Hello My Fellow Zombie Lover
You were asking for it, and here it is! We have a full 20 Minute Video of the 100 Days of Death makeup artist, Christina Rodriguez, giving you her inside secrets to creating the best Zombie face imaginable for Halloween.
The spookiest holiday of the year is in two days and if you want to go as a creature of the undead, you’ve come to the right place. Christina uses my all time favorite model, MPMG producer and the object of my personal (and I’ve been told creepy) infatuation, Kim Poirier, to demonstrate some tips to getting the ultimate Zombie face.
Steal some tricks from a professional makeup artist and be the Halloween party favorite! Move over slutty cop and guy dressed as bacon, the Zombie of the Year is in town! 10 extra points for you if you take a date home in your makup!! (I’m willing to bet the slutty cop might be up for it!)
Yours in Life and Death
STOP THE PRESSES!!!
The 100 Days of Death Makeup Artist – Christina Rodriguez – attempts to make the love of my life, Kim Poirier, a hideous Zombie!
Let me explain. If you’ve seen the super creepy and incredibly wonderful “100 Days of Death” Book Trailer, you’ve see the fabulous work of Christina Rodriguez. She is the brilliant makeup artist behind the gory, Zombified faces in the trailer. And she is going to give all of you die-hard Zombie fans a tutorial. (If you haven’t seen the trailer, or would like to cast your eyes on Christina’s crazy Zombie makeup once again, click here: http://ow.ly/eP1rB )
Of course, my favorite part of her video is that her model is the love of my life and the future Mrs. Dr. Z, Kim Poirier. (I don’t care if there is a restraining order. You can’t stop true love!) Kim is a producer as well as a host for Moving Pictures Media Group, and sat in as the model for Christina’s makeup tutorial. And let me tell you, Christina turned one of the most heart-stopping, beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in to a disgusting, maggot filled creature of the undead. It’s incredible. True Talent. (BTW – I’d still marry Kim even if she looked like this. Is that sick and weird?)
Halloween is just around the corner, so take a look at the makeup teaser video below. Then go grab some fake blood, a few grease paint pallets, and get ready for the full tutorial. Because you are going to knock everyone’s socks off at any Halloween Party you attend!
We’ll see you back here on Monday for the full video!
Yours in Life and Death,
Who doesn’t love a good ‘ole convention? I can say as a nerd/geek/zombie extraordinaire I find conventions to be a “happy place” and can’t seem to get enough of them. And living in Los Angeles, I’m lucky that the best conventions out there take place right in my backyard – including one of the finest created by the comic icon himself, Stan Lee. Every year, I get to go to the Comikaze Expo.
Comikaze is Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, owned by comic legend Stan Lee and horror icon, Elvira, Mistress of the dark. It’s jam-packed full of nerdy folks who are experts in cosplay, comics, movies, classic toys…and this year, zombies.That’s right – zombies. My geeky (and usually unattached) heart was all a flutter with excitement. Comikaze officially outdid itself this year with the Zombie Apocalypse feature. They created a 75,000 square foot -that’s right I said 75 THOUSAND square foot – apocalyptic obstacle course. Zombie lovers could pay to play. Fans had a choice to either be a zombie or a survivor. If you bought a “zombie ticket” you were put in full zombie make-up and it was your job to lurk in all the nooks and crannies of the obstacle course, waiting to jump out and scare survivors who are trying to get out alive. As as survivor, you started at one end and tried to get to the other without wetting yourself. That was basically your only job. Let’s just say I was a survivor. Let’s just say, I might not have accomplished my one and only goal. Let’s just say…that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Anyhoo, embarrassing Dr. Z moments aside, it was a kick-ass convention. One that shouldn’t be missed. The dates for next year’s convention have not been announced yet, but keep your ears open. It’s one of the best times a comic lover can have. In the meantime, you can check out the Comikaze website and get the full details about the Zombie Apocalypse feature. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the Zombie Apocalypse will be back next year!
But wait, my fellow lovers of the undead. I’m Dr. Z and I like to take care of my own. I have a video for you! If you remember, the very talented and beautiful Kim Poirier is not only a producer for Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG) but has started hosting for them as well. (She’s also the love of my life and the future Mrs. Dr. Z – provided she doesn’t go through with her threat of a restraining order.) She attended Comikaze and shot a great little video to give you a peek into the legendary Stan Lee’s comic convention. Take a look at the video below to get an inside scoop on all the fun. Enjoy!!
Yours in Life and Death,
If you read my last blog post, you are now an official “insider” with a little knowledge of all the kick-ass plans in the works for the “100 Days of Death” franchise. Perhaps one of the most exciting is the creation of the “100 Days of Death” Graphic Novel. “Why is that so special?”, you might ask. Because we have…wait for it…Tommy F*#king Castillo.
Oh yeah. I introduced him while dropping the F-bomb at the same time. Because he is amazing. From the macabre mind of famed comic artist Tommy Castillo, will come a stirring inception of the “100 days of Death” story, and it’s only going to make the franchise cooler than it already is! Tommy is an 18 year veteran artist who is famed for his twisted humor, brilliant attention to detail and his love for the darker side of art. He has been sought out by the field’s largest companies: DC Comics, Paramount Pictures, Warhammer, Wizards of the Coast and Rolling Stone Magazine – just to name a few. Tommy has put paint and pencil to such titles as Batman Detective; Legends of the Dark Knight, Toetags with horror legend George Romero; Evil Ernie; Tales from the Crypt; Alice in Wonderland; King Kong; Dragons, Myths and Mayhem, and various storyboards and designs for films. If you haven’t seen any of Tommy’s incredible work, check out his website. And because I’m so fond of my fellow zombie lovers, I’ve included a gallery of Tommy’s work below! No, no, no – you’re worth it!
Speaking of how awesome Tommy Castillo is, I have an announcement to make. So…this hasn’t gone public yet, but you’re an MPMG insider and we’re giving our “100 days of Death” fans the “scoop” before the rest of the world. Moving Pictures Media Group is constructing a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of Tommy’s graphic novel. Kickstarter is an excellent resource to not only monetize projects, but to allow fans to get involved with the development of comics/music/movies/etc that they are passionate about by offering exciting “swag” for fans who donate. And MPMG is doing that in a big way. One of our “swag prizes” is to be forever immortalized as a character in Tommy’s version of the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel. The legend himself will use you as a character and draw your likeness in his inception of our zombie apocalypse tale.
I know! Holy Crap!! If that’s not the coolest swag available, then I will eat my shirt. (Seriously – I’ll eat it. And they’ll do a TLC show about me as one of those creepy people who eat inedible items and everything. I think it’s called Pica. According to TLC it’s classified as a mental disorder. Yeah…I really need to get a girlfriend.) Anywho, back to the point – if you find something cooler than Tommy Castillo drawing you as a character in the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel, I’ll eat my shirt.
The Kickstarter campaign has not gone live yet, but we wanted to put a bug in the ear of our closest fans. There is going to be a myriad of cool “swag” for people who donate, but there will be a limited number of “Tommy drawing you in a graphic novel” packages. Don’t worry, you’ll be the first to know when the campaign goes live and those awesome “swag” prizes are available. In the meantime, enjoy Tommy’s incredible artwork below!
Yours in Life and Death
Howdy my fellow lovers of the undead,
Dr. Z here. It’s officially Fall – though here in Los Angeles we’re not exactly feeling the cool, crisp weather yet. However, it’s my favorite month of the year – October. The Halloween decorations are up, the Halloween Haunts are in full swing and the best scarey movie marathons are playing on TV. It’s the perfect month for me to dive into the “100 Days of Death” francise and give you guys the inside scoop.
“So what is 100 Days of Death” many of you must be wondering, awaiting nervously until you find the answer! (I can see you now, anxiously chewing on your fingernails while your heartbeat pulses out of control…) The wait is over. I’m here with the details! Everyone loves a good zombie tale! A thrilling story of survival and a study about what man is capable of in society’s darkest hours. It’s a universal plot, one that can touch all audiences on the deepest level – plus…zombies are freaking cool!! Now imagine an exciting zombie story expanded into a multi-faceted franchise. Are you excited yet? This is “100 Days of Death”!
The story is being franchised and branded by successful independent production company Moving Pictures Media Group (MPMG) based out of Hollywood California. MPMG is run by a group of brilliant filmmakers. These crazy cats were not only nutty enough to hire me as their official Zomboligist, but they’ve been working in Hollywood, making successful films for a long ass time! On top of “100 Days of Death” they’ve got a bunch of other cool projects in the works. Check out their website!
It’s all starting with a novel, written by novelist and movie producer Ray Ellingsen. “100 Days of Death” is the first book of a trilogy that brings audiences on a journey of a loner who finds himself the leader of a misfit surrogate family when society devolves after an apocalyptic virus that virtually destroys humanity. The novel will be available in January 2013, and will kick off the next big franchise for the zombie genre.
The novel is only the beginning. “100 Days of Death” has already gained an excited fan base which has allowed the highly anticipated franchise to move into multiple facets of branding. MPMG is in pre-production for the “100 Days of Death” feature film that is slated to start shooting early 2013. Of course, the book is the first of a trilogy so the remaining novels, “Another 100 Days of Death” and “1000 Days of Death” will be released shortly after. And there are plans for plenty more, including a video game, phone apps and perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the franchise, the “100 Days of Death” graphic novel, created by famed artist, Tommy Castillo.
MPMG recently released the “100 Days of Death” Book Trailer. It gives you and inside look at the first novel and is a pretty nice preview for the feature film that is coming our way. You can check it out below. It also stars the gorgeous Kim Poirier, from Dawn of the Dead. BTW – she’s working with MPMG. BTW- I’m kind of in love with her. BTW – I have an interview with her soon and I don’t think I’ve been this excited since Christmas 1985 and I was 74% sure that the new line of Transformer toys were sitting under my Christmas Tree. So…yeah…I’m pretty excited.
And that’s the inside scoop. Stay tuned for more blog posts where I go give you a detailed look at many of the “100 Days of Death” ventures, like an interview with Kim Poirier, a look at the art of Tommy Castillo, a behind the scenes look at the shooting of the book trailer and much, much more.
And in case you’re wondering -I, Dr. Z., the official Zombologist for “100 Days a Death” do hereby approve of the many exciting things that are coming to fruition and can guarantee that it will be one of the most exciting franchises the genre has seen in quite a while. Trust me – I’m a doctor!!
Yours in Life and Death,
Hello to my fellow zombie fanatics,
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Z – the official Zombologist Extraordinaire for the “100 Days of Death” franchise.
I’m a lover / studier / admirer of all things zombie. How, you might be wondering, did I obtain the elite DR status before my first name? No, unfortunately there is no university when one can go to earn a PHD, MD, DDS or any other kind of medical abbreviations in the world of zombie lore – though I think there should be and now I shall not rest until such a place of higher education exists. I am called Dr. Z because the freaky group of people that I call “my friends” gave me the name due to the random yet impressive amount of knowledge I obtain about zombie movies, folklore, books, comics and legends.I can’t explain it. Zombies are a part of who I am. The stories fascinate me. Movies and books about the undead speak to me in ways that make my heart beat and my brain work in overdrive. I love that lore about zombies can be interpreted in a thousand different ways, and therefore, the films and books about my favorite subject matter are an ever evolving species. I stand by my Zombologist title proudly and my fascination will never go away. I’ve even lost a girlfriend (or three) because of my zombie obsession. If that’s not proof I’ve earned my DR title, nothing is. (And yes it’s over Mom. You have grandchildren from my brothers. Let me be!)
Then, something very exciting happened in my geeky journey down the path of my “Zombologist career”. I was approached by Moving Media Picture Group, an independent production company that is creating the new zombie franchise “100 Days of Death.” They asked me to work with them to ensure their zombie and the stories they create will send thrills down the spines of zombie friends. So here I am. A Zombologist Extraordinaire, ready to serve my fellow zombie fanatics. Look for exciting info about “100 Days of Death”, interviews with fellow lovers of horror and other zombie ventures.
Stay tuned for my next post where I’ll be giving you the inside scoop about “100 Days of Death!”
Yours in life and death