I don’t think Tom Savini’s remake of George Romero’s classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD gets the love it deserves. It was, after all, written and produced by Romero himself in an attempt to correct how he felt about the Barbara character and to perhaps finally make some money back on the movie he may be perhaps most famous for, as we all know there were copyright issues involved with the original. While not nearly as great as the original, it is still a damn fine film with incredible acting and makeup effects (much of which was cut by the MPAA).
Now it’s finally coming to Blu-Ray via Twilight Time (a company I haven’t heard of until now), though I have my doubts about it. I think a Blu-ray for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1990 is necessary, and I believe the transfer will probably be adequate, the disc doesn’t even have all of the special features the DVD had. Commentary and Trailer, rather barebones for a film I believe deserves more. Additionally, I haven’t heard anything about it being an uncut version as well, something that is sorely needed given the MPAA cut the HELL out of this film.
After Dark Films announced today that Brian Pulido’s The Graves is the first acquisition for the fourth Horrorfest.
“Brian’s background and knowledge of the horror world has served him incredibly well. He has directed a film that audiences are going to find both scary and immensely entertaining. The Graves is simply great edgy fun and we’re excited to have it as part of our line up,” says After Dark Partner/CEO Courtney Solomon.
Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Lamb of God singer D. Randall Blythe and Tony Todd. Grant and Murray play two inseparable sisters, Megan and Abby Graves, are taking one last wild road trip before Megan has to start a new job. The journey includes a trip through remote Arizona in search of a kitschy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. What seems like a fun day in the sun turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.
After Dark Horrorfest 4 runs for one week in theatres across the United States from January 29 – February 5. Another major acquisition on After Dark’s behalf is rumored to be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con later this week.
This one actually looks pretty damn interesting! Check out the trailer below!