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New In Books: The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

New this week from Wallflower Press is The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead by Tony Williams.

"In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the 1950s and on to the work of Stephen King. In so doing, the book illuminates the importance of seminal Romero texts such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1992). This study also includes full coverage of Romero's latest feature, Bruiser (2000), as well as his screenplays and teleplays."

The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead is available now in paperbackhardcover and Kindle editions.

Decay Is Headed Your Way With A Night Of The Living Dead Reenactment

Burt and Tom, the guys behind Decay us headed your way!, recently poster the results of their first reenactment of George A. Romero's zombie classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

And yes, they shot at the original NOTLD location - Evans City Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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You can follow Decay is headed your way! on YouTube and Twitter.

New On DVD: Zombie Binge

New this month from Echo Bridge Home Entertainment is ZOMBIE BINGE, a two-disc compilation set featuring ten movies over a fourteen hour running time.

DIE-NER [GET IT?] - At a roadside diner, Ken's murder victims are causing quite the stir. They're back from the dead... and they're desperate for a bite to eat.

REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES - When a malevolent count creates a slave race of men-turned-zombies to do his bidding, an international expedition sets out to stop him.

LAST OF THE LIVING - Three slackers must step up to the plate to save the human race from flesh-eating zombies.

AUTUMN - A deadly disease has wiped the planet of human life. The few survivors must adjust to a world of silence - and a world with the infected undead among them.

ASHES - While trying to find a cure for AIDS, a doctor accidentally creates an infectious disease that turns him into an aggressive, flesh-eating zombie.

HIDE AND CREEP - Zombies rise from the dead in a small Alabama town and take on a ragtag team of locals.

ZOMBIE DEAREST - While digging up the septic tank, Gus unearths an obedient, hard-working zombie... a zombie that will do whatever he wants.

RIVER OF DARKNESS - In a quiet river town, the once-dead Jacob Boys have returned after 30 years in purgatory.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - In this George A. Romero classic, a brother and sister visit the gravesite of their deceased father... but when darkness falls, zombies attack.

I AM OMEGA - The lone survivor of a deadly plague is doomed to an eternal battle with the mutant creatures that now control the Earth.

ZOMBIE BINGE is available now on DVD.

New In Books: Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay

New in print this month from The Creative Stock Market is Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay.

"Barbara and her brother Johnny drive to the countryside to visit the gravestone of their late father when Johnny is brutally murdered by a mindless old man. The murderer then turns to Barbara who manages to hide in a small farmhouse where she meets Joe and a few others who are hiding from what appears to be an attack on the living. The dead keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for human flesh! This is a 2014 edition of the original screenplay written by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. It was rewritten, edited, modernized and formatted by Jimmy Edmonds and published by the Creative Stock Market."

The original Night of the Living Dead screenplay was written by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. This new version was updated by Jimmy Edmonds.

Night of the Living Dead: 2014 Screenplay is available now in paperback.

Kickstarter: Night of the Living Deb

You've got thirty more hours to help director Kyle Rankin's Night of the Living Deb reach its goal on Kickstarter.

It's "a zombie comedy with guts, brains, heart... and Deb."

And Ray Wise, David Krumholtz, and Michael Cassidy too.

So, if you like zombie comedies... or if you're a girl named Deb who wants a movie made with your name in the title... head over to their Kickstarter page to see if you want to contribute.

New In Comics: Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2 (TP)

New this week from Avatar Press is the trade paperback compilation Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2.

"The hedonistic late 1970s is the perfect backdrop for the next evolution in the classic Night of the Living Dead series!  DAVID HINE continues a horrifyingly original take on the zombie menace as the virus spreads through Las Vegas leaving it a city of the dead.  As a group of unlikely survivors flee east, they encounter something more sinister even than the reanimated corpses that seem intent on finding and dining upon the ragtag refugees.  For locked away in a secure military facility they discover that true horror is bred by the living much more efficiently than the dead.   But hidden within the misery is the unthinkable…an anomaly that could lead to a zombie vaccine.  This collection includes issues #7 – 12 of the Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath series."

Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 2 was written by David Hine and illustrated by Tomas Aira.

New In Comics: Night Of The Living Dead Holiday Special

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New this week from Avatar Press is Night of the Living Dead Holiday Special.

"Ho ho ho ’tis the season…for zombies! Mike Wolfer unleashes the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD HOLIDAY SPECIAL and brings a new brand of terror home for the holidays! There will be more than just chestnuts roasting on an open fire as a large family gathers to celebrate the season, a raging snowstorm has buried their remote, mountain farmhouse in virgin snow, with no way in, and no way out. But a dark, despicable family secret that lay buried in the barn will not stay dead, and the resulting orgy of bloodshed, murder and cannibalism will transform this into anything but a silent night! Warn your children: This year, it is NOT Santa Clause coming down the chimney!"

New In Comics: Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath #11

New this week from Avatar Press is Night Of The Living Dead: Aftermath #11

"Horror writer DAVID HINE brings the original zombie phenomena to new terror wrought heights in Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath!  The Las Vegas survivors thought they were saved, delivered unto a military compound where the human race could fight back against the rising tide of undead.  But inside the concrete walls a more heinous evil lives and breathes under the auspice of “research.”  How can you survive a dead world when the living are just as much a threat as the virus ridden zombies?  If you want more undead horror in your zombie comics, pick up Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath and let the chomping begin!  Available with Regular cover painted by Matt Busch, Gore & Wraparound cover by German Erramousepe, and Terror Retailer Incentive cover also by Busch."

