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Announced back in March, Sony are pushing forward with their R-rated Venom spin-off movie by revealing that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) will be putting on the symbiote suit with Ruben Flischer (Zombieland) directing. The movie goes into production this Fall, and will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more here.
Speaking of long-gestating projects, and Universal Studios may have found their replacement for Antoine Fuqua on their Scarface remake by arranging talks with David Ayer (Suicide Squad). Ayer is not confirmed yet, and he’s got a busy schedule coming up with Suicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens over at DC and Warner Bros. Read more here.
He’LL Be Back
- Luke Owen
Plus, George A. Romero gears up 'Road of the Dead' and Halloween Horror Nights teases their first 'The Shining' maze. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Well, it seems the man behind the classic Night of the Living Dead has now had a change of heart, as he is currently penning the script for George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead with Matt Birman, who is attached to direct. Birman previously worked as second unit director on Romero’s last three zombie movies, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
According to IndieWire, Road of the Dead is described as Road Warrior meets Rollerball at a Nascar race, with significant inspiration from Ben-Hur, and “is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum for the entertainment of wealthy humans. »
- Gary Collinson
Horror legend George A. Romero is teaming up with a frequent collaborator for his next zombie movie, which will be seeking buyers at the Fantasia International Film Festival market this summer. The new project is entitled Road of the Dead, which George A. Romero co-wrote with Matt Birman, who is slated to direct this project. It isn't clear when production may begin, but this project will be just the director's second feature film, although he has spent decades in other areas of production.
IndieWire reports that this project originated from a Matt Birman pitch from roughly 10 years ago. The story is set on a remote island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum, all for the entertainment of affluent humans. The director describes the project as a hybrid of Road Warrior and Rollerball, set at a Nascar race, and that there is "significant inspiration" from the iconic 1959 classic Ben-Hur. »
Before you get too excited, no, Romero is Not directing this film. Rather, this is a project he’s writing and producing that is seeking funding during this year’s Fantasia Frontières Market in July. According to Indiewire, Road of the Dead is… Continue Reading →
The post Fantasia Frontières Market 2017 to Include George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead and More! appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Steve Barton
Forget viruses, meteors or rabid monkeys, George A. Romero created the modern zombie. His vision of hordes of rotting, shambling, flesh-hungry corpses has permeated culture to an insane degree. Beginning with 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, Romero thrilled and terrified audiences while simultaneously delivering a satisfying social criticism. His apocalyptic perspective reached its zenith in all-time classic Dawn of the Dead, in which he perfectly skewered contemporary consumerism and a load of torsos.
But from there it’s a case of gradually diminishing returns. Day of the Dead has a lot of interesting ideas but is a bit structureless, Land of the Dead is clever but forgettable, and so on through Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, both of which are just a bit boring. And now we have another upcoming ‘of the Dead’ sequel – Road of the Dead.
Or to give it its full title, »
- David James
David Crow May 22, 2017
George Romero has revealed the next zombie movie he wants to make is called Road Of The Dead. It has zombie race car drivers.
It’s been almost 50 years since George A Romero released his genre-defining first zombie picture, Night Of The Living Dead. And the horror maestro yet still finds life in those rambling, shambling corpses. Thus enter George Romero Presents: Road Of The Dead, the latest entry in his zombie series that appears poised to take the walking dead off road.
The project was announced Friday with plans to take it to July’s Fantasia International Film Festival where it will be looking for co-production financing. The film is being sold as a direct continuation of Romero’s last few zombie movies, which include Land Of The Dead, Diary Of The Dead, and Survival Of The Dead. However, Road Of The Dead would not actually be directed by Romero. »
George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Modern Zombie, is stepping back into the realm of the living dead with a new film called George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead, a project that he co-wrote with Matt Birman, who would direct the movie should it move forward.
According to IndieWire, George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead will seek financing at to the Frontières market this July at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal.
Pitched about ten years ago by Birman, who was a second unit director on Romero's three most recent zombie films—Survival of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Land of the Dead—Road of the Dead "is set on an island where zombie prisoners race cars in a modern-day Coliseum for the entertainment of wealthy humans."Birman cites Road Warrior, Rollerball, and Ben-Hur as influences.
