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George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead Midnight This Friday at The Moolah

“This situation must be controlled before it’s too late. They’re multiplying too rapidly!”

George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead screens Midnights this Friday (April 20th) at The Moolah Theater and Lounge as part of Destroy the Brain’s monthly Late Nite Grindhouse film series.

The gore effects in Dawn Of The Dead are incredible, and even all these years later you’ll still marvel as the zombies are offed in many weird and wonderful ways – expect to see a scalping courtesy of a helicopter’s blades, a screwdriver being stuck into a brain through the ear, and more exploding heads than… well, than some sort of horrible mass head-exploding incident that thankfully hasn’t happened yet.

Since its release 40 years ago, Dawn Of The Dead has been parodied, homaged, referenced and even somewhat successfully remade by Zack Snyder in 2004. However the original retains a more complex social
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Part 2 of Fright Rags’ Dawn Of The Dead Collection Includes Wax Pack Trading Cards, Socks, and New Shirts

When there is no more room in your closet, your zombie socks will walk the Earth. After releasing part 1 of their Dawn of the Dead collection back in June, Fright Rags returns with the anticipated second part of their apparel based on George A. Romero's classic living dead film, including wax pack trading cards, socks, and new shirt designs that you can proudly wear on your next trip to the Monroeville Mall.

From Fright Rags: "Now Available! Officially Licensed George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead Collection Pt.2 & Wax Packs!!!

Six new shirts, including a blue/black Baseball tee! Plus new Dawn of the Dead sock based on the original poster design!

And don't miss the next series of our House of Fright Wax Packs! Dawn of the Dead trading cards. Single packs, Factory Boxes & Sealed Boxes! All details on site! Note: Packs are Pre-order (shipping late April).

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Gff 2018 Interview: Director David Freyne discusses ‘The Cured’

The Cured which stars Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Paula Malcomson, screened at this years Glasgow Film Festival, where I got a chance to sit down with David Freyne, who makes his directorial debut with the film…

In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
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Glasgow Film Festival 2018: ‘The Cured’ Review

Stars: Sam Keely, Ellen Page, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Stuart Graham, Oscar Nolan, David Herlihy, Peter Campion, Hilda Fay, Lesley Conroy, Natalia Kosfrzewa, Barry McGovern | Written and Directed by David Freyne

The brainchild of Irish writer-director David Freyne, this powerful and provocative post-zombie flick offers a fresh take on the genre, making it a must-see for genre fans.

Based on Freyne’s related 2014 short The First Wave, The Cured opens in Dublin, in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, where a scientist (Paula Malcomson) has found an antidote that has cured 75% of the infected. The remaining 25% have been locked away while the scientist refines the formula, while the former infectees – known as the cured – have attempted to return to their former lives, only to be met with anger and suspicion.

Sam Keely plays Senan, one of the cured, who’s let out of a government containment facility and goes to
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Guardians of the Galaxy Shatters the Mold: Journey to Infinity War Part 10

Prior to 2014, even the most hardcore comic book fans were scarcely aware of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, if at all. So there was little reason to think that James Gunn, a director who was far from a household name at the time, was going to manage to turn a team consisting of a talking tree, an aggressive alien raccoon and Chris Pratt, the chubby, funny dude from Parks and Recreation into one of the most successful and important comic book franchises on the planet. But that's exactly what happened with Guardians of the Galaxy, which remains one of the best examples of standalone filmmaking in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As we approach Avengers: Infinity War, we're taking a look back at all of the movies that got us to this major event. So far, we've looked back at the entirety of Marvel's ambitious and groundbreaking Phase 1 slate, which culminated with The Avengers.
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March 13th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Shape Of Water, Suspiria 4K Restoration, The Ambulance (1990)

March’s genre-related home entertainment releases just keep getting better with each passing week, as we have more than 20 different Blu-ray and DVD offerings coming our way this Tuesday. Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece The Shape of Water arrives on various formats, and for those who didn’t get a chance to nab the Steelbook Edition, Synapse is putting out a standard Blu-ray release of Dario Argento’s Suspiria that is absolutely worth every single penny.

As far as other more recent titles, look for Are We Not Cats, Justice League, Children of the Corn: Runaway and Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies this week, and all you cult film fans out there should be sure to check out Scream Factory’s new Blu for The Ambulance, The Church from Scorpion Releasing, as well as a trio of under-appreciated gems from George A. Romero—There’s Always Vanilla, The Crazies,
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The Walking Dead: Seth Gilliam Dreams Up Father Gabriel’s Perfect Death

If there’s one hallmark of post-apocalyptic fiction, particularly those stories that stem from the zombie sub-genre, it’s priests.

