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'Dead Rising 2': Forget the zombies, let's try on some clothes!

Chainsawing through a parade of zombies is always going to be fun, but Dead Rising 2 is far more interested in fashion than gore. You can dress your man in almost anything: a tuxedo, a football uniform, a mini-skirt. There are dozens of weapons, but since killing zombies is easy, even the most brutal killing machine feels more like a fashion accessory. (What will go best with your tuxedo: a battle-axe, a shotgun, or a wooden baseball bat with nails poking out of one end?) Dead Rising 2 is probably the least scary zombie videogame ever made, but if you squint a little bit, it looks like a Paul Verhoeven-esque deep-cover satire of American consumerism. With chainsaws. READ FULL STORY

Fan-made credits for AMC's zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' go viral; we talk to the creator

Zombie lovers, comic book fans, and self-respecting geeks everywhere are eagerly anticipating the Halloween premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a TV series adaptation of the critically acclaimed comic book series of the same name by writer Robert Kirkman about survivors of a zombie plague. In fact, Daniel Kanemoto is so ready to be a fan of the drama (led by Oscar-nominated director Frank Darabont) that he took it upon himself to create a credit sequence for the series—and in turn has gained some fans himself. Since Kanemoto posted the credits on Sept. 24, he’s received Tweets of appreciation from the likes of Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and sci-fi author/BoingBoing blogger Cory Doctorow. (You see it here at Daniel’s website.) Even if you have no intention of watching The Walking Dead, you can surely appreciate the creativity of Kanemoto’s work, which was made using artwork from the comic by Charlie Aldard and Tony Moore. We thought it was pretty damn cool, too, so we tracked down Kanemoto this weekend and asked him about the response via email.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why did you do it?
DANIEL KANEMOTO
: I’m obviously a big admirer of everyone involved with The Walking Dead, from Frank Darabont to Robert Kirkman, and I’ve been following the development of the show since it was first announced. I also love everything about filmmaking, and I’ve always paid close attention to title sequences, because I’ve always wanted to direct one of my own. So The Walking Dead felt like a perfect fit for a spec project, considering the source material was already teeming with disturbingly brilliant imagery. But most importantly, I made this to get noticed. I’ve been working in film and television for over a decade (all my other shorts are online at www.exmortisfilms.com), either for various companies or for myself, and in that time I’ve watched in awe as the Internet exploded into the world’s most amazing, never-ending film festival. I’ve always wanted to take advantage of this resource to prove I can direct, and my ultimate goal has always been to get enough attention to help get my next project off the ground. Or get hired to help make somebody else’s project even more awesome.

How did you do it? READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': AMC unveils poster for new zombie show

the-walking-deadWhen I recently spoke with Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln, the Brit actor said one of the oddest things about working on the AMC zombie show was having to describe to the folks back in the U.K. how he was spending his days. “I was emailing home,” he told me, “and I said, ‘Well, today, I’m riding into an apocalyptic vision of Atlanta on a horse called Blade, wearing cowboy boots and a stetson, and I’ve got a bag of guns strapped to my back.’ That was my day at the office!”

And, as you can see to the left, that is also the image AMC has chosen to feature on the new poster for its undead saga, which debuts Oct. 31 with a 90-minute episode directed by Shawshank Redemption auteur — and longtime zombie nut — Frank Darabont.

Are you excited for the debut of The Walking Dead? What do you think of the poster? And of the Walking Dead trailer, which you can watch after the jump?

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'Resident Evil: Afterlife' star Milla Jovovich sure likes to point guns. But which way is best?

Milla Jovovich points a lot of firearms in this weekend’s zombie thriller four-quel Resident Evil: Afterlife. Let us count the ways:

But which way is best? Let’s vote! READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll (take two): Scariest film from the past 10 years?

The-Last-Exorcism-2Image Credit: Patti PerretThe really scary thing about yesterday’s “Scariest film from the past 10 years?” lunchtime poll was the righteous anger of commenters at the fact that we hadn’t included their favorite movie on the ballot. And it wasn’t just the absence of Paranormal Activity that ticked people off. A lot of you were disgusted by the absence of The Strangers amongst the five choices, while even more readers were aghast that we had left off The Descent. There were also write-in votes for The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Hostel, The Mist, The House of the Devil, and an array of foreign language frighteners including [REC], the unforgettably twisted Martyrs, and the Guillermo del Toro-produced The Orphanage, whose virtues I was extolling just yesterday.