- Derek Anderson
Frontières, the Fantasia International Film Festival’s annual film co-production market, has announced its first wave of projects for the ninth edition, which takes place from July 20 to July 23 in Montreal. Among the projects that will participate in the co-production market is the zombie film “George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead.” The project was written by Romero and Matt Birman, who is attached to direct.
“Road of the Dead” is the next zombie film following Romero’s last three movies as a director: “Survival of the Dead,” “Diary of the Dead” and “Land of the Dead.” Birman served as second unit director on all three movies, and has worked as a stunt coordinator and stuntman for more than three decades.
“Road of the Dead” originated as an original pitch from Birman roughly 10 years ago. »
- Graham Winfrey
Horror Channel has eight prime-time weekend film premieres in June including the UK premieres of Retreat, Carl Tibbets’ ‘ménage a trois of terror’ starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell and R.D. Braunstein’s smartly gripping I Spit On Your Grave 3: Vengeance Is Mine – widely seen as the best of the series.
There are also network premieres for Jennifer Lynch’s uncompromising and dark chiller Chained, William Malone’s gruesome cyber thriller Feardotcom, starring Stephen Dorff and Natascha McElhone and Michael Reeves’s highly acclaimed Witchfinder General, starring Vincent Price.
In a deadly virus catching month, other highlights are first channel showings for John Pogue’s [Rec] inspired scareline Quarantine 2: Terminal, Breck Eisner’s critically-acclaimed remake of George Romero’s 1973 movie, The Crazies and James Cameron’s directorial debut Piranha 2: The Spawning starring Lance Henriksen and plenty of flying killer fish.
A bizarre disease, »
- Phil Wheat
George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead will be featured at the Salem Horror Fest, and we have info on the special screening. Also in today's Horror Highlights is an excerpt from Nicholas Forristal's Domitianus, stills from Midnighters, Dances with Films 2017 details, and the trailer for A24's Good Time.
Salem Horror Fest: Press Release: "Salem, Ma. - Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety in horror at the Halloween capital of the world; Salem, Massachusetts
Amidst the notorious backdrop of the 1692 Witch Trials, the festival will feature a city-wide program set to kick off at the Peabody Essex Museum on Thursday, September 21 as part of the Pem/Pm evening party series in conjunction with their upcoming exhibit “It’s Alive” Classic Horror and Sci-Fi »
- Derek Anderson
The elements are so familiar they’re almost comforting. A cabin in the middle of the woods. A group of nerve-rattled folks who’ve barricaded themselves inside. The dread of invaders who carry a plague that spreads on contact. Look closely — has the person next to you become one of the infected and the doomed? It’s the stuff of a thousand zombie movies (or foaming-virus movies), and “It Comes at Night” succeeds in conjuring a tense survivalist atmosphere redolent of the walking dead and the desperate living. The film uses the pitch black of night, lit by flashlights (no cheating!), and does so with a nightmare finesse that’s reminiscent, at times, of “The Blair Witch Project.”
For all that, where’s the novelty, the thing that makes this movie different? It is this: “It Comes at Night” feels as though it could be a supernatural horror film, but it isn’t. »
- Owen Gleiberman
It reportedly had to fight tooth and nail for festival placement of any kind, yet few titles on last fall’s circuit earned praise like that bestowed upon Bertrand Bonello‘s galvanizing Nocturama. A picture caught somewhere between the nastier side of Robert Bresson and more melancholy inclinations of George A. Romero, it follows a group of teens determined to coordinate a series of bombings throughout Paris — which indeed made the movie a difficult sell mere months after Isil-sponsored attacks on the very city, and continues to make it more hot-button than anyone could’ve anticipated.
But it’s getting a U.S. release this summer from Grasshopper Film, who have let us premiere Nocturama‘s rapid-fire, fear-drenched domestic trailer. If you’re even the slightest bit intrigued by what’s seen therein, you’ll want to give this picture a shot: as I said in my review out of Tiff, »
- Nick Newman
With the Train to Busan (2017) bursting on the screens and the announcement of an inevitable ‘American Remake’, I thought it would be a good time to look back on some of the classic zombie films from around the world.
Night of The Living Dead (1968)
There is often a debate about which of George A. Romero’s Living Dead series is his best. Personally, I am a night person and I love the film which started it all. Self-funded and filmed over a year, Night of the Living Dead was shot on black and white 35mm under the original title Night of the Flesh Eaters. Ground breaking at the time, this not only created the first zombie movie, but also broke taboos by having a black male lead.
Zombies have evolved over the years, become faster, smarter and more violent to satisfy the needs of the audience. However, people still continue »
- Philip Rogers
Dislocation is something that everyone has experienced in their life, or at least can relate to; be it from friends, family, or co-workers. Sometimes we feel alone, or conversely wish that we were left that way. No horror film captures a sustained sense of isolation and dread better than Carnival of Souls (1962), Herk Harvey’s only narrative film and a low budget miracle.
Released by Herts-Lion International Corporation stateside in September as part of a double feature with The Devil’s Messenger (1961), Carnival of Souls was lucky to have any distribution at all on a budget of $30,000 (!) and it came and went with nary a notice. Until 1989, that is; a critical reappraisal was in order and the film was rereleased for a new generation to discover it through home video, where it rightly holds a place as one of the finest and influential horror films of the ‘60s. Not a »
- Scott Drebit
If you’re a fan of the Stephen King/George Romero collaboration Creepshow and also enjoy graphic novels, this story’s for you! Gallery 13 is releasing a reprint of Stephen King’s Creepshow on May 9th, and we have a peek inside right… Continue Reading →
The post Take a Peek Inside the Reprint of the Creepshow Graphic Novel appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Debi Moore
If you’re a fan of the Stephen King/George Romero collaboration Creepshow and also enjoy graphic novels, this story’s for you! Gallery 13 is releasing a reprint of Stephen King’s Creepshow on May 9th, and we have all the details here.… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Heading for release in Hong Kong on June 29, Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight follows what happens when "a monster from Lung's favorite animation appears in the city ... and turns people into zombies." That's from the rather lengthy plot summary at IMDb. These are running kind of zombies, not George A. Romero's slow walkers, so this may not be for traditionalists. But if you can roll with that, it looks promising. Here's the entire description (spoilers may follow): Lung (starring Michael Ning) and Chi-Yeung (starring Louis Cheung) are two eccentric hot-blooded young men leading a devil-may-care life. They deem themselves as heroes that can save the earth. However, Lung can do nothing about things in life that don't work out as he wishes: he has...
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April may be more than half over, but that's not stopping Fright Rags from releasing a bunch of horror-themed goodies over the next couple of weeks.
Beginning Friday, April 21st at 10:00am Est, Fright Rags will release enamel pins based on George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead.
Then, on Wednesday, April 26th starting at 10:00am, the horror apparel company will celebrate Alien Day in style with a new Aliens hoodie and shirt available for 24 hours only, as well as Xenomorph socks limited to 426 pairs (a nod to the moon Lv-426).
You can view all of these upcoming releases below, and be sure to stay tuned to Daily Dead and Fright Rags for more updates.
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- Derek Anderson
“Here is the screen’s most shocking exposé, of the ‘Baby-Facers’ just taking their first stumbling steps down Sin Street U.S.A.!” Robert Altman’s first feature film is far too good to be described as any but an expert step toward an impressive career. But he had to deal with a young actor who drove him up the wall, Tom Laughlin.
1957 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 72 min. / Street Date March 21, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98
Starring: Tom Laughlin, Peter Miller, Richard Bakalyan, Rosemary Howard, Helen Hawley, Leonard Belove, Lotus Corelli, James Lantz, Christine Altman, George Mason Kuhn, Pat Stedman, Norman Zands, James Leria, Julia Lee, Lou Lombardo.
Cinematography: Charles Paddock
Film Editor: Helene Turner
Second Unit Director: Reza Badiyi
Produced, Written and Directed by Robert Altman
The hoods of tomorrow! The gun molls of the future!
Ah, the glorious Juvenile Delinquency film, or J.D. Epic, »
- Glenn Erickson
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