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Restored Version Of Dawn of the Dead To Be Shown at Venice Film Festival

According to Screen Daily, a restored version of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31st to September 10th.  The critically-acclaimed horror cult classic, originally released in 1978, was Romero’s second entry into his often-imitated series of innovative zombie films (along with Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead).

The new version of Dawn will be shown at a midnight screening on September 2nd in high definition 4K, a meticulous remaster that also brought the Phantasm film franchise back to life recently in July. read more

Horror Hunting! Edition #12

    Welcome to another thrilling installment of Horror Hunting!  This week we’ll take a look at some classic candy featuring a classic horror icon and a recognizable zombie from the genre’s unparalleled master.  As we wind closer and closer to the witching season, horror toy items like those that I pack into each HH! column become increasingly in demand.  And of course, the atmosphere is always competitive for the latest (and retro-est) collectibles and artifacts on the auction sites because hey…..that’s how it works!  So without further adieu, away we go…. read more

Birth of the Living Dead Review

By: Sean McLaughlin

 

In the late 1960s, the United States witnessed a major cultural upheaval unlike any other.  This period gave us the civil rights movement, Vietnam, Woodstock…..the list goes on and on.  Amidst this revolution, cinema was also seeing its foundation being shaken as directors took more and more risks to test boundaries and entertain their ever-evolving audiences.  In 1968, a young upstart director in Pittsburgh and his closest friends set out to make a horror film that would go so over-the-top that it changed the genre forever.  With the end result, the classic Night of the Living Dead, it’s safe to say that the mission was accomplished.  This is the premise for the documentary Birth of the Living Dead, directed by Rob Kuhns.  And much like the zombie masterpiece itself, it’s a timely and worthy production that will satisfy both horror aficionados and relative newbies alike. read more