HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY GEORGE A. ROMERO!! 70 YEARS AND GOING STRONG!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I couldn’t properly wish Uncle George a very happy 70th Birthday on Wednesday.  So, for George, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  Here’s some video Q&A Footage from the Rue Morgue Festival Of Fear (and some viddy at the bottom from my brief introduction to the man).  We here at BACKWOODS HORROR LOVE ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION.  He is not only a pioneer in horror filmmaking, or zombie filmmaking, but filmmaking in general.  He is a credit to the independent soul of the true filmmaking artist.  Cheers!


George A. Romero Q&A

Dario Argento and George A. Romero Q&A


Meeting him myself at a local comic shop HEROES.  Friggin’ awesome!

‘SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD’ V.O.D ON APRIL 30th, 2010

Magnet is going to be releasing George A. Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD on Video on Demand this April 30th, to be followed with a limited (of course) theatrical release on May 28th.  Magnet Releasing is a division of Magnolia Pictures.

I wish they’d show Romero a little more love.  Hell, I wish they’d show ME a little more love.  Limited theatrical run means I probably won’t get to feast my bloodshot, horror-lovin’ eyes on the flick in theaters.  DAMNIT!!!

Check out more SOTD news HERE.

ROMERO’S ‘…OF THE DEAD’ NOW ‘SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD’

George A. Romero’s new zombie epic, formerly titled …OF THE DEAD, has now received the title SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.  The film will be premiering at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.  For pics from the flick, check out TIFF’s page for the film HERE!

This from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP:

Survival of the Dead follows a war-weary band of soldiers who are lured to a remote island that promises to be the last paradise on earth, only to discover that even here there is no escape from the appetites of either the living or the dead.

Says Romero, “We’re in the final stages of post-production and it’s great to come up for air and find out the film’s been chosen to appear at the Festival. It’s just a terrific honor.”