From the symbolism scattered throughout 28 Days Later to Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, there’s usually a religious figure to enhance the existential dread one would associate with the end of days. But with Father Gabriel, The Walking Dead has allowed Seth Gilliam’s supporting player to become a seasoned survivor replete with his own backstory, and though he’s still alive as of season 8, Gilliam recently envisioned Gabriel’s final moments in an interview with TV Guide.

And unsurprisingly, he wants to see the character’s comic book death honored on the small screen:

It was a fantastically operatic death. Hanging upside with broken bones and being slit open and fed upon by an entire herd of walkers I think is definitely a way to go out.
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Goblin’s Complete Dawn of the Dead Score Hits Vinyl via Waxwork this Tuesday

Hell, yeah! Waxwork Records will be releasing the Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score this coming Tuesday, and today we have all the details, plus pics! Yes, Goblin’s score for George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead is coming to vinyl for the first time in the latest installment in Waxwork’s “Living Dead” soundtrack […]

The post Goblin’s Complete Dawn of the Dead Score Hits Vinyl via Waxwork this Tuesday appeared first on Dread Central.
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Waxwork Records Reveals Photos & Release Details for Goblin’s Dawn Of The Dead Vinyl Score

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"When there's no more room in hell... the dead will walk the Earth." Just as eerie as the haunting quotes and deteriorating society in George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Goblin's score for the seminal zombie movie is up for pre-sale now from Waxwork Records, and we have a look at the full release details and photos of the anticipated release.

Dawn of the Dead Deluxe Vinyl Score: "Waxwork Records is beyond thrilled to announce the highly anticipated deluxe soundtrack release of George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead. Scored by Italian progressive rock group Goblin, and available for the very first time on vinyl in it’s entirety, George A. Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead marks the latest installment in Waxwork’s “Living Dead” soundtrack trilogy.

Dawn Of The Dead (also known as internationally as Zombi) is a 1978 independent zombie horror film directed by George A.
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George Romero’s Novel The Living Dead Will Be Released

George A. Romero’s final novel The Living Dead is due to published in 2019. Romero passed away in 2017 at the age of 77, but left behind a legacy of great work. He’s best known for inventing the entire zombie subgenre with 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead, a low-budget black and white film that was infused with dark social commentary. Over the course of 4 decades, he would make a further 5 sequels, with Dawn Of The Dead and Day Of The Dead also being considered masterpieces.
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The Cured Trailer: Ellen Page Vs. The Post-Zombocalypse

A trailer has arrived for Ellen Page’s creepy zombie drama The Cured. While zombies have been a horror movie staple for decades, there was a period in the recent past where they fell out of favor on the big screen. From around the late 1980s until the early 2000s there was a remarkable lack of zombie movies, but the ailing genre’s fortunes turned around thanks the triple threat of 28 Days Later, Resident Evil and 2004’s Dawn Of The Dead remake.
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Blu-ray Review: Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition

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For some horror fans, the late, great George A. Romero is considered the George Lucas of horror: he created a trilogy of classic films that changed the face of the genre forever, then years later returned with a second trilogy that was less well-received. But whereas Lucas’ second set of Star Wars films close off his universe, answering unasked questions and making his world feel smaller by tying every corner of it together, Romero’s 2000s trilogy expands his living dead world further and brings the series into a new millennium. They don’t diminish the legacy of his first three zombie movies. If anything, they make it richer.

Land of the Dead, new to Collector's Edition Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory (a disc was previously available from Universal), marks Romero’s return to the zombie genre he created after a 20-year absence and is his first (and only) made for a major studio.
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Day Of The Dead: Bloodline Blu-Ray Release Date Revealed

As is the case with any genre or subgenre, the key to allowing it to live on is to examine it from different perspectives and hopefully break some new ground. For the past fifteen years or so, zombies – and, to a lesser extent, vampires that sparkle – have been all the rage. But after digesting them in countless movies, video games and TV shows, even this longtime Resident Evil fan has admittedly experienced fatigue.

Of course, none of this would’ve been possible if George Romero didn’t pave the way back in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. In the time since, he’d concocted several beloved sequels, each of which infused social commentary with unimaginable horror. That being said, it’s no wonder why the late director is still able to make new fans to this day.

Now, I’m not sure if there’s a record for such
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Review: Devil's Gate, a Likable Mix of Horror, Mystery and Sci-Fi

I confess to a high level of appreciation for low-budget films that defy easy categorization, such as Devil's Gate. The opening sequence resembles that of a backwoods horror experience that will be grungy and nasty, leaving behind a trail of dead bodies and queasy stomachs. Yet even in such familiar territory, director Clay Staub deviates from the norm. Working from an original screenplay credited to himself and Peter Aperlo, Staub tamps down the explicit bloodshed in that scene and then moves quickly to establish an atmosphere of mystery and possible suspense. This appears to be Staub's feature debut, but he has experience as a second unit director for Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead and 300, as well as the latest remake of The Thing....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Science of Scares: The Real-Life Horrors of Crowds

Walking towards the entrance of the mall this time of year incites feelings both thrilling and dreadful. It’s not the promise of mind-boggling sales or a free gift with purchase, but rather the instant replay in my mind of every great horror story set inside of one of America’s most sacred spaces (including Mannequin).

