June 17, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
A handful of Stephen King adaptations from the 1990s are quite good – The Shawshank Redemption and Misery remains classics. Despite its lack of impact, Needful Things is also much better than its reputation suggests. Not surprisingly, there’s a few dreadful cinematic works based on King’s work from the flannel decade. Graveyard Shift, The Lawnmower […]
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 […]
May 21, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Aside from John Carpenter, Hollywood has re-imagined George A Romero’s work more frequently than just about any other horror filmmaker. To date, we’ve re-visited Day of the Dead twice with diminishing returns (see Day of the Dead: Bloodline). Zack Snyder got more right than wrong with his “fast zombies’” 2004 Dawn of the Dead. And […]
April 30, 2020.Reading time 24 minutes.
They’re a Hollywood staple. Call them franchises or, the more en vogue term, ‘shared universes’. If you don’t have one, you want one. Already have one – develop more of them. Aside from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Warner Bros has their DC Extended Universe and the MonsterVerse. But the horror genre has always had franchises […]
February 26, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
A horror legend, fans most strongly associate George A Romero with his defining ‘dead’ movies. Starting with Night of the Living Dead, Romero’s zombie films spanned an amazing five decades. But early in his career, Romero experimented with genres. If you dig through his filmography, you’ll even find a romantic comedy. Among those early works, […]
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 […]
May 2, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
Five years after Creepshow’s moderate success, George A. Romero and Stephen King reunited to bring us Creepshow 2. For this go-around of the horror anthology, Michael Gornick replaced Romero behind the camera. Fortunately, Romero still penned the screenplay, and King’s work served as the source material. But the end result still looked like a bit […]