Film Review: Martin (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: rge Romero does for vampires what he has already done for zombies – an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be eighty-four years old, and who certainly drinks human blood. The boy arrives in Pittsburgh to stay with his uncle, who promises to save Martin’s soul and destroy him once he is finished, but Martin’s loneliness finds other means of release.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Night Of The … Continue reading

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TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE Redo Coming To The CW

Didn’t see this one coming. The classic George Romero anthology TV show TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE is getting a reboot! I’m actually pretty damn excited about this. Loved those shows in their original run and with the talent they have assembled behind the camera to get this thing going, well it gives me good feelings. Who are there people you ask.. Writing tasks are being taken on by none other that Joe Hill! Yeah, that … Continue reading

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Witness The BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD This Fall

Those of you in the NYC area are in for a treat this fall when the IFC Center welcomes the premiere of BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD a brand new documentary about the Romero class NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD but this is not your standard documentary, this is something different, something special. As always seems to be the case, the press release holds all the info you could possibly wrap you head around so … Continue reading

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Romero Ready To Roll On THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES

Haven’t heard anything from the master in a while, of course I’m talking about the one and only George Romero. Turns out he was in Chicago this past weekend at the Flashback Horror Weekend and the folks over at DAILY DEAD got a bit of a sit down with him and came away with some kick ass info. Turns out he just completed the script on THE ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES and he’s looking to get started … Continue reading

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How Do You Feel About DAWN OF THE DEAD – 3D

We’re not talking a remake here, this is George Romero’s original classic remastered in 3D. This appears to be pretty much done already with an expected Fall completion date. DEADLINE broke the news from Comic Con that producer Richard Rubenstein, who owns the rights to DAWN is spearheading the project and had the following to say about it:

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Get George Romero a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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We received word today that Zombie Research Society is launching a campaign to get George Romero a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Typically, stars cost about $30,000, paid to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Zombie Research Society has been doing a fundraising campaign to push this forward . Check out the link for video and info! http://igg.me/p/228682

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George Romero Interview – Survival of the Dead (2009)

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George Romero Interview – Survival of the Dead (2009) Movie :Survival of the Dead (2009 – An interview with George Romero

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Anthology Television Part 2

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Continuing on with our essay,  we present -  Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 2. If you missed the first part you can access Vintage Screams: Anthology Television Part 1 directly here. DARKROOM aired from 1981 to 1982, each hour-long episode featuring two or more stories of varying length hosted by actor James Coburn. Starring Steve Allen, David Carradine, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, June Lockhart and Esther Rolle, in stories of suspense and terror which characterised the short-run series: An imaginative teenager … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father’s Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in … 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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Trailer, Artwok and Info for GEORGE ROMERO PRESENTS: DEADTIME STORIES

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This is GEORGE ROMERO PRESENTS: DEADTIME STORIES a new anthology film heading our way on DVD from MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT on July 12th. Now the interesting thing to me is that one of the shorts is HOUSE CALL that was directed by Tom Savini and was previously released on DVD as a part of another anthology type of project that was titled TOM SAVINI’S CHILL FACTOR. It never got a major release and was only available … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Walking Dead Girls (2011)

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  SYNOPSIS: The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into “”Sexy Female Zombies””. What is it about Zombie Bimbos or “”Zimbies”” that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in mainstream culture and seen in advertising from JCPenny and Sears? With interviews with zombie master maker George Romero and cult movie star Bruce Campbell from ZomBcon 2010 and so much … Continue reading

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ROMERO! TREJO! ENGLUND! GELLAR! ROOKER! – CALL OF THE DEAD

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When I saw the list of folks involved in this I just about choked. George Romero, Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund and Michael Rooker. Too bad this isn’t a movie! I’m talking about a new game called CALL OF THE DEAD which is actually some kind of down-loadable add on to the new CALL OF DUTY that’s hitting stores for the X-BOX on May 3rd. CALL OF THE DEAD will be a level … Continue reading

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Film Review: Diary of The Dead (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: While filming a low-budget horror film, Jason (Joshua Close) and his film school friends hear news reports of zombie sightings. As the living dead close in on the film crew, Jason seizes the opportunity to add real blood and guts to his movie. Meanwhile the American government promises to stop the violent uprising, but the relentless zombies gain an advantage by wiping out all forms of communication with the outside world. REVIEW: “I’m just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night of the Living Dead – Author Joe Kane

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With this book (hyperbolicly subtitled Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) , Joe “Phantom of the Movies” Kane gives us a thorough and comprehensive look behind the scenes that, while heavily peppered with opinion and conjecture, makes an interesting and edifying read for anyone obsessed or even interested in Romero’s gut munching classic. Plus, they throw in John Russo’s original screen play as a gift for completists, as well as testimonials from some of films great names like Frank Hennenlotter and Peter Jackson. Continue reading

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