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Pim Razenberg on the debate on creative differences between producers and directors…
Creative differences. The clichéd answer to most break-ups between a studio and its directors. Recent examples of cases where “creative differences” were the cause of conflict are the departure of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the as-of-yet untitled Han Solo anthology film and the much discussed departure of Edgar Wright from Ant-Man. For a director to step up to direct a blockbuster movie means to take on the responsibility of turning a ton of money into tons of money. When such a blockbuster is meant to help shape a financially successful, Marvel-esque cinematic universe, the stakes are even higher. The look and feel of these movies have to fit within certain expectations and must not break the overlapping narrative of the cinematic universe. The level of financial risk involved to create a product audiences feel is worth paying for, »
The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has announced their latest exhibition, called "Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film." This exhibition covers over one century of horror cinema and features displays of props and costumes from Friday the 13th, Blade, Bride of Frankenstein, and so much more, and we have official details and photos from this horror lover's dream!
Press Release: Seattle – The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) announced the opening of a new exhibition, Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film. Organized by MoPOP, this original exhibit takes an in-depth look at more than a century of horror cinema. From blood-thirsty vampires and unrelenting zombies to fiendish slashers, this immersive experience presents the broad range of iconic horror villains and the stories over the generations that have brought them to life.
Scared to Death: The Thrill of Horror Film opens at MoPOP on September 30, 2017.
- Tamika Jones
There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur… Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. George A. Romero – “Between Night and Dawn” will be released on Blu-ray October 23rd from Arrow Video
There’S Always Vanilla (1971)
Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.
Season Of The Witch (1972)
Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.
The Crazies (1973)
A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy
When George A. Romero passed away in July, »
- Tom Stockman
You pick up a lot of baggage when you live to be 100, a sentiment confirmed by the long, long movie career of Bob Hope. His unofficial status as the preeminent entertainer of the 20th century is open to debate but he was without a doubt that era’s most conspicuous comedian. Marlon Brando’s infamous dismissal, “He’ll go to the opening of a market to receive an award”, was mean-spirited but it had the sting of truth; for over eighty years Hope was everywhere, for better or worse.
Living up to his nickname, “Rapid Robert”, the 31-year old Hope shot out of the gate in 1934 with a series of quick-on-their feet comic shorts revolving around his unique presence as a leading man and comical sidekick rolled into one. It wasn’t long before he was starring in pleasantly prosaic musicals like The Big Broadcast of 1938 and handsomely mounted »
- Charlie Largent
Although comparisons to Sharknado are inevitable, the upcoming Sky Sharks still looks like one of the craziest and most ambitious films we’ve heard about in a long time. In the film a squad of Us soldiers who died in Vietnam… Continue Reading →
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- David Gelmini
As they do every year, Scream Factory made this summer's Comic-Con one to remember by announcing a bunch of horror Blu-rays to look forward to throughout the upcoming year, and if you weren't in attendance for their "Inside Look" panel, you can now watch it online right here on Daily Dead, including a sneak peek at an entertaining Ty Burrell interview for the Dawn of the Dead remake Collector's Edition Blu-ray.
"Did you miss Scream Factory and Shout! Factory at this year's comic con! Well, fret not! Check out the full length Scream and Shout! Factory panel as they discuss upcoming films and projects such as 'Drag Me To Hell', 'Teen Wolf', 'Dawn Of The Dead', and more, featuring panelists: Brian Ward, Jeff Nelson, Jeremy Whitham, and moderator Bill Hunt!
- Derek Anderson
Sean and Joe are joined one last time by Paul for the final movie in their Summer of Splatter, Dawn of the Dead (1978). In what turns into a belated send off for George Romero the guys gush over his influence in the genre, but will they show the same love for Flyboy, Trooper, Fran, […] »
- Sean Miller
Since it premiered on Halloween night in 2010 (following Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake—talk about a one-two punch), The Walking Dead has taken viewers on quite a trip through its first 99 episodes. When season 8 premieres this fall, it will do so with the show's 100th episode, and to celebrate the upcoming milestone, the cast members of the series take a break from fighting the living dead to thank the fans who have stuck by them on their blood-spattered journey.
The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Sunday, October 22nd on AMC. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details, and in case you missed it, check out The Walking Dead Season 8 trailer, as well as the show's Hall H panel, the trailer for The Walking Dead Robot Chicken special, and promo images from the upcoming season.
"Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, »
- Derek Anderson
Earlier this month we lost the great George A. Romero, who not only brought to life Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead but also the military-themed Day of the Dead. While the former films are more popular, Day of the Dead (1985) featured one of the most famous of Romero’s zombies… Bub […] »
- Brad Miska
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. »
- Tamika Jones
I can still remember going to see James Gunn’s debut feature Slither on opening night in March of 2006. It was to be my birthday movie, so myself and a group of friends all got together at the movie theater, ready to check out what Gunn had in store for us. I was the only one among us with an awareness of his work, having followed his career as a screenwriter during his days at Troma through The Specials, the two live-action Scooby-Doo movies, and, most notably, his 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. Because I knew what to expect from a James Gunn movie, naturally I loved Slither. My friends did, too. The rest of the nearly empty theater seemed puzzled and disgusted by it, though, and I knew that night that the movie was going to die a quick death.
I was half right. Yes, Slither disappeared from »
- Patrick Bromley
Remembering an iconic director by his masterpiece.
- H. Perry Horton
Dawn of the Dead was the first film I ever saw at a drive-in in Detroit. It scared and titillated me in equal parts. That film, and later Romero’s entire filmography, had a linear and profound effect on me as… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
The death of horror legend George A. Romero was very much on the minds of the producers of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” during the show’s Hall H panel Friday morning — especially effects artist and series executive producer Greg Nicotero, who worked with Romero on 1985’s “Dawn of the Dead.” “I’d probably be taking out real kidneys instead of fake kidneys,” Nicotero said about meeting Romero, who gave him his big break on the zombie film. Nicotero explained that he originally studied to become a doctor before finding his calling as a makeup effects artist. Nicotero said that the success of. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
Movie legend John Carpenter remembers the “profound impact” of George A. Romeo.
With the recent passing of iconic director George A. Romero, many a star has come out with praise for the godfather of the zombie movie.
It’s clear that Romero touched a lot people during his time on earth, and influenced untold numbers of filmmakers over the course of his career. This holds true with horror filmmaking maestro John Carpenter, who in the July 19 issue of Variety spoke about Romero’s impact.
“I first saw Night of the Living Dead when it came out in 1968,” said Carpenter. “It gave hope to those of us in film school that it was possible to make a low-budget movie and get it on the big screen.”
That now hallmark movie was “the beginning of modern horror,” according to Carpenter. “It was a little influenced by Vietnam, and it had a black hero. »
- Samuel Brace
*Cue Halloween theme.* Neca may be making a splash at Sdcc this week, but Mezco‘s got a few tricks up its sleeve too. In addition to showing off previously revealed figures of Ash Williams, along with Flyboy Zombie and Plaid Shirt Zombie from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, the company has provided us with our […] »
- John Squires
To me, the scariest scene in cinema history is the opening of Dawn of the Dead. We’re thrown into society on the brink of collapse, trying for normalcy while failing miserably. There’s been plenty of apocalyptic depictions on film, but… Continue Reading →
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- Matt Serafini
The location of the George A. Romero classic Dawn of the Dead has seen fit to honor the man who put their shopping center on the map for all eternity… The Monroeville Mall. As with the billboard that recently went… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
“I first saw ‘Night of the Living Dead’ when it came out in 1968,” Carpenter said. “It gave hope to those of us in film school that it was possible to make a low-budget movie and get it on the big screen.”
The seminal zombie film was “the beginning of modern horror,” Carpenter said. “It was a little influenced by Vietnam, and it had a black hero. That was totally new; it just wasn’t done then. Now it doesn’t seem so shocking.”
The level of explicit gore was also pretty high for the time, the director said.
- Pat Saperstein
George A. Romero rarely had it easy. From the beginning, he faced obstacles to getting his vision on screen and condemnation once he succeeded in doing so. It took him 20 years to make his way into the big leagues, yet faced frustrating interference once he did. Yet today, the work endures. He never abandoned his vision, even when it prevented him from having an easier time of the process, and his movies, once attacked as grotesque exploitation, are now properly celebrated as landmarks of cinematic horror.
Indeed, Romero not invented more than a new and enduring kind of zombie movie when he directed “Night of the Living Dead” 50 years ago; in many ways, he invented independent horror cinema as we know it. There had been lots of off-Hollywood fright films before “Night” hit screens in 1968, of course—even some showcasing graphic if cheaply executed gore, like the Herschell Gordon Lewis flicks. »
- Michael Gingold
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