14 items from 2015
The appeal of upcoming mega-blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age Of Ultron is rather obvious. Is there ever a time when it’s not okay to turn your brain off and bask in nail-biting action, heroics, and costly special effects? Big-budget blockbusters will never grow old, since the range of audiences partial to those kinds of films is all-encompassing.
However, not everybody is impressed with CGI-filled action scenes and superhero cinematic universes. Some prefer their films smaller and more intimate. So, what’s a cinema buff to do? As always, seek out the nearest independent theater and/or VOD platform and drop cash on the latest no-budget films worthy of such concerted efforts.
Without that kind of open-mindedness, Diy moviemaking would cease to exist, robbing cinephiles of flicks that could potentially rival the likes of Reservoir Dogs, The Terminator, and Night Of The Living Dead. »
- Jesse Gumbarge
You’ve officially cemented your place in pop culture when you’ve been spoofed and The Walking Dead is the target a new horror comedy called The Walking Deceased. Today, Arc Entertainment has announced that they acquired North American rights to the movie and we expect to see it infect VOD and DVD this year:
“Los Angeles (January 28, 2015) – Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the hilarious horror spoof The Walking Deceased. Directed by Scott Dow and written by Tim Ogletree, the film stars Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World), Joey Oglesby (Fruitvale Station, NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Tim Ogletree (Supernatural Activity). The deal was announced today by Arc Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta.
“We are extremely excited to release this film that explores a fresh comedic perspective of iconic zombie stories that we have all come to love,” said Moesta. “Dave Sheridan and »
- Jonathan James
Yes, we all love zombies. We all know that they are a big business and we also know that much of the blame for the current form of zombies rests on the shoulders of horror master George Romero and his brilliant, low-budget 1968 flick Night of the Living Dead. Now, in the grand cinematic tradition of beating even dead things to death with a stick, there is going to be a Night of the Living Dead prequel called Origins and it’s going to start shooting in 2015.
Origins originates in the mind of Cameron Romero, the son of George Romero, who will be directing the feature. It focuses on events prior to those in Night of the Living Dead, as a scientist searches for a pathway to sustain human life in the event of a worldwide catastrophe. Things go terribly wrong (of course), and I guess that this guy winds up creating zombies. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Cameron Romero, son of Dead creator George Romero, is working to bring a genesis story of his father’s iconic Night Of The Living Dead to life. This project, which Cameron Romero will direct, is called Origins and is a Night of the Living Dead prequel, exploring the origins of the situation seen in that original film form Romero Sr. Variety reports that the movie is moving forward now that Radar Pictures just signed on to produce. The movie has a Kickstarter page which details »
- Graham McMorrow
Radar Pictures Picks Up Cameron Romero’s Origins. Radar pictures announced that they will be producing Cameron Romero’s Origins, a prequel to his father George Romero’s classic film, Night of the Living Dead. Cameron Romero who wrote the script, is set to direct the film later this year. Cameron Romero had this to say about [...]
- Victor Stiff
The latest exploitation of Night of the Living Dead is still alive. This project is called Origins, and actually comes from Cameron Romero, son of Dead creator George Romero. The film, which Cameron Romero will direct, is, as the title implies, a Night of the Living Dead prequel, exploring the origins of the situation seen in that […]
The post ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Origin Movie Is Still Happening appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
In George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, they watched the TV intently, wanting to know why the dead were walking just outside their boarded-up windows. Now, more than 45 years later, George’s son Cameron looks to explore the definitive answer to that question in Origins. A partially crowdfunded prequel to Night of the Living Dead, Origins now has another backer in Radar Pictures.
Variety reports that Radar Pictures will produce Cameron Romero’s Origins with production slated to begin this year. Cameron Romero (who, like his father, has an extensive background in making commercials and has also directed six feature films) will direct Origins off a screenplay he wrote with Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell:
“Set in the turbulent late sixties, the film tells the story of a brilliant scientist – Dr. Alan Cartwright – who strikes a deal with the military that will give him all »
- Derek Anderson
Back in October of last year we told you that George Romero’s son, Cameron was working on a Night of the Living Dead prequel, titled Origins. After a successful Indiegogo campaign, the undead are once again ready to rise, and… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
Production is planned for later this year.
