George Romero Bringing Zombies to TV!!

Empire1The Daddy of the Dead, George Romero, will be bringing his epic comic book story, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD, to television. We haven’t seen the Uncle of the Undead since he wrote-directed 2009s SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, to mixed reviews, but since then has created and written the Marvel comic book, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD. This is a fifteen-issue miniseries that began in 2014. In May 2015, it was announced at Cannes that the production company Demarest, the company that backed Kevin Smith’s TUSK, was developing the comic book in to a TV series. The series will be written by Romero and long time collaborator, Peter Grunwald, and Romero will also executive produce.

EMPIRE OF THE DEAD is set in New York City years after a zombie plague has nearly wiped out the human population. Now the vampires are poised to claim what’s left of Earth. I’m liking that Romero branched out and left his comfort zone by including vampires. This one should be interesting.

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CW to Reboot Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside posterThis is a headline I never thought I’d write!! TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE was an anthology TWILIGHT ZONE-esque show that originally ran from 1984 to 1988 and was known for adapting various horror works by Clive Barker, Stephen King, and other well known talents of the genre such as Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, Michael Bishop, Robert Bloch, John Cheever, Michael McDowell, and Fredric Brown. The show was created by another icon of the genre, George Romero, and was produced by his Laurel Entertainment. The show was such a success that it spawned a 1990 anthology spinoff, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE.

Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son, wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Heather Kadin. During the 2014 ComicCon Joe Hill announced that he would serve as the creative director and would guide the course of the show. Here’s how Hill described the reboot:

“Darkside is a loose reboot of Tales From The Darkside. It tells stories about different characters. It also tells an ongoing story. I love the original Tales From The Darkside, The Outer Limits, and The Twilight Zone, but I think in a post X-Files world there’s really no room for a straight anthology show. There has to be more. I like stories that work like puzzle boxes, every episode is turning another facet. We have something a little like that in Darkside that I am pretty excited about where you are watching it and every episode is a different story but three or four episodes in, your going, ‘Wait a minute, these parts actually all go together don’t they?’ I think that’s kind of exciting and I think the viewers will like that too.”

The pilot order has officially been given and TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE has been added on the CW’s upcoming 2015-2016 schedule. Now all we have to do is wait!! Check out the original opening and end credit segments from the show:

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Get Your 1st Look at George Romero’s Empire of the Dead #1

Empire_of_the_Dead poster2Back in October of this year it broke that the Godfather of Zombies, George Romero, would be taking his vision of zombies conquering New York City to the realm of comic books.  Now with the help of Marvel Comics and artist Alex Maleev, Romero is telling his latest instalment in his zombie universe, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD, in a fifteen-issue limited series that has New York City infested, not only with zombies, but with vampires as well.  Yeah … read that last part over again.  Check out the press release below as well as some panels from the upcoming first issue:

When the dead fight the dead – where does that leave the living? Marvel is pleased to present your very first look at Empire of the Dead #1 – from zombie godfather and horror visionary George Romero and Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev!

Welcome to New York City years after a horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety inside! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the remains of Manhattan – and they are not alone. Vampires lurk in the shadows as well, feasting on the living and the undead alike – and no one is safe!

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“Like a surgeon, George Romero is once again using the horror genre as a scalpel, cutting through the surface of everyday life to expose society’s undercurrents,” said editor Bill Rosemann. “One could say that the vampires are the Haves and the zombies are the Have-Nots. And us poor humans? We’re the ones getting caught in the crossfire of their escalating war. It’s a violent clash indeed, and Alex Maleev is bringing this undead battle to horrifying – but beautiful – life!”

What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!

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Written by GEORGE A. ROMERO
Art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM

I’m really excited to see Romero’s take on vampires and how flesh-eaters and blood-suckers are gonna occupy the same areas.  I’m hoping for a three-way battle between zombies, vampires, and humans.  Bring it on, George!!

Issue #1 in the 5-issue series is slated for a January 2014 release.  Are you looking forward to this?  What do you think of the addition of vampires into Romero’s zombie universe?

