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‘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

Dawn of the Dead’s Ken Foree Announced for CT HorrorFest 2017

The co-founder of CT HorrorFest, Rob Caprilozzi, announced this week that actor Ken Foree will be appearing at this year’s convention.

Caprilozzi stated that, “Ken Foree is a horror movie icon. In his 40 year career, no matter what film he is in, he always manages to stand out.”

Foree is best know to horror fans as Peter from George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (and what most fans don’t know is that he also worked with Romero on his Medieval motorcycle cult film Knightriders as well).  Foree also starred in Stuart Gordon’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation From Beyond, playing Bubba Brownlee, a favorite of hard core horror fans of the 1980’s. read more

Original 1982 Creepshow Graphic Novel Adaptation to be Re-Released in May 2017

Fans of George Romero and Stephen King who missed out on the 1982 Bernie Wrightson graphic novel adaptation of their collaborative horror anthology Creepshow will get a chance to once again own the highly coveted comic version in May of 2017.

The Creepshow graphic novel will be published by Gallery 13, a new publishing arm of Simon and Shuster with a distinct focus on graphic literature,  on May 9th, 2017 and it is already available for pre-order on sites such as Amazon.com.

Fans have long clamored for a re-release and prices for an original copy (originally published by Plume) will set you back $50-$100 on ebay, depending on the condition of the book.   read more

Night of the Living Dead – Restored and Presented in 4K

This November the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced that they will be screening a 4k digital restoration of George A. Romero’s groundbreaking film Night of the Living Dead as a part of its annual “To Save and Project” film festival. Per the press release, the “To Save and Project” festival showcases the best new restorations of masterworks and rediscoveries of world cinema.

The film was restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. The restoration was overseen by George A. Romero along with Image Ten alum Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner and John Russo. read more

George Romero Talks Zombies, The Walking Dead, Stephen King and More in Exclusive Interview

After signing countless autographs for thrilled fans at CT HorrorFest on August 27th, horror legend and movie pioneer George Romero sat down with Horror News Network staff member Larry Dwyer to discuss his storied career.

The discussion began with his breakthrough 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead. “We had the very first print of Night of the Living Dead in the car”, Mr. Romero said, “Russ Streiner and I were driving it to New York. On the way to New York we heard that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated…we knew at that time that what had happened was going to make the film a racial statement which was never our original intention.” read more

Thousands Flock to Danbury, CT for Third Annual CT HorrorFest

Thousands of diehard horror fans descended upon the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT this past Saturday to take part in the third annual CT HorrorFest which is put on by Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, Connecticut residents and founders of popular news website Horror News Network.

Those in attendance were greeted by a slew of incredible vendors which included Food Network Cupcake Wars winners Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, haunted attraction gurus Evidence of Evil and Face-Off finalist and SpecialFX wizard Tyler Green. read more