Welcome to Mail Order Zombie!

Since 2008, Mail Order Zombie has covered zombie movies, zombie movie music, post-apocalyptic and zombie literature, zombie comics, zombie games, zombie operas, etc. Weekly, Brother D brings the reviews, and Miss Bren joins him for the weekly Feedback Discussion. Zombie news from around the world is covered in the Zombie Beat, and interviews with zombie media makers round out the show.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 131.5

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The place? Famous Monsters Convention 2010. The panel? The Return of the Living Dead.








Famous Monsters Convention - http://www.famousmonstersconvention.com/
Famous Monsters Convention Forum - http://famousmonstersoffilmlandforum.com/index.php?board=3.0/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 131

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The Dead Matter finally hits the shelves July 30, 2010, and the director Edward Douglas drops by for an interview to talk about his movie, his experiences scoring The Rage, working with Wizards of the Coast, his musical career with Midnight Syndicate . . . and Ian Thorne. Also this week, Brother D takes a look at the 2009-/2010 Australian movie The Outbreak (also known as Dreamtime's Over or Prey). This is the final week for the Undead Karaoke Zombie Aptitude Test, or ZAT; the deadline is August 2, 2010. We'll announce the winner of the Sal Lizard signed photo and the DVD of Hillbilly Bob Zombie, which is how we start the Feedback Discussion with Miss Bren. And check out this week's Zombie Beat with Need-a-Nickname Scott - he's got some news about The Walking Dead!

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The Outback, aka Prey - http://www.prey-thefilm.com/

The Dead Matter - http://www.thedeadmatter.com/
Midnight Syndicate - http://www.midnightsyndicate.com/

No more Thriller for PopCap Games - http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/27/michael-jackson-estate-forces-plants-vs-zombies-update/
Gangsta Zombies at GameStop - http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/29615/GameStop_Jolt_Continue_Facebook_Game_Push_With_Gangsta_Zombies.php/
Dead Rising 2 wanted Disneyland? - http://kotaku.com/5594016/dead-rising-2s-original-setting-was-a-zombie-disneyland/
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero release date - http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/22/dead-rising-2-case-zero-infects-xbox-360-august-31/
The Walking Dead at Comic-Con with video - http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/07/the-walking-dead-comic-con-panel.php/
Andrew Lincoln consults with Simon Pegg - http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/news/a250565/lincoln-pegg-taught-me-about-zombies.html/
Brat Pitt in World War Z - http://www.examiner.com/x-25605-Longmont-Zombie-Examiner~y2010m7d24-Brad-Pitt-confirms-he-will-star-in-World-War-Z/
Captain Jack Sparrow battling zombies? - http://www.insidethemagic.net/2010/07/pirates-of-the-caribbean-4-on-stranger-tides-teaser-video-from-san-diego-comic-con-2010/

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod and Midnight Syndicate)

'Woke Up Dead' coming to DVD - 10/05/10

Woke Up Dead, the coming-of-age zombie comedy starring Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), arrives on DVD October 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The original online series from Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online video network, about a nerdy guy who mysteriously becomes “undead,” but finds more life in his “after-life,” stars Josh Gad (TV’s “The Daily Show,”) Krysten Ritter (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Meital Dohan (TV’s “Weeds”), Daniel Roebuck (TV’s “Lost”), Ellia English (TV’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Wayne Knight (TV’s “Seinfeld”) and Jean Smart (TV’s “Samantha Who?”).

Woke Up Dead is directed by veteran TV director, writer and producer Tim O’Donnell (TV’s “Lizzie McGuire”), written by John Fasano (Darkness Falls) and executive produced by Stan Rogow (TV’s “Afterworld), Brent Friedman (TV’s “Star Trek: Enterprise”) and Jeff Schenck.
(A Nanny for Christmas). The online series debuted online in October, 2009.

In this Shaun of the Dead-style zombie comedy, Drex Greene (Jon Heder), a confused zombie who can’t be any deader, tries to solve the case of the mystery pill that left him drowned in a bathtub. With the help of his wannabe filmmaker roommate Matt (Josh Gad) and the sexy med student Cassie (Krysten Ritter), who first discovers Drex as he unzips himself from his own body bag, the three begin to uncover leads about why his death didn’t stick, why a mystery online chat buddy is after him and why he’s starting to show signs of superpowers. Will they figure out why Drex is only sort of dead? Will Cassie discover ancient Zombie secrets? Will Matt get a film career out of it? Or is falling in love actually what Drex needs to do to stay alive?

