With the Chiller Theatre Expo celebrating its 20th anniversary this October 29-31 at the Hilton Parsippany in New Jersey, another historic milestone will take place at the event, namely a 30th anniversary cast reunion of Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (aka THE GATES OF HELL).
An unprecedented seven participants from this 1980 Italian shocker will be part of the Halloween show’s ITALIAN INVASION III, five of whom will be appearing at their very first convention EVER:
•Catriona MacColl “Mary Woodhouse”
•Giovanni Lomabrdo Radice “Bob”
•Carlo De Mejo “Gerry”
•Fabrizio Jovine “Fr. William Thomas”
•Antonella Interlenghi “Emily Robbins”
•Venantino Venantini “Mr. Ross”
•Luca Venantini “John-John Robbins”
“For me, it will be a dream come true,” states Paura Production’s ITALIAN INVASION organizer Mike Baronas. “This atmospheric zombie nightmare has been, and always will be, my favorite horror film. It haunted me to the core upon seeing it during the VHS boom of the mid-80’s and has been a major influence on my life and career. Everything has led up to reuniting these friends of mine together at one time and in one place. After three decades, this will undoubtedly be a once-in-a-lifetime event for all!”
To mark this special occasion Paura Productions – in conjunction with Lon Kerr, whose company MPM was the US distributor and he the design originator – would like YOU to name the foreboding head that hovers above the cityscape (a la “Eddie” of IRON MAIDEN fame) from the US poster artwork.
The winning moniker will be chosen by Kerr himself and announced LIVE at the reunion. “I have mixed feelings about giving a name to something so close to me all these years,” admits Kerr, “but you know what really gets me is how many people have ripped off. Along with being part of EuroHorror infamy, the lucky individual will receive an incredibly rare TWILIGHT OF THE DEAD (the original US title of the film prior to George Romero stepping in) poster donated and signed by Kerr and the film’s cast. Go to www.pauraprod.com to enter TODAY!