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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

Buy / Wait / Rent: February 2018 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of February 2018! 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

2017 Horror News Network 6-6-6 Halloween Watchathon!

Every October,  horror fans across the country use our spookiest month as an excuse to binge watch as many horror films as possible. Some hardcore enthusiasts even make a list of 31 movies and stick to watching one per every day of the month. But what’s out there for the veteran who doesn’t have the time for 31 movies, or the casual fan who wants to expand his or her horror horizons? Presenting… the Horror News Network 6-6-6 Halloween Watchathon!

Here are six different movies from six different decades to watch in the final six days leading up to Halloween. It is an eclectic mix of anything from light and silly content to some of the finest films ever produced. Together, they create a well-rounded experience for anyone ranging from horror newbie to horror aficionado! 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

George Kosana (Night of the Living Dead) Has Passed Away at 81

George Kosana, the actor who played Sheriff McClelland in George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, has passed away today at the age of 81. Kosana also worked as a production manager on the film and acted from time to time in various low budget horror movies over the years.

John Russo, the co-writer of Night of the Living Dead, shared his memories of Kosana on Facebook earlier today:

“GEORGE KOSANA, R.I.P. My close friend George Kosana, who played the sheriff in NOLD, has regrettably passed away after a long battle with various illnesses. He will be greatly missed by me, by his fellow NOLD cast and crew members and by his many fans. For the past few days, I have been constantly reliving my many good and often funny remembrances of him.” 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

George A. Romero Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Big news today, as it was announced that George Romero will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! You can view the full press announcement below. And don’t forget to come see him this August at CT HorrorFest!

The Godfather of Zombies, George A. Romero, will finally receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The official announcement came today via a live stream from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the Walk of Fame. Those who attended the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 event will remember our fundraising efforts. Chris Roe Management spearheaded and led the fundraising efforts at Texas Frightmare Weekend. TFW was more than willing to lend a hand to Chris for the iconic director. The majority of the money raised to fund the effort to get Romero’s Star was raised right here at Texas Frightmare Weekend. A massive memorabilia auction and screenings of the 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas contributed to the cause. read more