This replay typically starts of course with George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, filmed just a few miles from my former home in Pittsburgh at the Monroeville Mall (there used to be a little museum inside with all kinds of memorabilia, but it’s now relocated to Evan’s City where Night of the Living Dead was shot). Holiday shoppers morph into hordes of zombies in my mind, stalking their way through the aisles with nothing but Brains on their minds... The reminder of Romero’s zombies makes the whole experience a little more tolerable,
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New Day Of The Dead: Bloodline Clip Pays Homage To Bub

As is the case with any genre or subgenre, the key to allowing it to live on is to examine it from different perspectives and hopefully break some new ground. For the past fifteen years or so, zombies – and, to a lesser extent, vampires that sparkle – have been all the rage. But after digesting them in countless movies, video games and TV shows, even this longtime Resident Evil fan has admittedly experienced fatigue.

Of course, none of this would’ve been possible if George Romero didn’t pave the way back in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead. In the time since, he’d concocted several beloved sequels, each of which infused social commentary with unimaginable horror. That being said, it’s no wonder why the late director is still able to make new fans to this day.

Now, I’m not sure if there’s a record for such
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James Gunn set for a return to the horror genre

Before he was steering Guardians of the Galaxy to global box-office domination, James Gunn was known for his work in the horror genre. Gunn wrote the screenplay for Zac Snyder’s fantastic Dawn of the Dead remake, and directed the hilarious alien invasion B-movie Slither. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems like he’s ready to take a break from all things Star Lord by producing a horror movie with The Hive director David Yarovesky.

The Hive was a little seen effort about an amnesia afflicted man who’s also being consumed by an aggressive virus, but must remember who he is in order to save his love from a similar fate. Yarovesky has worked with Gunn previously, as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy, and as a director on the Vol. 2 viral music video Inferno.

The untitled horror film will be written by Gunn’s brother Brian,
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Turning 40: 3 Great Movies Released in 1978

We live in an age of revivals, reboots, and remakes. Hollywood seems to have lost the taste for original stories, preferring to reach back to the successful movies of the past, hoping to be able to play it safe and pocket a hefty profit in the process. Sometimes, it works – the remake of Stephen King’s “It” has proven this – and other times, it doesn’t – just think of the dismal reviews (and pretty lousy revenues) of this year’s “The Mummy”, which might have been a profitable movie per se, with its $400 million-plus debut against a $375 million budget, buy a disappointing debut for Universal’s “Dark Universe”.

Next year, many of the most famous and well-known movie franchises of our times will celebrate their thirtieth anniversaries. Some of these will be marked by remakes hitting the screens, either in the cinemas or through other mediums, such as video games,
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Interview: Zombies Crash the Prom – Joe Ballarini Reflects on Writing the Screenplay for Dance Of The Dead (2008)

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The living dead launching out of their graves, zombie frogs getting revenge on the science teacher, and one epic cover of Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night"—these are only a few of the countless elements I love about Dance of the Dead, a midnight movie masterpiece that pits a diverse group of high schoolers and their surly gym teacher against a horde of the living dead at the prom. Directed by Gregg Bishop and written by Joe Ballarini, Dance of the Dead celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and while speaking with him about his new book earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of also talking with Ballarini about writing Dance of the Dead and how the cult zombie movie changed from its initial conception to its final version on the big screen.

I understand that you originally wrote Dance of the Dead in the 1990s, a decade that,
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Day of the Dead: Bloodline Trailer Reimagines Romero's Classic

Day of the Dead: Bloodline Trailer Reimagines Romero's Classic
The first trailer for Day of the Dead: Bloodline is here. The original Day of the Dead is one of the most classic zombie movies ever made and remains one of director George A. Romero's finest moments. So the idea of remaking it, or "reimagining" it, is considered sacred ground for many. If you were to call this movie something else, it might look like a pretty fun zombie movie. But this is delicate glass and it's going to be tough not to take that into account.

Day of the Dead: Bloodline looks like it will take the very basic premise of the original, but it's going to add a lot of its own flare. We have some of the imagery needed to call it Day of the Dead. There's an underground bunker, plenty of zombies and Bub. A new version of Bub, but Bub the zombie is still here.
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