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THE BURNING DEAD (formerly VOLCANO ZOMBIES), the new zombie/disaster feature co-starring Danny Trejo, arrives March 3rd on digital and VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment with the DVD hitting the street on April 7th. Written and produced by Jeff Miller and Jason Ancona (co-writers and producers of AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN), the director is Rene Perez (THE DEAD AND THE DAMNED 1 & 2).
THE BURNING DEAD is about a sheriff who must rescue an estranged family from a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies that have shot out of the mountain, brought to life by a curse.
Other cast includes Tom Downey (AXE GIANT, SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE), Moniqua Plante (“Nashville”), Robert F. Lyons (DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, 10 TO MIDNIGHT), Nicole Cummins (LOGAN), Kevin Norman (“Melissa & Joey”), Kyle T. Heffner (RUNAWAY TRAIN, “Bizarro George” from “Seinfeld”), Julia Lehman (CHEERLEADER MASSACRE 2), Tom Nagel (HILLSIDE CANNIBALS), Jenny Lin (PIRANHACONDA), Robert Amstler (ALIEN SHOWDOWN), and Morgan Lester (JOHN CARTER).
Trejo plays a Native American warrior who knows perhaps too much about the cursed mountain range.
THE BURNING DEAD filmed in several locations over three states, including around active volcanoes in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California.
Miller’s and Ancona’s companies produced, along with casting director and co-producer Mark Sikes. Mel Lewis (THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD) composed the score.
Toy Zoo is now selling limited-edition, hand-painted Grey Skull Frankenstein Hikari Sofubi figures from Funko, which are available for a discounted price of $39.99 as long as supplies last. Since December 2014, Toy Zoo has been the exclusive retailer of these collectible vinyl figures. The figures feature hand-painted details, ensuring that each one is completely unique. Funko produced just 750 of the Grey Skull Frankenstein figures and does not plan to make additional production runs. These unique figures will no longer be available once Toy Zoo’s inventory sells out. To view the figures visit: http://www.toyzoo.com/grey-skull-frankenstein-hikari-sofubi-figure-toyzoo-com-exclusive.html.
The Grey Skull Frankenstein figures stand 7 inches tall and are sold with a numbered placard, making a classic yet timely gift for any horror or movie fans. Since Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus was published in 1818, the book has inspired various productions and tributes, including eight Universal Studios movies produced between 1931 and 1948. The story will soon be brought to life again with the new movie Victor Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2015.
The Grey Skull Frankenstein figures and Funko’s other Hikari Sofubi figures draw inspiration from the classic style of Japanese toys known as Sofubi, or “soft vinyl.” Funko’s Hikari Sofubi figures are always crafted and painted by hand, so each figure offers its own unique appearance. Funko also produces some of Toy Zoo’s top-selling collectibles with its POP! line of figures, one of the most popular collectible lines in the world. This collection’s stylized vinyl figures offer a fresh, fun take on famous cartoon, movie, television, and video game characters. Funko currently holds licenses to more than 150 diverse brands, including Marvel, Disney, Sanrio, Game of Thrones, and NBA; vinyl figures featuring characters from many of these brands can be seen and purchased at Toy Zoo’s website.
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Introducing: Zombie Apocalypse Espresso Blend “Wake The Dead” Coffee
This is an espresso blend coffee made to wake the dead! Our first and only espresso blend offering to date. This espresso was inspired by our wanting to know if we could create a more intense espresso than Kenya Turkish. After months of trying we finally hit the mark with an espresso that has a very rich and dark flavor and a wonderful smooth, lingering finish. This espresso blend is slightly smoky with hints of dark unsweetened chocolate. The flavor is heavy, but there is no bitterness.
Many have said this is the best espresso blend roasted in America today.
This is a craft product. Small batch roasted of high quality Estate Grown Organic beans responsibly sourced by twenty five year craft roasting veteran Fred Cashmere. ZAEB is a great every day roast, or as a classic shot espresso, latte, Americano, or iced. The perfect roast for the Coffee Zombie that wakes up dead to the world until they get their coffee infusion!
