You might think “The Walking Dead” star is a natural badass with a crossbow, but you’d be wrong. Dead wrong.
On a recent episode of Conan, late-night host Conan O’Brien showed the audience hilarious early training footage of THE WALKING DEAD star Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) struggling with a crossbow. Why shoot a zombie in the head with an arrow, when you can just throw the entire crossbow at it instead?
Sadly many zombie films in this day and age rely on computer generated images and in turn the film suffers, or at least in my opinion it does. What ever happened to good old fashioned latex?
Well my friends, Kevin King’s latest flick, ZOMBIE HUNTER, has answered our calls as this one is full on practical effects and I am loving every single piece of this, and oh, it also stars Danny Trejo! Pretty awesome.
Below we have the first official poster and some awesome zombie photos from the film courtesy of their official Facebook page.
Synopsis: “Zombie Hunter follows the vengeful HUNTER in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival.”
ZOMBIE HUNTER is written and directed by Kevin King, and stars Martin Copping, Danny Trejo, Clare Niederpruem, Jade Gordon, and Jason Wixom. The film is being produced by Kevin King, Chris Le, Rocky Mudaliar, Jason Faller, Kynan Griffin, Brian King, Spencer Bowen
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Just weeks after the federal government and CDC safely assured us all that there was no such thing as zombies, emergency officials in Maine are taking part in a training exercise to prepare for the, you’re reading this correctly, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!
Around 100 emergency responders from eight different counties participated in the event in the quiet city of Bangor.
The premise: an unknown virus originating from Jamaica has reached Maine, turning the infected into zombies. Once infected, the virus quickly spreads to the brain, and turns the host into a full-fledged zombie, who has only one thing on its mind: biting other people.
The officials were armed with two would-be vaccines – one to prevent the infection from reaching the brain, and one to bring the zombies back to life.
“We have identified in several states, particularly Texas, New York, Illinois outbreaks of these civil disturbances and biting,” one official said. “And in conjunction with that there are also widespread power outages.”
The event may have been a staged act, with locals playing zombies, but it gave emergency responders an opportunity to prepare for a real life epidemic.
“This gives us the opportunity to do something a little bit different, but it still has the same principles that would apply in a real situation,” Kathy Knight, director of the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center told the Bangor Daily News. Emergency workers “need to figure out what they need, how they’re going to respond and how they are going to share their resources to respond to the disaster. They need to know who to go to outside their community to find the resources they don’t have, so it’s a different twist.”
Be Prepared, that’s what they always taught me in scouts, and Maine is preparing for an all out zombie holocaust. Bitchin’!
That’s right boils ‘n ghouls, THE Centers For Disease Control has put up some advice on what to do in case of the (eventual) zombie apocalypse. Follow the link below to get suggestions for kits and other emergency preparedness for use against the zombie horde. I know we’ve all gone through the scenario with our friends since we saw our first zombie flick, and truthfully, we all know the drill. The CDC suggests, however, that if you’re ready for the zombie apocalypse, you’re ready for anything, which seems to be their point. They don’t seem to actually be taking the idea of a zombie outbreak seriously, but use it more as a tool to teach about emergency preparedness overall. Still, a government organization of any type talking about zombies is pretty damn cool if you ask me.
See, here’s the thing, I’m torn on this one. On one side, I’m REALLY FUCKING STOKED ABOUT ZOMBIELAND, coming to us October 9th, 2009. I mean, it’s Zombies and Woody Harrelson (who I dig in just about everything he’s done). But then there’s that aspect of a rather high budget which always, for me anyway, seems to spell disaster for any zombie flick. LAND OF THE DEAD anyone? Ah, fuck it, you say ZOMBIES and I’m there with my Shotgun, Machete, and sixer of beer! Here’s some information about the flick from the good boils ‘n ghouls over at Shock Till You Drop:
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin play band of survivors who team to fight the living dead in the post-apocalyptic Southwest after a zombie plague ravages America.
The official synopsis: Columbus (Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Harrelson) doesn’t have fears. If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.