11 items from 2012
By Jason Lees and Marcy Papandrea, MoreHorror.com
"As promised, people, Marcey and I are back with the latest MoreHorror Podcast. This episode we deal with a topic very near and dear to our bleeding hearts: George Romero. Specifically, his non-zombie flicks.
Sure, we all know the man as the creator of one of our favorite subgenres, but all too often we overlook the other titles he's brought to our beloved little corner of the film world.
This edition, we aim to rectify that with a long drawn out look at those other films that the man brought us.
So join us for the MoreHorror Podcast Episode 5: The Overlooked Genius of George Romero.
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About George A Romero
George Romero was born February 4, 1940. He is a horror film director, screenwriter, and movie editor. He is best known for his gory and sometimes humorous films »
On Saturday, October 13, Mad Monster Movie Night will feature a classic anthology film. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Creepshow, Mad Monster will screen the legendary film at the Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood at 9 p.m.
In addition to the anniversary screening of Creepshow, special guests who contributed in the creation of the film will be in attendance. Also, the first 100 folks to get their tickets online and like Mad Monster on Facebook will get a limited edition Creepshow 30th Anniversary Event Poster (see below). Just message your confirmation on the Mad Monster Facebook page.
From the Press Release
Mad Monster Movie Night is the 13th of every month (November celebrates Army of Darkness, December celebrates Gremlins) and all of our screenings offer prize raffles, special guests, costume contests and other fun surprises. The Creepshow Costume Contest is especially cool because in addition to the prize at the show, Costume »
- Doctor Gash
By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
Can't get enough George Romero and his Zombies? Neither can we!
Check out the official release details below.
From The Press Release:
Seminal horror filmmaker Roy Frumkes (The Stepfather, Street Trash) created one of the more infamous documentaries when he worked directly with his longtime friend George Romero on Document Of The Dead. Now, Roy's celebration of all things Dawn gets re-edited, updated, and remastered! The Definitive Document Of The Dead is and all-new version of the classic 'making of' project based on 1978's Dawn Of The Dead!
George A. Romero, director of the »
George A. Romero, director of the original Night Of The Living Dead, is one of the horror genre’s most celebrated filmmakers. Roy Frumkes’ amazing 1978 documentary Document Of The Dead was an intimate look at Romero’s creative process, with an outstanding collection of interviews, effects demonstrations (courtesy of make-up artist, Tom Savini) and behind-the-scenes footage from the classic horror film, Dawn Of The Dead.
This newly re-edited and re-mastered 2012 version of the award-winning documentary contains all-new exclusive material including additional interviews with Romero’s family and friends, candid on-set footage from Two Evil Eyes, Land Of The Dead, Diary Of The Dead, Survival Of The Dead and many more surprises! The Definitive Document Of The Dead is a loving portrait of a horror legend, »
- Jonathan James
When it comes to the making of the George A. Romero classic Dawn of the Dead, few films are as detailed and informative as Roy Frumkes' Document of the Dead. Haven't seen it? You're in luck then because Synapse Films is bringing the flick to DVD and Blu-ray combo!
The only hitch? This will Not be available in stores and you can only order it from the Synapse Films website! Product will ship in time for its November 13, 2012, release date.
Limited to 1,500 units! Contains the new DVD version of The Definitive Document of the Dead along with a high-definition Blu-ray of the original 1979 16mm version A fold-out poster of the new George A. Romero painting used on the cover, created by Wes Benscoter
- Uncle Creepy
Synapse Films is bringing Roy Frumkes’ amazing 1978 documentary Document of the Dead - an intimate look at George Romero’s creative process and the making of Dawn of the Dead - is coming to Blu-ray/DVD in a "definitive" edition on November 13th.
