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Movie Review – Ahockalypse (2018)

Ahockalypse, 2018.

Directed by Wayne Harry Johnson Jr.

Starring Jesse Rennicke, Alex Galick, Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Squall Charlson, and Kaylee Williams.

Synopsis:

After winning the championship cup, Jonsey and his team must survive the zombie apocalypse.

Wayne Harry Johnson Jr.’s Ahockalypse wants to be Goon meets George A. Romero, but this knucklepuck of a dreadful horror comedy misses the net, Plexiglas boards, safety netting, and doesn’t even land in the same arena. Characters would rather (exhaustively) reference Home Alone for the umpteenth time or strip to their skivvies than honor even halfway decent zombie beats – when actors aren’t reading off cue cards or Looking Directly Into The Camera. This is, to put it politely, an offensive and frustrating form of horror-name-desecrating torture that’ll do nothing but enrage genre fans. Watch Goal Of The Dead if you’re in the mood for sports hysteria meets undead gruesomeness. Different sport,
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Exclusive Mimesis: Nosferatu Poster Bares Its Fangs

Back in 2011, the world got to experience Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead from Douglas Schulze. In the movie, a group of friends experience a real-life role playing experience where they get to relive George A. Romero’s seminal film for themselves…complete with real zombie terror! A meta horror film, it has paved the way […]

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Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse Announces Opening Date: Reveals George A. Romero-Themed Attraction

Pittsburgh’s renowned ScareHouse has announced that it will be opening its doors for business on September 14, Dread can exclusively reveal. The award-winning haunted house experience will debut three new attractions as well as host their ultra-intense fourth experience, “The Basement”, which is a separate, “…more-than-immersive experience that is not for the weak of heart.” […]

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Join Us This Weekend at Flashback Weekend 2018 in Chicago!

With the Summer season just flying by, the upcoming Flashback Weekend 2018 is now here, with festivities kicking off on Friday, August 3rd at the Crowne Plaza O’Hare, and the event will run through the afternoon of Sunday, August 5th. For this year’s convention, Flashback Weekend is hosting a cavalcade of horror greats, including Brad Dourif, Tom Holland, Fiona Dourif, William Ragsdale, Alex Vincent, Svengoolie, Michael Berryman, FX legend Steve Johnson, Stephen Geoffreys, as well as Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Dana DeLorenzo and Ray Santiago, and many more. And as if all that wasn’t enough, attendees have the opportunity to see both Fright Night and Child’s Play under the stars in two outdoor screenings hosted by Holland and each film’s respective cast members.

Tickets for Flashback Weekend 2018 are currently on sale now. For more information, check out the latest press release on all the featured
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Bela Lugosi's White Zombie Is Blumhouse's Next Remake

Bela Lugosi's White Zombie Is Blumhouse's Next Remake
Blumhouse, under the leadership of Jason Blum, has gone from a maverick independent studio to an industry leader, almost single-handedly reinventing the movie landscape of the 21st Century-especially when it comes to the horror genre. With a penchant for producing films fast and on the cheap, the studio is home to The Purge and Insidious franchises (among others), not to mention 2017's Oscar Winner (for Best Original Screenplay) Get Out and Spike Lee's upcoming BlacKkKlansman. Blumhouse is also tackling their first reboots with Halloween slated to hit theaters on October 19 and Todd McFarlane's Spawn in pre-production. On the remake front, we're getting word that Blumhouse has identified and procured their next property: White Zombie!

While filmmaker George A. Romero is rightly considered "The Godfather of the Modern Zombie" for the enduring tropes he first established in 1968's Night of the Living Dead, the film that first introduced modern
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Shudder Greenlights Creepshow TV Series With Greg Nicotero At The Helm

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, today announced it has greenlit a new Creepshow TV series with The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero attached to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements. The original Creepshow was an iconic anthology film that featured stories written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, with stars like Ted Danson and Adrienne Barbeau. It’s an enduring favorite among horror fans that spawned two sequel films and a spin-off comic. Shudder general manager Craig Engler made the announcement.

Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” said Engler. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”

Nicotero, who met his mentor,
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Class of 88: Monkey Shines: The Strange Case of Two Jekylls and a Killer Monkey

Monkey Shines finds George A. Romero in the somewhat unusual position of adapting someone else’s work. Brought onto the project after the dissolution of his partnership with producer Richard P. Rubinstein, Romero claims this was the only time he ever adapted someone else’s work besides Stephen King (though I’m unsure how The Crazies and Two Evil Eyes figure into his estimation). Perhaps it’s this circumstance that results in Monkey Shines being considered one of Romero’s lesser works. As the writer and director known for inventing the modern zombie and injecting strong sociopolitical messages into independent horror cinema, tackling what looks to be a scientific thriller à la Michael Crichton for his first major studio-backed film seems beneath his talents. Yet, I can’t imagine anyone else directing this film and achieving similarly successful results.

Monkey Shines tells the story of Allan Mann (Jason Beghe), an
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Stephen King’s The Stand Gets New Book Covering Novel’s History

Do you love Stephen King’s The Stand? Then today’s new is for you! In This Dark Chest of Wonders: 40 Years of Stephen King’s The Stand, Andy Burns (Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks) tells the story behind the story of King’s enduring opus. The book delves deep into The Stand‘svarious incarnations — the unfilmed George A. Romero adaptation; the […]

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Stephen King's Next Film Adaptation Is From a Buick 8

Stephen King's Next Film Adaptation Is From a Buick 8
2017 was the beginning of a true Stephen King Renaissance. Even with the abominable TV series based on The Mist, It: Chapter 1, Gerald's Game, and 1922 constituted a near-perfect trifecta of films adapted from the bestselling author's sizable bibliography. Now, From a Buick 8 will join 2 other King-based properties currently in production; It: Chapter 2 is being shot in Toronto with a re-adaptation of Pet Sematary moving full-steam ahead outside of Montreal. Though it may have quieted in 2018, the Stephen King Renaissance is certain to surge again in 2019.

Attached to write and direct From a Buick 8 for Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment is William Brent Bell, a filmmaker who's no stranger to horror aficionados. His most recent hit was 2016's The Boy, while other bloody feathers in his cap include 2006's techno-horror Stay Alive, 2012's chilling yet controversial found footage film The Devil Inside, and the lycanthropic creeper Wer in 2013. The filmmaker, originally from Lexington,
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The Allegorical Power and Sheer Imagination of George A. Romero

If there is one thing almost as surprising and unfortunate as George A. Romero’s passing one year ago, it’s the fact that he has not yet risen from the dead to correct audiences’ perception of his films. Despite exerting a singular influence on the last half-century of American popular fantasy rivaled only by George Lucas, Romero was notoriously loath to be seen as a “mere” genre filmmaker. Whenever faced with the insinuation that he was just the man who made zombie flicks, Romero insisted that his work be read through the lens of social allegory. Romero, as much an auteur as any respected filmmaker, was understandably defensive in light of cultural critics’ age-old sidelining of “genre” fiction in the pantheon of “serious” art and literature. He was one of independent cinema’s pioneers of sheer imagination; of determination that artists with even a meager budget and scope of
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Comic-Con 2018: Artist “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin’s Booth Includes New Book, Night Of The Living Dead Cemetery Rubbings, and More!

As longtime readers of Daily Dead know, we're big fans of artist "Ghoulish" Gary Pullin and his amazing creations. A passionate George A. Romero fan, Pullin recently visited the Evans City cemetery where the iconic opening scene of Night of the Living Dead was filmed. While there, he respectfully took wax crayon rubbings of one of the gravestones featured in the film, incorporating it into his new limited edition artwork that's featured at his Comic-Con booth, along with copies of his new retrospective book (written by April Snellings), and much more!

Displayed on 80lb paper featuring Night of the Living Dead sketches of iconic characters, Pullin's wax crayon rubbings feature the name, dates, and intricate designs of one of the tombstones from the Evans City cemetery featured in Romero's classic film.

Priced at $225 apiece and available at booth #4619 (which also features artist N.C. Winters) in the Fantasy Illustrator section, Pullin's
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The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero to transform Creepshow into a TV series

  • JoBlo
I love a good horror anthology flick, and George A. Romero & Stephen King's Creepshow still holds a very special place in my heart as it was one of the first horror movies I ever saw. Creepshow is set to make a return as it's been announced that the streaming service Shudder has given a green light to a TV series inspired by the film which will be executive produced by The Walking... Read More...
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Shudder teams with Greg Nicotero for Creepshow TV series

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the classic 1982 horror anthology Creepshow is heading to the small screen, with streaming service Shudder tapping The Walking Dead executive producer and makeup effects guru Greg Nicotero to create and oversee a new series.

Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” Shudder general manager Craig Engler said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”

Creepshow is a project very close to my heart!” added Nicotero. “It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.
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Creepshow Anthology Series Coming from Greg Nicotero in 2019

Creepshow Anthology Series Coming from Greg Nicotero in 2019
Creepshow is coming back but this time, it's coming straight to your living room. Horror fans should be delighted to hear that that Greg Nicotero, one of the chief creative forces behind AMC's The Walking Dead and one of the best in the business when it comes to special effects, is turning Creepshow into an anthology series for the small screen. Shudder, the horror-themed streaming service owned by AMC, has given the green light to the new series. Nicotero is on board to direct, executive-produce and keep an eye on the overall creative elements of the show.