Fred Cashmere has been passionate about his coffee since the 1980’s. He soon decided to make his passion his life. Fred roasts coffee using a cast-iron, gas-fired drum roaster in a studio in Chatham, NY. He has found that consistency and a balanced cup is best achieved in a blend. Fred’s custom blends set him apart from the average coffee or espresso experience. No one in America roasts and blends beans with such skill and passion. He starts with the best organic beans he can get straight from the farm and is committed to a small footprint in bringing the beans from the farm to your table.
When he developed this blend and got such a strong response Fred decided he wanted to give it a fun name. Byron Rempel, Zombie Artist is the artist Fred chose to illustrate the fun nature of this surprisingly serious espresso Blend.
For a limited time you can get a 5oz taster of Zombie Apocalypse Espresso Blend Coffee Beans for $9.99 shipping included in the lower 48 States. (Until 12/15/2014)
A bag this size allows you to try around 14 espresso shots, 2 eight cup pots or 6 intense extra large three scoop French Press mugs.
You can check out all available options at http://zombiecoffee.storenvy.com/
What makes us stand out is the fact that we specialise in this type of photography and create images to a stunning high standard, some of which have been compared to Hollywood movies in terms of quality and authenticity. We do not shoot “Halloween” party pictures but completely authentic, frightening horror images. Our zombies are realistic and gross, and our vampires are seductive, scary and erotic – as they should be. And if your soul is possessed by demons then expect to be puking green vomit all over yourself in front of our camera!
Anyone can have one of our photo shoots (by appointment) although we do have age restrictions on some of the genres we shoot. So far every single person who has been in our dark, sinister photo studio has had an incredible time, and every person has truly loved the whole weird and wonderful experience. We are very proud of our 100% “hit rate” of satisfaction and work very hard to ensure we maintain it.
About the photographer
Rick Jones was born in 1970, a relentlessly creative soul who developed a very early passion for horror movies. This lifelong passion for the dark side of entertainment has never diminished. His 25 year career in creative industries (illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, model crafting, photography) has finally caught up with his love of horror and Horrify Me is the weird bastard child of this fusion of passion and profession. Rick creates most of the horrific makeups for the shoots, conducts the photography, and edits them in digital post production, crafting works of terrifying brilliance every time. Rick has a peculiar talent for creating dark, horrific photos, utterly transforming ordinary people into outstanding figures of genuine horror.
About the staff
Of course, Rick isn’t alone in the enterprise. Kaytie Smith is the business manager and takes care of the business end of Horrify Me, ensuring that the good name of the studio is spread far and wide, new contacts are established, and the overall running of things remains smooth. She’s also been dragged kicking and screaming in front of the camera, stripped off and covered in buckets of blood. Just another day at the office.
About the process
When clients arrive for their photo shoot, we conduct a very thorough horror make-over. The vampires are fitted with fangs, and the zombies are given a full head-to-toe grunge and gore treatment. We’re not shy about using blood – lots of it. We get through such a lot of blood that we’re constantly making new batches. The clients are then directed through the photo shoot, performing a variety of poses and with different lighting effects. We keep adding blood and gore as required until the clients are usually so messy and gruesome that they can barely be recognised. When the shoot is over, we then edit the photos and post the prints to the clients. The most rewarding aspect of this work is the reactions we get to the images – people absolutely love their photos!
Our Dark Boudoir offers a truly alternative beauty shoot and has proven to be amazingly popular. These shoots are amongst our most shocking as they blend erotic beauty with blood and gore, and have at times provoked some controversial reactions on social media. We don’t just do this to be controversial, as this truly is a stunning and creative alternative type of artistic photo shoot, but some of the models and clients we shoot do kind of enjoy stirring up a bit of controversy from time to time. And who can blame them?
We also recently started conducting portfolio shoots for scare actors and performers, offering a rather unique professional service to this talented sector. Our understanding of the genre, and how to capture stunning images in performance-led studio shoots, makes us an essential component to any scare actor’s portfolio.
You can learn more at http://www.horrify.me.uk/