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Romero Brings His Dead to New York City in Comic Book Form

Empire of the Dead romeroIt was a matter of time before Romero’s zombies hit the Big Apple.  They started off on a small farm in Rural Pennsylvania, then invaded the Monroeville Mall (also in Pennsylvania), and then made their way to the Florida Everglades.  Now he’s coming to New York City in a 15-issues miniseries from Marvel comics titled, EMPIRE OF THE DEAD … debuting in January 2014!!  Why comic book form, you may ask.  SImple:

“I could never afford to shoot [in NYC],” Romero, 73, says with a laugh.

Pretty practical!!  What can we expect from EMPIRE OF THE DEAD?

It’s still the major metropolis everybody knows but a few years into its zombie apocalypse. Some things have reverted to a prior state — there are sheep grazing in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow. Yet there are strong social and political elements: The mayor is one of the main characters and a female member of the living dead starts to show some real smarts.

Bub, the 1st "intelligent zombie" in 1985s DAY OF THE DEAD.
Bub, the 1st “intelligent zombie” in 1985s DAY OF THE DEAD.

So it looks as though Romero is going to further explore the idea of intelligent zombies that he began in 1985 with Bub in DAY OF THE DEAD and explored a little more in 2005s LAND OF THE DEAD with the zombie character, Big Daddy.  I’ve said many times before that I’m really not a fan of the “intelligent zombie” in Romero’s world.  I didn’t mind Bub mainly because that was something different.  But the idea that zombies can be civilized and taught to behave and live side by side with uninfected humans just doesn’t do anything for me (obviously this could have huge social and political themes for Romero).  Romero also promises that there there will be a big twist in EMPIRE OF THE DEAD that will reverberate throughout all his zombie films.  I’m thinking we’re finally gonna get the cause and origin of the zombie virus/outbreak.

Romero originally wrote a 300 page EMPIRE OF THE DEAD script but soon realized that no studio would finance the large budget that’d be required to film it, so he brought the idea to Marvel.  Marvel jumped on it.  According to USAtoday.com, one of the main themes in the miniseries will be, could zombies coexist with humans if the undead became more intelligent?

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“These zombies are starting to show sparks of real care and concern for each other,” Romero says. “I’m not going to go all the way to Omega Man where they take over the world, but I’m having a lot of fun with it. We’ve got some new rules and new characters, and we’re taking it in a completely different direction.”

“It’s basically Chicago or Detroit. The city isn’t destroyed, but it’s just running on its engine, corrupt and no holds barred. It’s a little bit like the Old West,” says Romero, a lifelong fan of comics.

“That’s what I’m talking about now. There’s hardly any morality anywhere, except of course for our heroes.”

I’m definitely excited to see where Romero takes this story considering he doesn’t have the constraints of budgets.  What do you think?  Are you into seeing where the man who single-handedly created the zombie genre takes it?

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Romero Writing a Comic for Marvel

Yup you read that correctly. George Romero is writing a comic book for Marvel. Way back in October 2012 Twitch reported that zombie extraordinaire George Romero would be writing a new comic property for Marvel. After too many months of silence a teaser has finally dropped for the project. And by “teaser” they definitely mean TEASER!! Here’s what was revealed last October:

“I’m writing a comic for Marvel. I’m writing it now, but its plot is a secret … I can tell you it won’t involve any of their on-going characters, there will be no superheroes. But it will involve zombies!”

And here’s the teaser:

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It’s definitely not much, but I’m excited nonetheless. What about you?