As a diehard horror fan myself, I’m hugely heartened by commenters’ enthusiasm for their personal fright faves (and that no one has mentioned Twilight), even as I fret that readers are right now gathering, angry villagers-style, to light torches and storm EW Towers. To stop that happening, we’ve decided to run the poll again with a much-expanded list. Your “Choke on ‘em!” choices are below.

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Lunchtime Poll: Scariest film from the past 10 years?

New 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' clips: Milla Jovovich takes the plunge

It’s 9:30 a.m., and Milla Jovovich has already cloned herself, gunned down droves of bad guys, and detonated a pack of zombies while gracefully swinging a few hundred feet on an electrical cable — or at least she has in these two new clips (watch below!) from the upcoming 3-D bonanza, Resident Evil: Afterlife, out Sept. 10. What have you accomplished so far today? READ FULL STORY

'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night' trailer: Do not touch the face!

Having not read the Dylan Dog comic book series, I can’t comment on whether the film, starring Brandon Routh as the “ace detective of the undead,” looks like a solid adaptation. I can just say that as Routh’s Dylan Dog fights to keep order between the worlds of vampires, werewolves, humans, and zombies, I hope they all respect the beauty of that face and leave it the way they found it. Also, watching the trailer (below), the body shop scene gave me a Beetlejuice vibe, while the vampire baddie Taye Diggs plays led me to believe that he really wanted to be in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie (the graveyard has a similar feel, no?) and TV series but wasn’t clever enough. That said, they had me at the shirtless shot. READ FULL STORY

'Dating in the Dark' season premiere: A photo recap

If you stuck it out for two hours of ABC’s Bachelor Pad, chances are you hung around for at least 30 seconds of the season premiere of Dating in the Dark. You remember this show, right? New cast each episode; three guys and three girls feel around in the darkness and occasionally converse to see if they like each other’s “personalities”? No? That’s probably for the best. This show is a total crapfest that I’m thinking can best be recapped via pictures. Ironic, don’t you think? Because they’re in the dark.

Natasha wins this week’s prestigious Best Euphemism for “Unemployed” award. READ FULL STORY

Lunchtime Poll: What's so controversial about gay zombie porn?

gay-zombieAmericans are taught from an early age that Canadians are boringly nice Celine Dion fans and Australians are liberated hippie mer-people. Kids, the stereotypes are false! According to Reuters, the Australian Film Classification Board has banned the Canadian film L.A. Zombie from the Melbourne International Film Festival for the simple crime of featuring, quote, “alien zombies scouring Los Angeles for dead bodies and gay sex.” Prudes!

The film’s director, Bruce LaBruce, defends L.A. Zombie as “a movie that reaffirms life.” And how! According to the press kit available at the L.A. Zombie website, the film follows a blue-skinned alien zombie creature who wanders around Los Angeles, finding corpses from across the socioeconomic spectrum: “a white collar criminal, a gangbanger, a homeless junkie, a group of drug-addicted porn stars.” He resurrects all the dead men by – I’m sensing this is where the Aussies’ brains exploded – having sex with them. Of course, this might all just be the schizophrenic delusions of a buff homeless man. Also, L.A. Zombie will be released as both a softcore independent film and a hardcore porno.

What’s so weird about that? (See the NSFW trailer here.)

'The Walking Dead': Frank Darabont wants to make zombie TV for 20 years

Movie directors speaking passionately about their TV project gets me every time. See: Martin Scorsese waxing on about HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and now Frank Darabont discussing AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman. MTV News visited the Atlanta set last month, and Darabont said he was sticking closely to Kirkman’s tome, about a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse, but has given himself permission to find the “interesting detours.” “I’d like to do 20 years of zombie TV,” he said. “Every day I’m at the monitors and I’m going ‘This is really, really cool.'” Watching the video from the set visit below, we’d have to agree. Kirkman also describes his happiness with their collaboration, makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero details the tall, gaunt look he’s going for, and a woman in a purple blazer performs a classic zombie walk (at 1:54). See the video embedded below! READ FULL STORY

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