Archive for the 'Zombies' Category

November 11, 2015

Another interesting zombie movie coming up, HIDDEN (2015). Starring Alexander Skarsgård (TRUE BLOOD, GENERATION KILL), it tells the story of a family that finds a fully stocked fallout shelter during the outbreak of a new pathogen.

For a time, the shelter keeps them safe. But they’re being hunted, and what’s hunting them may have found them …

Looks like fun.

November 6, 2015


I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by two terrific indie authors, Armand Rosamilia and Mark Tufo, about horror and zombie fiction, with a focus on the writing game. We had a fascinating conversation about a range of writing topics, with a big focus on indie versus traditional publishing.

Good stuff! Check it out (EPISODE 18) here.

November 4, 2015

Episode 3 of THE RETREAT is now available in Kindle for pre-order on Amazon! This short eBook officially releases November 30. Get it here now.

This popular zombie series, written by myself and the great Stephen Knight and Joe McKinney, tells the story of a lost battalion fighting its way to safety across thousands of miles of an apocalyptic America overrun with homicidal maniacs–the Klowns.

Episode 3, written by Joe McKinney:

The long flight out of Boston.

After weeks of non-stop fighting across an America overrun by fearless, shrieking mad killers, and a daring assault to retake their unit’s home base of Fort Drum, Lt. Colonel Harry Lee and the men of First Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment have made it to the outskirts of Philadelphia.

The blood of the innocent.

Along the way, they’ve picked up thousands of refugees, innocents in need of protection against impossible odds.

Shelter from the storm.

The City of Brotherly Love is currently under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade, the Independence Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it’s up to Lee’s right hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces. Can he snatch Lee from the hangman’s noose, and can he guide his troops, and his civilian charges, through the gathering horde of maniacal killers?

Or will they all die laughing?

Get it here!


October 28, 2015



October 19, 2015

It’s that time of year again–THE WALKING DEAD has returned.

Fun theory about the show, check it out:

October 16, 2015

I’m happy to announce that I’ve joined a great new collaboration team of David Moody and Timothy Long to produce a new WWII-era apocalyptic epic, THE FRONT.

The story will play out over six episodes. Tim will write the first one from the perspective of the Americans (episodes 1 and 4), David Moody the second from the perspective of the British (episodes 2 and 5), and I’ll bring up the rear with the German perspective (episodes 3 and 6).

For me, the good news is that this will give me enough time to finish the next episode of CRASH DIVE and episode 4 of THE RETREAT; Joe McKinney is wrapping up episode 3.

It’s a real honor to be working with these guys. Tim’s a great friend, and David–well, I’ll just say David’s the guy whose work got me into zombie fiction.

Tim’s hard at work on episode 1, which will be released December 2015.

No other details are available right now other than to say all hell’s going to break loose with this one. Stay tuned!


October 5, 2015

the girl with all the giftsTHE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey is that rare zombie novel like THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS that stands out from a bloated genre due to the quality of its writing.

In this novel, a little girl lives in a special facility that is half school, half prison, and run by soldiers and scientists. Melanie, the smartest girl in her class, learns about the world outside from books.

What she doesn’t know is the world is on its last legs, overrun by zombies.

What she doesn’t know is who or what she is.

When the camp falls, she travels with two soldiers, a scientist and a teacher in a dangerous trek across a devastated Britain to the main refugee camp.

THE GIRL is extremely well written. The characters are well developed, and most readers will find them endearing, people they can care about. The zombies are portrayed well, as is the setting of a ruined Britain. The pacing plods at times, and throughout most of the middle critical tension seems to be missing, but overall I enjoyed the novel, putting it up there with DUST by Joan Frances Turner.

A great read.

October 2, 2015

NAVY SEALS VS. ZOMBIES looks like it’s got all kinds of military-killing-zombies goodness. Here’s the synopsis:

After losing all contact with the Vice President during a routine campaign stop in Louisiana, the U.S. Government sends in a team of Navy SEALs for the rescue. Dropped into a warzone, the SEALs quickly discover that they aren’t dealing with a normal enemy. The city is under siege by hordes of fast moving, flesh eating undead. The infection is spreading and urban warfare has been unleashed. With no cure in sight and time running out, the elite unit has to survive their most horrific mission of all.

Looks great, though the soldiers seem to be more the earnest, good-hearted, salt-of-the-earth cardboard cutouts in BLACKHAWK DOWN than the realistic killers in ZERO DARK THIRTY. I’ll be checking this one out for sure.


September 22, 2015

Tooth and Nail by Craig DiLouieI would like to invite you to join me for a special online event. In it, you will have the opportunity to creatively experience the dire events of my novel TOOTH AND NAIL. The event will take the form of a role-playing game, meaning that you will be able to decide the actions of your own character reacting interactively to the story as it evolves.

If you aren’t sure how role-playing games work, rest assured that the event will be very friendly to newcomers. And everything you need to know will be explained beforehand. The event itself will be held on Sunday, October 11 from 12PM to 3PM Pacific Time. Registration for the event is closing soon. If you have any questions (about the event, role-playing, or otherwise) please email

There is a $60 fee that will go towards helping the event organizer,, host this and future events with both myself and other authors.

I hope to get to see you at the game!

Click here to sign up. Basically, you’re contributing to’s fund-raising campaign, and then select “Game with Craig DiLouie” as your perk.

September 18, 2015

A group of Boy Scouts go to a party in another town and find out it’s been overrun with zombies. They must team up with a tough cocktail waitress and discover their true survival skills to survive.

Doesn’t look like it’s going to be my thing–I love zombies and comedy but with more likable characters and with a plot that reaches for something slightly higher than the usual. This film seems to be targeting the YA market. But it could be fun.

Check out the trailer: