July 29, 2014

[REC] 4: Apocalypse to screen at TIFF's Midnight Madness

Today, the it was announced that Spanish zombie/demon film [REC] 4: Apocalypse will be making its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival's MIDNIGHT MADNESS programme.

The fourth and reportedly final installment in the franchise that began with Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró's 2007 POV zombie flick [REC] catches up with the heroine of that film, Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco), as she wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility at sea. But what does she remember of the horrific supernatural events that overtook her? Is she carrying a virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.

After [REC] and [REC] 2 (review), co-directors Plaza and Balagueró decided to ditch the POV gimmick and break up the directing duties for the rest of the franchise. In 2012 we got to see Plaza go solo in the delightfully funny and gory [REC] 3: Genesis (review). We can only speculate what apocalyptic developments we'll see as the franchise culminates in Balagueró's [REC] 4 when it premieres this September at TIFF's MIDNIGHT MADNESS.

For the full MIDNIGHT MADNESS lineup visit http://www.tiff.net/festivals/thefestival/programmes/midnight-madness

April 1, 2014

DOC OF THE DEAD to Infect Hot Docs Film Festival

What better place than Toronto -- the home of the first ever recorded "zombie walk" -- for a documentary about zombie culture to have its International Premiere?

Alexandre O. Philippe's "definitive zombie culture documentary" Doc of the Dead will be infecting the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival and raising corpses from their graves for its International Premiere: Saturday, April 26th at 12am midnight.

Brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS and shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, DOC OF THE DEAD hosts a rich pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, such a George A. Romero and Simon Pegg, and investigates the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak.

*Attending Hot Docs: Director Alexandre O. Philippe*

Premiere - Sat, Apr 26 - 12:00AM Midnight - Bloor
Screening 2 - Sun, Apr 27 - 9:30PM - Hart House
Screening 3 - Sat, May 3 - 9:45PM - Royal

Doc of the Dead will have a special 1-week digital release on iTunes 24 hours after it's Hot Docs premiere on Sat, April 26.

Order your tickets now before they're swallowed up by a horde of the undead! Visit www.hotdocs.ca

January 8, 2014

WIN Zombie Night on DVD

To celebrate the Canadian release of the ZOMBIE NIGHT -- the new film from Feast and Piranha 3DD director John Gulager -- we're giving away two copies of the film on DVD courtesy of Video Services Corp.

With this latest gore-fest from The Asylum, creature feature specialist John Gulager is back doing what he likes best – killing monsters and re-animating careers. Zombie Night stars Anthony Michael Hall (The Dead Zone TV series), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family), and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) as victims of a zombie uprising attempting to survive the night with flesh-eating ghouls on their door steps. Bonus material includes a featurette, gag reel, and trailers


Email zedwordblog@gmail.com with the subject ZOMBIE NIGHT and include your name and mailing address. Two winners will be chosen at random. Open to residents of USA and Canada only. One entry per email/address. Contest closes at 12am on January 9, 2014.

December 8, 2013

NO VACANCY - 2014 Gorgeous & Gory Zombie Pin-Up Calendar

It may be winter now, but 2014's going to be hot! Especially if you're kicking off the new year with NO VACANCY: the Gorgeous & Gory Zombie Pin-Up Calendar.

Staged within a sexy roadside motel hell, NO VACANCY is twelve months of searingly seductive zombie pinups featuring alluring tattooed vixens in various states of vintage undress and decomposition. Order yours in time for Christmas.

Created by Dead Flesh columnist Jessica Rajs and designer Sean White, Gorgeous & Gory gives new meaning to the word "ravishing." The models look good enough to eat......eat you, that is. Artist and zombie walk icon Sarah White as well as team of makeup artist graduates from the Tom Savini Makeup Effects Program also help bring this new for 2014 calendar to life.

Each calendar is 12"x 24" when stretched out and held by black metal binding.
Get yours, as well as any of the previous year's calendar sets, at www.gorgeousandgory.com

December 5, 2013

Evolution of the Zombie (Infographic)

Check out this pretty comprehensive infographic that, while getting some of its facts muddled, gives a nevertheless good timeline of the evolution of zombies in popular culture.

The Evolution of the Zombie

The Evolution of the Zombie [Infographic] by the team at wish.co.uk