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Sense of Wonder: Night of the Living Dead and the Riddle of Racism

Sense of Wonder: Night of the Living Dead and the Riddle of Racism

While posting “Anatomy of a Horror Film: Night of the Living Dead” yesterday, I was struck by something that has occurred to me several times over the years. In case you have not yet read the article (which was originally published in the printed version of Cinefantasitque magazine – Volume 4, Number 1 – back [...]

CFQ Black Hole Ultra Lounge Podcast 2:15.3

CFQ Black Hole Ultra Lounge Podcast 2:15.3

It’s time for another trip into the depths of the Black Hole – the Black Hole Ultra Lounge Podcast, that is, this time brought to you with all the excitement of D-Box motion simulation. So strap yourself in and get ready for a bumpy ride as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski ruminate on [...]

Oh What a ‘Night’: Looking Back at the ‘Living Dead’

Oh What a ‘Night’: Looking Back at the ‘Living Dead’

Just in time for the pre-Halloween gift-giving crush comes this breezily entertaining yet critically informative tome on the evolution, production, and aftermath of 1968’s seminal horror film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Joe Kane, a.k.a. The Phantom of the Movies, has been covering the exploitation and B-movie scene for thirty-plus years. As editor of the tabloid [...]

George Romero answers 10 questions at Time magazine

George Romero answers 10 questions at Time magazine

Time magazine has posted “10 Questions for George Romero,” in which the writer-director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) and the recent follow-up SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD responds to queries from his fans. Romero expresses admiration for Guillermo Del Tor’s PAN’S LABYRINTH, reveals that Howard Hawks’ THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD scared him, and [...]

Shrek Forever After & Survival of the Dead: The Cinefantastique Podcast 1:15

Shrek Forever After & Survival of the Dead: The Cinefantastique Podcast 1:15

This week, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast scrutinizes a pair of sequels that seem to have nothing in common: SHREK FOREVER AFTER, the latest family-friend CGI fantasy from DreamWorks Animation; and SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, the latest horrifying episode in George A. Romero’s on-going zombie apocalypse, which began way back in 1968 with [...]

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and MICMACS: Horror/Fantasy Interview Podcast

SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD and MICMACS: Horror/Fantasy Interview Podcast

Y’know, people probably shouldn’t be this gleeful about issues of mortality, but in the cases of the movies being discussed in this episode, we’re kinda glad they are. This episode features interviews with Jean-Pierre Jeunet and George A. Romero, both of whom have previously addressed matters of life-and-death in their own, unique ways, and have [...]

Romero to Remake Argento’s Deep Red

Romero to Remake Argento’s Deep Red

It seems as though George A Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, MARTIN) is letting the dead rest in pieces, at least for a short while. Variety are reporting that he’s set to remake Dario Argento’s (SUSPIRIA, TENEBRAE) 1975 Italian horror film, DEEP RED. The film is also, drum roll please, set to be shot [...]

Survival of the Dead (2010)

Survival of the Dead (2010)

George A. Romero’s latest excursion into the land of the living dead is reminiscent of the 1990 version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (which he wrote but did not direct): like that remake, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD is a reasonably entertaining variation on a familiar theme, although it is lacks the inspiration that would make it stand [...]

Sense of Wonder: Shameless Plug for Survival of the Dead VOD

Just wanted to remind everyone: the theatrical release of George A. Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD is nearly a month away, but the film is now available for “pre-theatrical rental.”

Survival of the Dead red band trailer

Survival of the Dead red band trailer

IGN has posted a new red band trailer for George A. Romero’s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD. The film, a sequel to DIARY OF THE DEAD, will makes its Video on Demand debut on April 30, followed by a platform theatrical release in May. The story is set on a small North American island, where the [...]