Interview: John Russo (Night of the Living Dead)

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MACABRECON RENANIMATED AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN RUSSO Generations of fright fiends have been struck with terror at the hands of conceptual genius John Russo. Co-Creator and collaborator of Night of The Living Dead, where our current zombie phenomenon had all began; Mr. Russo sheds some light on a dark genre that chills us to the bone yet captivates us, glued to our seats. I caught up with Mr. Russo recently while taking a break in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Voodoo Dawn (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of immigrant Haitian farm workers try to fight off an evil Haitian voodoo priest who tries to kill them and use their body parts to make up a zombie army.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: 1998 saw the release of a film called Voodoo Dawn (1998), starring Michael Madsen and Rosanna Arquette, a powerful tale of mysticism, revenge and cursed cash set in the swamps of Louisiana. Unfortunately this week’s film, which also happens … 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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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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