The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero is bringing a beloved horror anthology film back from the dead. Nicotero will be running a Creepshow TV series based on the classic 1982 horror anthology film from writer Stephen King and director George Romero that has achieved cult status among horror fans.
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The Living Dead, an unfinished George Romero zombie novel, will infect bookstores in 2019. Romero died last year before he could complete writing. Now, The Shape of Water novelization author Daniel Kraus will finish the book in time for release.
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(Welcome to The Final Girl, a regular feature from someone who has steered clear of horror and is ready to finally embrace the genre that goes bump in the night. Next on the list: George Romero’s zombie classic Night of the Living Dead.)
This may come as a shock, but I kind of love zombie movies. I know this whole series is based on the fact that I wouldn’t touch a horror movie with a 30-inch pole, but I would gladly double-tap on any zombie movie.
There’s something about how zombie movies magnify emotions and present a warped reflection of the human condition — all beneath the pretense of blood and guts, of course — that draws me in. It’s a simple B-movie premise, but zombies speak to larger ideas that I find utterly fascinating.
I can trace back my interest to its lame, nerdy beginnings. It began, as all passions do, with a college seminar. I had attended a seminar by one of my film studies professors, who introduced the theory that movie zombies were a manifestation of the deeper societal fears that plagued America at specific moments in time. It’s by no means an original idea, but it blew my mind open. And it opened me up to the slow, reluctant acceptance of horror movies.
So it’s time to go back to where it all began. It’s time to finally explore George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
Happy Halloween! Open your goodie bags and/or plastic pumpkin buckets and I’ll drop some fine physical media in there. In this latest Blu-ray round-up, I’ve got a group of films that are actually perfect for Halloween. They’re also perfect for any day besides Halloween, too. You don’t need Halloween as an excuse to watch creepy movies, folks. They’re good all year round.
Below you’ll find a George Romero later-day zombie film, a remake of a Romero classic, a spooky post-modern ghost story starring Kristen Stewart, and a polarizing trip to Twin Peaks. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.
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Trick ’r Treat, Michael Dougherty‘s Halloween-themed horror anthology film, sat on shelves for at least two years before finally getting a release, at which point genre fans ate it up. Trick ’r Treat has gone one to become something of a modern cult classic, the type of film horror fans revisit every Halloween season to get their fix. And while fans embrace the film as is, they likely would’ve loved it even more had the film gone with its original concept: hiring a string of horror movie legends to helm each of the film’s segments. Get the Trick r Treat directors news below.
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George A. Romero, the director of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, has passed away at the age of 77. The creator of the modern zombie movie, the often imitated but never matched filmmaker still looms large as one of the most important horror filmmakers of all time.
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For the longest time, George Romero was the king of zombie movies. Thanks to the innovation that was Night of the Living Dead, zombies became all the rage, and the filmmaker has had a niche in the undead horror thriller world for decades now. Following the original film’s release in 1968, Romero made Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, and more recently he’s followed those up with Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. But now even the king of zombie movies is having trouble getting them made.
In a recent interview, George Romero reveals that he’s been having trouble getting financing for the kind of zombie movies he wants to make, and he puts the blame on World War Z and The Walking Dead. Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Over the past decade, AMC has served up shows about ad men, androids, drug kingpins, computer engineeers, Revolutionary War spies, and cops of all stripes. But no subject has been more reliable for them than zombies. The Walking Dead remains a juggernaut for the network, no matter how cranky viewers get about certain unresolved cliffhangers. So much so that it’s spawned not one but two successful spinoff series, Talking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
In that light, it’s no wonder AMC seems as hungry for stories about the undead as the undead are for brains. According to a new report, the network’s next venture into zombie territory will be Empire of the Dead, based on a Marvel comic written by the godfather of the zombies himself, George A. Romero. More about the possible Empire of the Dead TV show after the jump. Read More »
The Marvel Comics series Empire of the Dead, from George A. Romero and Alex Maleev, is about to become a TV series. But the show, isn’t coming from Marvel’s own TV development outfit. Rather, it is backed by Demarest, which is also behind a forthcoming TV adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager, and also produced the film version of le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man and Kevin Smith’s Tusk. Read More »
We’ve got a haunting exclusive reveal for you. Artist Timothy Pittides will be releasing a limited edition screenprint for the classic George Romero zombie film, Night of the Living End, at Dallas Comic Con this weekend. Below, you can see several images of the Night of the Living Dead Poster and read about Pittides’ inspiration. Read More »