FULCI’S ZOMBIE COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU!

Posted on 5th October 2011 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , ,

Source: Blue Underground

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Well, maybe, if you’re lucky and live in a fairly metropolitan city. The closest city to me is Atlanta, GA. If I had the cash, it’d probably be worth the trip, however because it has been remastered in 2K and will look and sound FRIGGIN’ INCREDIBLE! Check below for a list of cities and dates.

ALBUQUERQUE
Guild Cinema (Oct. 28 & 29)

ATLANTA
Plaza Theatre

AUSTIN
Alamo The Ritz (Oct. 24 & 31)

AUSTIN
Alamo S. Lamar (Oct. 30)

BOSTON
Coolidge Corner Theatre

CHICAGO
Music Box Theatre (also Oct. 28 & 29)

CLEVELAND
Capitol Theatre (Oct. 15)

DALLAS
Landmark Inwood Theatre

DENVER
Landmark Esquire

DETROIT
Landmark Main Art

HOUSTON
Landmark River Oaks

JACKSONVILLE, FL
5 Points Theatre

KANSAS CITY
Tivoli Cinemas

LAS VEGAS
Theatre 7 (Oct. 31)

LOS ANGELES
New Beverly Cinema

MESA, AZ
The Royale

MINNEAPOLIS
Landmark Uptown (Nov. 4 & 5)

NEW YORK CITY
Landmark’s Sunshine

Lucio Fulci's Zombie theatrical screenings OTTAWA, ONTARIO
Mayfair Theatre

PHILADELPHIA
Landmark Ritz

PITTSBURGH
The Oaks Theater

PORTLAND, OR
Hollywood Theatre

SACRAMENTO
Crest Theatre

SAN ANTONIO
Alamo Westlakes

SAN DIEGO
Landmark Ken Cinema

SAN FRANCISCO
Roxie Theater (Oct. 29 – 31)

SEATTLE
Landmark Egyptian

ST. LOUIS
Hi-Pointe Theatre

ST. PETE BEACH, FL
The Beach Theatre

TORONTO
The Revue Cinema (Oct. 22 & 31)

TUCSON, AZ
The Loft Cinema

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Landmark E Street Cinema

WICHITA, KS
Warren Old Town Theater (Oct. 24 & 25)

WINCHESTER, VA
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
Park Theatre Cafe (Oct. 13)

YELLOW SPRINGS, OH
Little Art Theatre (Oct. 22)

ZOMBIE DIARIES BETTER THAN DIARY OF THE DEAD?

More than likely.  As much of a Romero mark as I am, I can’t get behind his latest effort Diary Of The Dead.  It, well, it was just awful and it didn’t really FEEL like a Romero Zombie flick.  The characters weren’t well defined and the social commentary that generally permeates the original trilogy, one of the aspects that made them so damn good, was just slapping you in the face on this one.  Sorry Uncle George, that one was a real stinker.

Dimension Extreme, the company that brought us Diary of the Dead on DVD is also bringing us another film in the same vein, the UK’s ZOMBIE DIARIES, and I’ve got to say, this one looks like a winner.  It’s being hailed as the best zombie flick to come out of the UK…ever (let’s remember that 28 Days Later was NOT a zombie movie, it was a plague movie).  This is what Dread Central got out of Co-Director Michael Bartlett:

“Instead of making it a ‘documentary,’ we felt the Blair Witch format worked better — i.e., people trying to hurriedly document what they could for posterity. We saw a lot of areas that could be improved with this format, too.

For example, our film has music (which seems initially counter-intuitive but works a treat) and does not have annoying sequences with characters constantly arguing with each other. We also broke the story up and shot in Pulp Fiction style. It jumps across time lines and stories and does a pretty neat job of keeping the viewer’s attention, which we felt one single story wouldn’t achieve.

I made sure we did lots of [rehearsing] for this film and combined [that] with complete back-stories for the characters, as well as improv based around a script.

