Posted on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
George A. Romero gave birth to the modern zombie with 1968′s Night of the Living Dead, and at present the most popular example of that horror subgenre is The Walking Dead. A Romero-directed episode of the AMC series, then, seems like a natural fit. But sorry, gore junkies, Romero just isn’t interested.
In a recent interview, Romero revealed that he’d actually been approached to work on the horror show, but declined because he didn’t think The Walking Dead focused enough on the zombies. Read his comments after the jump.
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There’s a remake — another one! — brewing of George Romero‘s original ‘Dead Trilogy’ capper Day of the Dead. The third film in the loose series of zombie films that also features Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, the film was last remade in 2008. Producers with some remake experience are behind this one: Lati Grobman and Christa Campbell, who produced Texas Chainsaw 3D, picked up the Day of the Dead remake rights. Read More »
Mondo and the Alamo Drafthouse had their biggest event ever this weekend this weekend as 700 attendees piled onto buses and were escorted by police to the Highland Mall in Austin Texas for their ninth mystery screening: George Romero‘s Dawn of the Dead. When the buses pulled in, 200 zombies attacked them, forcing the film goers to race into the mall to watch the movie. There the director introduced his 1978 masterpiece which was accompanied by an awesome, limited edition poster by Jeff Proctor.
It was an event that won’t soon be forgotten and, after the jump, you can see not only the poster, but photos and videos from the event that will help you relive the entire evening. What better way to start off you Halloween? Read More »
The king of the zombies, George Romero, is at it again but there will be no night, dawn, day, land, diary or survival for the dead this time. This time, he’s cutting them up. Romero is currently writing an adaptation of a 2011 book The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse by Steven C. Schlozman which is about shocking revelations when a group of scientists perform autopsies on zombies following a zombie apocalypse.
Read more about that, as well as Romero’s thoughts on The Walking Dead and more, after the break. Read More »
JJ Abrams is obsessed with mystery, and often hides a lot of easter eggs in his films and tv shows. In the past we’ve chronicled easter eggs in the Pixar movies Toy Story 3, WALL-E, and Up, as well as some other films. So it should come as no surprise that his latest movie, Super 8, is also packed with fun hidden bits.
For example: Did you know that Leonard Nimoy appars in the movie? How about that another one of JJ’s Star Trek stars plays “the monster”? Did you spot the references to Lost, Alias and The Twilight Zone? After the jump I’ve compiled 16 hidden easter eggs which can be found in the movie.
Be warned: for those of you who havent seen the film yet, the following article may contain spoilers.
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Ever since Call of Duty: World at War featured a bonus zombie-killing level, Activision and current CoD developers Treyarch have milked the fact that gamers seem to love the combination of warfare and zombies. The latest expansion to Call of Duty: Black Ops is titled Escalation, and it features a zombie level named Call of the Dead. A new trailer and press release for the game reveals that Call of the Dead stars, in voice and likeness, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo as well as the godfather of film zombies as we know them: George Romero.
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George Romero and Dario Argento go way back. Argento helped Romero finance Dawn of the Dead in exchange for international distribution rights. Argento cut his own version of the film for various European markets, changing it quite a bit in the process, which led to Romero saying that Argento never really understood the film. The two later directed halves of the film Two Evil Eyes.
Now Romero might return the Dawn of the Dead recut ‘favor’ in an oblique sort of way — he’s remaking Argento’s Deep Red (aka The Hatchet Murders, aka Profundo Rosso) in 3D. Read More »
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Though he took a long break for a number of different reasons, since his return to zombie movies with Land of the Dead in 2005, George Romero has been steadily expanding his ‘Dead’ universe. Now he’s saying he’s got ideas for two more …Dead films in him, possibly to be shot back to back, and which might round out his overall zombie story into two sets of four films. Read More »