Horror legend George A. Romero has passed away. Romero changed the horror genre and crafted the modern zombie movie with 1968’s Night of the Living Dead. His spanning career also included classics horror flicks The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, and Day of the Dead.
Official Description of Night of the Living Dead: There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
Thanks to it being in public domain, Night is available to watch online in many forms. Click here to to check out the classic zombie movie.
We hope that everyone has a happy, safe, and scary Halloween! Ill be doing my usual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon, and what horror marathon could be complete without the original Night of the Living Dead? Enjoy…
Yesterday we had a couple new DVD/Blu-Ray releases. Included in the mix was the family comedy Marmaduke, the comedy Made for Each Other, OSS 177: Lost in Rio, and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too.
Stars Lee Pace and Judy Greer with he voices of Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, George Lopez, Kiefer Sutherland, Sam Elliott and countless others. Based on the comic strip of the same name, the movie features the beloved Great Dane as he moves into a new neighborhood with his family and accidentally wrecks havoc with his misadventures.
Made for Each Other
I’ve never even heard of this one, but it stars Patrick Warburton, Danny and Christopher Masterson, Bijou Phillips, and George Segal. After 3 months of a sexless marriage, Dan (Christopher Masterson) cheats on his wife. Racked with guilt, he becomes determined to even the odds by getting her to cheat on him, so he sets out to find the perfect man for the job. Sounds like it could be fun.
OSS 177: Lost in Rio
In this adventure comedy, Jean Dujardin stars as French superspy OSS 117 as he tracks down a former high-ranking Nazi in 1967 Rio de Janeiro. This is the 9th movie to feature the character of OSS 117.
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too
The sequel to Tyler Perry’s 2007 romantic comedy, the flick stars Janet Jackson, Michael Jai White, Jill Scott, Richard T. Jones, Louis Gossett Jr and of course Tyler Perry himself.
Last Tuesday we also got a bunch of new releases, including George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, City Island, The Back-Up Plan, and The Square. What will you be buying?
Remakes of horror icon George Romero’s films can go either way; there have been some awesome reinterpretations (Dawn of the Dead), along with a lot of horrible remakes/sequels (Day of the Dead & Day of the Dead 2: Contagium). Well, we’re about to get another remake, so let’s cross our fingers that it is a good one.
The Crazies, which was written by Paul McCollough and George A. Romero with direction by Romero, is a cult horror classic. Released in 1973, the original focused on a small Pennsylvania town where a man-made virus is released that causes an outbreak of insanity and death, forcing the military to fight and contain it.
According to Variety, George Romero will act as an executive producer on the remake, which will be directed by Breck Eisner (Sahara) from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. The new film takes place in Kansas, where a mysterious toxin causes the outbreak of “Crazies”. They are expected to lens early next year for a 2010 release.
There is only one thing that I like more than zombies, and that is George Romero’s zombies! So, you can imagine my excitement earlier today when I read in Variety that George Romero begins shooting this week on an all new zombie film, which is believed to be “Island of the Dead”.
The horror thriller sounds more like a solo film, rather than a continuation of his original “Night” series or his more recent “Diary of the Dead”. Either way, it is a Romero zombie film, and that is enough to get my butt in the theater.
According to Variety, the plot focuses on the “inhabitants of an isolated island off the North American coast who find their relatives rising from the dead to eat their kin. The leaders of the island feud over whether or not to kill their reanimated relatives or preserve them in hopes of finding a cure.”
The movie sounds like an old school voodoo zombie film, like the 1943 horror classic “I Walked With a Zombie”, rather than the more recent crop of high octane/non-stop action zombie films (“28 Weeks Later”, “Dawn of the Dead” remake). Read more about who will be involved with Romero’s new zombie film by clicking here.