“Night of the Living Dead” was released in 1968 and starred Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea and Karl Hardman. The film, which follows seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse attacked by zombies, was shot in black and white for $114,000 and grossed $30 millon worldwide, spawning five more “Living Dead” films.
It was selected in 1999 by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The new film’s story is by Romero, who will also direct, with a screenplay by Romero, Darrin Reed and Bryce C. Campbell. Radar’s Ted Field will produce with Aldo Lapietra, Campbell, Reed and Romero. Executive producers are Mike Weber and Thomas van Dell.
The project is set at the height of the Cold War, »
- Dave McNary
Romero will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with Darrin Reed and Bryce C Campbell based on a story by Romero.
Production has been earmarked for later this year on the Cold War story about a science experiment that goes wrong.
“I’m a longtime fan of Night Of The Living Dead,” said Field. “I have tremendous belief in Cameron.”
“Origins is a great opportunity for me to continue the family tradition of creating haunting and ever-evolving depictions of the undead,and a great opportunity for Romero fans to see a story of zombie inception never portrayed before,” said Romero.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Save for a pesky snake problem, the Garden of Eden had a lot going for it, including lush greenery, a farm-to-table diet and a perfect male-female ratio. The post-apocalyptic Eden at the center of Craig Zobel’s “Z for Zachariah” offers many of the same amenities, only here there are two Adams vying for the attention of one Eve, with predictably fraught consequences. It’s a scenario with obvious appeal for Zobel, whose love-it-or-hate-it 2012 “Compliance” subjected a gaggle of characters to a psychological crucible modeled on Stanley Milgram’s controversial obedience experiments. This time, the stakes are even higher — the repopulation of the planet — but the dramatic tension considerably less, in a movie that feels stranded somewhere between serious artistic ambition and the dystopian franchise-building of “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” et al.
Like those movies, “Z For Zachariah” also sports a literary pedigree: a posthumously published 1974 novel by Newbery-winning Ya author Robert C. »
- Scott Foundas
Because we were obviously in desperate need of a new "Blob" movie, cinematic auteur Simon West ("Con Air," "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") has signed on to helm yet another remake of the 1958 drive-in classic, which was previously remade in 1988 by director Chuck Russell. Kevin Dillon starring vehicles were all the rage back then, obvs. Did we ask for this? I don't know, I think I'm good honestly. But since it's happening and there's pretty much nothing we can do about it, take a trip back with me as I revisit a few more horror films Hollywood just couldn't keep their hands off of - and judge which of the versions is the best. "King Kong" The 1933 classic was first remade in 1976 with Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges, who starred opposite the robotic ape from the Universal Studios tram ride. Nearly 30 years later Peter Jackson decided to remake it as an epic three-hour film, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Zombies vs. Robots #1
Illustrated by Anthony Diecidue, Ashley Wood, Val Mayerick
Zombies are dead but haven’t stopped moving yet. Just like zombie fiction
Enter Idw’s new, ongoing Zombies vs. Robots series, which places the same old zombies onto a post-nuclear apocalypse Earth that’s under observation by extra-terrestrial intelligence. It’s zombies….in the fuuutuuuure! That the Walkers are arriving en masse from another time stream by way of a portal left open when the nukes fell is the closest it comes to innovating. The zoms are also developing intelligence, which would be novel, but for the fact that George A. Romero, father of all that has come since Night of the Living Dead, covered that rather well a decade ago with Land of the Dead.
- Steven Fouchard
In 1968, commercials director George A. Romero released his groundbreaking first feature film, Night of the Living Dead. Five Dead movies and over four decades later, it’s undeniable that Romero’s body of work has left an indelible mark on the horror genre. At the very least, you’ve undoubtedly watched something influenced by Romero and you can meet the legend himself at Indianapolis’ Culture Shock con next month.
Taking place at Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, from February 27th – March 1st, Culture Shock will feature a rare convention appearance from George A. Romero. In addition to the Godfather of Zombies, horror hounds can also look forward to seeing Malcolm McDowell, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and a reunion of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead cast members David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott Reiniger and Gaylen Ross.
Tickets are $30 apiece for Friday, $35 for Saturday, and $30 for Sunday, with a $70 all-weekend pass also available. »
- Derek Anderson
14 items from 2015
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