Having already made vampires hip, Jim Jarmusch is taking on zombies with Bill Murray

Jim Jarmusch’s 2014 vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive was a low-stakes romance, a salute to the timeless value of art rather than a horror story about blood-sucking killers, and now Variety is reporting that Jarmusch’s next project will be tackling a different classic movie monster. The project is called The Dead…

The Night Eats The World is a zombie movie with more on its mind than brains

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If the zombie apocalypse actually happened, what would you do? Presumably, your first priority would be to get somewhere where you’re not in immediate danger of being eaten. And most zombie stories revolve around just that: a survivor’s (or survivors’) quest to find safety. But Dominique Rocher’s feature debut The…

George Romero says Brad Pitt and The Walking Dead killed zombies

The zombie genre is dead. So says George Romero, whose indie horror film Night Of The Living Dead injected life into the zombie genre back in 1968. They weren’t called ”zombies” in that film, but they were beings who returned from the dead craving human flesh, and zombies pretty much have that lifestyle on lock. The…

Spend Halloween with monsters only a mother could love

Ah, Halloween, the push-me/pull-you of children’s holidays. Pro: Candy. Con: Scary monsters. Pro: Playing dress up. Con: Nightmares for the rest of the year. So what’s the best way to ease your child into the Halloween fun without giving them fear complexes that they’ll spend years of therapy getting over? Once again, …

Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves rule the wasteland at Fantastic Fest

It doesn’t rain much in Austin—I considered bringing an umbrella, but left it behind, chiding myself for overpacking—but it’s been raining for days, bringing the chaos level at the already-crowded Alamo Drafthouse to overwhelming levels as the crowds of people who usually mill around outside the theater converged with…

Fox is developing a Donner Party movie, but with zombies or something

Tonight, when you crack open your laptop with a sign and try to crank out a page or two of that novel or screenplay you’ve been working on since forever, try not to think about the fact that some people are getting movie development deals for novels they haven’t even written yet. Take for example Alma Katsu, author of…

Enter to win this exclusive prize package celebrating the return of The Walking Dead

This Valentine’s Day, hearts won’t be the only thing aflutter—brains, intestines, and other internal organs are sure to fly as The Walking Dead makes its much-anticipated midseason premiere. When we last checked in on our merry band of survivors, things were not looking so hot in Alexandria and, as far as we can tell,…

Someone finds some balloons on The Walking Dead

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“Head’s Up” opens and closes with a bang, the former metaphorical, the latter implied. In between those two dramatic explosions, there’s a lot of talking, a few rising threats, and a lot of information that struggles to add up to anything more than, “Things are certainly happening in Alexandria, aren’t they?” Some…

All the most creative zombie kills from The Walking Dead

Remember when the film Zombieland had fun with the concept of “Zombie Kill Of The Week,” where Woody Harrelson’s surprise gun shot kill was upstaged by an old lady at church? With The Walking Dead ready to debut its sixth season next week and its spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead, also firmly in place, “Zombie Kill Of…