October 1, 2021.Reading time 10 minutes.
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” And with that line of dialogue, Night of the Living Dead entered popular cultural lexicon. To date, George A. Romero’s zombie masterpiece has produced five sequels and its own thriving horror subgenre. Horror fans know the story behind the movie. Romero made his masterpiece with a small budget, on-location […]
May 20, 2021.Reading time 13 minutes.
With Zack Ryder’s long-awaited Army of the Dead set to make its Netflix premiere, now seems like a good time to re-visit some of the best zombie movies. When Bela Lugosi followed up his Dracula role playing voodoo master Murder Legendre in White Zombie, the zombie movie was born. From undead voodoo slaves to shuffling […]
September 2, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
George A Romero was among a handful of horror pioneers that emerged in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Along with Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, and Don Coscarelli, Romero helped usher in a new era of horror. Though Romero’s filmography was quite extensive, he’s arguably best known for his groundbreaking ‘Dead’ movies. With Night of the Living […]
March 1, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
‘Torture Porn’, J-horror, found-footage, and remakes. At the turn of the century, these were the major trends that would define horror for several years. Though remakes were nothing new in Hollywood, studios seemed particularly interested in ransacking 70’s and 80s horror catalogues. Sadly, most of these remakes were watered-down PG-13 knock-offs starring CW Network cast-off’s. […]
March 2, 2018.Reading time 9 minutes.
Two months into 2018 and we’re getting our second remake of a classic horror film. First, we got the insipid re-telling of French horror film Inside. Now Lionsgate Films has released another remake of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead. Romero’s original ‘Dead’ trilogy has proven to be a treasure chest for studios looking to […]