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‘The Living Dead’ Novel Release Pushed Back to August

The Living Dead novel–finished posthumously after George Romero’s death in 2017–will hit shelves in August, instead of the previous June release date.

Tor Book this weekend said the book will be released August 4 instead of the previously-announced June 9 date. The volume will get a hardcover and digital release.

As explained The Living Dead was not completed before Romero’s death. But his manager Chris Roe and wife Suzanne Desrocher enlisted writer Daniel Kraus to finish the job. Kraus co-wrote The Shape of Water novel with  Guillermo del Toro. read more

Syfy Orders Series Based on George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead’

Huge news out of the land of the undead today.  According to The Wrap, Syfy has ordered a new television series to be “based” on George A. Romero’s 1985 classic Day of the Dead.  While this appears on the surface to be great news for zombie fans, there are details that don’t seem to line up perfectly with this being a “remake” property.

According to the description, the series will consist of 10 episodes and will focus on the chaos and mayhem during the first 24 hours of a zombie invasion as six people attempt to coexist and fight together for their lives.  It is interesting that the show would choose to go this route, as that more accurately describes the plot for Romero’s first zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead, rather than Day.  The third installment in the writer/director’s universally-adored franchise of undead films, Day of the Dead instead tells the tale of a small group of scientists and military men living underground while the zombie apocalypse has already been plodding menacingly ahead in full-swing.  It sounds initially like Syfy will be taking quite the artistic license with this Romero property, potentially keeping only the show name as a link between the two. read more

Shudder’s Upcoming ‘Creepshow’ Anthology Announces Story Line-Up

Fans of the original George Romero and Stephen King collaboration Creepshow will be happy to heat that production has begun on Shudder’s new anthology series, bearing the same name and  format.

According to the official press release, the six-episode season will feature stories by a who’s who list of horror writers and an as yet to be revealed adaptation of a Stephen King story.  The story list so far includes: “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2), “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (Bubba Ho Tep, Hap and Leonard), “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead), “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker), “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes), and “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House).  Other installments will be lead by David Bruckner (The Ritual),  Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) and Rob Schrab (Ghosted, Community). read more

George Romero’s Wife Has Nearly 50 Unseen Scripts Penned by the Late Master of Horror

George Romero- the prolific writer/director behind such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Creepshow– may have passed away in 2017… but that doesn’t mean he isn’t finished scaring us! His wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, says she is in possession of a ton of unseen material that he’s written, and she’s making it her mission to bring it to the fervent fans of her late husband.

ComicBook.com recently interviewed Desrocher-Romero on the eve of the Pittsburgh screening of the remastered Night of the Living Dead, and she elaborated on her husband’s unfinished work: read more

Greg Nicotero Discusses ‘Creepshow’ Details at Shudder’s NYCC Panel

Fans of George Romero’s and Stephen King’s original Creepshow film will be happy to hear that according to showrunner Greg Nicotero, the new Shudder series will follow a similar format to the 1982 film and will, as the original tagline promised, be “the most fun you’ll ever have…being scared!”

Nicotero participated in the the Shudder Panel at the annual New York Comic Con on Thursday, revealing further details about the series, including many of the writers whose stories will be adapted for the six part anthology series including Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale among others.  Nicotero stressed that the tone of the series would shift from story-to-story, with some taking a lighthearted comedic approach (ala King’s own”The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” segment from 1982) and others taking a much more frightening path.   He also stated that each story would be “As long as they need to be” and that he did not feel any pressure to fit the stories into segments of equal length. read more

‘Horror Noire’ Author Robin R. Means Coleman: The Horror News Network WiHM Interview

Professor Robin R. Means Coleman, the author of Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present, grew up in the right time and place to become a horror fan, namely Pittsburgh in the 1970s.  It would have been almost impossible to avoid being bitten by “the zombie-bug” in this era in Pittsburgh, when some of the greatest and most influential horror films were being created in and around the city by the legendary George Romero.

Luckily, Means became a horror fan due to this influence, because if she didn’t, none of us would be able to read her critical dissection and history of the role of Black actors, writers, and directors in horror films.  Horror News Network had the pleasure of interviewing Means Coleman about her book and recent developments in the genre, most significantly, Jordan Peele’s smash success of 2017, Get Out. read more

‘Night of the Living Dead’ VR Experience Coming in 2018

Variety is reporting that George Romero’s seminal zombie film, Night of the Living Dead, will be receiving a virtual update by Los Angeles-based VR company Supersphere for a 2018 release.

Supersphere partner and executive producer Doug Allenstein stated that “Night of the Living Dead is one of those films that has become a cultural touchstone; it revolutionized the horror genre and to this day it influences how we envision zombies.  We’re thrilled to be working with the team at Image Ten to now expand that franchise to the next generation of storytelling: virtual reality.” read more

George Romero’s Son Cameron Announces “Rise of the Living Dead” Project

The horror world (and Hollywood in general) was dealt a big blow last July when groundbreaking visionary director George A. Romero passed away.  Though he was still making films in the “living dead” series (the last being 2009’s Survival of the Dead) and had his hand in several other projects, it was an Indiegogo campaign launched by his son Cameron back in 2014 that had many fans excited.  Cameron Romero’s film was set to be titled Origins, and was meant as a prequel to his father’s cult classic Night of the Living Dead. read more

Campaign for George Romero’s Walk of Fame Ceremony Announced

On July 18th of this year, the world lost an absolute legend in Mr. George A. Romero.  Romero, who was not only beloved within the horror genre, but incredibly influential to filmmakers all around. It was announced last year that he would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which if you ask any fan they would agree it is way overdue.

A fund raising effort has been set up to raise money for the ceremony to honor the Godfather of the zombie genre and director of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, amongst many others.  Romero’s friend, and fellow legend, Malcolm McDowell appears in a short video on the page via Generosity. read more

Rest in Peace: George A. Romero Dead at 77

It is with heavy hearts that the Horror News Network team reports that legendary director/writer/producer George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77. Romero transformed the horror landscape with such indelible classic films as Night of the Living DeadDawn of the DeadCreepshow, and numerous others. This visionary artist literally invented the modern zombie story, and later works such as Resident Evil and The Walking Dead wouldn’t exist without his contributions to cinema.

Romero’s manager, Chris Roe, announced this sad news with the following statement: read more