 

We also then cut the film to pieces in the editing suite. Kevin is a fantastic editor, and we put our egos aside and made sure we were blunt with one another from the scripting right through to the editing. Any dodgy exposition had to be axed. This had to be so real that you felt you were in this genuine ‘zombie world.’ Obviously we had to strike a balance, as at the end of the day this film is entertainment. I think we did that well, but time will tell if we did a good job. We had Mike Peel (The Descent) working on our special effects with two other great artists, and [everything] certainly comes across as very believable, even under the unforgiving eyes of a DV camera.”

This is the summary from Shock Till You Drop: Set in England during a world-wide viral infection, this documentary-style frightfest records the rise of the undead from the videocams of several survivor groups. As each struggles against the flesh-eating hordes, an even more horrifying fate lurks among them.

Granted, I’ve only seen the trailer and some stills, but it looks pretty damn kickass.  Take a look at the trailer and poster below. 

Release Date is set for November 18th, 2008, so mark your Zombie calendars!  And While you’re here, be sure to click the link to your right for The Backwoods Horrorshow podcast!

Keep it creepy!
 

UPDATE: NEW ROMERO ZOMBIE FLICK

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

Ok…so apparently the new one IS going to be kind of a sequel to Diary.  Fucksticks!  Here’s the word from Shock Till You Drop:

In speaking with SchlockAroundtheClock.com, Romero explains the story, “starts with the blonde who drove away [in Diary of the Dead] and the national guardsmen who robbed the people. So those are the only characters that return. What it’s about is tribalism. How the Internet creates a Hatfields and McCoys situation. It’s on an island, where people have been lured by someone on the net as a safe haven, but really what these guys are trying to do is hold them up at the boat docks.

Ah hell, I was hoping for a non-sequel, but at least I think he’s going against the POV/Blair Witch style of direction this time.  Still…it’s a Romero Flick…of COURSE I’m going to watch it.  The dude could film zombies takin’ a shit and I’d watch it.  In fact…(excuse us, Aaron has just gone into the bathroom with a makeup kit, MiniDV camera…oh GOD the smell…)

NEW ROMERO ZOMBIE FILM

Posted on 26th September 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

One of my continuous sources of creamy horror goodness, Shock Till You Drop, released some info. on the upcoming George A. Romero Zombie flick…and guess what, it’s not a sequel to the abysmal Diary Of The Dead.  Seems like it’s gonna be an entirely original flick in his Zombie canon.  The most information they’ve got thus far is that it’s going to take place on an island.  Not a huge scoop, but stay tuned boils ‘n ghouls because as soon as I know more, you’ll know more!
This probably explains why he postponed his visit to Charlotte, NC (nearby stompin’ grounds for yours truly). 

Keep It Creepy!

NOTLD DOCUMENTARY BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD GETS A RELEASE DATE!

Birth Of The Living Dead Banner

In 1968 a young college drop-out and aspiring filmmaker named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and invented the modern movie zombie, which has spawned legions of films, books, comics, and video games, generating billions of dollars.

Robert Kuhns’s BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a new documentary available on iTunes October 15 and limited theaters October 18, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster — one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD INCLUDING A TRAILER AND THE AMAZING POSTER ART!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD DOCUMENTARY COMING THIS FALL!

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Source: HorrorNews.net

For those of you (like me) living in the NYC area, the IFC Center will be premiering the new Night Of The Living Dead documentary BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD this fall (November 6th 2013)! Check out the details in the following press release:

In 1968 a young college drop-out and aspiring filmmaker named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low-budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and invented the modern movie zombie, which has spawned legions of films, books, comics, and video games, generating billions of dollars.

Night of the Living Dead is not only internationally recognized as an art film, revered for its groundbreaking treatment of American race relations and allegorical references to the Vietnam war, the film still maintains its cult status as a classic horror masterpiece. The film made history when it simultaneously screened at MOMA and the notorious grind-house theater circuit on 42nd Street. Since its release Night of the Living Dead has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress and the National Film Registry.

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD INCLUDING A TRAILER AND POSTER ART!

INTERVIEW: DANIELLE HARRIS

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Originally appearing in the Horror world as little Jaime Lloyd in Halloween 4, Danielle Harris instantly became a horror icon and gained a horror fan base that has stood the test of time. Taking a hiatus from Horror for a while, she came back for a starring role in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, after which she steadily became one of the best and most recognizable actors in the genre. Recently starring in Hatchet 3, making her directorial debut with Among Friends, and raising funds for the Fear Clinic movie, I give you the very first (i.e. phone instead of email) BackwoodsHorror.com interview. Boils ‘n Ghouls, Danielle Harris:

BACKWOODS HORROR:  Well I think the first thing I’d like to say is congratulations for Hatchet 3!

DANIELLE HARRIS:  Thank You.

BWH:  I just saw it last night and thought it was pretty good.

DH:  Awesome, I’m glad you liked it.

BWH:  I really, and I’m not just saying this, I thought you were the best part about it.

DH:  Thank you.

BWH:  I also read that you were getting married soon?

DH:  I am, where did you find that one?

BWH:  When I was doing some research for the interview, I found that you had mentioned it in another article so I wanted to congratulate you again.

DH:  Thank you. I’m getting married January 4th.

BWH:  Not too far off now.

DH:  I know, I’m in the midst of wedding planning. It’s been pretty insane.

BWH:  So, if you don’t mind my asking, how did you get started in the film business?

DH:  I was actually a beauty pageant kid. I did beauty pageants from about 5 until I was 7 and I won a pageant that took me to New York and I got a modeling agent. I was originally from New York, but was living in Florida at the time, so I moved back to New York and started doing commercials and TV Shows. I was in a soap opera called One Life To Live for a couple of years, and then I landed the Halloween movie [Halloween 4] and it was sort of all uphill and forward from there.

Jaime Lloyd

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR THE COMPLETE BACKWOODS HORROR DANIELLE HARRIS INTERVIEW!!

FOUR NEW ACTION PACKED CLIPS FROM RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION

Four new clips have been released from the upcoming RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION. Well, three are new, one is the leaked clip we posted last week, but extended a bit and with the sound synced properly. Check out the ass kicking mayhem below. Written and directed by Paul Anderson, RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION stars Milla Jovovich, Boris Kodjoe, Li Bingbing, Kevin Durand, Shawn Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, Johann Urb, and Colin Salmon. Look for RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION to hit theaters on September 14, 2012, from Sony Screen Gems.

SYNOPSIS:

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.
CHECK OUT THE ZOMBIE ASS KICKING CLIPS AFTER THE BREAK!

ZOMBIFIED DISNEY PRINCESSES

Earlier this month, we here at Backwoods Horror happened upon the art of Rodolfo Loaiza and his DISASTERLAND display of Disney Princesses vs. Famous Horror Icons. Not to be outdone, now it would seem DeviantArt artist Witit Karpkraikaew has created a series of zombified Disney Princesses. Check ’em out below, and click on his name above to check out more of his dark art.

CHECK OUT THE OTHER ZOMBIE PRINCESSES AFTER THE BREAK (more…)

CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS REMAKE OFFICIALLY IN THE WORKS

Who knows why, but the camp classic CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, directed by the late, great Bob Clark, is being remade. Seriously, folks…stop it with the remakes already! Particularly remakes of cult classics much of today’s audience has never heard of. That being said, Fangoria Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment are teaming up to make a new version of  Clark’s ’70s zombie flick a reality. Drew Daywalt scripted the update and Tom Savini is on board to direct so with any luck the special makeup effects will be up to par. I wonder if the remake will retain the same campy humor so prevalent in the original.

In the original film thespians, led by Alan Ormsby’s character, go to a graveyard on a remote island to perform a necromantic ritual. The ritual works and soon the dead are walking about and chowing down on human flesh. The remake, from what we know so far, follows a similar storyline with a group of filmmakers  accidently awakening the undead. Zombie mayhem ensues.