Screen Junkies » george romero http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:45:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 George Romero Has Opinions About ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘World War Z’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/george-romero-has-opinions-about-the-walking-dead-and-world-war-z/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/george-romero-has-opinions-about-the-walking-dead-and-world-war-z/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:55:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257842 Somebody got told.

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Modern day zombie films and television owe it all to the house George A. Romero built, so what a thrill it must be to know the zombie godfather has seen your work. Except when he’s not impressed.

“They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead, but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now,” the director told The Big Issue. He also had some criticism of World War Z’s  fast-moving zombies. “I guess Zack Snyder started that with the remake of Dawn of the Dead— fast-moving zombies— but the zombies in World War Z, my God, they’re like army ants!”

His comments may seem fairly measured and not designed to be derogatory but this is the Internet and the Internet wants blood. In that spirit:




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‘Day Of The Dead’ Getting A Better Remake Because Zombies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/day-of-the-dead-getting-a-better-remake-because-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/day-of-the-dead-getting-a-better-remake-because-zombies/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:13:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255729 What the world needs now is zombies.

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I think we can all say that we were disappointed by whatever the hell it was they were trying to do in the ill-advised remake of Day of the Dead. Except for the part where Nick Cannon gets eaten. Now Millennium Films and the producers of Texas Chainsaw 3D are teaming up to right history’s wrongs by making a better ill-advised remake of George Romero‘s Day of the Dead.

The original Romero sequel focused on survivors in an underground base struggling to survive one another while simultaneously searching for a way to live amongst the undead. The 2008 direct-to-DVD remake took that fine work and pissed all over it. There is one item purists can check off their worry list this time around, however, the producers have promised to honor Romero’s vision by forgoing the super-fast zombies that can crawl on ceilings somehow in favor of the classic ambling corpses. However when it comes to casting someone like J. Cole, no promises or denials have been made in either direction. (Deadline)

 

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Screw #OWS: Save The ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Chapel http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/save-the-night-of-the-living-dead-chapel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/save-the-night-of-the-living-dead-chapel/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238162 Zombies have a right to marry.

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Movie fans are hoping the cemetery chapel featured in Night of the Living Dead can get a new lease on life.

The cemetery association was planning to tear down the boarded up building, but Gary Streiner has stepped in to attempt to save it. Streiner, who was an audio technician on George Romero’s zombie classic, is trying to raise $50,000 to repair the building and convert it into a movie museum or a space that can be rented out for private events like zombie-themed weddings. So far he has raised about $7,000. The cemetery association president has told the press that the building will be destroyed if the funds are not raised.

However, thanks to a loophole in Pennsylvania State Law, Streiner is legally allowed to challenge the association to a series of Greek Games in a last bid attempt to save the property. If he can emerge victorious in the athletic portion, charity sales and costume events, and finally, the talent show, the chapel will be saved and he’ll take control of the Greek Council.

Go to www.fixthechapel.com if you’re interested in helping the cause. (MSNBC)

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George Romero Doesn’t Watch, Turned Down Offers To Direct ‘The Walking Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-romero-doesnt-watch-turned-down-offers-to-direct-the-walking-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-romero-doesnt-watch-turned-down-offers-to-direct-the-walking-dead/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:22:13 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233221 How great would it be if the 'Night of the Living Dead' guy directed a 'Walking Dead' episode? Eh. Not that great, really.

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Godfather of the zombie genre George Romero has told science-y blog thing i09 that he doesn’t watch The Walking Dead and has turned down offers to direct an episode.

Why would he be so awful and mean and deny us this one thing? THIS ONE THING!

Romero went on record as saying, “Listen, I love Frank [Darabont], I know he’s done a good job. I love the books, I never watched any of the episodes because… my zombies are sort of my own. I didn’t want to be part of it. ”

What a jerk.

He views his zombies as more of a “natural disaster” than the looming, malignant threat that many storytellers today have adopted. For this reason, he’s content letting the Darabont-less team behind The Walking Dead have at it.

I guess it’s not really that big a loss, because unless Romero could write multi-dimensional characters and non-wooden dialogue for The Walking Dead, he really wouldn’t be able to help them out.

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Zombie ‘Call Of Duty’ Gives “Brains” To George Romero http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zombie-call-of-duty-gives-brains-to-george-romero/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/zombie-call-of-duty-gives-brains-to-george-romero/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 03:50:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=209099 There are a lot of zombie video games out there, but few with Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar and a killable George Romero. Check out the trailer.

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There are a lot of zombie video games out there. How do you differentiate yourself? You release a kickass, movie-esque viral trailer. Oh, that’s already been done? Well… uh… it’ll work again.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Escalation–Call of the Dead is an add-on that lets you play a zombie-killing game starring Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooke and Robert Englund. They released a fun, Grindhouse-style trailer above, complete with retro titles, film burn effect and a voice over that sounds right on the zombie money.

George Romero stars as a zombie boss, which I guess is a nice homage to the genre creator, although… I dunno. It’d be like playing a Star Wars game where a main boss is George Lucas. Hilarious, but anti-climactic, cause it takes you out of the game. Still, there’s the catharsis factor.

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Review: ‘Survival of the Dead’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-survival-of-the-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-survival-of-the-dead/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Survival of the Dead R, 90m., 2010 Cast: Kathrine Munroe, Kenneth Welsh, Richard Fitzpatrick, Devon Bostwick and Alan Van Sprang Written and Directed by George A. Romero   Survival of the Dead is so cartoonish, that you wouldn’t be surprised to see the cast of Looney Tunes popping out of nowhere and blasting away some Zombies.   Marking his 6th official journey into the world of the undead, legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, creates a hybrid Z-picture that can be decribed as part Western, part cartoon, and part iconclastic horror movie.MORE OF THE REVIEW AFTER THE JUMP.

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Survival of the Dead
R, 90m., 2010
Cast: Kathrine Munroe, Kenneth Welsh, Richard Fitzpatrick, Devon Bostwick and Alan Van Sprang
Written and Directed by George A. Romero
 
Survival of the Dead is so cartoonish, that you wouldn’t be surprised to see the cast of Looney Tunes popping out of nowhere and blasting away some Zombies.
 
Marking his 6th official journey into the world of the undead, legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, creates a hybrid Z-picture that can be decribed as part Western, part cartoon, and part iconclastic horror movie.

MORE OF THE REVIEW AFTER THE JUMP.

A bloody family life-long feud on an island off the coast of Delaware between two Irish families, the Muldoons and the O’Flynns, is put into overdrive when the zombie apocalypse hits and the two families take to their own managing of the zombie problem. Muldoon and his clan, looking like a cross between Elmer Fudd and Foghorn Leghorn, want to keep the undead held in captivity untill a cure comes along. On the other hand, O’Flynn and his clan, a cross between Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny, take a shoot-first-ask-questions-later approach to dealing with the undead creatures.
 
The message this time, or lack of one, amounts to it being about borders and flags, and how we make a whole big deal about them until we forget about the real problems that need to be fought together.
 
Yet this is totally erroneous to the fact that Romero just wants to make another head bashing zombie movie. Here he succeeds for about 60 percent of the time, but is one or too leg chomps away from a total disaster.
 
Too many subplots and broad humor at times get in the way of his more grittier, intense moments. Still, he brings plenty of gore and humor, even with a much lower budget, similar to his Diary of the Dead two years ago, which Survival has several spin-off characters from.
 
Survival is  the first, according to Romero, in a planned trilogy of more Dead movies. Someone should let him know that "triology" means "three." Three movies focusing on the same subject material. We’ve already got two trilogies, and then some, George.
 
The Z-genre, with the exception of Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later, has been decaying on the movie going audience for the past decade, and Survival of the Dead is no exception.
 
Grade: C+

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George Romero Would Like to Try His Hand at Zombie Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-romero-would-like-to-try-his-hand-at-zombie-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-romero-would-like-to-try-his-hand-at-zombie-films/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I don't want to beat a dead horse by making a "beating an undead horse" joke about Geroge Romero, but Jesus H. Christ! He's making it very hard not to.Although Romero's sixth zombie film, Survival of the Dead, hasn't even hit theaters yet, the legendary director is already talking about two more installments.In a recent interview, Romero said he would like to shoot the films back to back and that "returning for two more entries would feel like home to him."I'd like to point out that to experience something that "feels like home" you would actually have to leave home first. But at any rate, shooting the films back to back is probably a good idea, considering Romero is 70. If this goes on much longer, the undead films are going to need an undead director...because he'll be dead. Get it? Yeah you do. (First Showing)

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I don’t want to beat a dead horse by making a "beating an undead horse" joke about Geroge Romero, but Jesus H. Christ! He’s making it very hard not to.

Although Romero’s sixth zombie film, Survival of the Dead, hasn’t even hit theaters yet, the legendary director is already talking about two more installments.

In a recent interview, Romero said he would like to shoot the films back to back and that "returning for two more entries would feel like home to him."

I’d like to point out that to experience something that "feels like home" you would actually have to leave home first. But at any rate, shooting the films back to back is probably a good idea, considering Romero is 70. If this goes on much longer, the undead films are going to need an undead director…because he’ll be dead. Get it? Yeah you do. (First Showing)

 

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‘Survival of the Dead’ Red-Band Trailer Finally Gets Around to Shooting a Zombie With a Flare Gun http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/survival-of-the-dead-red-band-trailer-finally-gets-around-to-shooting-a-zombie-with-a-flare-gun/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/survival-of-the-dead-red-band-trailer-finally-gets-around-to-shooting-a-zombie-with-a-flare-gun/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Parents groups are up in arms over the growing popularity of red-band trailers and the ease with which children are able to access them. What they need to do is face the fact that red-band trailers are awesome and it's growing much harder to monitor their kids due to the Internet's reach. This battle is lost parents. You should just focus on being "cool parents" and pop the corn, kick back, and check out this second red-band trailer for George Romero's Survival of the Dead. It's not that explicit except for all the blood and guts and stuff. Also, a zombie rides a horse. Sidenote: Here we are in the year 2010 and Romero has six Living Dead movies under his belt and he's only now breaching shooting zombies with a flare gun territory. Now that's an artist who knows how to keep things fresh. Win the adoration of your gore-loving children after the jump.