The original Creepshow was a horror anthology movie released in 1982. The movie features segments written by horror master Stephen King and was helmed by the late, great Night of the Living dead director George A. Romero. Shudder general manager Craig Engler had this to say about the new series in a statement
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Creepshow returns to Shudder as Greg Nicotero revives beloved dark comedy horror series

Walking Dead producer and visual effects guru Greg Nicotero is bringing his horror mastery to Shudder, a horror/suspense streaming service by resurrecting a horror classic from television, Creepshow. Many fans remember the iconic HBO Friday night dark comedy series, as the original Creepshow featured anthology-styled stories written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, with a cackling skeleton that hosted and featured stars like Lesley Nielsen, Ted Danson, and Adrienne Barbeau. The AMC streaming service has enlisted The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero attached to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s new run on the network. “Creepshow is […]

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TVLine Items: Creepshow Reboot, Smallville Vet Joins V-Wars and More

TVLine Items: Creepshow Reboot, Smallville Vet Joins V-Wars and More
Get ready to be creeped out: A TV-series adaptation of the cult-classic horror film Creepshow, to be shepherded by Walking Dead Ep Greg Nicotero, has gotten the green light from streaming service Shudder.

In addition to serving as executive producer, Nicotero will direct the small-screen anthology’s premiere episode and supervise the series’ creative elements. The original 1982 film, directed by George A. Romero, featured stories written by Stephen King and boasted an ensemble that included Ted Danson (Cheers, The Good Place), Adrienne Barbeau (Maude), Hal Holbrook (Julia) and Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun). It later spawned two sequels and a spinoff comic.
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There's a Creepshow Anthology Series Coming From The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero

One of my favorite horror anthology films that I enjoyed growing up was Stephen King and George A. Romero's 1982 Creepshow. The movie was a homage to the horror comics of the 1950s. Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead executive producer, and makeup legend Greg Nicotero is developing Creepshow as an anthology horror TV series and I couldn't be more excited! This is a perfect project for Nicotero to take on!

Nicotero has a long history of working in the horror business. He worked on several Romero films over the course of his career such as Day of the Dead, Monkey Shines, Land of the Dead and Diary of the Dead. He also met his makeup effects mentor Tom Savini during a Pittsburgh set visit to the original Creepshow film.

Nicotero had this to say in a statement:

"Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It
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AMC’s Shudder Greenlights ‘Creepshow’ Series with Greg Nicotero Attached

  • Variety
Creepshow,” the Steven King-inspired horror anthology that surged in theaters in the 1980s, will resurface in 2019 on streaming video.

AMC Networks’ Shudder, a subscription video on demand outlet., plans to revive the concept, and has greenlit a new “Creepshow” TV series, with Greg Nicotero, the special effects and makeup auteur who has gained new fame through his work on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” attached to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.

“’Creepshow’ is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new ‘Creepshow’ TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”

Each episode of the new series is expected to feature original fun and scary stories,
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Shudder Greenlights ‘Creepshow’ Series Helmed By ‘The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero

  • Deadline
Shudder Greenlights ‘Creepshow’ Series Helmed By ‘The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero
Creepshow is coming to AMC Networks’ Shudder. The premium streaming service has given the green light to a Creepshow TV series, based on the iconic anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero, for premiere in 2019. The Walking Dead helmer Greg Nicotero is attached to direct, executive produce and oversee the show’s creative elements.

The 1982 film, with stars such as Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson and Adrienne Barbeau, spawned two sequel films and a spin-off comic.

Producers say the new Creepshow series will fulfill the promise of the original film’s tagline “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Being Scared.” Each episode of the anthology series will tell original fun and scary stories, and will be helmed by a different director, with Nicotero directing the first episode and his Oscar- and multiple Emmy-winning company Knb Efx Group Inc. handling the creature and make-up fx.
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‘Creepshow’: Iconic Horror Anthology Brought Back to Life As Shudder TV Series From ‘Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero

‘Creepshow’: Iconic Horror Anthology Brought Back to Life As Shudder TV Series From ‘Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero
The dead rise again. Nearly three decades after its theatrical release, George Romero’s iconic horror anthology film “Creepshow” has been resurrected by streaming outfit Shudder, best known for its copious offerings from the world of genre film, as a brand new television series. Shudder has greenlit a new series from “The Walking Dead” director and horror mainstay — and Romero acolyte! — Greg Nicotero, who will direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.

Released in 1982, Romero’s film boasted stories written by Stephen King and was brought to life by stars like Ted Danson and Adrienne Barbeau. It eventually spawned two sequel films and even a spin-off comic. Nicotero’s own attachment to the material runs deep, as he first met his mentor Tom Savini while literally visiting the set of “Creepshow,” and Nicotero himself worked with Romero on both his “Creepshow 2” and “Day of the Dead.
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