When it comes to zombie movies, it's hard not to think of George Romero. The "godfather" of zombies may not have created them — zombies have been around since the 1930s — but he certainly created the modern, popularized version of zombies starting with 1968's Night of the Living Dead. Now 70, Romero has finished his sixth Dead movie in his 40-year career, Survival of the Dead, which serves as a continuation of the zombie apocalypse "reboot" Romero himself started with 2007's Diary of the Dead. For the first time in Romero's zombie career, he is making a quasi-sequel, following a smaller character (played by Alan Van Sprang) from Diary, and giving his center stage in a different movie. Romero explained his motivation for Survival in a interview with ShockTillYouDrop. What inspired Romero to dabble in the Western genre? >> Posted 05.13.10 by Ryan
When it comes to the mix of movies being offered up, not much has changed since we previewed Summer 2010 blockbusters back in September 2009. The season is still packed with sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations, and 3-D.
Meaning, fans of action/adventure movies (11), comedies (8), and chick flicks (9) are in luck, as are parents looking for a way to entertain the kids (10). But the pickings are slim for horror fans (3) and those looking for some summer drama (6) or thrilling intrigue (5). Check 'em all out in our 2010 Summer Movie Guide. Posted 05.04.10 by reelz
Survival of the Dead will be the sixth zombie movie from veteran director George Romero, and before the movie is released, Magnet Releasing has produced a final trailer.
Every Romero zombie movie is different, and Survival sees Romero combine the Western genre with horror as the movie depicts two feuding families living on an island with opposing views on how to deal with the living dead. One family believes there is a "cure" for the undead, while the other has a more violent solution for the zombies. watch the trailer, plus links to more gruesome red-band versions >> Posted 04.29.10 by Ryan
George Romero has spent a good amount of time this year bringing his latest zombie movie, Survival of the Dead, around to festivals such as the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals while patiently awaiting someone to pick up the U.S. distribution rights. At long last, the wait is over. Variety reports that Magnet Releasing, the company that picked up Let the Right One In last year, has nabbed the rights to Romero's sixth Dead movie.
Romero's latest goes the Western route in a story that depicts two families living on an island with differing opinions on how to treat their refuge's living dead inhabitants. Set for release sometime next spring, Magnet will also release Survival on video-on-demand a month before the movie hits theaters. Posted 12.23.09 by Ryan
This is a busy year for George Romero. Only two years removed from his last zombie epic, Diary of the Dead, Romero has been making the rounds at film festivals with his latest zombie flick, Survival of the Dead. However, there's another Romero movie out there as well, a remake of Romero's 1973 movie The Crazies, though Romero is only serving as Executive Producer. Breck Eisner (Sahara) is directing this Crazies from a script by Ray Wright (Pulse) and, no stranger to remakes, Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
While the remake is similar in plot to the original — townspeople slowly go insane after a contaminant is released in the city's water supply — both the new poster and the trailer of the remake look ironically more in keeping with the zombie genre than the Romero original, which focused more on the military's inability to control the situation than infected people chasing the non-infected.
The Crazies has a solid cast of horror actors with Timothy Olyphant (Scream 2), Radha Mitchell (Surrogates), Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th), and Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), and unlike Survival of the Dead, which is still currently seeking domestic distribution, The Crazies already has a release date in 2010's horror season. You know, February, the month where studios decide to release all their genre pictures to counteract the Oscar hangover.
Enjoy the trailer below: Posted 10.02.09 by Ryan