Archive for the 'Zombies' Category

March 31, 2014

The Canadian parliament debates readiness for the zombie apocalypse. “Canada will never be a safe haven for zombies–EVER!” –John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs

March 26, 2014

Celebrating the zombie today.

March 21, 2014

The zombie novels THE INFECTION and its sequel THE KILLING FLOOR became popular by sales through online retailers. Now Permuted Press will be bringing these novels to major bookstore distribution in the near future under the PERMUTED PLATINUM imprint.

Confirmed titles releasing over the next 12 months for the PERMUTED PLATINUM line include THE INFECTION and THE KILLING FLOOR, two of the publisher’s top bestsellers, plus:

* 14 by Peter Clines
* The Ninth Circle by Brendan Deneen
* Blood Brains and Bullets and Legacy of the Living duology by Sean Liebling
* Pretty When She Dies by Rhiannon Frater
* Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
* Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Walters
* Pretty When She Destroys by Rhiannon Frater
* Infection and Containment, Alaskan Undead books 1 and 2 duology by Sean Schubert
* The Reaper: No Mercy and The Reaper: Avenging Wraith duology by Sean Liebling
* Zombie Attack: Rise of the Horde and Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead by Devan Sagliani
* Little Dead Man by Jake Bible
* The Becoming and The Becoming: Ground Zero duology by Jessica Meigs
* What Zombies Fear: A Father’s Quest and What Zombies Fear: The Maxists duology by Kirk Allmond
* The Flu and Healing: The Flu 2 duology by Jacqueline Druga

March 14, 2014

Permuted Press recently released a new book trailer for THE INFECTION. Check it out here:

I wrote the script for it. It’s a common trope in zombie movies for people to talk about what they miss from before the world ended. My response is always, who cares about a bucket of KFC or the Internet? I would miss my family, friends, home, life!

The trailer tries to capture that, as the narrator talks about the little things he misses before confronting the one big thing. The Infection took it all away …

Get Infected here.

March 10, 2014

So this is how he got so good with that crossbow. Hours of practice.

March 5, 2014

When the zombies come, this guy will be ready.

When the Zombies Come from Jon Hurst on Vimeo.

February 13, 2014

THE RETREAT by Craig DiLouieAstraDaemon of reviewed the first episode of THE RETREAT, the new apocalyptic series of novellas by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, and writes, “DiLouie + McKinney + Knight = Awesome! The story wastes no time pulling readers into the middle of a horrific viral outbreak in Boston … I immediately had flashbacks to the brutality of TOOTH AND NAIL and the desperation of DEAD CITY … The infected provided some terrifying entertainment that I hope to see more of in the series.”

Thanks, AstraDaemon!

Click here to read the complete review.

January 29, 2014

In EXTINCTION, the lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse lives day to day at a remote base. Then he locates other survivors. The film suffers from awkward screenwriting, but it’s overall it was a decent watch.

Check out the trailer below. And Happy New Year!

January 10, 2014

The Map of Zombies is a Kickstarter project, with its creator, Jason Thompson, asking for $1,000 to print up a bunch of these 24 in. x 36 in. posters. Drawn in the style of a vintage medical chart, the Map of Zombies seeks to catalog the incredible diversity of creatures called zombie. If you’re a Romero purist, it’s the kind of thing that could give you a seizure, but for the rest of us, it’s a lot of fun to see how popular zombies are and how they are portrayed in pop culture. Slow zombies, fast zombies, Nazi zombies, animal zombies, funny zombies, romantic zombies, it’s got it all. The project has already raised about $16,000, way beyond Jason’s goal. Click here to learn more and contribute.

You can also click here to see the map itself (you can click to zoom in and see the detail). I was happy to see my novels TOOTH AND NAIL and THE INFECTION included in the fast-moving “rage” zombie category, with THE INFECTION earning its own subgenre, “rage zombie slaves of giant alien monsters.” (Not quite accurate, but I’ll take it!)

Take a look at the map and see how many books and movies you recognize.

January 8, 2014

BATTLE OF THE DAMNED is a new zombie movie, releasing to the U.S. on DVD and Blue-ray February 2014, starring Dolph Lundgren, and it actually looks pretty good. Did I mention it also has robots fighting zombies?

Here’s the synopsis: Following a deadly viral outbreak, private military soldier Max Gatling leads a handful of survivors and a ragtag band of robots against an army of the infected.

Check out the trailer here: