So You Want To Make A Genre TV Show Part 2: Inside The Writers' Room

I'm a former Syfy exec who left the network to make a new TV show call Z Nation that airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy and Space Channel. I'm a co-creator/writer/co-executive producer on the series and thought it'd be interesting to share with fans how the series got made from conception to air. » 9/16/14 12:02pm Yesterday 12:02pm

The Walking Dead Creator Knows How It's Gonna End, Just Not When

Anyone worried that the hit zombie comic or the TV series might endlessly continue until the real world itself was finally overcome by the living dead, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. Creator/writer Robert Kirkman does have an ending in mind for the series, he just doesn't know when he's going to get around to… » 9/09/14 5:00pm 9/09/14 5:00pm

How To Make A Science Fiction TV Show Part 1: Getting The Greenlight

I'm a former Syfy exec who left the network to co-create and write a new TV show called Z Nation, which debuts on Syfy and Space Channel this Friday, Sept. 12, at 10/9c. So how does a genre TV show get on the air? Here's what I've learned from this process, starting with how you get your show greenlit. » 9/09/14 10:40am 9/09/14 10:40am

​Revelation Trail Is An Indie Zombie Movie With Both Heart And Talent

Revelation Trail isn't the first zombie western, and it won't be the last. But this small, independent horror film is somewhat special to me because it was co-written and directed by a friend of mine. So when I say I think you should check it out, I admit I'm biased — but I also don't think I'm wrong. » 9/04/14 2:20pm 9/04/14 2:20pm

Could An Evil Mega-Corporation Ever Exist In Real Life?

Dystopian stories are full of evil corporations that rule the world. But writers seldom explain how they rose to power in the first place. Could an amoral mega-corp really exist? We talked to a couple experts to find out. The good news: It probably couldn't happen. Bad news: We may already be getting something worse. » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

First Clip From Joe Dante's Burying The Ex Unearths The Zombie Comedy

Horror comedy is perhaps one of the greatest genres ever created, and one of the most difficult to execute exactly. So the idea of a zombie comedy about an undead ex-girlfriend returning to claim her boyfriend does pique our interest, but can it deliver? Let's check out the first clip from Burying The Ex. » 9/03/14 1:55pm 9/03/14 1:55pm

Behold The Real Photo Nick Frost Took While Shooting Shaun Of The Dead

Remember the garden scene from the greatest zombie film ever made, Shaun of the Dead? The one where Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) discover a zombie in their backyard and mistake her for a drunk girl, and take a pic? Well, it turns out Frost really did snap a real picture, and this is it. » 8/15/14 12:51pm 8/15/14 12:51pm

Life After Beth Fails To Inject New Life Into The "Zombie Comedy" Genre

At this point, "zombie comedy" has become a movie genre in its own right, thanks to films like Shaun of the Dead and Fido. And the latest addition is Life After Beth, about a young man whose dead girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) comes back. Alas, Beth is not quite funny enough, or clever enough, to stand out from the zombie… » 8/14/14 1:40pm 8/14/14 1:40pm