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Deal: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ – 30 Postcards For $1.74!
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies postcards

We’ve written a lot about Quirk’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books in the past few years and it happens to be one of my favorite mash-ups ever — AND, let’s face it, that first book pretty much launched the zombie mash-up genre.

I recently noticed that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: 30 Postcards, which is a postcard book with illustrations based on the book, is on sale right now for only $1.74 – that’s 83% off the list price of $9.95!

Now, even if you’re not a huge fan of zombies or Jane Austen, you have to admit, $1.74 for 30 postcards is an awesome price. I looked around and this set is sold out in most places, and the vendors that do have it are selling it for the full price, so I’d say grab this now at Amazon while it’s still available and while the price is so low! I just snagged two of these myself.

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UPDATED: ‘Zombieland’ Star Emma Stone Replaces Natalie Portman In ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
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It seems like ages ago we found out that actress Natalie Portman and director David O. Russell had decided to walk away from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie adaptation of author Seth Grahame-Smith‘s twist on the classic Jane Austen novel…which of course adds the walking dead to the formal 19th century setting.

According to sources Lionsgate has now chosen their leading lady to replace Portman, formally offering the role to Emma Stone. Stone is of course best known from Zombieland and Easy A, and has also appeared in Superbad, The Rocker, The House Bunny, and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

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‘Fright Night’ Director Craig Gillespie Steps In For ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
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The movie adaptation of author Seth Grahame-Smith‘s strange combination of zombies and Jane Austen‘s classic, Pride and Prejudice, has faced a few complications on its road to the silver screen…specifically when it came to finding a director for the job, which has failed twice now.

Perhaps a third time will be the charm; it’s being reported that Craig Gillespie has now been hired to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Gillespie has previously directed Lars and the Real Girl, Mr. Woodcock, and episodes of The United States of Tara. His next movie will be the upcoming remake of the 1985 horror favorite, Fright Night, which stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, and Toni Collette.

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Doom Deliveries: Quirk Books 2010 Mix Tape
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Quirk 2010 Mix Tape

At the end of 2010, a nifty little item arrived from Quirk Books, the publisher of such titles as Dracula’s Heir, Night of the Living Trekkies, The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, and of course, their most popular offering, the zombie/classic lit mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: a Mix Tape!

The image above was on the cover of the cassette case (click image to see the full view, including the actual tape), and inside was what looked like a cassette tape, but upon further inspection, I saw that it was actually a USB flash drive. A message inside explained that because the good folks at Quirk Books love me soooooo much, they put together a mix of songs as a thank you.

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Mike White Confirmed As New Director Of ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
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Lionsgate has selected Mike White to direct their adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an adaptation in itself of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice.

Not too long ago it was reported that original director, David O. Russell, had decided to step away from the project, which was followed by the exit of star Natalie Portman — both due to scheduling conflicts. And while Portman will remain on-board as a producer, Russell jumped over to a video game adaptation of the hit title, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune for Sony Pictures.

After that, two top contenders to replace Russell in the director’s chair emerged: Neil Marshall and Mike White. Marshall has a lot of experience having directed titles like The Descent, Doomsday, and Centurion, and was clearly the favorite for the job. White was something of an underdog, on the other hand, having only directed one feature, Year of the Dog, and typically being associated with comedy. But alas, White showed something to Lionsgate that they liked, and the underdog has prevailed as the victor.

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Flix Of Doom: Episode 15: New York Comic Con
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Check out Episode 15 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, with hosts Empress Eve and Justin Vactor.

In this episode, Empress Eve Of Doom gives us the low down on this year’s New York Comic Con, while Justin gives us the scoop on the Beauty And The Beast Blu-ray Edition. We also cover the latest movie news and box office results.

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Natalie Portman Decides NOT To Star In ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’
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We here at Geeks of Doom are big fans of the wave of hybrid novels, taking classic stories or historical figures and adding horrific elements such as zombies, monsters, aliens, and vampires, to name a few.

This crazy idea started with author Seth Grahame-Smith‘s alteration of the classic Jane Austen work, Pride and Prejudice, which was called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Many different types have followed like Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and a lot of them even have movie projects in the works.

