A video has popped up documenting the recent Monroeville Zombie Walk, an annual event celebrating the Pittsburgh town’s ties to George Romero‘s Dawn of the Dead, the director’s classic cinematic ode equating mall culture to the undead. This year also saw a Monroeville citizen, one with a very personal connection to Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead, opening a zombie museum inside that very mall. Rather awesomely, it includes “a coffin, rigged with speakers and hydraulics, to experience a ride to a cemetery and burial” that can be experienced for a decaying three bucks U.S. Progress. The video contains a chat with the museum’s curator, as well as lots of decaying mall goers, and is posted below…

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Dawn of the Dead

I just found out that two new worth-mentioning films have been added to Hulu: Zack Snyder‘s feature directorial debut, the 2004 remake of George Romero‘s Dawn of the Dead, and Terry Gilliam‘s adaptation of the Hunter S Thompson novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Both are presented online for free (ad supported) for US readers embedded after the jump.

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As you probably know by now, Gallery1988 will be holding their third annual pop culture art show Crazy4Cult 3D from July 16th to August 8th in Los Angeles. Over the past couple weeks we’ve featured a couple of the fantastic art that will be on display at the show, including Jeff Boyes’ take on Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, and Jim Horwat’s Back to the Future Tribute. We should have a couple more exclusive looks in the coming weeks, but lets first take a look at some of the other fantastic art which has begun to appear around the interwebs.
tom whalen's army of darkness posterWe’ve featured some of Tom Whalen’s art in past editions of Cool Stuff (posters, Dark Knight magazine cover, Watchmen art, The Shining and The Warriors, Predator, 80’s super villains). Whalen has created two pieces for the Crazy4Cult 3D show, the first of which is this poster for Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness. Apparently a limited edition run of 70 prints will be available at the show, or by contacting the gallery afterwards. We’ll keep you updated when and if these become available outside the show. You can see more of Tom’s wonderful artwork on deviantart.

zz139052d5You have also seen some of Dave Perillo‘s art in past editions of Cool Stuff (Random art, Watchmen, The Joker, Ghostbusters). For Crazy4Cult 3D he has created a 70’s or 80’s style board game based on The Goonies. Like Whalen, this is just the first of two pieces he will have on display at the show. They will also be making a limited edition run of 50 16″ x 20″ giclee prints signed and numbered. Check out more of Perillo’s art on deviant art. Gallery1988 is using the image on post cards to promote the show. Click on the image in the header of this post to get a better look.

al of the dead

In honor of the 20th anniversary of UHF, Keith Noordzy has created “Al of the Dead”.

Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure

Daniel Rizzolo created this awesome oil on board Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure-inspired piece “I’m a Loner, a Rebel”.


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In this very special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Peter Sciretta, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/actor/director Kevin Smith to discuss Zack Snyder’s Watchmen. In this epic, 1 hour and 45-minute long discussion, the five of them delve into the faithfulness of the film adaptation, the effectiveness of the film’s soundtrack, the controversy surrounding the film’s ending, the sexuality of Rorschach, and the resemblance between Zack Snyder and Jesus.

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Cool Stuff: Monroeville Zombie T-Shirts

In a May edition of Cool Stuff, we featured the Monroeville Zombie Hockey Jerseys that Jeff Anderson and Seth Rogen wear in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno (seen below). I love the design so much, but don’t wear hockey jerseys or white shirts for that matter (preemptive stain protection). Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash is now selling gray t-shirts featuring the same logo.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

The design is cool on a bunch of different levels. If you’re a fan of George Romero, than you understand the significance of Monroeville. You see, Monroeville is a suburban area about 5-10 miles Northeast of the city of Pittsburgh, PA. Not only was Zack and Miri shot and set in Monroeville, but much of the George A. Romero horror classic Dawn of the Dead was filmed at Monroeville Mall (also a location in Smith’s film). So the design is also a tribute to the area and a homage to Romero.

Monroeville Zombies Logo

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Cool Stuff: Dave Perillo’s Artwork

34-year-old Philadelphia artist Dave Perillo draws inspiration for his work from many of the following sources: 1950’s Sci-Fi Movies, Charles Schultz, Jim Flora, Ray Harryhausen, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Henson, Hanna Barbera, The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock & Character Advertising Icons.