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Survival of the Dead (2010)

[I know that I reviewed SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD back in 2010 (my review), but this is one that I thought could use a re-visit, and Deggsy just happened to watch it recently.  I love synchronicity!!  We both come to the same conclusions but take different roads getting there.  Thanks Deggsy!! – AHS] George Romero. We love the guy. And why not? He’s the father of the modern zombie movie, after all! His original trilogy is held by us in the same esteem as the original STAR WARS trilogy, only ours has less merchandising and more heart. He set the standards. But it wouldn’t be fair, on us or on him, to blindly accept everything he offers without objectivity. LAND OF THE DEAD, a sort of bridge film between his first and second trilogies, had a big budget, but suffered from studio interference and a skewed storyline. As a result of the relative commercial failure, he scaled down the budget and scope for his next offering, DIARY OF THE DEAD (see Anything Horror Scott’s review here). He sacrificed scope for a stronger subtext, about media manipulation and the YouTube Society. Yes, there was a little too much CGI, but still, it felt a more personal film from George than we had received with LAND. I was initially displeased with DIARY, but subsequent viewings have raised my opinion of it. Could the next film, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, also hold up?

Juicy!!

This is perhaps the most direct sequel Romero has made, in that a character from a previous movie, not just an actor, appears in a subsequent one. Here we are reunited with Crockett (Alan van Sprang, IMMORTALS, the TV series KING), a renegade soldier whose comrades in arms stick together even when the rest of the National Guard is falling apart, along with society (the movies of Romero’s second trilogy have so far taken place in the first few days and weeks after the dead started to walk, so in theory somewhere along the same timeline as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, though it’s best not to think about it too much.

Making out with grandpa … zombie style!!

Crockett is a weary but still rugged survivalist, though refreshingly and realistically he still maintains some standards of decency (he shows disgust at some rednecks who have cut off the heads of some captured zombies – who were all black, which I’m sure wasn’t accidental – and stuck them, still animated, onto poles rather than just killing them. His views are shared by his friends, notably the lesbian Tomboy (Athena Karkanis, who played Agent Perez in the SAW movies), whom we first see masturbating in her jeep while outside at night during a zombie uprising (I have no problem with a woman strumming the kitty guitar, but I like to think there are better times for that), as well as her Latino friend Francisco (Stefani Dimatteo, CHRONCILES OF RIDDICK), and nice goofball Kenny (Eric Woolfe, CERTAIN PREY).

Looks like this gang is about to bust out into a THRILLER-like dance routine!!

While dealing with the aforementioned rednecks, Crockett rescues the smartass Boy (Devon Bostick, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, and yes, his character is listed as Boy, which shows you how much thought Romero put into the character), who shows them an online invitation from Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Walsh, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE) to come seek refuge from the dead on nearby Plum Island. What the Richard Harris lookalike O’Flynn doesn’t tell, however, is the long-standing feud on the island between his clan and the other prominent family, the Muldoons, led by Seamus (the Jon Voight lookalike Richard Fitzpatrick, GOOD WILL HUNTING, 16 BLOCKS). When the dead started rising, the O’Flynns believed in shooting them in the head and finishing them off, but the Muldoons believe some could be trained not to eat human flesh and be domesticated (gee, where have we heard that one before?). The Muldoons forced O’Flynn and his elderly friends off the island, but O’Flynn’s horse-loving daughter Jane (Kathleen Munroe, from the TV series CALL ME FITZ) remains, wanting to stay above the family feud, and O’Flynn has been arranging for refugees to get to the island – after taking them for all their possessions, of course.

This Wouldn’t be a Romero Flick Without a Little Gut-munching

Crockett and his men arrive at O’Flynn’s boathouse, and prove more formidable than the average civilian, and in the subsequent firefight and ensuing chaos the opposing parties, or at least those who remain, manage to make it to a ferry before being overrun by zombies – though not before Francisco becomes the Designated Death By Slow Zombie Infection Casualty when he has to bite off a revenant’s finger that gets poked into his mouth. Crockett doesn’t much like O’Flynn, but on reaching the island realises that for all his faults, he’s at least reasonable compared with the more ruthless Muldoon. Maybe… What do I like about SURVIVAL? Principally, the characters and the gore, both of them an improvement over DIARY. In place of the anonymous, unlikeable teens/twenty-somethings of the previous movie (though some are unlikeable in their own ways) we get a wider mixture of folk more approaching “ordinary” people. But still, most remain threadbare in terms of depth and development, apart from the friendship between Crockett and Kenny, and between Tomboy and Francisco. And the gore, though riddled in places with CGI, remains mostly fresh and real and bloody and gooey, particularly at the end, when we get plenty of “money shots”.