The doc is already an outstanding collection of interviews, effects demonstrations (courtesy of make-up artist, Tom Savini) and behind-the-scenes footage, however, this newly re-edited and re-mastered 2012 version of the award-winning documentary will contain all-new exclusive material including additional interviews with Romero’s family and friends, candid on-set footage from Two Evil Eyes, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
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Two Evil Eyes/Due Occhi Diabolici is an Italian-American co-production helmed by Dario Argento and George A. Romero. One is the grandmaster of Italian thrillers and the other is the godfather of the zombie craze. With a pedigree like that, one would expect the two tale compendium to be much better than it is.
The film starts oddly with a short tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore home and gravesite, leading into Romero’s segment:“The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”. This snippet of Poe’s world was intended for a documentary Argento was working on but that was never completed, so it was decided that this little piece would be placed at the head of the film.
Romero’s segment tells the story of Jessica Valdemar (Adrienne Barbeau) a former stewardess whose wealthy, elderly, and very ill husband (Bingo O’Malley) is near death. With the »
- Derek Botelho
There's a tell-tale significance to the fact that adaptations of the works of Edgar Allan Poe have been a feature of every decade of cinema since the invention of the moving picture itself. For more than a century, film-makers have found inspiration in Poe's weird tales, which blend suspenseful psychodrama and sensational shocks in a manner perfectly suited to the mainstream movie palette.
Perhaps most enduring are the films of Roger Corman, with titles such as The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death and Tomb of Ligeia all proving enduring low-budget favourites. In Europe, fans of the Italian "giallo" genre have seen directors as influential as Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci variously draw upon the writings of the so-called godfather of modern horror, while a collaboration between Dario Argento and George Romero »
- Mark Kermode
Usually I don’t do anthologies. Although I absolutely love short stories in literary form, I’m not the biggest fan of their cinematic counterparts. There are, of course, a few exceptions to this rule — “Two Evil Eyes” and “Trick R Treat” are couple of examples — but as a general rule, I don’t seek them out. That being said, I do feel the South Korean genre outing “Horror Stories” has potential. The country’s fear-based output is generally pretty entertaining, even when it sucks. Check out this synopsis, courtesy of 24 Frames per Second: Horror Stories, the horror omnibus film of five episodes by five filmmakers including Jeong Bum Shik (Epitaph), Kim Gok and Kim Sun(White), Hong Ji Young (The Naked Kitchen), Yim Dae Woong (My Teacher) and Min Gyu Dong (Memento Mori, Antique), who finished the bridge cuts connecting all episodes. All the episodes are combined in a »
- Todd Rigney
On paper, it looked like a dream project – horror masters Dario Argento and George Romero re-teaming for the first time since Argento served as producer on Romero’s seminal splatter masterpiece Dawn of the Dead (1978) but this time each gentleman would be directing one half of an Edgar Allan Poe anthology.
Originally, Argento had planned the film to involve two other directors as well (reportedly John Carpenter and Wes Craven), but scheduling conflicts and other concerns caused Argento to pare it down to the more manageable duo of just he and Romero.
Even today, when expectations for their newer work has diminished some, I believe it’d still cause plenty of fan excitement for Argento and Romero to be collaborating on a project like this but back then, Two Evil Eyes held the promise of being a true event. In addition, FX maestro Tom Savini was on board to supply »
One of the most polarizing films amongst his fans, The Stendhal Syndrome is Dario Argento’s first film shot in Italy after his foray in the United States with Trauma and Two Evil Eyes. Argento loosely adapts Graziella Magherini’s novel of the same name into a psychological thriller that is unlike anything else in his canon.
Asia Argento stars as Anna Manni, a police officer in Rome who is sent to Florence to investigate a series of rape/murders that have baffled the authorities. Following a tip, she goes to the Uffizi gallery in Florence where she succumbs to the titular syndrome, and hallucinates herself into a painting before passing out and hitting her head.
“The Stendhal Syndrome” is an actual medical condition named for the French writer Stendhal where people are afflicted with headaches, dizziness, hallucinations and fainting spells after being exposed to great works of art. After recovering from this episode, »
- Derek Botelho
11 items from 2012
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