Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zombies. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"Fear the Walking Dead" Season 2 Is Now On AMC Asia


Following the phenomenal success of "The Walking Dead" (TWD), a prequel/ spinoff called "Fear The Walking Dead" (FTWD) was aired last year on the AMC cable channel.

The show is also the brainchild of TWD's Robert Kirkman and co-creator Dave Erickson. There seems to be lot of faith placed on FTWD's showrunners, as a second season was renewed ahead of the airdate for its Season 1 premiere.

Set in sunny and highly populated city of Los Angeles, FTWD followed the series of events that unfolded right after the initial onset of a virulent strain of infection. A group of survivors which consisted mainly of an extended family, stumble and bicker as they attempted to avoid being zombie lunch. Although to be clear, in the series' timeline, the hungry biters were called "The Infected".

Red Dot Diva found the first season of FTWD a very very VERY slow burn, even though there were only 6 episodes aired.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

At "The Walking Dead" Exclusive Event: Escaping from Terminus (Singapore-Style)


Remember "The Walking Dead" Terminus Escape exclusive event for a group of fans that was held a few weekend ago ?

Over 400 participants made their valiant attempts to gather supplies and escape from hungry zombies on 11 and 12 October at the Old Bukit Timah railway station.

Red Dot Diva could not be there in person because she was away on holiday overseas, so here's a very amusing report of what happened to the one of the teams who had won passes from Red Dot Diva's online blog contest! Thanks to David Goei for writing this report and sharing the awesome photos. Also, thanks to his pals for participating in the real-life zombie escape experience!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"The Walking Dead Terminus Escape" - Grab Some Friends, and Win Passes for the Event!



Earlier, Red Dot Diva has given "The Walking Dead" fans heads up on an escape race taking place on 11 and 12 October. (Click here to check out the details in a previous blog post.)

The special event, organised by FOX in partnership with SingTel and in consultation with game experts Xcape Singapore, is to celebrate the Season 5 premiere of "The Walking Dead" on Monday, 13 October at 9pm on FOX (SingTel mio TV Ch. 330)!

If you are one of the fans who haven't managed to score passes for this rare opportunity, Red Dot Diva is running a blog contest and offering 2 sets of passes for selected winners! Each set consists of 6 passes. That means you should start gathering your fellow zombie apocalypse survivors - consisting of a band of 6 people - to negotiate the obstacle course together!

Here are the details of the event:

Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: Between 11 AM to 6 PM (you can select your slots if you win. Sessions start every hour.) Venue: VERY HUSH-HUSH. It's a Secret and the winners will be notified the day before.
Participants will play in a group of 6. You will have to hit a registration link to register for your slots. The link will be given when the winners are announced.


How to Win Passes:
1. Go Like the Red Dot Diva Facebook page
2. Share the post link related to this article
3. 1 entry eligible for each person. For Singapore residents only.
4. Contest ends on 8 October 2014 (Wednesday), 9 PM Singapore time
5. Winners will be chosen randomly from eligible participants, and announced via Facebook. If the winner does not respond by 9 October 2014 (Thursday), 12 PM noon, another winner will be chosen.

ARE YOU READY?!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SDCC 2014: Diva's Fun and Laidback Preview Day!

A bright, sunny Preview Day is definitely a Diva-tastic way to start off the largest pop-culture event in the US!

And to have enough proteins and energy to get goin', one must have a good hearty breakfast - complete with caffeine input. A good place for that is the Broken Yolk, at the corner of J Street and 6th Avenue.

Red Dot Diva and her roomies walked to the breakfast cafe from their Hilton Bayfront Hotel early in the morn and was surprised to discover that the place was pretty empty.

Standing just outside the cafe, one of Diva's favourite geek dude, Artimus was already waiting for them. The group did not need to wait long at all for their table. 

Diva and Artimus

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Walking Dead Live Fan Event in Singapore - Part 3 of Squees

After all that feverish excitement from seeing her fave zombie killers in action (for which Red Dot Diva places blame squarely on the hot bicepstuous-ness of  "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus), it was a relief to step into the cool AC of La Salle's auditorium.

This was where the exclusive Q&A with the two celebrities was going to be held in front of over 200 specially invited fans and media folks.

Red Dot Diva, Red Dot Dude aka Andre and Rita decided to head down to the ground level of the hall instead of the circle seats, and managed to find a pretty sweet vantage point about five rows up from the stage. Adding to the eye candy factor was cutie and local celebrity George Young, who happened to be seated in the row just in front of Rita.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Walking Dead Live Fan Event in Singapore - Part 2 of Squees

Location: Around noon yesterday at La Salle open ground....

"Very Tricky" obstacle course -- SET!

Bloody zombies -- SET!

Hapless victims -- SET!

Two pairs of gorgeous muscley biceps (courtesy of Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus) -- SET!

About 250 eager excited onlookers -- SET, SET and SET!

(If you have missed Part 1 of this article, Red Dot Diva says click here!)