Zombies & Fire Extinguishers Don’t Mix

But it does have problems. The islanders’ Oirish accents are inconsistent among a supposed isolated group of the people (yes, you can tell the difference between them if you know) and it seems like they were tagged on as an obvious reflection on the Troubles in Northern Ireland). And the argument between those who would cull the dead and those who would domesticate them was done better in DAY IN THE DEAD. Both sides have some measure of validity but neither proves willing to concede, and it feels more like the heads of the respective clans just took opposite sides out of sheer habit. Coupled with this is a loss of, I suppose I’d call it The Horror of Upheaval. DAWN OF THE DEAD (both the original and the remake) illustrated perfectly the utter shitstorm society would rapidly undergo if the dead began to rise and attack the living. Everythingwould collapse quicker than Courtney Love in a meth lab. But the movies of Romero’s Second Trilogy to date have been very lightweight in terms of the Horror of Upheaval: in the following weeks, there’s still power to streetlights (and chargers for the laptops and phones we see), the Internet, talk show hosts making jokes about the Deadheads, and thoughts that money still means something.

Eewwwww … zombie breath!!

And then there’s people more willing to make snappy one-liners when dealing with the dead, as well as the “creative deaths” Romero started with DIARY, and moments of actual slapstick (I know we got a pie fight in the original DAWN, but here we get a dynamite explosion blowing away a wall and leaving people standing with blackened faces behind it; all it was missing was stars and tweeting birds flying around their heads) that made me feel like I was watching an old movie.

Speaking of which, Romero introduces a subplot that must be as old as the silent movie era: The Identical Twin. It’s a “twist” that is as contrived as a child hiding a stolen cookie behind his back, and serves less useful purpose than a Kardashian.

The movie seems to fall apart at the climax, with people doing things more because it’s time to wrap things up than for any logical reason But still, the notion of a hatred so ingrained it continues beyond death is a powerful one, and Romero ends the film with a powerful image, which made me think of how much better this could have been.

The movie is available everywhere. The trailer is here. And what will George bring us next? Two more films are promised. Fingers crossed they’re improvements.

Deggsy’s Summary:

Director: George Romero (& writer)

Plot: 3 out of 5 stars

Gore: 8 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 4 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Derek “Deggsy” O’Brien

Day of the Dead Review & Retrospective (1985)

You’re only as good as your last movie, or so Hollywood says (fortunately for Michael Bay, his movies remain consistently loud and stupid, thus sparing him confusion). Of course, this never seems to apply to those who keep green-lighting loud and stupid films. But I’m not here to talk about them. I’m here to talk about our friend George Romero.

I can say ‘our friend’, because the legendary director has always presented himself as a charming, avuncular person to his fans. I can’t find any instance of his acting like an asshole to members of the public, no matter how many times they ask him the same questions, including, “When’s the next zombie film coming out?” [I can partially confirm Deggsy’s comment here.  When I met Romero at the 2010 Texas Frightmare Weekend he was the friendliest, most humble, and genuinely nice guy who loves his fans — AHS]

George Romero & some friends

Poor George. He’s had a love/hate relationship with the revenants. They’ve brought him fame, but his non-zombie films have for the most part gone been neglected, either deservedly (TWO EVIL EYES, THE DARK HALF, KNIGHTRIDERS) or not (THE CRAZIES, MARTIN, MONKEY SHINES). The one big exception was 1982’s CREEPSHOW, a critical and commercial success (and one of the best horror anthologies ever made). But despite this, his work on the seminal NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the frankly magnificent DAWN OF THE DEAD was what everyone still associated him with, and people still wanted more zombies. I can sympathise with Romero, grateful for the acclaim the Dead brought him, but still wanting to be known and appreciated for more.