Being the lead horse it is, a movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looked to be well on the way, and last December we found out that actress Natalie Portman would be producing the movie through her Handsomecharlie Films banner, and that she would also be starring in the role of Elizabeth Bennett…though sadly not all good things last.

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Book Review: Jane Slayre
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Jane SlayreJane Slayre
Trade Paperback
By Sherri Browning Erwin
Original Story by Charlotte Bronte
Gallery Books
Release Date: April 13, 2010

Jane Slayre takes the approach of books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and takes a classic piece of literature and adds a supernatural twist to it. The original story Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte follows the interesting life of Jane Eyre as she grows up and falls in love. Sherri Browning Erwin puts a twist on this story by asking what if Jane had to do this while protecting the world from vampires, voodoo priests, zombies, and werewolves? Well, I say yes please!

The orphan Jane Slayre starts off her life by being raised by her Aunt Reed and living with her three cousins, John, Georgina, and Eliza, all of whom had been turned into vampires. Jane was terrorized by John, which lead to her being able to leave the house to be sent away to school. At this school called Lowood, Jane realizes that the world is filled with these supernatural beings and that her family isn’t the only afflicted ones. As with the classic tale, t first she spends time at the school as a student and then later as a teacher, but eventually she realizes it’s time for her to move on, so she takes a position as Governess at a place called Thornfield. Through her experiences, she founds out what love is and that she feels it for one man. She also discovers that she actually does have a real family that isn’t evil and might even have the same Slayre instincts that she does.

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Fighting Off Zombies The Regency Way
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Dawn of the Dreadfuls

By Steve Hockensmith

Keeping the undead at bay has never been easier. Thanks to such visionaries as George Romero and the National Rifle Association, we all stand ready for any onslaught of flesh-craving ghouls. My basement bunker is packed wall to wall with automatic weapons, ammo, and grenades, and I’m sure yours is, too.

Bring it on, coffin jockeys! America’s got your brains right here!

Once upon a time, however, fighting off zombies wasn’t so simple. Today, with our common household Glocks, Uzis, and AK-47s, it’s easy to forget the challenges our ancestors faced when fending off their slavering, shambling, brains-craving neighbors. Not only were such miracles of modern science as the tommy gun and the Claymore mine still but wistful dreams, the manners and morays of the day often made zombie-killing even more difficult than it had to be.

I recently found myself with reason to dig into the undead-dispatching ways of our forefathers when I was asked to write Dawn of the Dreadfuls, a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As my book would be a lightly fictionalized account of the trials and tribulations of the Bennet family, a real-life clan of English zombie slayers active during the Regency era, I had to acquaint myself with the zombie-killing methodology of the early 19th century. What I found were two very different approaches. On the one hand was the pragmatic if hard-to-master discipline known as “the Deadly Arts” — the Eastern-influenced fighting skills the young ladies of the Bennet family would be forced to learn in the course of my book. On the other hand was the traditional, proper, English approach to dealing with the undead. A few simple comparisons will demonstrate why SPOILER ALERT!!! the Bennets are still alive at the end of Dawn of the Dreadfuls and so many of their acquaintances are not.

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Book Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls’
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Dawn of the DreadfulsPride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
Paperbook
By Steve Hockensmith
Quirk Books
Release date: March 23 2010

Is classic literature your thing? Do you think everything could use a little zombie in it? Well you are in luck, because Quirk Classic have followed up on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, their extremely wild take on Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.

Quirk has definitely made itself known for these interesting takes on classic tales, especially Jane Austen books, which they’ve infused with zombies. Let me just start off by saying that this concept could have easily been used to pull in zombie fans with no depth or quality in writing, but author Steve Hockensmith definitely does not take this approach and brings a fresh spin to zombifying a classic tale.

Dawn of the Dreadfuls is a prequel to the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies telling the start of the Bennet’s story. Oscar Bennet, the father of the family, had dealt with the dreadfuls — the zombies — in the past when he was in the order and now the dreadfuls are back and he has to prepare his family for their attacks.

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