BD announced today that George A. Romero's zombie opus Dawn of the Dead will be screened at the iconic mall where the flick was shot!
I am not sure how many readers we have from South America, but RIOFAN (Rio Fantastic Film Festival) is something worth talking about regardless because George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead (review) will be kicking off the film festival in Brazil on April 30th!
Forty years ago a grainy black-and-white movie about a group of people trapped in a house changed the face of horror forever. Out of that one film were spawned sequels and an entire sub-culture that includes conventions, gatherings, clothing, and movies, all dedicated to the shambling masses that are zombies.
If you may remember, months back George A. Romero held a contest to see which aspiring filmmakers could scare the master of the walking dead. Five short films were handpicked by Mr. Romero and have the honor of appearing on the Diary of the Dead DVD on May 20th.
Yesterday we got the word on Diary and Night of the Living Dead DVD dates. This morning we pointed you to the first look at the art. Now Dread Central can exclusively tell you what will be on both discs!
Following up on the news we shared with you yesterday, those undead freaks over at Zombie Friends got the first look at both the Diary of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead: 40th Anniversary Edition this morning. No, it’s not a joke; the NotLD cover really is that dull.
UPDATE: Ah! I was off. The two-disc set isn't going to use some sort of ocular play on words to help push the DVD. Fangoria just put up the artwork for the upcoming release (seen to the right) and the new art for The Eye 3.
So this past Friday George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (review) finally made its way to theaters, and to say it had a polarizing effect on the Dread staff is likely one of the biggest understatements of the year.
Reviewed by Uncle Creepy Starring Ving Rhames, Mena Suvari, Michael Welch, Pat Kilbane, Nick Cannon Directed by Steve Miner
Holy crap, remember Diamond Dead? This was supposed to be Romero’s return to zombie heaven before Universal swooped in and confused matters with Land of the Dead. Romero worked on it for years but if memory serves had to choose between going forward with Land or Diamond and (unfortunately, some say) chose the former.
Back when Brad Anderson was attached to direct and Scott Kosar was supposed to write the remake of George Romero’s The Crazies, it was a project I was really looking forward to. Then it fell apart and I thought to myself “Well, it’s probably for the best…”
So we’ve all been over-geeking about Romero turning around and instantly returning to the Diary of the Dead (review) characters and situations, since during AFM it was all over that Diary of the Dead 2 was definitely happening.
Good news, boils and ghouls; George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (review) will be upon us in no time!
Now this is what I call a Halloween treat! Details have emerged about George Romero’s planned sequel to Diary of the Dead (review) which we first mentioned a few days back ("Romero’s Multiple Diaries" – October 2007).