Everyone is familiar with the legendary Monroeville Mall, and we know the Pittsburgh area is basically ground zero for the creation of the modern day zombie. Director William Sanders is taking the nostalgic love horror fans have for the area and bringing a whole new nightmare there.
Sanders and his writing and producing partner, Kevin Kriess, have attached Tom Savini to star in their upcoming film, Road Trip of the Dead, which will be shot in several of our favorite horror sites around the Steel City.
They currently have a Road Trip of the Dead Indiegogo campaign launched that you can check out if you want to contribute. There are some really cool perks available to contributors, including authentic pieces of the original elevator and escalator from JCPenney used in the filming of Dawn of the Dead.
For more info “like” Road Trip of the Dead on Facebook and follow Evans City Productions on Twitter (@EvansCityProd).
From the Press Release
We are in pre-production of a reality-based horror film, Road Trip of the Dead, in the Pittsburgh, Monroeville and Evans City/Cranberry area. Our film stars celebrity and effects artist Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn and Django Unchained) and Gary Streiner (Night of the Living Dead).
Our film centers around a group of friends (fans of George Romero films) that are attempting to complete a documentary about filming locations of Romero films in and around Pittsburgh. The friends set out on the tour not knowing the horror they love is about to become a reality.
This is NOT a zombie film, but a reality-based slasher, horror-fiction tale.
This film will not only be an entertaining tale but will also be combined with documentary style information on filming locations of classic Pittsburgh films. Ninety percent of all locations used in our film will have been in other films. Think of them as location cameos, so fans will not only get cameos from stars like Gary Streiner, but they will get to see great locations like the Monroeville Mall (Dawn of the Dead), Evans City Cemetery (Night of the Living Dead) and Wampum Mines (Day of the Dead).
We need your help to secure funds for production (actors/actresses fees, travel, props, equipment, etc.). We are trying to keep this film as much about Pittsburgh as the fans. In doing so, we have secured product placement from Iron City Beer/Pittsburgh Brewing Company and are working with them to help sponsor our project. We are also in talks with Kings Restaurant about filming and sponsorship.
Fans come to Pittsburgh by the thousands to see Romero filming locations, and these fans are “dying” to see them!
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