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Horror-Rama Toronto IV Panels to Include Night Of The Living Dead & Remembrances of George A. Romero & Bob Clark

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This weekend Toronto horror fans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the genre's past as well as its present at Horror-Rama IV, with panels including a look back at Night of the Living Dead with co-writer John A. Russo and remembrances of both George A. Romero and Bob Clark:

Press Release: (Toronto) Horror-Rama is thrilled to welcome actress Ashley C. Williams to her Canadian convention debut!

Ashley found instant cult infamy for her tragic turn in director Tom Six's notorious black-comic horror masterpiece The Human Centipede where she was stitched rear-to-mouth as the middle segment of a mad scientist's insane experiment. In 2015 she received acclaim for her blistering turn in director Matthew A. Brown's psychological horror film Julia and both she and Brown (who will also be attending Horror-Rama 2017) will screen their masterpiece and meet their fans.

Ashley joins previously announced special guests: John Harrison (Creepshow,
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Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art for Effects, Starring Tom Savini & Joe Pilato

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive announced an August 22nd Blu-ray release date and special features for Dusty Nelson's Effects. So many creative minds in the horror world are behind Effects, including Tom Savini, who stars alongside Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead) and John Harrison (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie).

Press Release: (Austin, TX | Tuesday, July 18, 2017) - Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is excited to announce an August 22, 2017, release date for the Effects Blu-ray.

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring Tom Savini (Dawn Of The Dead), Joe Pilato (Day Of The Dead), and John Harrison (Tales From The Darkside: The Movie). A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Savini and Pilato -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called Duped: The Snuff Movie.
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George A Romero and the meaning of his zombies

Ryan Lambie Jul 18, 2017

As George A Romero sadly passes, we pay tribute to Night Of The Living Dead, and the meaning behind the writer-director's zombies...

In April 1968, director George A Romero threw some reels of film in the trunk of his car and took a long drive from Pittsburgh to New York. The grainy, black-and-white footage stored on those reels was little short of incendiary: then called Night Of The Flesh Eaters, Romero's film would, in time, change horror cinema forever.

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Shot on a budget of just $114,000, Night Of The Living Dead (as it was later renamed) was aggressively lo-fi: its producer, Russell Streiner, also played one of the film's first victims - he gets the immortal line, "They're coming to get you, Barbara" before
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Unveils Series of Events to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, which has gone from one theater to 28 locations since 1997, is unveiling a series of commemorative events to celebrate its 20th anniversary, Variety has learned exclusively.

“There is no better way for us to celebrate two decades of existence than sharing and celebrating movies we love,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. “That’s what our company is all about, and that’s what Alamo20 is all about.”

The original Alamo Drafthouse was a single-screen theater showing second-run titles that had been converted from an old warehouse. The promise to patrons was “good food, good beer and good film, all at the same place.”


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The location gained notice quickly with Austin players such as “Dazed and Confused” director Richard Linklater and Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News. Within its first year the venue was playing host to film premieres and hosting
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October Horrors Day 17 – Day of the Dead (1985)

Day of the Dead, 1985

Directed by George A. Romero

Starring Joeseph Pilato, Lori Cardille and Richard Liberty


Society has completely fallen to the undead, with the remnants of the government and military holing up in large underground bases, attempting to try and work out how to achieve victory in the increasingly futile war against the zombie hordes.

Most films that deal with an apocalyptic scenario often depict a bleak sense of dread and foreboding, with humanity initially struggling with its differences in the face of such a devastating threat whether it is an alien invasion, a natural disaster or anything that Roland Emmerich wishes to destroy the world with that week.

Ultimately though, humanity manages to cast aside its petty rivalries, coming together for the greater good of the planet and overcoming whatever threat faces them.

Very rarely is this the case in George A. Romero’s Dead films.
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Exclusive Clip from Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn

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"They're coming to get you, Barbara." A modern twist on Johnny's immortal line is featured in our exclusive clip from Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn, now out on VOD.

"A new fully CG take on the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead.​

Official Website:

Indiegogo Page:


Twitter: @FilmDarkestDawn"

Directed by Krisztian Majdik and Zebediah Y. Desoto, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn features the voices of Tony Todd, Danielle Harris,
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200 Greatest Horror Films (40-31)

Special Mention: The Most Dangerous Game

Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack

Written by James Creelman

USA, 1932

Genre: Survival Horror

The first of many official and unofficial screen versions of Richard Connell’s short story of the same name, The Most Dangerous Game was made in 1932, in the era known as “Pre-Code Hollywood,” a time when filmmakers were able to get away with sexual innuendo, illegal drug use, adultery, abortion, intense violence, homosexuality, and much more. It was during this time that a film like The Most Dangerous Game was allowed to be made and shown to the general public without fear of censorship. The film was put together by producer Willis O’Brien while in pre-production on King Kong, and features several of the same cast and crew members, as well as props and sets from Kong. Despite these obvious cost-cutting measures, Dangerous Game never feels like a second-rate production,
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Shout! Factory TV Streaming VHS Versions of Day Of The Dead, Night Of The Demons & More

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Horror fans can travel back in time this Halloween season to an era when it was kind to rewind, as Shout! Factory TV is now streaming the VHS versions of select horror films, including Day of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp, Night of the Demons, and more.

To watch Shout! Factory TV's special VHS presentations, visit We also have the official press release with full details:

Press Release: Shout! Factory TV proudly presents a #ThrowbackThursday of epic proportions! Sit back, relax and return to your retro roots with the VHS Vault. Shout! Factory TV is being kind to rewind you all the way back to the days of VHS, just in time to revisit your favorite Halloween flicks—five cult classics in their VHS pan and scan full-screen ratios, to be exact. Forget about high definition, and relive the style that gives these films the character that cult fans all over yearn for.
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Round-Up: Shout! Factory TV’s Summer of Fear, Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, The Last Survivors Blu-ray / DVD

Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.

Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.

Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney,
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Round-Up: Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn, Funko Comic-Con Exclusives, The Sender and Student Bodies Blu-rays

Made entirely with CG, Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn will premiere at Walker Stalker Fan Fest in July. Also in this round-up: release details for Wave 7 of Funko's Comic-Con 2015 exclusive figures and The Sender and Student Bodies Blu-rays.

Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn: "Night Of The Living Dead: Darkest Dawn is a new fully CG take on the 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead.” This is the story of a group of survivors fighting to stay alive when a mysterious plague unleashes the undead on New York City. Barricaded in an abandoned apartment building, the characters from the original film face new terror and question each other’s compassion and sense of humanity as they fight to stay alive against the army of the walking dead...It was directed by Krisztian Majdik, Zebediah Y. Desoto, and written by David Schwartz, Zebediah Y. De Soto, Jib Polhemus,
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Ten truly memorable zombies

Are zombies really that memorable? When you think about it, today’s undead munchers are not exactly an interesting crowd since all they do between meals is wander around in a trance. The pre Romero vegetarians are even worse, as they spend most of their time under the thumb of a zombie master, although on the odd occasion they do rebel against their tyrannical leader.

Zombie movies are a dime a dozen these days, and apart from a few moderately successful variations, they haven’t progressed beyond the flesh-eating antics of Night of the Living Dead (1968). But on the odd occasion a couple of zombies stand out from the faceless crowd of walking corpses, and what some these ghouls lack in personality, they make up for in other ways.

So here’s a list of ten memorable zombies that stood out for me, as an avid horror movie fan.

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Day of the Dead’s Captain Rhodes, Escape From New York’s Snake Plissken & More Featured in New Fright Rags Shirts

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“Choke on ’em!” Famously snarled by Joseph Pilato as Captain Rhodes in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, that line and the blood-drenched scene in which it’s uttered form one of the most memorable moments from any living dead film. With their latest batch of shirts, Fright Rags is paying homage to the relentless Rhodes, as well as Escape From New York, C.H.U.D. (with a Tmnt twist), and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

The four new shirts from Fright Rags are now available in T-shirt sizes Small – 5x-Large and women’s shirt sizes Small – 2x-Large. The Day of the Dead and Escape From New York shirts are priced at $27 apiece, while the C.H.U.D. and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari shirts can be purchased for $24 each. To learn more, visit:

The post Day of the Dead’s Captain Rhodes,
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Daily Dead & ScreenHits Present Day of the Dead, Watch Online Now!

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“That wasn’t very nice, you know. That wasn’t very nice at all. You can just sit there in the dark and think about what you’ve done. Think about it. Think.” Unfortunately for the diverse group of survivors holed up in a bunker in George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, any noises they hear from aboveground around the holidays would not be Santa Claus and his reindeer, but rather the shambling zombies that have overrun the world. Romero’s third zombie movie and his personal favorite “Dead” film, Day of the Dead offers plenty for fans to enjoy: a search for a cure, bunker mentality, the intense Captain Rhodes, and perhaps the most beloved zombie of all time: Bub. We’ve teamed up with ScreenHits to give Daily Dead readers an onscreen holiday gift to enjoy by the fire and wrapped presents: the chance to watch
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Son of Monsterpalooza Returns to Burbank September 12-14, 2014

Award-winning F/X artists, monster-related artwork displayed and sold, killer celebrity guests. These things and more will all be found at the 2014 Son of Monsterpalooza at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, CA, running September 12-14.

Boasting guests like Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal and Terri McMinn as well as seminars, vendors, a costume contest and walk-through monster museum, Son of Monsterpalooza 2014 promises to be just as impressive as its predecessors.

Tickets are available here. Be sure to check out the full current guest list below, and then visit the official Monsterpalooza website and "like" Monsterpalooza on Facebook for more information.

From the Press Release

Award-winning FX artists, monster-related artwork displayed and sold, special presentations, a walk-through monster museum, and so much more will be available at Son of Monsterpalooza 2014 in the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, September 12-14.

Special guests from horror
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El Rey Network Running a Romero-thon Over July 4th Weekend

If the El Rey Network has been off your radar since "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" ended its first season, you may want to remedy that situation as they're running a "Romero-thon" saluting the Godfather of Zombies during the upcoming 4th of July weekend.

It all begins Saturday, July 5th, at 9:00 pm, and the following films will be shown:

Knightriders (1981) - 9:00 pm, July 5th

A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents, and a growing sense of delusional from their leader. Starring Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, and Patricia Tallman.

Monkey Shines (1988) - 12:00 midnight, July 6th

A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master. Starring Jason Beghe, John Pankow,
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Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D is Finally Done and Screening

That image you see is the latest look at Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D. And guess what? It sounds like the film is done because a press release we received today says the film is screening to potential buyers at Cannes. This has been a project we've been tracking since 2009, just to give you a sense of time. Directed by Zebediah De Soto and co-written by De Soto, Warren Davis II and David Reuben Schwartz, the film stars veterans Tony Todd and Tom Sizemore, along with scream queen Danielle Harris, Sarah Habel, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bill Mosley and Joseph Pilato.

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Natty’s Five Characters Who Couldn’T Die Soon Enough!

I’ve learned a few things from my years of watching horror films. You find yourself either cheering For, or cringing in fear At the “scary” characters. Whether they’re zombies, creatures, or serial killers, they either invade our hearts, or nightmares. We also cheer for the hero, or heroes, who do whatever they can to survive..but what about the characters who are complete jerks?, or just flat out annoying? Well you guessed it, we dislike them as they attempt to ruin the movie (but never succeed) with their obnoxious attitude and behaviors, they remind us of the smelly person who insists on sitting next to you at the theater while chewing popcorn in your ear and talking for the duration of the film. That’s right…I have experienced this annoyance many times,..but before this turns into a rant just about people who annoy me, let’s
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10 Actors Who Achieved Cult Villainy On The Strength Of One Movie

When you’re on a role you’re on a role! Once again here is a list of ten actors who achieved cult movie villainy on the strength of one movie. Some of the actors faded into obscurity while others continued their careers without scaling the heights of their defining cinematic performance. Perhaps I should do a one for heroes! Nah! Villains are much more fun!

[Spoilers follow]

Rudolph Klein-Rogge (Metropolis – 1927)

Although dated, Fritz Lang’s utopian masterpiece still has the unique power to fascinate. Not only did the film make a star of Brigitte Helm, it introduced the father of all mad scientists, C A Rotwang, played with eye rolling relish by Lang’s favourite actor Rudolph Klein-Rogge. The Austrian born star specialised in villainous roles so he was a natural for playing the nutty inventor who creates the legendary female robot used to impersonate Helm’s freedom fighter. With his exaggerated mannerisms and facial expressions,
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31 Days of Horror: 100 Greatest Horror Films: Top 75

Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that included 150 picks. This year, I’ll be upgrading the list, making minor alterations, changing the rankings, adding new entries, and possibly removing a few titles. I’ve also decided to publish each post backwards this time for one reason: the new additions appear lower on my list, whereas my top 50 haven’t changed much, except for maybe in ranking. I am including documentaries, short films and mini series, only as special mentions – along with a few features that can qualify as horror, but barely do.


Special Mention:


Directed by Benjamin Christensen

Denmark / Sweden, 1922

Häxan (a.k.a The Witches or Witchcraft Through The Ages) is a 1922 silent documentary about the history of witchcraft,
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