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Parents groups are up in arms over the growing popularity of red-band trailers and the ease with which children are able to access them. What they need to do is face the fact that red-band trailers are awesome and it’s growing much harder to monitor their kids due to the Internet’s reach. This battle is lost parents. You should just focus on being "cool parents" and pop the corn, kick back, and check out this second red-band trailer for George Romero‘s Survival of the Dead. It’s not that explicit except for all the blood and guts and stuff. Also, a zombie rides a horse.

Sidenote: Here we are in the year 2010 and Romero has six Living Dead movies under his belt and he’s only now breaching shooting zombies with a flare gun territory. Now that’s an artist who knows how to keep things fresh.

Win the adoration of your gore-loving children after the jump.

 

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‘Survival of the Dead’ Red Band Teaser Has Hot Dogs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/survival-of-the-dead-red-band-teaser-has-hot-dogs/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/survival-of-the-dead-red-band-teaser-has-hot-dogs/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zombies getting killed by hot dogs now? The walking dead are getting weak as sh*t. Next thing you know our pees-pees will do the trick, they'll be an outbreak of zombie murder-rape, and then legal types will start talking about "equal rights." It's never worked before and it certainly won't work after an apocalypse.On that note, the red band teaser for George Romero's Survival of the Dead hit the Internetz today. What are the zombies doing in this one, you ask? On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state. Amazing! How do they keep breathing new life into this dead concept?! Hey, if you don't like my schtick my mom will reimburse you. Salivate at the sight of the red band trailer after the jump.

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Zombies getting killed by hot dogs now The walking dead are getting weak as sh*t. Next thing you know our pees-pees will do the trick, they’ll be an outbreak of zombie murder-rape, and then legal types will start talking about "equal rights." It’s never worked before and it certainly won’t work after an apocalypse.

On that note, the red band teaser for George Romero‘s Survival of the Dead hit the Internetz today. What are the zombies doing in this one, you ask? On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state. Amazing! How do they keep breathing new life into this dead concept?! Hey, if you don’t like my schtick my mom will reimburse you. 

Salivate at the sight of the red band trailer after the jump.

 


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New ‘The Crazies’ Trailer Looks Certifiable http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-the-crazies-trailer-looks-certifiable/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-the-crazies-trailer-looks-certifiable/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I don't know about you, but I think that off-screen guy looks crazy. The new trailer for The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell, has mixed into the web like tainted drinking water, and I'm digging the funny taste. We showed you the first trailer a couple months back of the Breck Eisner remake of the cult George Romero film. The new one has plenty shots of Olyphant offering stupified looks and zombie people jumping at the camera while the music goes DUM! As you may or may not choose to remember, Breck Eisner directed the film Sahara starring Matthew "Shirts Iritate My Skin" McConaughey, so while The Crazies may not live up to those terrifying results, it looks scary nonetheless. The film is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. Overall, it sounds like an amalgamation of Erin Brockovich and Christmas dinner at my mom's house.The Crazies infests theaters February 26th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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I don’t know about you, but I think that off-screen guy looks crazy.

The new trailer for The Crazies, starring Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell, has mixed into the web like tainted drinking water, and I’m digging the funny taste. We showed you the first trailer a couple months back of the Breck Eisner remake of the cult George Romero film. The new one has plenty shots of Olyphant offering stupified looks and zombie people jumping at the camera while the music goes DUM!

As you may or may not choose to remember, Breck Eisner directed the film Sahara starring Matthew "Shirts Iritate My Skin" McConaughey, so while The Crazies may not live up to those terrifying results, it looks scary nonetheless. The film is about the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. Overall, it sounds like an amalgamation of Erin Brockovich and Christmas dinner at my mom’s house.

The Crazies infests theaters February 26th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

 


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‘Survival of the Dead’ Promo Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/survival-of-the-dead-promo-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/survival-of-the-dead-promo-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Thanks to the folks at Bloody Disgusting, we get a sneak peak at George Romero's latest attempt to breathe more life into the zombie horror genre (pun blatantly intended). There's everything you'd expect in the trailer below: zombies, humans, guns, brains, stilted dialogue. We don't watch these films for the breakthrough performances though, we watch them because we feel compelled to on the off chance that something blows our brains out of our skull (oh man the puns are so goooood)! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Is Survival of the Dead going to be better than Land of the Dead? 

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Thanks to the folks at Bloody Disgusting, we get a sneak peak at George Romero‘s latest attempt to breathe more life into the zombie horror genre (pun blatantly intended). There’s everything you’d expect in the trailer below: zombies, humans, guns, brains, stilted dialogue. We don’t watch these films for the breakthrough performances though, we watch them because we feel compelled to on the off chance that something blows our brains out of our skull (oh man the puns are so goooood)! Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Is Survival of the Dead going to be better than Land of the Dead


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Survival of the Dead http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/survival-of-the-dead/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/survival-of-the-dead/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:03:04 +0000 Reza F. Director: George RomeroCast: Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen MunroeSynopsis: On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

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Director: George Romero

Cast: Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe

Synopsis: On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

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