But before Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus show off their scruffy-manly acts of heroism, event host Adrian Pang did a walk-through of the sequence of tasks with them. That's when the fans, including Red Dot Diva, who have been standing toward the back of the obstacle course, were able to get a closer look of the two stars.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Walking Dead Live Fan Event in Singapore - Part 1 of Squees


There's simply no better way to kick off a geeky year than being in the thick of blood, gore and beautiful biceps at "The Walking Dead" Live event held at La Salle College of the Arts yesterday.

The fan event organized by Fox Movies Premium, Starhub and PR firm SPRG was one of the most vibrant and fun local fan event Red Dot Diva has attended. Made even more awesome of course, by the two super-popular celebrities from the series - Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, who were very willing to please their fans here by participating in a zombie obstacle course.

Prior to them arriving in Singapore for this special event, Norman Reedus attended and presented at the People's Choice Awards where "The Walking Dead" won the Favourite Cable TV Drama and after the telecast, Andrew Lincoln was awarded Favourite TV Anti-Hero for the character of Rick Grimes. On Twitter, Norman seemed to be having so much fun at the awards, taking selfies, accepting the award on behalf of the TWD family and 'hanging out' with Joseph Morgan and RDJ!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Starhub/ Fox Movie Premium's Special Event - The Walking Dead Live on 11 January!


"The Walking Dead" fans in Red Dot Island ..... HEADS UP!
(or is that heads off? Heh.)

Stars of wildly popular series "The Walking Dead" - Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus - will be in Red Dot Island this Saturday!

Here's the good news! The public has not been left out of the special live event!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Singapore Zombie Walk 2013: Where The Small Ones Are The Scariest!

The sequel to last year's Singapore Zombie Walk 2013 was held last night (Oct 26) at the Cathay. And as they say, it's difficult for a sequel to measure up to the original.

It could have been the venue (the Cathay is usually a dead zone on normal days anyway) but Red Dot Diva thought yesterday's walk was more than undead. There were hardly any interested on-lookers wandering around the mall to spur a starving zombie's appetite. Last year's walk held at Clarke Quay was definitely a more intense and thrilling zombie carnage.

(Read about the Singapore Zombie Walk 2012 at Clark Quay.)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Singapore Zombie Walk Returns - This Time At The Cathay!

The local zombies of the Red Dot Island variant have sure taken their time to shuffle across from Clarke Quay to Handy Road.

It has taken them about a year. Just nice for The Singapore Zombie Walk 2013 held on October 26th - a few days before Halloween!

The undead are expected to gather at The Cathay (Handy Road) and Red Dot Diva thinks they have managed to infect more humans in the span of one year. Last year's zombie infestation stood at 131. Early warnings have put the number to be a high of 500 this year.

A wonderfully scary thought indeed.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Movie Review: "Warm Bodies" - Not So Brain Dead

Normally, getting Red Dot Diva to watch a rom-com is one of the worst mental tortures a person could ever inflict on her.

Just the thought of sharing lovey-dovey scenes in a dark room with a hundred people or so makes her break out in a cold sweat.

The movie "Warm Bodies", however, was different.

It wasn't just a rom-com. It was a zom-com. And it wasn't just a zom-com. It was a zom-com with tall, lanky English actor Nicholas Hoult in a leading role as emo zombie boy, R.

If you found Nicholas familiar, he was the unforgettable "About A Boy" kid who has now grown up to be a compellingly good actor. Yes, he was also the young Hank McCoy aka Beast in "X-Men: First Class". Which already makes "Warm Bodies" cooler than most rom coms.

With obvious references to the other popular teen inter-species/ horror-creature *coughTwicoughlight* "forbidden" love story as well as the classic Shakespearean tale of "Romeo and Juliet", lead actress Theresa Palmer even bore an uncanny resemblance to K-Stew. But blonder, cuter and with more expression and much better acting. As Juliet, the daughter of a military leader of the surviving humans (by the ever-snarling John Malkovich), she is the human love interest and 'the cure' for R.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Cowabunga! Mark Torres Ninjas Into Town!

Local comic fans have been so spoilt lately!

Just as Stephen Segovia popped by in early January to grace the official opening of Invasion! Toys & Collectibles, his fellow Filipino compadre Mark Torres soon will make his way to Red Dot Island.

Mark Torres is scheduled to make a special appearance at Invasion! on March 9th and 10th (Fri/ Sat). Time to be announced.

If one is not yet familiar with Mark's varied and vibrant art styles, check out his deviantart page! Red Dot Diva loves how the perspectives in his art make them seem almost 3-dimensional. Especially the one called BATMAN vs ZOMBIES above! Personally, she has never seen Batman soooo "Diva-fuchsia-cool"! Heh.

Mark's latest work is going to be featured in IDW Publishing's comic, "Infestation 2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1" - due for release on first week of March, with issue #2 following very soon after. He has also worked in the very Asian anthology, "Liquid City Vol. 2" and IDW's "Zombies vs. Robots: Undercity #1-4".

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