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

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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.

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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.

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GEORGE ROMERO WORKING ON SECRET ZOMBIE PROJECT FOR MARVEL COMICS!

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Zombie film legend, George A. Romero was interviewed at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden by Twitchfilm, where he mentioned a little tid-bit about writing a secret book for Marvel Comics. Apparently the book does not involve any of their superheroes, so “Marvel Zombies” is off the list, but he promises it will involve zombies. He refused to comment any more on the project, but you can bet we’ll be digging.

These are the only quotes he’d give on the project:

ROMERO – I am also writing a comic for Marvel. I’m writing it now, but it’s plot is a secret.

TWITCH – Awww c’mon George, just a little nibble? A tid bit?

ROMERO – Well I can tell you it won’t involve any of their on-going characters, there will be no superheroes. But it will involve zombies!

I’m not usually a comic reader, well…unless they’re horror comics, but this is definitely something I’ll have to check out. I can only imagine the freedom he’d have in the comic format as opposed to having to deal with producers telling him what he can and can’t do. Exciting!

 

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Actually looks like a good ‘un!  Check out the Trailer for the upcoming CRAZIES remake below!

NON-REMAKE ‘SEASON OF THE WITCH’ TRAILER/POSTER

Posted on 14th December 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , , ,

This flick, SEASON OF THE WITCH (not a remake of the Romero flick) looks fairly promising, DESPITE starring Nicholas Cage (who I haven’t been able to stand in ANYTHING other than RAISING ARIZONA).  Check out the Trailer and Poster/One Sheet below!

season-witch-smallThis is one I will be attending, so expect a review as soon as I catch a glimpse.  “You’ve got to pick up every stitch, beatniks are out to make it rich…..ooooooh, must be the Season of the Witch!”

More as it develops.  Thanks go out to ShockTillYouDrop for the heads up about the poster!

‘CRAZIES’ REMAKE TRAILER HITS THE WEB

An official trailer for the upcoming February 26, 2010 release of THE CRAZIES remake has hit the web.  Check it out below!

Here’s a synopsis if you haven’t seen the Romero original (in which case, do so immediately).

A husband and wife in a small Midwestern town find themselves battling for survival as their friends and family descend into madness in The Crazies. A mysterious toxin in the water supply turns everyone exposed to it into mindless killers and the authorities leave the uninfected to their certain doom in this terrifying reinvention of the George Romero horror classic. Directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara), The Crazies is written by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). The American Dream goes horribly wrong when the residents of this picture-perfect town begin to succumb to an uncontrollable urge for violence and the horrific bloodshed escalates into anarchy. In an attempt to contain the epidemic, the military uses deadly force to close off access into or out of town, abandoning the few healthy citizens to the growing mayhem as depraved killers lurk in the shadows. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant); his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutton’s deputy and right-hand man, find themselves trapped in a once idyllic town they can no longer recognize. Unable to trust former neighbors and friends, deserted by the authorities and terrified of contracting the illness themselves, they are forced to band together in a nightmarish struggle for survival.

‘CRAZIES’ REMAKE TEASER POSTER HITS THE WEB

Check out the Teaser Poster for the upcoming CRAZIES remake below.  A trailer will be along soon and I’ll have it up as soon as I get it!

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ROMERO’S ‘STAUNTON HILL’ HEADING TO DVD

Source: FANGORIA

Son of legendary Horror Maestro GEORGE A. ROMERO,  G. CAMERON ROMERO’s second fright feature (runner up to the unreleased THE SCREENING) STAUNTON HILL will be receiving its feature release on DVD October 6th (along with the long awaited TRICK ‘R TREAT) from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  he story follows a group of hikers who unwittingly become involved with a backwoods family by the name of Staunton.  Obviously, because this is a horror flick, things go downhill like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  I first talked about this film last July (Check it Out HERE).  But here’s some more details from our fiends over at FANGORIA:

Scripted by David Rountree (who also co-stars), STAUNTON HILL is set at the titular locale in the middle of a remote mountain area. A group of hikers arrive for a weekend jaunt and wind up on the Staunton family property—and needless to say, this twisted bunch doesn’t take kindly to trespassers, setting out to stalk and kill them. The junior Romero’s second fright feature after the as-yet unreleased THE SCREENING, STAUNTON HILL also toplines Kathy Lamkin (Tea Lady from the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remake and its prequel), Cristen Coppen, Kiko Ellsworth, Christine Carlo, Paula Rhodes, Charlie Bodin, B.J. Hendricks and THE FUNHOUSE’s Cooper Huckabee; the makeup FX were created by Kevin Kirkpatrick, Dustin Heald and Mike Rotella. No special features have been announced for the disc, which carries a retail price of $19.97.

Below is a little DVD art.  I’m actually looking forward to this release!

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ROMERO TO PEN ZOMBIE NOVELS

Posted on 15th April 2009 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , ,

Just came across this story over at Dread Central:

Rejoice zombie fans! Word has it that the godfather of the zombie genre, George A. Romero, is gearing up to bring us more of his pitch-perfect brand of undead mayhem in a startling new form.

Romero is in the final stages of negotiations with Grand Central Publishing of New York to bring fans two original novels that take place within the Dead universe.

To say that Romero is an authority on the modern-day zombie is a bit of an understatement. In fact I’d hazard to say there’s no one else on the planet more qualified to write a zombie book than George. The debut novel will brings fans exactly what they’ve been craving as it will feature Romero laying down the ground rules of the zombie epidemic right from the beginning of the end. Looks like we may even get a chance to find out why these things got up and started feasting.

Grand Central is set to publish the first book in the summer of 2010, with a second book to follow sometime after that. Look for more details on the books as soon as we get them.

Looks fucking sweet!  Better get my readin’ eyes out for these!

MEETING WITH GEORGE A. ROMERO

Here’s a video where I meet George A. Romero for the first time.  I’m a bit star-struck, I must say.  Another video will be coming soon about what I got signed and how the experience kind of sucked really (NOT GEORGE’S FAULT).