Florida in DAY OF THE DEAD looks better than it does today!!

Still, when funds of $7 million were promised if he could bring in a third Dead movie, how could he say no?

We open on a woman slumped on the floor of a stark, windowless room, who lifts her head up to see a calendar on the far wall. Slowly she rises, approaches it (all the while showing that there is no door out of the room), reaches out to the rustic picture on the calendar as if hypnotised-

And then reels back as hands burst through the concrete wall to grab her…

She awakens in a helicopter. She is Sarah (Lori Cardille, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE), a scientist, travelling with her emotionally-ragged soldier boyfriend Miguel (Anthony Dileo Jr, LORENZO’S OIL), pilot John (Terry Alexander, CONSPIRACY THEORY) and radioman Billy McDermott (Jarlath Conroy, TRUE GRIT) to a Florida city, landing and using a bullhorn to call for anyone listening. Billy’s voice carries through the deserted, litter-strewn streets, as a wind-swept newspaper unfurls to display the headline THE DEAD WALK!

“I’ve got a headache THIS big …”

The call does not reach anything … living. Instead, the dead respond, rising and shambling towards them, their collective moans heard even over the blades of their helicopter. They depart, returning to their base of operations, an underground complex surrounded by a chain link fence straining against the weight of the dead outside. It was a facility set up at the start of the zombie outbreak, where scientists try to find a cure and the military tries to assist and protect them. But civilisation has fallen around them, and the situation has deteriorated, to say the least. Isolated for months now, supplies dwindling, the soldiers’ numbers are depleting as more are killed trying to round up zombies for experimentation, and the scientists are getting nowhere.

That’s a real croc & its trainers are the zombies walking down the stairs.

Such is the tension between the groups that the soldiers’ acting leader, the highly-irritated Captain Rhodes (Joe Pilato, who had small roles in DAWN OF THE DEAD and KNIGHTRIDERS) [he also had a small part in PULP FICTIONAHS] can turn a simple meeting into a potential gunfight, even against one of his own men, the obnoxious racist Private Steele (Gary Howard Klar, CADILLAC MAN). The tension crosses racial and sexist lines, with John as the only black man in the group and Sarah the only woman.

His nickname, Dr. Frankenstein, is well deserved!!

The scientists, led by Dr. Logan, aka Dr. Frankenstein (Richard Liberty, FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR), do little to alleviate the tension, with Logan seemingly moving away from finding a cure and focusing on domesticating the dead. Among his better pupils is “Bub” (Sherman Howard, LAW AND ORDER), a zombie who, in an astonishing scene, displays knowledge of books, razors, and telephones – and speaks! Not that this progress interests Rhodes, who’s only interested in making the dead stay dead.

Living apart from both groups, both physically and philosophically, is John and Billy, who keep a mobile home in another part of the complex. Going to them for a break, Sarah questions their attitude, and in a telling speech, John makes her rethink her own position, trying to find answers when their world has already fallen, when they should leave it all behind, find an island and have some babies – and teach them not to return to this place.

That’s never gonna come out of those whites!!

Matters worsen when Miguel is bit during a zombie roundup, and two other soldiers are indirectly killed because of him. Sarah quickly cuts his arm off above the bite, trying to halt the infection, but Rhodes is still ready to kill him anyway, until John and Billy agree to keep Miguel with them, though the outlook isn’t promising. But when Rhodes discovers that Dr. Logan has been feeding parts of his men to Bub and the other zombies as reward, all hell breaks loose…

“They’re coming to get you Lori …”

DAY OF THE DEAD would go on to be the least critically- and commercially-successful of the original DEAD trilogy – but it would be a mistake to dismiss this movie on this alone. Romero was promised $7 million to make DAY (in comparison, DAWN cost only $500,000 and NIGHT a mere $114,000), and with this Romero planned a true epic, “a GONE WITH THE WIND of zombie movies”. In his initial storyline, the scientists would be living aboveground in a fortress surrounded by an electrical fence, and the military living more safely underground, and there would have been a small army of zombies trained to defeat the “ferals”. It was also planned that an explosion would wipe out most of the undead in the area, and that one of the characters who died earlier would not reanimate, thus offering hope for the survivors that death could still be the end for them.

This looks like most older people with new technology!!

However, the backers wanted an R-rated movie to guarantee a wider theatre release with consequent box office, a condition Romero would not agree to, so his budget was slashed in half, and he was forced to retool his original script, retaining most of the original characters but keeping nearly all of the story underground. The opening and closing scenes were shot in Fort Myers and Sanibel Island, Florida, but the underground facility was real, a former limestone mine near Pittsburgh converted into a storage facility. This lends a real sense of claustrophobia to the setting (you can even see and hear bats in the background, and I’m assuming Romero didn’t intentionally add them!), and a feeling that the survivors are already in Hell. Most of the zombie extras were Pittsburgh residents who volunteered to help, and those who participated received a dollar, a cap that read ‘I Played a Zombie in Day of the Dead’, and a copy of the THE DEAD WALK! newspaper. Damn, I’m jealous!

Our héros. Not quite the rugged looking group of folks, is it?

Lori Cardille (whose father Billy had a small role in the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) puts in a strong performance in the lead, as strong and convincing as Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley, an intelligent character who never has to become a damsel in distress or resort to her sexuality (in interviews, Cardille said she tried to soften the character, but Romero refused, believing it would weaken her, a good move on his part). Also of note is Richard Liberty as Dr. Logan, a multifaceted, vulnerable scientist, human and too blinkered to recognise the dangers of his actions. Working well opposite him is Sherman Howard as Bub (whose character has become a minor horror icon), and it’s a friendship that both actors express in scenes without words.

The Godfather of Gore, Tom Savini, working on Bub

The rest give quite good performances, but if I had any quibble, it is with those portraying the soldiers, in particular Joe Pilato as Rhodes, though I lay most of the blame on Romero’s script. He stated in interviews that he wanted to show the inability of both sides to get along with each other in the face of the crisis around them, but the military is primarily shown as ignorant, racist, sexist, obnoxious, mentally disturbed and trigger-happy. Pilato in particular chews the scenery on a number of occasions, not helped by some of Romero’s dialogue.

Still, Rhodes *does* get one of the best death scenes ever filmed… more on that in a moment.

“Choke on ’em …”

DAY OF THE DEAD might not receive the respect given to its predecessors, but it remains one of the strongest additions to the genre for the decade. Romero’s decision to deliver an unrated film reaps dividends, and Tom Savini delivers the best effects of his career, light years ahead of Romero’s previous movies, and still stronger than much of what we see in today’s CGI-heavy age. The zombie makeup is unparalleled, far beyond the grey paint and oatmeal seen in a hundred lesser movies. And the gore is of equal strength: dissected bodies, spilled guts, dismemberments, gunshots, bites, all delivered simply but effectively by a true master of his art.

This is especially true when Rhodes meets his end, and though I’d hate to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t yet seen it, there comes with it a story that must be told: the blood and entrails used in Rhodes’ death scene were real, pig parts procured from a nearby slaughterhouse the weekend before they were needed. However, during the weekend custodial staff unplugged the refrigerator storing them, so that by the time shooting commenced the following Monday, they were well and truly spoiled, causing most of the people who had to get up close and personal to them physically ill. When you watch Joe Pilato torn in half by the undead, and he squeezes out the immortal, ad-libbed line, “Choke on them!”, imagine those reeking intestines just under his nose.

George & Bub having a tender moment with one of his young ‘uns.