You can see more of Perillo’s artwork on Montygog’s Art-O-Rama. Thanks to /Film reader kinomozg for the tip.

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Cool Stuff: Tom Whalen’s Poster Art

34-year-old illustrator/designer Tom Whalen has been creating geekarific fan art for the last few years. His original Star Wars posters (seen above) are reminiscent of Eric Tan’s work (which we’ve featured recently on the site). Click on the image above for a better look.

“I love those movies (the Star Wars trilogy) and had to pay homage to them!” Whalen told me before confirming that a Return of the Jedi poster is also planned, “complete with Slave Leia”.

The art is created using a mechanical pencil and adobe illustrator. Whalen says his style is heavily inspired by Russian constructivist poster art, the design of Saul Bass, years of comic book collecting and his “unhealthy obsession with Japanese giant monster movies”.

“Like many others, I’m sick to death of tired photoshop montages passing as movie poster art!”

Whalen works as an editorial illustrator for a medical magazine. While experimenting with styles a few years back, he has come up with the graphic profile that’s been evolving ever since.

“I [was] inspired by the fantastic painted art that always accompanied horror movies and decided to translate some of those classic movies into my style.”

“My all-time favorite horror film is halloween… I may work up a full movie poster for that one once October rolls around!”

So what’s up next?

“I have a few commissions lined up right now and i’m creating a line of original faux movie posters for cinema-suicide… as well working as the biggest project of them all… a four-week old newborn!”

“I haven’t done any professional movie work, but it really is a dream of mine…”

Whalen sells some of his art at conventions and festivals, so if you’re looking on obtaining a print or have any commission work, contact Tom directly at tom@strongstuff.net. Or you can check out more of Tom’s creations on his DeviantArt profile or his portfolio blog StrongStuff.net.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark – Episode 3


The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode of the /Filmcast: After Dark, Dave, Devindra, Adam, and Mike continue their meandering discussion about whether Fight Club makes sense, and spend 8 minutes mining the depths of the Marley & Me trailer. Also Dave gets unnecessarily uptight about the Tucker Max movie. Special guests Andy Sorcini joins us from The Drill Down and Sean Dwyer joins us from Filmjunk.

Have any questions/comments/suggestions? Want to advertise your movie/product/service with the /Filmcast? E-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com. Join us for our next broadcast, live on Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST, as we discuss Frank Darabont’s recently leaked Indiana Jones Script, review The Incredible Hulk, and after that, The Happening (Fair warning: We may go a little bit longer than usual).

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Cool Stuff: Dawn of the Dude T-Shirt

Dawn of the Dude T-Shirt

What if George Romero made The Big Lebowski? It would probably look something like Cloxboy’s Dawn of the Dude t-shirt from Go Ape Shirts. Available from Small to 2X Large for only $18.

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The Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo Tees has returned again with another cool horror movie poster for their Rolling Roadshow screening of Dawn of the Dead. That’s right, they’re taking the movie, and screening it in the mall in Monroeville where the movie was filmed. How cool is that? I wish I could attend.

The screening takes place on June 21st, as part of the upcoming HorrorHound Weekend event in Pennsylvania the weekend of June 20-22nd, 2008. The screening will take place where the Monroeville Mall’s old clock tower once stood, on a 50-foot screen, which will take over the Mall after closing time, Saturday June 21st. Over 500 fans will pack this special section of the Mall. Admission to this special screening is available at the HorrorHound Weekend event for only $5, with all proceeds going to charity. Toe Tag Pictures will be doing zombie make-up on guests all day leading up to the screening and over ten Dawn alumni will be on-hand. Read more on OriginalAlamo.com.
Printed on 100lb white art paper, James Rheem Davis’s poster is 24×34, limited edition, signed and numbered. Regular version sells for $30. Do you see that picture on the top of the poster? I’m told that isn’t a screen grab, it’s actually all hand drawn? Insane.

Dawn of the Dead Poster

The variant poster has two tones of metallic silver, and sells for $50.

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