Sunday, June 29, 2014

Was "Strain" poster creepy enough to have been pulled?

Cable network FX has decided to remove a poster for it's upcoming series "The Strain" because it simply creeped to many people out. My first thought was that was what a good poster for a horror series/movie is supposed to do. But anyway FX gave in to the public outcry and is removing the posters. Check out the poster below, do you think it was too creepy?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

How will most people die during a zombie apocalypse

Hey zombie fans. In my opinion when many think of the inevitable zombie apocalypse they overly focus on the zombies as the main threat. I think that's a HUGE mistake. So with that in mind what do you think would be the #1 cause of death during a zombie apocalypse?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Film Review: Birth of the Living Dead

Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary directed by Rob Kuhns. The movie is about the making of George A. Romero's iconic film Night of the Living Dead. To be honest if you are a die hard fan of the movie you may not learn that much but to hear George Romero explain things makes the short 76 minute running time a must watch.

George Romero tells some great stories about getting the film made and finally finished. It's fun to see how many different roles cast and crew played to get the film made.

Without beating you over the head with it the documentary touches on racism although race is never actually discussed in the film. During this part of the film Romero makes an admission that was surprising to me about that fact.

The interviews with film historians, horror writers, and fans are great especially when fans discuss what went on in the theaters while people watched the movie.

I highly recommend you check this movie out if you are not only a George Romero fan but a zombie fan. I found the film on Comcast via Streamflix for free. It's on Youtube for $3.99 here: Youtube: birth of the living dead. It is also available via video streaming ($3.99) and on DVD at Amazon. The links are below:

Streaming---------DVD

Friday, June 20, 2014

"Lost" alum Harold Perrineau to star in zombie series "Z Nation"

Former Lost star Harold Perrineau has been cast as the lead in the Syfy networks zombie series titled Z-Nation. Perrineau will play Hammond, the leader of the group headed west.

Z Nation synopsis:

Z Nation,” three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Interview with the author of The Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE

Hey all I'm about to actually interview myself about the release of my new book The Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE. It took a little longer than I expected to get this interview with all the scheduling conflicts between myself and I. After a few rounds of phone tag I finally reached me and conducted this interview. Without any further adieu here's the interview. George Cook Thedeadwarseries.com

TDWZS: (The dead war zombie series): Hi Mr. Cook it was nice of you to finally answer your phone and do this interview with us.

George Cook: Whatever let's hurry up I want to watch Doc of the Dead on Netflix.

TDWZS Seriously Mr. Cook welcome to The Dead War Series Blog. Let's get right to it. What made you write The Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE?

George Cook: The fans had been asking for me to write as there were some unanswered questions from the first trilogy. ROGUE was a story I wanted to tell anyway after I finished the first book. I thought I would include it in the short story collection but after my first attempt at writing it I realized it would be longer than the other stories in the book so I decided to do it as a stand alone. Oddly enough the first attempt at writing ROGUE became the short story "The man in the hat". In the original version Sgt. Richards was sent out to find the cause of the other Scouts disappearances.

TDWZS: So is ROGUE a short story?

George Cook: I guess by today's standards it is. At over 7,500 words I guess you could call it a novlette also.

TDWZS: What's the plot of ROGUE?

George Cook: Without giving anything away I can say that it's a prequel to The Dead War Zombie Series Book One: Survive the Night. When I say prequel I mean as in it takes place right before the events in Book One. Sgt. Richards has just gotten the letter he is supposed to deliver and he runs into an unexpected enemy. That confrontation help explain something that happens in "The Dead War Zombie Series Book Two: ABOMINATION" and definitely explains the ending of The Dead War Zombie Series Book Three: WAR.

TDWZS: One of the benefits of knowing the author is that we got to read the book for free. The first things I noticed was that ROGUE was the darkest story in the series. Was that intentional?

George Cook: I set out to write a darker story although even I was surprised that it was even bleaker than Book One. I wanted to take the series back to it's roots. Book One was definitely the darker and scariest. Book Two was more action oriented and Book Three ended on somewhat of a hopeful note.

The first draft was so dark that I added the diner scene just to add a little levity although that ends badly too.

TDWZS: The revelation in the book is a big surprise. How did that come about?

George Cook: It had been planned all along to explain the super soldiers that the Special Forces Scouts were. The only problem was explaining how they existed. The secondary enemy introduced in Book Two wasn't actually supposed to be introduced until the second trilogy but I felt they had to be to help explain the Scout Corp.

TDWZS: Where is ROGUE available?

George Cook: Currently on Amazon for the Kindle.

TDWZS: Is there anything you would like to say to the audience before we depart?

George Cook: I would like to first say thank you to all of those that have supported me and you guys make it worth it. I have already started on the next story in The Dead War Zombie Series. One thing I would like to also add is take the time to leave a review. Those reviews really help us independent authors.

TDWZS: Alrighty then. Thanks for the Mr. Cook. Feel free to stop by when your next project is released.

George Cook: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to appear on my own blog it's been a blast.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Release! The Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE

Hello to all you zombie and all of you horror fans out there. I would also like to give a specials shout out to those who have supported The Dead War Zombie Series. I am proud to announce the relaese of the next chapter in the Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE.

This prequel takes place right before the events in The Dead War Zombie Series Book One.

Sgt. Richards starts off on his quest to deliver a message to HQ and runs into an unexpected foe and an even more unexpected revelation. A revelation that can either be the end or the salvation of humanity.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Check out this award winning zombie short film, Anger of the Dead

Check out this award winning short zombie film by Francesco Picone, ANGER OF THE DEAD. It's in Italian and I have no idea what the !@#$ anyone is saying but once the zombie action kicks off you wont need to understand Italian. Zombies speak one language.. George Cook thedeadwarzombieseries.com

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Check out this free story from The Dead War Zombie Series: The Entire Collection. Also hear the president's speech from the story below the story! George L. Cook III

The Last Message by George L. Cook III

Monday, June 2, 2014

During a zombie apocalypse are you riding with Michonne or Alice?

Okay boys and girls, here's the scenario.

During the zombie apocalypse you have managed to find a group that contains both Michonne of The Walking Dead and Alice of Resident Evil. Things have been going pretty well ( well as well as things can go during a zombie apocalypse ) until there's an argument about whether to continue on to Alaska or a rumored floating city off the coast of New York. Alice has decided to go one way and Michonne the other. who are you rolling with?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

“Scouts vs. Zombies” will premiere March 2015

[SOURCE] Paramount Pictures has given the zombie comedy "Scouts VS Zombies" a March 13 2015 release date.

The title of the movie pretty much says it all. “Scouts” is about a group of Boy Scouts who fight zombies in a small town. The movie stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller Joey Morgan, and Sarah Dumont.

World War Z 2: Steven Knight to write sequel and Brad Pitt to return

[SOURCE] Steven Knight looks set to pen the sequel to apocalyptic zombie thriller World War Z, reports claim.

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter, known for Dirty Pretty Things and Locke, has been hired to work alongside director JA Bayona, according to Variety.

Brad Pitt will return to the lead role after playing zombie-fighting United Nations employee Gerry Lane in the 2013 original. He will also be producing, alongside Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Plot details for the next World War Z are being kept under wraps but the storyline is expected to continue from where Marc Forster’s movie left off.