If you haven’t seen this movie, see it. It remains stronger now than Romero’s later efforts such as LAND, DIARY and SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD. And watch the trailer below for no other reason than it’s so Old School :-)

[I couldn’t agree more with Deggsy in this review!!  DAY OF THE DEAD is one of my favourite horror films (and zombie) films made.  It’s bleak, dark, depressing, and claustrophobic and simply one of Romero’s best films.  If you haven’t seen this one or only saw the remake, shame on you!!  Go out and buy this film — AHS]

Deggsy’s Summary:

Director: George Romero

Plot: 5 out of 5 stars

Gore: 10 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem: 5 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Derek “Deggsy” O’Brien

Romero to Return to Zombies with Schlozman’s The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse

I don’t think I need to write up an introduction on George Romero or the impact he’s had on the modern zombie film.  I mean you are reading a website titled Anything Horror!!  We all know how important Romero’s Dead Trilogy has been in the history of horror/zombie films.  Sure he stumbled big time with LAND OF THE DEAD, but I thought he recovered nicely with DIARY OF THE DEAD and had a semi-successful run with SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.  Romero, though, is far from being through with the living dead.  His next project, according to Adf.ly, won’t be one he wrote:

For those of you not familiar with ZOMBIES AUTOPSIES: SECRET NOTEBOOKS FROM THE APOCALYPSE, written by Steven C. Schlozman, here’s the description found on amazon.com:

Presented as the journal kept by a neuroscientist investigating the medical causes of zombiism, Schlozman’s clever debut shows that there’s still life left in the overworked horror theme of the living dead. Dr. Stanley Blum is already infected (as is two-thirds of humankind) with ataxic neurodegenerative satiety deficiency syndrome (ANSD)—the virus that makes flesh-eating zombies lurch and lunch—when he decamps to Bassas da India, an island overseen by the U.N., to vivisect captive zombies in the hope of isolating the pathogen before he succumbs to it. Schlozman makes the science both accessible and plausible. In lieu of a meaty plot, he provides a grim vision of zombie apocalypse and a surprise explanation for the virus’s origin. Printed as a handwritten diary and illustrated in gory glory with clinical drawings by Andrea Sparacio, this book is sure to be scarfed up by ravenous zombiephiles.

It sounds like an interesting approach to the zombie story, and the whole Dr. Blum vivisecting “captive zombies” makes me think of Dr. Logan in DAY OF THE DEAD.  And how does Romero feel about telling someone else’s story?

This is Steve’s story, not mine. It’s more like The Andromeda Strain. It’s very tense and very medically correct. This guy’s a doctor, it’s all about being medically correct. I think about it like the first Hammer Frankenstein film, which was all about very graphic scenes of brains floating in blood and things like that. I want it to be perfectly accurate, almost shockingly so.

I like this.  This almost sounds like Romero is taking on someone else’s story, who he respects, in order to maybe expand upon his own views of the living dead.  We might see a new original story from Romero as a result of taking on this ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES project.  I’m looking forward to this one!!  See io9.com’s full interview with Romero here, but be forewarned that there’s some spoilers about the book, ZOMBIE AUTOPSIES, that you may not wanna know about!!

Viva la Romero.

Stay Bloody!!!

Full Schedule for AMC's 16 Day Fearfest Hosted by …

I wish I could get the network channels removed from my TV. I literally don’t watch a damn thing on network TV … not one goddamn show. And as long as cable channels like AMC keep putting out quality horror film line ups like this year’s 16 Day Fearfest, I doubt I ever will watch another show on ABC, CBS, or NBC. I just got the press release detailing the entire line up for their upcoming Fearfest which is being hosted by none other that George A. Romero!!

AMC announces the launch of its annual AMC FEARFEST, the most highly anticipated horror movie marathon of the Halloween season, on Sunday, October 16th. The 16-day virtual film festival, which kicks off with the 90-minute premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season Two at 9pm, celebrates the best in contemporary and classic horror genre films.

Hosted by “Master of Horror” George A. Romero, AMC FEARFEST 2011 will introduce the AMC 14-part original mini-documentary series “American Haunters” and feature over 300 hours of Halloween-themed programming of more than 60 films, including the world television premiere of Romero’s own Survival of the Dead. In addition to the on-air festivities, AMC FEARFEST will feature daily online interactive movie trivia games and online films. AMC FEARFEST begins Sunday, October 16th, and concludes Tuesday, October 31st.

