zombies

I will make three predictions about this game. 1: Lloyd Kaufman makes a cameo. 2: A poop geyser will somehow be involved. 3: I will play it.

As a craggy asteroid rockets through space two bored police officers sit in their cruiser. One takes a nap. The other clocks the airspeed of a whippoorwill. Suddenly the asteroid is shown on a collision course with Earth. Our cops? Still bored, though one more annoyed with the other. The asteroid screams through the atmosphere, erupting in flame and splitting before impacting in the dirt a mile or two behind them. The smoking asteroid cracks open as we hear a squirmy chattering. Sound familiar? Of course.

I'm going to level with you, there's no way in hell I would ever be able to sit through this movie. That said, I do enjoy adorably sincere press releases.

Directed and produced by Tony Nunes, Zombie Allegiance stars Brandon Louis Aponte (Nun of That), Andre Boudreau (Atomic Brain Invasion), Carlos Brum (Splatter Disco), Sarah Nicklin (Beyond the Dunwich Horror, Nun of That), and Michael Reed (Nun of That) in a riveting and “scarily accurate metaphor* for our politically volatile times...

Wait, you mean to tell me almost the entire cast of "Nun of That" has reunited for this? Aw snap, sign me up! (trailer after the jump)

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about contemporary Japanese splatter or J-splotation films; a term I am assuming is only used outside Japan. I’ve seen “Versus” on one of those late night video store runs back when video stores were actually a thriving business. Ya, whippersnappers. Takashi Miike’s “Audition” is one of my favorite horror films period. I would have to hand in my film geek card if I hadn’t encountered “Battle Royale” at some point or another.

Like many of you, I enjoyed the hell out of AMC's new series "The Walking Dead" last season. I was extremely surprised they managed a gritty, gory tale of the zombie apocalypse that was paired with great acting and characters with personality. Most can agree that this is also a series that isn't just for die hard zombie or horror fans - the true drama is about human survival during the end of the known world, and the stories of the survivors can appeal to almost anyone.

Bantam has announced it will publish the official novelisation of Dead Island, a zombie action game from Techland and Deep Silver. Currently slated for a UK only release on September 8, 2011, in paperback form with a price tag of £6.99 (About $9.50). I'm sure we'll be hearing news of an international release soon.

Hi Everybody!! Your Connoisseur of Crap is back from a short hiatus - the guys locked me in the garage until I promised to only report on quality news items. Luckily for you, they failed to define "Quality"!

But this one may please even them! Sure, it's an indie film with cheese, gore and ZOMBIE MIDGETS, but it stars Penn Gillette (from Penn & Teller) and Adam Savage (from "Mythbusters"), and is directed by Frank Ippolito and Ezekiel Zabrowski. I would say that's got all the makings of awesome, don't you?

Yes. "Dead Alive" is now streaming.

For most of you, that's enough to have you go rushing to your TVs to boot your Netflix streaming device of choice up. If you're somehow unfamilar with the film "Dead Alive", you may know it under the name "Braindead".

The point of gaming is to eventually win, right? What if you couldn't win? What if, no matter what you did, what path you took, every time you fired that game up, you knew you were going to die? All roads lead to failure? Well isn't THAT the story of my god damn life?!

This is one of the twists from Indie Stone Studios in their development of Project Zomboid, an independent game set during a zombie Apocalypse. Really - there's a million zombie games out there; what could possibly make this game stand out?