The DVD's special features include:
· A Tour of the Set with Krysten Ritter
· Behind-the-Scenes of Woke Up Dead
· Bullet Makeup
· Jon Had a Baby
· Jon Heder Interview
· Matt’s Blog Entries
· On the Set of Woke Up Dead
· The Characters
· The Creators of Woke Up Dead
· The Making of Woke Up Dead
· Time for Some Puke!
· Zombies!

Trailer - 'The Duty of Living'

The Duty of Living - Official Trailer from Brandon Hunt on Vimeo.

Plans for MOZ #150?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

New zombie short - Chemical 12-D

If you haven't already caught it making the US film festival circuit, there are (at least) two new ways for you to see the short zombie movie Chemical 12-D from Water Cooler Productions: 1) you can watch see it at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where it will be making its international debut; or 2) you can watch it right here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 130

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While some are having a grand ol' time at Comic-Con, y'all have a great time with Episode 130 of Mail Order Zombie! This week, Need-a-Nickname Scott and Tracey wrap up their coverage of the recent Famous Monsters Convention, and thanks to their hard work, you'll get to sit in on the Dawn of the Dead panel from the con. Plus, they interview the filmmakers behind the upcoming The Amateur Monster Movie. In non-con content, Brother D reviews the movie Redneck Carnage from director Johnno Zee and the novel Bijou of the Dead from Robert Freese. There's a contest, the Zombie Aptitude Test Question, some Housekeeping, your Feedback . . . Make those Comic-Con goers jealous by listening to Mail Order Zombie right NOW!

Famous Monsters Convention - http://www.famousmonstersconvention.com/
Famous Monsters Convention Forum - http://famousmonstersoffilmlandforum.com/index.php?board=3.0/

Robert Freese - http://www.robertfreese.com/

The Living Dead Festival - http://www.thelivingdeadfest.com/

World Made By Hand - http://www.worldmadebyhand.com/
Trickster Moon Productions - http://www.trickstermoon.com/

Vote for Deadlands 2: Trapped for audience choice at WMIFF - http://wmiff.com/?q=movies%2Fvote-peoples-choice-film/
World War X vs World War Z - http://io9.com/5589286/will-warner-brothers-futuristic-terrorism-film-world-war-x-film-before-world-war-z/
Michael Madsen in Infected - http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021462.html?categoryid=1043&cs=1/
Infected Home Page - http://www.verdicorrenteproductions.com/Infected.html/
Robert R. Best's Ashton Memorial - https://www.createspace.com/3463839/
The Saddest Little Zombie by Douglas Clegg - http://www.scribd.com/doc/34652126/Zombie-Preview/
MTV News visits The Walking Dead - http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1643961/20100719/story.jhtml/
Be a Zombie in Season Two of The Walking Dead - http://sweeps.amctv.com/thewalkingdead/
Pop Cap Announces Plants vs Zombies for XBOX Live Arcade - http://popcap.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=159/
Plants vs Zombies achievement listing - http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/plants-vs-zombies/achievements/
Zombrex Dead Rising Sun release dates - http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/706262/Zombrex-Dead-Rising-Sun-Release-Schedule-Announced.html/
Dead Rising 2: Zombrex Edition - http://www.capcom-unity.com/jgonzo/blog/2010/07/15/dead_rising_2_zombrex_edition_revealed_for_north_america!/
Queen Mary Zombie Banned - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7887618/London-Dungeon-advert-showing-Queen-Mary-I-as-zombie-banned.html/
Zombie porn banned at Melbourne International Film Festival - http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/gay-zombie-porn-gets-festival-flick-20100720-10jls.html/

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

MOZ Presents: The Munchies 016 - Sword of Sherwood Forest

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Sony released a handful of Robin Hood titles earlier this year, and in this episode of MOZ Presents: The Munchies, Brother D takes a look at 1960's Sword of Sherwood Forest. Why? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 129

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With apologies to those looking forward to the scheduled review of Redneck Carnage, we apologize. The review of this movie has been pushed back a week; instead, Brother D and Miss Bren discuss End Transmission from co-directors Jason Impey and Kemal Yildirum. Dr. J is back with a new installment of Dr. J's Med of the Dead (in which he assures us K. K. is doing well!), and Need-a-Nickname Scott and Tracey? They spent last weekend at the first Famous Monsters Convention, and in this first of two installments of their convention report, they break down some of the panels they attended, they interview actor Sal Lizard, talk about artist Sam Flegal and point us all in the direction of The Zombie Rights Campaign.

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The Official Jason Impey Home Page - http://www.jasonimpey.co.uk/

The Zombie Rights Campaign - http://zombierightscampaign.org/
Sam Flegal - http://www.samflegal.com/
Sal Lizard - http://www.sallizard.com/
Famous Monsters Convention - http://www.famousmonstersconvention.com/
Famous Monsters of Filmland Forum - http://famousmonstersoffilmlandforum.com/index.php?board=3.0/

Zombie car accident in Portland - http://www.kgw.com/news/Car-accident-victims-dressed-like-zombies-confuse-crash-witnesses-98157894.html/
Plants Vs. Zombies 2 - http://www.platformnation.com/2010/07/11/plants-vs-zombies-2-the-zombies-are-coming-2nd-august/
New viral site for Dead Rising 2 - http://www.TapeItOrDie.com/
Dead Rising 2 Outbreak Edition details - http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/09/dead-rising-2-outbreak-pack-staggering-to-europe-capcom-not/
Zombies Coming to Red Dead Redemption - http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article//6781/announcing_new_downloadable_content_plans_for_red_dead_redemption.article/
The Walking Dead at Comic Con - http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/07/the-walking-dead-at-comic-con.php/

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod)

Sal Lizard Autograph Prize

Listen to episode number 129 to learn how you can win this autographed picture of the star of Billy Bob Zombie and Santa Clause in The Box - Sal Lizard.

Sal Lizard MOZ Prize

Learn more about Sal Lizard at his website ActorSal.com


Jessica Rabbit as a Zombie

Need a Nickname Scott had this picture done during the Famous Monster's Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 9th 2010.

Jessica Zombie

The artist is Samuel Flegal. Check out his work at www.samflegal.com.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Programming change - Episode 129

We've had to make a few changes to the programming of this week's episode of Mail Order Zombie. Episode 129 will still be released Thursday, 7/15/10, but rather than featuring a review of Redneck Carnage, Miss Bren and Brother D will be discussing End Transmission from co-directors Jason Impey and Kenial Yildrim. The latest installment of Dr. J's Med of the Dead will still appear this week, and Need-a-Nickname Scott and his wife Tracey will be reporting on the recent Famous Monsters Convention (a few quick interviews will be snuck into their con coverage).

With apologies to director Johnno Zee, the review of Redneck Carnage will appear in MOZ Episode 130, 7/22/10.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

'Machete' trailer . . . with Cousin Tom Savini

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brother D in Strange Stories - "Just in Time"

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Derek M. Koch, aka Brother D, was fortunate enough to be cast in Mike Murphy's Strange Stories audio drama. He appeared in Episode 7, in an episode called Just in Time, and the episode went live on July 4, 2010. (Listen to the show, and you might hear at least one other familiar voice as well!)

Check out Misfists Audio here - http://misfitsaudio.com/

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 128

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It's been requested, so in this week's episode of Mail Order Zombie, Cemetery Man, aka Dellamorte Dellamore, gets its Headshot(s) review. And consider yourselves warned - there are some spoilers here (of course, the movie is over fifteen years old, so the statute of limitations on Spoiler Warnings may have expired!). Last month's Zombie Aptitude Test questions are reviewed, and we'e already started receiving answers for this month's ZAT (Undead Karaoke, baby!). Also, we got to talk with author Timothy W. Long (The Zombie Wilson Diaries and The Apocalypse and Satan's Glory Hole). Add a little Miss Bren and Need-a-Nickname Scott, and a Crypticon Seattle recording in which we talk about obscure zombie movies (and a brief meandering about Labyrinth in which Brother D mentions Jennifer Connelly and Miss Bren DOESN'T immediately slug him), and you've got Episode 128 of MOZ.

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World Record Zombie Walk - http://www.komonews.com/news/local/97770819.html
ZNet Central's coverage - http://znetcentral.podbean.com/2010/07/06/episode-7-the-seattle-zombie-walk/
Dread Central visits The Walking Dead - http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/38367/exclusive-the-walking-dead-set-visit-preview-oh-yes-there-will-be-blood
The Devil Wears Prada Announces Zombie EP - http://www.411mania.com/music/news/144471/The-Devil-Wears-Prada-Announces-Zombies-EP.htm
http://www.myspace.com/tdwp
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=142561
Dead Rising 2 Gets Cleared in Australia - http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/02/dead-rising-2-to-go-unedited-in-austrailia-because-the-zombies-look-like-zombies/
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Zombies - http://kotaku.com/5579592/indiana-jones-disneyland-attraction-recreated-in-left-4-dead-2
Download - http://www.l4dmaps.com/details.php?file=6178

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Left 4 Dead 2 meets Indiana Jones meets Disneyland

Disneyland attraction "Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye" has been recreated by a modder in Left 4 Dead 2.



You can download this mod here



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Evil Dead is coming to Blu-ray

While we've argued on Mail Order Zombie about whether or not The Evil Dead is a "true" zombie movie, there's no mistaking its impact on our favorite subgenre, as well as on the horror genre overall, and now, finally, Sam Raimi's 1981 classic is coming to Blue-ray™ on August 31, 2010. From Anchor Bay:

Easily one of the most requested titles for Blu-ray™ from Anchor Bay Entertainment’s unparalleled library of horror films, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead will officially make its high definition debut on August 31st with The Evil Dead Blu-ray™. For the release, two all-new 1080p anamorphic transfers in 1.85 and the original director-composed 1.33 aspect ratio, have been prepared and personally supervised by director/writer Raimi, presented in high-resolution Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio, as well as a brand new commentary track with Raimi, producer Robert Tapert and star Bruce “Ash” Campbell! In addition, many of the bonus features, released on previous DVD editions, will once again be available on a special, limited edition DVD included with the Blu-ray™.

The Evil Dead is one of the most influential, landmark horror films of all time. Five college friends, including Ash (Campbell), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend of fun. Little do they realize that their fun will soon turn to fear, as an unstoppable supernatural force has been unleashed, surrounding and trapping them. One by one, they fall victim to the demonic forces at large, resurrected as murderous demons which can only be destroyed by dismemberment. Only Ash is left to combat the evil before it consumes the world. It’ll be a fight to the death … and to the undeath.

The Evil Dead Blu-ray™ (Disc 1) contains an all-NEW audio commentary with
Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Producer Robert Tapert and Star Bruce Campbell. A
standard DVD (Disc 2) contains the following bonus features, many returning for
the first time in years, and available only for a limited time:
- One By One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead
- The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
- The Ladies Of The Evil Dead Meet Bruce Campbell
- Book of The Dead: The Other Pages
- Discovering The Evil Dead
- Unconventional
- At The Drive-In

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 127

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Three reviews, two interviews and we lost track of how many emails & voicemails we received this week! In Episode 127 of MOZ, ​Brother D reviews 2005's Shock-O-Rama , a kinda-sorta anthology movie from director Brett Piper. Scott Cole (13 Visions) returns with a new installment of Dead Air in which he reviews The Peoria Plague, a 1970s zombie radio drama - you need to hear this review! Also, MOZ Family Members Kim and Julie join the fun this week with a review of the audio drama We're Alive. Brother D caught up with writer Steven L. Frank and artist Ben Glendenning at Crypticon Seattle 2010 where he spoke with them about their comic Zombies vs. Cheerleaders, which Brother D and Miss Bren discuss (don't forget the contest!) before diving into this week's Feedback Discussion.

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Zombies vs. Cheerleaders
We're Alive

Brother D's review of Screaming Dead at Deadpit.com - http://www.deadpit.com/blog/?p=397

The Black Death's puppetry link

The Undead that Saved Christmas charity project
Dead Rising 2 pushed back until September
Laura Shigihara singing the theme to Plants vs Zombies with George Fan
Breck Eisner on The Crazies (2010) - Are they zombies?
Help Zombie Girl make her next film
Zombie Fitness Class
Zombiefit Class video

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod)