Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Walking Dead: Mid-Season Premiere Trailer

Check out The Walking Dead mid-season premiere trailer. The Walking Dead returns February 14 at 9/8c.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Walking Dead's Father Gabriel appears in Fallout 4 video game

Hit video game Fallout 4 has included a neat The Walking Dead Easter egg in the game where you can meet up with Father Gabriel inside a church. Check out the scene from the game below.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Trailer for zombie film, Last Ones Out

LAST ONES OUT is the first of its kind in the world, being an African zombie movie made in Africa, by Africans. This gripping drama follows the lives of 4 survivors of a viral outbreak and chronicles their journey through the dangerous landscape of the wild. As of now there is no US release date but check out the trailer below, and learn more about the film here https://www.facebook.com/lastonesoutmovie/timeline.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead picked as one of 2015's worst shows

Variety TV columnist Brian Lowry has released his "The Worst TV Shows of 2015" list. One of the shows to make that list was AMC's Fear the Walking Dead. While I wasn't a big fan of the show and think it needs to pick up the pace, I'm not sure it deserves to be on a "worst shows" list.

Brian Lowry wrote this about Fear the Walking Dead being included on the list:

Again, this spinoff was a victim of its ties to the hugely popular original series, having tried to essentially cross “Parenthood” with the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse. While that was in theory an interesting idea, a lackluster assortment of characters created little incentive to root for anyone to get out alive.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lee Everett & Clementine to Appear in THE WALKING DEAD: ROAD TO SURVIVAL Mobile Game


Press Release: Scopely, the premier touchscreen entertainment network, has partnered with Telltale Games, a leading digital developer and publisher, to introduce new faces to The Walking Dead: Road To Survival. The limited time crossover event brings fan-favorite characters from Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead Season 1 into The Walking Dead: Road to Survival from Scopely in partnership with The Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound. From December 10 through January 31, new characters, including the survivors Kenny, fan-favorite Clementine and her guardian Lee Everett, will make their way into the world of The Walking Dead: Road To Survival, with new appearances every week.

“Together with Telltale, we’re creating new and unique content that remains true to The Walking Dead  source material from Skybound,” said Javier Ferreira, COO at Scopely. “We can’t wait to see how fans will determine the fates of these beloved characters within the Road to Survival universe.”

Scopely is dedicated to bringing fresh content to The Walking Dead: Road to Survival for years to come. The game is a constantly evolving, live world that connects a global community of fans, friends and gamers, with a steady stream of new content, including live events, new characters and storylines and other in-game updates.
“Working with Robert Kirkman and Skybound in creating characters that expand and enrich The Walking Dead comic universe has always been exciting for us,” said Steve Allison, SVP, Publishing at Telltale Games. “Working with Scopely, the Telltale characters like Lee and Clementine can be rolled into the fold with iconic Walking Dead characters like Rick and The Governor in scenarios possible only under the shared comic universe of Road to Survival.”

The Walking Dead: Road to Survival is available as a free download on iOS andAndroid devices. Players can unlock the Telltale Games characters by completing roadmap or other limited time, in-game events. To learn more about The Walking Dead: Road to Survival, please visit the official YouTube channel and follow along on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.



Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Dead War Series at Walker Stalker Con NY/NJ

Hi all, this is George Cook author of the Dead War Zombie Series. Last night the wife (who does not understand my infatuation with The Walking Dead or zombies) gave me an early Christmas present by buying me tickets to the first day of the Walker Stalker Con (Walking Dead Convention) in Seacuacus NJ. I just wanted to share a few pics and videos of our fun experience there and some of the very nice people we met.

After parking our car we were greeted by the site of a Walking Dead bus!

Once inside we immediately met Herschel! Okay we met the actor Scott Wilson who was a very nice guy. A little huggy with the wife and I imagined cutting his head off, LOL. But seriously though, he could sense that my wife couldn't quite get into the Walking Dead/ Zombie thing as was trying to make her feel at ease. As I stated earlier he's a real nice guy.

Minutes later we were able to meet Merle AKA Michael Rooker who is also a very nice guy. Nothing like the asshole character he played on The Walking Dead.

We then were able to meet one of my all time favorite characters from The Walking Dead TV show, T-Dog (IronESingleton)! This just might be one of the nicest PEOPLE I have ever met. There were two lines for people with general admission and for others with VIP passes and he treated everyone the same. He spent equal amounts of time with everyone and was actually interested in the fans and loved taking pictures. This guy loves to hug EVERYBODY! He almost broke my neck but it was all love. LOL. he shared some plans with me on some music he is working on so I wish him luck. I wonder if he will b e allowed to use the T-Dog name.

Later we sat and listened to Lincoln A. Castellanos, the actor that plays Tobias on Fear the Walking Dead during a Q & A session. Sorry no pics or video of this as I was to busy explaining to the wife who Tobias was and that there are two The Walking Dead TV shows. But he is a very funny young man and was very coy about the future of Tobias on Fear the Walking Dead.

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We then walked the convention floor checking out what the vendors were selling. This is where I decided to zombify myself much to the bemusement of my wife. The guys at the Zombie Photo Booth (https://zombify.smugmug.com/ made my photo into a very convincing zombie. I have actually incorporated there work into a new ad for my book.

After that it was almost closing time so the wife and I decided to beat the crowds out the door so that we could avoid the traffic but WE had a great time. She eventually loosened up and although she is loathe to admit it she enjoyed herself at Walker Stalker Con.

Can't wait until next year!

George L. Cook III, author of The Dead War Series