here and it's not good. If you live in England you have seen the same things although there have been more laughs to go along with the end of the world. Well now we get to see how a zombie apocalypse goes down in Israel other than that nasty little incident in the movie World War Z. It doesn't look like it goes much better for the Israeli's. Learn more about the movie here Check out the trailer below:

Friday, March 21, 2014

New zombie book, After Z Day by Eric S. Brown

The dead rose from their graves, hungry for the flesh of the living. Civilization crumbled in a matter of days. But in the wake of the apocalypse, there are those who struggle to survive. Colonel Porter and her unit, now a mix of military personnel and tag along civilians, stay on the move. Looting what they can from corpse of the old world, they head westward into the American Heartland in search of somewhere safe that they can stop their endless flight. However, the apocalypse was just the beginning and the worst is yet to come.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Does The Walking Dead pick up the pace tonight?

Even those of us who are hard core The Walking Dead fans would have to admit that the second half of season four has been slow. Some of the character based episodes have been great but others have dragged. So tonight with only three episodes left I for one believe that the show will pick up the pace tonight on it's way to a great finale. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

'Doc of the Dead' covers zombies from A to Z

The creators of 'Doc of the Dead' call their film the definitive zombie culture documentary. The film's director, Alexandre Philippe, and zombifying special effects and makeup artist Tom Savini talk about the evolution of zombie culture at SXSW.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Interview with director of the zombie comedy Buck Wild

Hi all this is George Cook of the Please check out my interview with Tyler Glodt, the director of the recently released zombie comedy Buck Wild. Check out the crazy trailer first and then read our interview below.

TDWS (The Dead War Series): Please let us know a little about yourself and how you came to do a zombie comedy?

TYLER: Matt (co-writer and 'Craig' from the film) and I are longtime friends from Texas. He was in my first short film, A GLARE. Since that time, we've been making movies, shorts, music videos, you name it with each other. Several years back we made a feature on his ranch and learned a lot of hard lessons about filmmaking. After the experience was over, we were infinitely wiser and naturally wanted to make another film. So on a Wednesday night in 2010, Matt and I met at an International House of Pancakes on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood and formulated the story using locations we knew we had and characters we either personally knew or had met and thus, BUCK WILD was born. We love comedies...especially buddy comedies and knew that that is what we wanted to do. We really wanted nothing to be off-limits (comedically speaking) so we threw in slap-stick, blue humor, farce and lots and lots of male nudity. We're also huge fans of Dead Alive, Evil Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, etc.

Actor's Jarrod Pistilli ('Jerry') and Mark Leslie Ford ('Billy Ray') inspired their own characters. I met Jarrod Pistilli several months before that fateful Wednesday night at IHOP via Craigslist. I was in search of a roommate and Jarrod showed up in a tweed coat with leather patches on the elbows. Needless-to-say, he's a character. Don't believe BUCK WILD because in a lot of ways...that's Jarrod. I type this I can hear him in his room playing some sort of Native American flute...I kid you not!!! Mark Ford was in our previous film and being British, struggled with his accent. He was such a trooper on our first movie (at one point wrangling cattle that production had accidentally let loose) that we had to ask him to be in BUCK WILD. We thought it would be a fun reversal to make him British which was great for Mark and his accent.

TDWS: Without giving away too much give us a synopsis of the movie.

TYLER: Craig Thompson's idyllic hunting trip with his two buddies and unstable cousin is wrecked after hearing that his fiancée and best man-to-be have been cavorting behind his back. To make matters worse, Craig's cousin appears to be on the verge of a murderous rampage, while a rapidly spreading Chupacabra virus is transforming locals into the undead. After taking drastic measures to protect themselves, the boys must put aside their differences to survive an insidious hillbilly gang and impending zombie melee.

TDWS: The trailer for the movie is crazy. For those that have not seen the movie does it live up to or surpass what's in the trailer?

TYLER: The trailer is a pretty good representation of what you're gonna see in the movie. However, there are some great moments that didn't make it in the trailer that you can only see in the film.

TDWS: Was there anything that was originally supposed to be in the movie that was taken out because it may have gone too far?

TYLER: There were a couple scenes that were left out but not because they went too far. There was a great scene between Jerry and the Chupacabra that found it's way on the cutting-room floor. I believe it might be in the deleted scenes section of the DVD.

TDWS: How did you go about getting the movie together when it comes to financing and casting?

TYLER: Matt and his father had some investors initially interested in the film. They really liked the Texas-vibe as well as the Chupacabra element in the script. However, there was still a lot of favors and begging. :-) Casting was pretty straight forward. Once we raised the budget, we began casting. We had written the roles of 'Jerry,' 'Billy Ray' and 'Craig' for Jarrod Pistilli, Mark Ford and Matt respectively. Jarrod introduced us to Dru Lockwood ('Tom') who introduced us to Isaac Harrison ('Lance') who introduced us to Meg Cionni ('Candy'). We knew we were going to be roughing it out in Texas, so we really wanted the cast to be friends...on top of all being excellent actors.

We had trouble casting the role of 'Clyde' and hadn't hired someone up until a week before shooting. We wanted an actor with bravado and an authentic Texas flair that could be both funny and scary. One of the crew members knew Joe Stevens and sent him the script. He put himself on tape and completely nailed it. it was a no-brainer after that. For 'Billy Ray's' posy Matt had some friends from college in mind that were perfect. I wasn't originally supposed to play 'Officer Shipley' but Matt pushed me to do it as I occasionally acted in some of the things we did together.

TDWS: The movie has already been released, how is it doing?

TYLER: I'm not really sure! :-) It's been positively received. Hopefully more and more people will check it out in the coming months.

TDWS: Where can people see the movie?

You can buy/rent it on Amazon , iTunes as well as other online rental services. It will continue to be rolled out in the coming month.

TDWS: Is there anything you would like to say in closing?




Sunday, March 2, 2014

Zombie book of the day: Chicago Fell First by Aaron Smith

After Brandon sees his mother save her water-logged cell phone in a bag of rice, he tries the same when he finds his little brother blue in the bathtub. At first he believes his brother is dead - no breath, bluish skin - but when his mother returns home and he opens his eyes, they rush him to the hospital where he stays overnight for observation.

A night nurse checks on the boy to find him sitting up in bed. Everything seems fine until that first bite...


Follow this harrowing horror tale as a city comes under siege by the Empty Ones. Told from alternating points of view between the main characters who end up converging in Chicago as the outbreak happens, this zombie novel has all the elements of a thrill fest: Pop science, gore, tension and a glimpse into what happens to humanity when humans transform into ravenous walking dead.

One medical student braves the chaos to search for a cure...

One former captain tries to right the wrongs of his past...

One serial killer in the making sees it as a chance to release his dark yearning...

One city battling for survival in CHICAGO FELL FIRST.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Telltale Games: The Walking Dead Season Two Trailer

The Walking Dead is an episodic video game series based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books. Season One of The Walking Dead won over 90 Game of the Year Awards.

Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted.

The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you make. Because of that, your story could be very different from someone else’s. If you played Season One and the DLC episode ‘400 Days’, the choices you made there will affect Season Two.

While you don’t have to play Season One or 400 Days to enjoy Season Two, we recommend that you do in order to get the most from the story.

Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year. Check out the trailer below and you can buy the game here: