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, February 24, 2011

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 157 - The Horde (La Horde), Siege of the Dead (Rammbock), E'gad Zombies, The Dead Don't Dance

Download Mail Order Zombie: Episode 157 here!

Episode 157 is the Dead Letter Award catch-up episode! Brother D reviews three Dead Letter Award-nominated zombies movies on his own - Rammbock/Siege of the Dead (dir. Marvin Kren), The Dead Can't Dance (dir. Rodrick Pocowatchit) and E'gad, Zombies! (dir. Matthew Butler) - and is then joined by Aaron from the DLA-nominated The Zed Word: Zombie Blog to review and discuss La Horde/The Horde (dir. Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher). That's four movie reviews, plus we have a bonus webcomic review (courtesy of Adorable Kate), the news (courtesy of Need-A-Nickname Scott, who's going on a scouting mission for all of us next week when he and his wife Tracey take a trip Walt Disney World), and the Feedback Discussion (courtesy of Miss Bren). (We had some Feedback about Episode 156.6, and to avoid spoiling Survivors, this Feedback appears at the very end of this episode.)

Email us at MailOrderZombie@gmail.com or call us at 206-202-2505!
Palavr.com Forums - http://palavr.com/forum.php/
2010 Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards Ballot - http://tinyurl.com/dla2010
Rondo Hatton Awards - http://rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html

The Zed Word: Zombie Blog - http://tinyurl.com/zedword

E'gad, Zombies! - http://www.egadzombies.co.uk/
Fizz and Ginger Films - http://www.fizzandgingerfilms.co.uk/

The Dead Can't Dance on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/deadcantdance
Harmy Films - http://www.harmyfilms.com/

The Zombie Hunters Web Comic - http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php
Interview with Mark Tufo (Zombie Fallout) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTsX_7I7oZg
Zombie Love Song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCVMuevcCvY

Dead Island Links
Dead Island Official Site - http://www.deadisland.com
Dead Island publisher denies movie rights sold (for now) - http://www.gamershell.com/companies/deep_silver/824154.html
Dead Island trailer in chronological order - http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/16/dead-island-backwards-forwards-announcement-trailer?objectid=829562
Dead Island trailer redone in Minecraft - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOO2x7JYuIU
Shaun of the Dead Island - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR9WsSTAqvg

McFarlane Toys to make The Walking Dead figures - http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/02/14/toy-fair-2011-mcfarlane-toys-the-walking-dead-action-figures-exclusive-video/
The Walking Dead videogame official & interview with Robert Kirkman - http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_20013.html
More Left 4 Dead 2 DLC on the way - http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=5019
Eat Me! trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5p5Dh--CcM
Woody Harrelson on Zombieland 2 - http://www.totalfilm.com/news/woody-harrelson-unsure-about-zombieland-2

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

'Zombie Love Song' - Your Favorite Martian

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dead Island - Official Announcement Trailer

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 156.5 - Survivors

Download Mail Order Zombie #156.5 here!

Finally! After months of mentioning it on the show, Miss Bren and Brother D sit down to discuss the BBC series Survivors (2008-2010). When they started recording this segment, their intention was to include this discussion in Mail Order Zombie #156, but because they talked about the series for over an hour, it's become it's own episode. (Before the discussion, Brother D does share a bit of news regarding Mail Order Zombie.)

Email us at MailOrderZombie@gmail.com or call us at 206-202-2505!

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Wasteland Wanderers - http://wastelandwanderers.com/

Rondo Hatton Awards - http://rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod.)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The dARk Hours Horror Podcast

Download The dARk Hours Horror Podcast #19 here!

"Someone" joined Grey for an episode of The dARk Hours Horror Podcast!

In this jam packed show, DHP playlist features - Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, Hellboy: Blood and Iron, Arena (1989) and Hatchet 2 from Adam Green.

Next an innocent man is murdered in the classic television film from 1981, “The Dark Night of the Scarecrow” in Kill The 80s.

Next a mystery guest joins the dARk Hours to discuss Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. Then we have the return of Director’s Spotlight, this time focusing on David Cronenberg and Videodrome.

2010 Dead Letter Awards - Nominees and Ballot

Download the 3rd Annual Dead Letter Award Nomination Announcement Here!

The official ballot for the 2010 Annual Dead Letter Awards is now on-line! The Dead Letter Awards, or DLAs, is the annual Mail Order Zombie event celebrating the best in zombie movies and media from the previous year. Only one nominee can be selected per category; every category has the option of a write-in vote. You need not vote in every category, but you must include your name and email address for your vote to be counted; only one ballot per person. The voting period runs from 2/12/11-3/6/11. The Dead Letter Awards show will take place during Mail Order Zombie #158, 3/10/11. Dead Letter Award nominees were nominated by the public during an open nomination period in January 2011.

Zombie Books
In order to be eligible for a 2010 Dead Letter Award, the book must have been released for the first time in a print edition in 2010. Paperback editions of previously published hardcover books are not eligible. If a book is a reprint of a book published before 2010, it is not eligible unless the reprint is judged by Mail Order Zombie to be significantly different than the previous release.

Best Book, Anthology
The Living Dead 2 edited by John Joseph Adams
Eye Witness: Zombie edited by T. W. Brown
Dead History: A Zombie Anthology edited by Anthony Giangregorio
Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology edited by Michelle McRary and Joe McKinney
The Undead That Saved Christmas edited by Lyle Perez-Tinics
Zombiality edited by Bill Tucker

Best Book, Non-Fiction/Reference
So Now You're a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead by John Austin
Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever Made by Joe Kane
The Art of Zombie Warfare: How to Kick Ass Like the Walking Dead by Scott Kenemore
The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead by Roger Ma
The G.O.R.E. Score: A Review Guide to All Things Zombie by Tony Schaab
The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead by Christian Sellers and Gary Smart

Best Book, Fiction
Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall
Ashton Memorial: Book Two of a Zombie Trilogy by Robert R. Best
Tooth and Nail by Craig Dilouie
Dead Beyond the Fence: A Novel of Zombie Apocalypse by Brian Kaufman
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Rise Again by Ben Tripp

Zombie Movies
In order to be eligible for a 2010 Dead Letter Award, the movie/release or movie/release represented in its category must have been released for the first time in a fixed digital format for home viewing somewhere in the world. A DVD re-release or Blu-ray release of a movie previously released on DVD would not qualify; a movie being released as a Region 1 DVD release that has been previously released in another DVD Region would not qualify. A DVD or Blu-ray release of a movie only previously released on VHS would qualify. Director's Cuts, Extended Editions, Collector's Editions do not qualify unless this release was also the first release of the movie. A television series does qualify if the television series was released on DVD or Blu-ray for the first time in 2010 (in which case the DVD/Blu-ray release will be referred to as a "movie" for purposes of this Dead Letter Award Ballot).

Best Score in a Zombie Movie
The Dead Matter music by Edward Douglas and Midnight Syndicate
Rammbock (Siege of the Dead) music by Marco Dreckkötter and Stefan Will
Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead, Episodes 5 & 6 music by Bernadette McCallion
La Horde (The Horde) music by Christopher Lennertz
Alice Jacobs is Dead music by Bill Sherman
Resident Evil: Afterlife music by Tomandandy

Best Special Make-Up Effects in a Zombie Movie
The Dead Matter
La Horde (The Horde)
Rammbock (Siege of the Dead)
Survival of the Dead

Best Screenplay of a Zombie Movie
Death of the Dead written by Bo Buckley
Make-Out with Violence written by The Deagol Brothers, Cody DeVos and Eric Lehning
The Dead Matter written by Tony Demci and Edward Douglas
Hell is Full written by Steve Hudgins
Rammbock (Siege of the Dead) written by Benjamin Hessler
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction written by Ramon Isao and Kevin Hamedani

Best Zombie
Adrienne Barbeau (Alice Jacobs is Dead)
Derek Graf (Zombieland)
Alastair Kirton (Colin)
Shellie Marie Shartzer (Make-Out with Violence)
Treva Tegtmeier (Not Even Death)
Brian Van Camp (The Dead Matter)

Best Cameo or Surprise Appearance in a Zombie Movie
Steven Barton (Survival of the Dead)
Richard Dyszel (The Dead Matter)
Lloyd Kaufman (The Last Zombi Hunter)
Heidi Martinuzzi (Fistful of Brains)
Ian McKellen (E'gad, Zombies!)
Bill Murray (Zombieland)

Best Actress in a Zombie Movie
Janette Armand (ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction)
Linda Jensen (ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction)
Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil: Afterlife)
Claude Perron (La Horde/The Horde)
Christina Rose (Death of the Dead)
H. Lynn Smith (Attack of the Vegan Zombies!)

Best Actor in a Zombie Movie
Jack Abele (Death of the Dead)
Eriq Ebouaney (La Horde/The Horde)
Ken Foree (Zone of the Dead, aka Apocalypse of the Dead)
Boris Kodjoe (Resident Evil: Afterlife)
Larry Purtell (Die-ner (Get It?))
Kenneth Welsh (Survival of the Dead)

Best One-Liner in a Zombie Movie
"Outta the way, dead white woman." - The Dead Can't Dance
"It's your ass. If you want to get it kicked, who am I to stop you?" - Death of the Dead
"Ball me sideways! Preserve my eyes!" - E'gad, Zombies!
"Attention zombie assholes! Anyone who doesn't want their ass kicked begin kicking your own ass right now!" - Ninjas vs. Zombies
"Hey, boys. Is that any way to treat a lady?" - Resident Evil: Afterlife
"Time to nut up or shut up." - Zombieland

Best Death Scene in a Zombie Movie (This category is wide-open and open to write-in votes. The above qualifications for movie award consideration apply. Describe the scene in question and be sure to note the movie in which the scene appears.)

Best Director of a Zombie Movie
Matthew Butler (E'gad, Zombies!)
Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher (La Horde/The Horde)
Patrick Devaney (Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead, Episodes 5 & 6)
Gary King (Death of the Dead)
Marc Price (Colin)
George A. Romero (Survival of the Dead)

Best Zombie Movie
Death of the Dead
La Horde/The Horde
Rammbock (Siege of the Dead)
Survival of the Dead
ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction

Other Zombie Media
In order to be eligible for a 2010 Dead Letter Award, the media in question must have been released/updated in 2010.

Best Zombie Audiodrama
Among the Dead
HG World
We're Alive

Best Zombie Comic Book
Descent of the Dead
FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
I, Zombie
The Last Zombie
Victorian Undead
The Walking Dead

Best Zombie Videogame
(The Best Zombie Videogame category follows the same "release rules" as the Best Movie categories. A re-release or port of a previously released game does not qualify.)
Cowboys vs. Zombies
Dead Nation
Dead Rising 2
Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2: The Sacrifice (DLC)
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing (DLC)
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Best Zombie Website
Buy Zombie (http://www.buyzombie.com)
The G.O.R.E. Score (http://thegorescore.com)
The Zed Word: Zombie Blog (http://tinyurl.com/zedword)
Zombie Reporting Center (http://www.zombiereportingcenter.com)
Zombie Command (http://www.zombiecommand.com)
Zombies & Toys (http://www.zombiesandtoys.com)

Every category has an "Other" option; you can submit your "write-in" vote if your qualifying favorite is not already represented.

The Shambler - Lifetime Achievement Award
The Shambler is the Mail Order Zombie Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing those who have given much to zombie media. Previous award winners are George A. Romero (2008) and Tom Savini (2009).

Please submit no more than three names.

The Fresh Meat Award - Best Newcomer
The Fresh Meat Award is Mail Order Zombie Newcomer Award, recognizing those who have made a significant impact in zombie media right out of the gate. Previous award winners are Patrick Devaney (creator of Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead, 2008) and Wes Young & Ryan Goff (directors of Dead Exit, 2009).

Please submit no more than three names.

The 3rd Annual Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards ballot can be found at http://tinyurl.com/dla2010

Congratulations to all the nominees! Good luck!

