Archive for the 'Zombies' Category
AstraDaemon of Zombiephiles.com 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.”
Click here to read the complete review.
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!
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.
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:
A Life in the Day blog reviewed THE RETREAT by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, and writes, “THE RETREAT brings a new twist to the zombie genre … The infection itself is one of the more diabolical that I’ve read … The story is fast-paced, with short chapters describing how the soldiers manage to survive while the whole of Boston crumbles around them, and I couldn’t read fast enough, trying to hold my breath as events quickly unfolded. A great beginning to the series, and I can’t wait to read more about the Pandemic. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.”
Read the complete review here.
Jacqueline Druga, author of THE FLU (Permuted Press), THEN CAME WAR and many more books, is one of the most prolific authors of apocalyptic fiction. She recently read an advance copy of SUFFER THE CHILDREN and says:
“Craig DiLouie is a master in the art of pulling at your heartstrings and yanking at your fears. SUFFER THE CHILDREN leaves you breathless with a fresh look at genre. Rich with believable characters that you’ll fall in love with. There is such a plethora of characters you will see yourself in one of them. It becomes real. You cheer, cringe and cry for them. The book starts out with a bang, draws you in, rips out your heart and leaves you hanging on every word. I had nightmares and don’t believe I have ever been so freaked out by a story. SUFFER THE CHILDREN truly demonstrates in a wicked and frightening way how far a parent will really go for their child. It is honest and hits a chord with anyone who is a parent. SUFFER THE CHILDREN made me stop and think, ‘What I would do in the same situation?’ If I were to sum up the book in four words … ‘Holy crap! It’s Awesome!’”
Great news today. German-language rights to THE INFECTION (Permuted Press) have been sold to Random House, which will publish the book as a mass-market paperback and audiobook under the imprint of Wilhelm Heyne Verlag. No word yet on a publication date.
This deal follows another deal recently signed for TOOTH AND NAIL, the German-language rights for which were published by Luzifer.
Das ist gut!
Sean T. Smith, author of the WRATH trilogy (Permuted Press), recently reviewed the first episode of THE RETREAT by myself, Joe McKinney and Stephen Knight, calling it “dark and gritty … THE RETREAT kept me reading long into the night, and after I’d read the last line, maniacal, leering Klowns stalked my dreams. THE RETREAT hurtles along at a blinding pace rife with with well-drawn characters and firefights so intense I could hear the assault rifles hammering and smell Boston burning.”
Panini Books (Eclipse) has published THE KILLING FLOOR in French. C’est bon!