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Posted on July 17, 2017

I am heartbroken right now. George Romero was one of my favorites. His passion for filmmaking inspired me, and Dawn of the Dead ignited my love for the horror genre. Rest in peace, George.

George A. Romero, the director who all but invented the modern zombie genre with his 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead, has died at 77 of lung cancer.

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Infused with social commentary and a realistic, midnight-movie terror, Romero’s brazenly stark thriller, and the sequels that followed, made as large an impact on the genre and a culture’s nightmares as any horror film since the Universal Studios monster chillers of the 1930s.

His death was confirmed by his manager Chris Roe, who released the following statement on behalf of the family:

“Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side. He died peacefully in his sleep, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, and leaves behind a loving family, many friends, and a filmmaking legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”

The Pittsburgh native’s low-budget, black and white film went from cult favorite to blockbuster franchise with Romero’s 1978 sequel Dawn of the Dead, 1985’s Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and finally 2009’s Survival of the Dead. His take on the vampire genre, Martin, was released in 1978, and he wrote the 1990 Night remake, directed by Tom Savini.

As a producer, Romero delivered TV’s seminal 1980s horror anthology Tales From the Dark Side.

“Hard to quantify how much he inspired me & what he did for cinema,” tweeted Hostel director Eli Roth. (See other Hollywood reactions here.)

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in 1960, Romero started a small commercial production company before undertaking his 1968 $114,000 midnight movie groundbreaker, a film that not only set zombie genre rules that survive today with The Walking Dead, but also was hailed for its casting of African-American actor Duane Jones in a heroic role.

Other Romero directing credits include Creepshow (1982),  Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993), and  Bruiser   (2000).

But it was Night of the Living Dead that changed the horror game, with its slow-moving, gut-chomping zombies terrorizing a disparate group of survivors gathered in a remote Pennsylvania farmhouse. Surprise deaths, racial undertones, anti-establishment fervor and a stylish, gory-for-the-time relentlessness revolutionized the B-movie genre, taking it from drive-in theaters to shopping mall cineplexes – the very places he satirized with savage glee in 1978’s Dawn of the Dead.

Today’s zombies might be faster and grislier, brought to life with special effects that would have been unimaginable in 1968, but The Walking Dead, Get Out and 28 Days Later, to name just a very few, would be unthinkable without Romero’s dark vision of life after death.

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Posted on July 16, 2017

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Posted on July 16, 2017

This week’s episode of The NoSleep Podcast is here! Click here for more information on the stories and the talented voice actors on the show. As always, if you can afford it, I would highly recommend a season pass. The season pass version has 3 more stories.

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Posted on July 16, 2017

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Posted on July 16, 2017

Universal Cable Productions has inked an overall development deal with John Carpenter. Under the new pact, the Halloween director will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner Sandy King under their Storm King Productions banner.

The announcement was made by Dawn Olmstead, EVP Development at UCP.

UCP and Carpenter are currently in development with Syfy on Tales For A Halloween Night, based on Carpenter’s graphic-novel anthology of horror stories. A writer search is underway.

Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing Nightside, based on the literary series by Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) attached to write the script.

 “John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,” said Olmstead. “We are thrilled to have a master of the horror genre join UCP.”

“I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. On one hand it’s a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming,” said Carpenter.

via DEADLINE

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Posted on July 16, 2017

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Posted on July 15, 2017

. When recent college grad Regan goes to a family’s house to babysit their daughter for the weekend, she invites her three best gal pals along. What starts as a girls’ getaway becomes a journey into hell, as the young women discover the house is haunted by a dark and violent history.

Stars: Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff and David Naughton.


Posted on July 15, 2017

A group of teens on a weekend getaway at a secluded cabin in the woods soon find themselves fighting off a serious threat to their lives. Not only that they must save their hard-partying, drunk and stoned parents from a predatory neighbor who is hellbent on feeding them all to her undead family.

DEAD SHACK debuts at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 22nd and hopefully on VOD soon afterwards.

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Posted on July 15, 2017

Jackals is a disturbing vision of a fractured family that will do anything to get their estranged son back from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin. A vicious battle unfolds, testing familial loyalties and unleashing a bloodbath in which there are few survivors.

JACKALS will be released to limited theaters and on VOD platforms on September 1st.

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