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Tom Atkins ("Night of the Creeps") Interview

Tom Atkins

In the 1980s, while muscle bound lunkheads like Stallone and Schwarzenegger were battling the forces of darkness with lame quips and a minor armory at their disposal, one man was doing it with nothing more a carton of cigarettes and a six-pack of beer. With his blue collar charm and everyman exterior, Tom Atkins became something of a minor league hero in some of the decade's favorite cult movies. He took on ghostly pirates in John Carpenter's The Fog (1980), an occult madman in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) and a zombified lawman in Maniac Cop (1988).(read more...)

First Season of "Tales from the Darkside" Coming to DVD

Tales from the Darkside Season 1 DVD

In 1983, George A. Romero and his business partner Richard Rubinstein launched a horror anthology series entitled Tales from the Darkside. Made for syndication, the show presented a new tale of terror every week for four seasons, eventually making a total of ninety modestly-budgeted episodes. Many of the episodes were based on works by renowned authors like Stephen King, Robert Bloch, and Harlan Ellison. (read more...)

MonstersHD.com Celebrates Thanksgiving with Zombies

The Rage 2007 still

I envy those who receive their television over satellite, because they have some great opportunities to watch horror-centric high-definition channels and all the trimmings such access entails. This year, for instance, Monsters HD is running a marathon of zombie movies over Thanksgiving weekend. However, they've taken pity on those of us who don't receive their channel -- they'll also have an undead two-fer available online. On November 27th, 2008, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead (1985) and Robert Kurtzman's The Rage (2007) will make their MonstersHD.com debuts. Plus, the site will still have its usual smorgasbord of horror movie trailers and MonstersHD original presentations.

PopMatters Presents a Week of "Night of the Living Dead" Essays

Night of the Living Dead 1968 poster

In one of the most ambitious salutes to a single film I have seen in a long time, PopMatters has used the last week of October to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead with a series of essays. Not content with just one essay per day, however, they have organized their tribute into five themed days consisting of six articles each. (read more...)

Breck Eisner Remaking Romero's "The Crazies"

Crazies poster

Variety reports that Overture FIlms will produce a remake of George A. Romero's The Crazies, to be directed by Breck Eisner (Saraha). Eisner will be working from a script by Ray Wright (Pulse '06) and Scott Kosar (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre '03). Romero will act as executive producer. The original film dealt with an insanity-causing virus infecting a small town, and the brutal tactics used by the governement to contain the outbreak.(read more...)

George A. Romero Filming New Zombie Movie

George A. Romero

Great news from the Great White North -- Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that George A. Romero is working on a brand-new zombie film in Toronto. Little is known about the project, except that it stars Alan Van Sprang (Land of the Dead, Saw III) and that is not a direct sequel to Diary of the Dead. We'll have more on this new film as we get it in.

Ask George A. Romero!

Have a question  you've been just itching to ask famed horror director George A. Romero? Able to phrase it in 250 characters or less?(read more...)

"Diary of the Dead" Star Shawn Roberts Interview

Shawn Roberts

Diary of the Dead, George A. Romero's latest zombie opus, opens in limited release on Friday, February 15th. We managed to catch up with one of the film's stars, Shawn Roberts. No stranger to the Dead series, Roberts previously appeared as the doomed Mike in the first section of Land of the Dead. Now he's back, this time playing a member of a team of filmmakers in the middle of making a zombie movie when the dead really do start rising. The crew hits the road, trying to document the outbreak even as they run for their lives.(read more...)

"Diary of the Dead" After Valentine's Day

Diary of the Dead Poster #1

I usually keep personal information out of these news stories, but in this case, I'm going to make an exception. Bloody-Disgusting announced that The Weinstein Company will be releasing George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead in theaters on February 15th, 2008. Why is this important to me, personally? That's my 25th birthday, and a very good present indeed. And it wasn't even on my Amazon wishlist!

Vocal Cameos A-Plenty in "Diary of the Dead"

George A. Romero's new zombie film Diary of the Dead will contain cameos by several recognizable names, but don't look for familiar faces. According to a feature in USA Today, Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Simon Pegg, Wes Craven, and Guillermo del Toro will all lend their voices to Diary. Given Romero's focus on media in Diary ("I thought it would be cool to go back to Day 1, when it all starts, and lay media stuff on top," Romero told USA Today), my guess is that we'll be hearing these voices from televisions and radios.

Diary of the Dead makes its world premiere Saturday as part of the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film has no United States distributor yet, but we expect that to change after the premiere.

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