(Production music provided HorrorVox and Midnight Syndicate.)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 156 - Alice Jacobs is Dead, Hell is Full, Dawn of the Mummy

Download Mail Order Zombie: Episode #156 here!

Episode 156 of Mail Order Zombie finds Brother D doing (one of the things!) what he does best (or, at least HE'D like to think so!). He reviews three more zombie movies - Dawn of the Mummy (dir. Frank Agrama), Hell is Full (dir. Steve Hudgins) and Alice Jacobs is Dead (dir. Alex Horwitz). Need-a-Nickname Scott expands the Zombie Beat to include news of the post-apocalyptic variety, Brother D announces two new contests and Miss Bren names the winner of the Resident Evil: Afterlife Blu-ray. And Feedback? There's plenty!

(The scheduled Survivors discussion ran a little long, so it's been pushed back to Episode 156.5 next week. The nominees for the 3rd Annual Mail Order Zombie Dead Letter Awards will be announced February 12, 2011.)

Email us at MailOrderZombie@gmail.com or call us at 206-202-2505!

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Wasteland Wanderers - http://wastelandwanderers.com/

Beverly Fest Video - http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/25924221

Strange Case - http://www.strange-case.com/
Big Biting Pig Productions - http://www.bigbitingpigproductions.com/

The CW has an Awakening - http://www.tvguide.com/News/CW-Orders-Pilots-1028787.aspx
Glen Mazzara Joins The Walking Dead's Writing Staff - http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/glen-mazzara-joins-walking-dead-as-ep-show-will-have-writing-staff-after-all/
The Walking Dead Season One DVD / Blu-ray release trailer - http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-walking-dead-season-1-blu-ray-dvd-trailer
Rally racing, now with zombies! Dirt 3 - http://kotaku.com/#!5751877/gymkhana-makes-sense-for-a-racing-game-but-zombies
Open-world zombie game coming to XBOX Live Arcade - http://kotaku.com/#!5751063/open+world-zombie-survival-shambles-slowly-towards-xbox-live-arcade
Plants vs. Zombies comes to the PS3 - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/popcap-launches-plants-vs-zombies-for-the-playstation-network-115559149.html
Warner Brothers and CBS to bring Stephen King's The Stand to the big screen - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/stephen-kings-stand-heading-big-94805
10 Things Stephen King knows about The Stand - http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/02/03/stephen-king-10-things-i-know-about-the-remake-of-the-stand/
Mark Heyman to scribe Age of Rage - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/black-swan-scribe-tapped-write-76326
J. J. Abrams talks Super 8 - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/02/06/super-8-j-j-abrams-2/
Night of the Little Dead - http://blog.moviefone.com/2011/02/02/night-of-the-little-dead-movie/
Mary Doe - http://www.marydoemovie.com/
Mary Doe filmmakers' blog - http://marydoejournal.com/
Another World shoots in Israel - http://www.beyondhollywood.com/israel-gets-into-the-zombie-fun-with-another-world/
Zombies Ate My Neighbors adaptation - http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/excl-horror-comedy-zombies-ate-my-neighbors-in-development/
Max Brooks' The Extinction Parade - http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-01-14/max-brooks-original-zombie-story-from-world-war-z-author/
Re-Animator: The Musical - http://reanimatorthemusical.com/
RIP Tura Satana - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2011/02/rip-tura-satana-faster-pussycat-actress-dies/1

(Various production music produced by Kevin MacLeod.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Night of the Little Dead Teaser

The film stars Penn Jillette, Bill Moseley, Adam Savage, Martin Klebba, Erica Taylor, Gary Morgan, Aye Jaye, and James Hurley

Visit the film's home page at http://nightofthelildead.com/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mail Order Zombie: Episode 155.5 - Danger. Zombies. Run.

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A few months ago, Need-a-Nickname Scott found the website for the movie Danger. Zombies. Run.

(dir. Brian Wimer). He learned that it was playing at a local film festival, but he wasn't able to see the movie in that festival setting. Now, a few months later, he and Brother D were able to watch the movie on DVD, and during an impromptu Skype recording session, they discuss it (with SPOILERS!).

Danger. Zombies. Run. - http://www.dangerzombiesrun.com/

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