Film Review: Monkey Shines (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. REVIEW: Directed by George Romero and based on the book by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines was made in 1988. It tells the story of a disabled man who takes on a trained monkey as a service animal. In real life, this is something that happens. However, in this … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dark Half (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: A writer is being haunted by a man who he thought was only in his imagination; however, this man could be something so much worse. REVIEW: Directed by George Romero Starring Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, and Michael Rooker Based on the novel The Dark Half written by Stephen King, this movie opens in 1968 as we see a young boy named Thad Beaumont writing what he wants to be his first novel. Using pencil … Continue reading

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Film Review: Birth Of The Living Dead (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead. REVIEW: Larry Fessenden and his Glass Eye production company are all over the place as of late. The latest from Glass Eye is a bit of a departure from their usual fare, it’s a documentary on the making of George A. Romero’s seminal horror classic Night Of The Living Dead. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Document of the Dead (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: A documentary about George A. Romero’s films, with a behind scenes look at Dawn of the Dead. REVIEW: Written & Directed by: Roy Frumkes Starring: George A. Romero, Tom Savini Narrated by: Nicole Potter QUICK FIX: NYC film student Roy Frumkes chronicles the early career of the King of the Dead himself, George A. Romero, and treats us to many interviews, ample helpings of scenes from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, MARTIN, a lil … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow 2 (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. REVIEW: George A. Romero and Stephen King can be a great combination – take Creepshow for example, which works on so many levels as a satisfactory horror anthology with some very memorable stories. You don’t hear as much about Creepshow 2, though, and that’s because the three … Continue reading

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All the gory details on this years AMC FEARFEST

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I know it’s kind of corny, but I really do look forward to the AMC FEARFEST (anyone else remember when it was called MONSTERFEST!) every year. I love being able to flip the TV on and see a decent horror flick anytime I like during that 2-week period. Years past have featured guest hosts and this year will be the same. The master of horror himself, George A. Romero will be in charge of the … Continue reading

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Trailer, Cover art and Info on ROMERO’S DEADTIME STORIES VOL. 2

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Sept. 20th will bring Volume Two of the DEADTIME STORIES releases that are being presented by horror master George Romero. Volume One is available on NETFLIX on their streaming service if any of you partake. I highly recommend checking it out, the HOUSE CALL episode is a true stand out. As far as Volume Two goes, couldn’t tell you yet but you can trust that I will be checking it out just as soon as … Continue reading

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Film Review: Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: George A. Romero, the renown horror writer and creator of Night of the Living Dead, has partnered with writer-actor Jeff Monahan to create horror anthology George A. Romero Presents … Deadtime Stories. The first volume of this two volume set consists of an anthology of three 30-minute horror films: Valley of the Shadow: A woman searches for her missing husband in jungles of South America…and soon, the hunters become the hunted. Wet: A lonely … Continue reading

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TV Review: Tales from the DarkSide (TV Series) (Season 1) (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: Eerie tales about a levitating boy, an endlessly ringing phone, an undead grandpa, a vengeful genie and a bookie whose life depends on a bet populate the premiere season of this macabre 1980s anthology series. The episodes — adapted from stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker and other horror writers — include guest appearances by Danny Aiello, Tippi Hedren, Justine Bateman, Harry Anderson, Carol Kane, Eddie Bracken and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. REVIEW: When I first … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Crazies (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: When a government plane laden with biological weapons crashes in a small Pennsylvania town in this George Romero film, its deadly cargo seeps into the water supply — and anyone who drinks the water becomes stark, raving mad. David (Will McMillan), a firefighter, and his wife, Judy (Lane Carroll), are two of a very few left unscathed. To save themselves, they and a few others attempt to escape … but for some of them, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Eyes Open (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A small group of twenty-somethings make their way deep into the woods for a weekend camping trip when the zombie apocalypse begins. One by one they begin to fall to the increasing zombie numbers in the surrounding woodlands until only a few of the survivors are able to scramble back to civilization – if it still exists. Along the way they discover dangers beyond the walking corpses chasing after them. REVIEW: Dead Eyes Open … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pocket Essential George A. Romero – Authors Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen

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The Pocket Essential George A. Romero By Tom Fallows and Curtis Owen Published by Pocket Essentials in 2008. 160 Pages This book is a pocket guide to all things George A. Romero. The authors cover Romero’s movies from “Night of the Living Dead” to “Diary of the Dead”. Each movie is given a brief synopsis, behind the scenes information, reviews of the time and the social climate. They clearly understand that Romero’s films must be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. REVIEW: Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film In a film such as this that pays tribute to the horror genre and thousands of clips, it really requires an expert editor at the helm. The editor in this case happens to be one in the same as the director…Andrew Monument. It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “The dead come back to life and eat the living in this low budget, black and white film. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night. Outside are hordes of relentless, shambling zombies who can only be killed by a blow to the head.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: I am privileged, nay, honoured to discuss one of the most influential horror films of all time. I speak of … Continue reading

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