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New In Comics: Night Of The Living Dead: Aftermath #10

New this week from Avatar Press is Night Of The Living Dead: Aftermath #10

"The original zombie menace is back and spreading its gruesome plague across the United States.  DAVID HINE has breathed new life into the undead as his decade of decadence tale makes it clear that no one is safe.  The virus is wiping out cities and turning the population into a shambling mockery of life.  Tired of zombie books with no bite?  Try NOTLD Aftermath for no holds barred ghoul horror!  Available with Regular cover painted by Matt Busch, Gore cover by Jacen Burrows, Wraparound cover by German Erramousepe, and Terror Retailer Incentive cover also by Busch."

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New In Comics: Night Of The Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 1

New this week from Avatar Press is the first volume of the trade paperback compilations for Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath by David Hine and German Erramouspe, collecting the first six issues of the comic.

 "A decade after the original ghoul outbreaks, life seems mostly normal.  As the occasional zombie uprising pops up, it is just as quickly put down.  Things are under control…at least that is what the government keeps telling everyone.

But for a group of unlucky travelers in Las Vegas, they are about to get a front row seat to the events at the end of the world.  Too quickly this new zombie outbreak spreads and soon they are forced to lead an exodus out of Sin City as waves of cruel undead turn the town into a bloody shambling wasteland.

They’re coming to get you…  If you like your zombie stories with a little “bite,” this is your zombie tale.  Get the new trade paper back…before it gets you."

Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath Vol. 1 is available in comic shops now and available for pre-order from Amazon.com (shipping on August 6th).

New On DVD: Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection

New this week from Lions Gate is Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, directed James Plumb by and starring Sarah Louise Madison, Sabrina Dickens and S.J. Evans.

"Based on George A. Romero's classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. In 2012 the deceased have risen from their graves once again with the instinct to feed on the living. As academics speculate on the scientific cause of this phenomenon theologians point to the Armageddon foretold in the Book of Revelation. As the cities are overrun and civilization crumbles a family takes refuge from the undead army in an isolated farmhouse in West Wales. But the greatest threat is already among them as they fight to stay alive."

Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection is available now on DVD, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.

45th Anniversary Night Of The Living Dead Screening

Tonight in Pittsburgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center is hosting a 45th anniversary screening of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead along with a contest to find the city's best zombie.

This event is being held in support of their new exhibition of 1968: The Year That Rocked America.

The fun starts in just under an hour so, if you're thinking of going, you better run like the living dead are chasing you!

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"Watch "Night of the Living Dead" at the History Center… if you dare. The 1968 cult classic, which revolutionized the horror genre, was filmed in and around Pittsburgh by the "Godfather of Zombies” George A. Romero, and celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. Frightfully fun snacks and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, popcorn, and retro candy, will be available for purchase.

  • 5 - 7 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes tours of the History Center's new exhibition, 1968: The Year That Rocked America
  • 7 p.m.: Pittsburgh's Best Zombie Contest and "Night of the Living Dead" screening

The winners of the inaugural Pittsburgh's Best Zombie Contestwill be crowned the Zombie King and Queen of Pittsburgh, and will each receive a prize package including a ScareHouse prize coffin with two RIP passes to The ScareHouse 2013, and merchandise from House of the Dead, Pittsburgh's premier zombie store. To enter, just show up dead and ready to scare!"

Find out the full info on their event page.

New On Blu: Mimesis - Night of the Living Dead

New this week from Anchor Bay is Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead, directed by Douglas Schulze and starring Sid Haig, Courtney Gains, Allen Maldonado, Lauren Mae Shafer and Taylor Piedmonte.

"Why watchia horror movie when you can live one?

What begins as a horror convention after-party for a group of fans will quickly become a genuine flesh-and-blood nightmare: Trapped inside an isolated farmhouse, they must now survive attacks by hordes of hungry zombies while desperately attempting to escape. But is this gore-soaked siege a twisted prank, an elaborate trap, or has Night Of The Living Dead actually come to undead life? Sid Haig (The Devil's Rejects) and Courtney Gains (Children Of The Corn) star in this award-winning shocker from co-writer/director Douglas Schulze that walks the razor sharp line between edgy homage and depraved reality... then proceeds to rip its guts out."

Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes.

 

NOTLD At The Drive... Ride-In Theater

Have some free time tonight in Corpus Christi? Then bike on over to the Drive-In Ride-In Theater for a showing of the original Night of the Living Dead to kick-off Halloween season.

"October! A time for crisp weather, fall colors....and zombies!

Join CC Ride-In Theater as we screen the very film that created the modern zombie: George A. Romero's original Night of the Living Dead.

We are excited to have Fright Night and the CC Zombie Walk's support this month, so we'll be accepting cash donations for CASA of the Coastal Bend.

Use your "braaains": 
Parents, this movie received an "intense" rating as far as frightening level. Please use discretion and read parental guide for Night of the Living Dead (spoiler alert... zombies attack!)"


Showtime for NOTLD is 9:30 but there's more fun to be add beforehand so RSVP on Facebook and check out their timeline of events for tonight.

And the best of a ride-in movie theater... you'll have your bike with you in case you need to make a fast getaway of the zombie apocalypse hits.

 

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