AMC FEARFEST’s programming specials include:

“AMERICAN HAUNTERS”
AMC FEARFEST invites viewers to take a behind-the-scenes look at Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion, a real commercial haunted house that features a series of 13 horror-themed rooms. AMC viewers will witness the design process from the initial concept to the intricate design details, as well as the build and reveal of these rooms. The 14-part original mini-documentary series is set to air every weeknight at 8pm and 10pm.

AMC PREMIERE MOVIES
Among a vast library of horror favorites, AMC FEARFEST will present primetime premieres of the following:

The World Television Premiere of Survival of the Dead, debuting October 17, 8pm ET
Diary of the Dead, debuting October 18, 8pm ET
The Hills Have Eyes, debuting October 18, 10pm ET
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, debuting October 19, 8pm ET
Slither, debuting October 20, 8pm ET
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, debuting October 22, 10:15pm ET
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter, debuting October 22, 12:15am ET
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later, debuting October 28, 8pm ET

In addition, the following movies will also air during AMC FEARFEST: Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Fly (1958 and 1986), Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995), Bride of Frankenstein (1932), The Omen (1976), White Noise (2005), Scream 3 (2000), Cujo (1983), Resident Evil (2002), Halloween (1978), and more.

AMC FEARFEST ONLINE MOVIE TRIVIA
Each day amctv.com will feature an online interactive movie trivia game focusing primarily on horror movies. Fans will be able to take quizzes, earn badges, and challenge friends via Facebook. Movie Trivia Games will cover topics including Friday the 13th, George A. Romero, Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.

ONLINE MOVIES
Several zombie and “B” horror movies will be streamed online at amctv.com in conjunction with both AMC FEARFEST and the premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season Two, including White Zombie (1932), The Last Man on Earth (1964), Teenage Zombies (1959), Asylum (1972), Carnival of Souls (1962), The Undead (1957), and more.

The Master of Horror & Zombies, George A. Romero will host.

Is that a great line up of horror films or what?? Sure I have the majority of these films on DVD already, but there’s something that’s so much fun about watching them on TV. Halloween is the best time of the year, and October is certainly the best month there is!! So which films are you gonna catch? And don’t forget that AMC’s Fearfest is kicking off this Sunday night, October 16th, 2011 with the premier of THE WALKING DEAD, Season Two.

Here’s the complete, in-depth schedule with dates, times, and films playing:

Sunday, October 16, 2011
1:30AM
Silver Bullet: A boy (Corey Haim) in a wheelchair stops a werewolf with his uncle (Gary Busey) and sister (Megan Follows).

3:30AM
Thinner: An elderly Gypsy king’s (Michael Constantine) weight-loss curse prompts an obese lawyer (Robert John Burke) to call in a mob boss’s (Joe Mantegna) debt.

7:00AM
The Shining: A writer (Jack Nicholson) goes mad while serving as caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and clairvoyant son (Danny Lloyd) at a snowbound Colorado hotel.

10:30AM
Cujo: Bitten by a rabid bat, a huge dog traps a Maine woman (Dee Wallace) and her young son (Danny Pintauro) in their Ford Pinto.

12:30PM
Christine: When a gawky teen (Keith Gordon) restores a 1958 Plymouth Fury, the car takes on a life of its own and begins terrorizing those in its way.

9:00PM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

10:30PM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

Monday, October 17, 2011
12:30AM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

2:30AM
The People Under the Stairs: A ghetto boy (Brandon Adams) discovers his landlords (Everett McGill, Wendy Robie) are weirdos hiding something in the cellar.

4:30AM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

9:00AM
Night of the Living Dead: People (Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman) hide in a house from carnivorous walking corpses revived by radiation fallout.

11:15AM
Poltergeist: A suburban couple’s (Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams) little girl is drawn from her bedroom into a nightmarish other dimension.

1:45PM
The Funhouse: Naughty teens (Elizabeth Berridge, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin) are locked in a carnival fun house with a man in a Frankenstein mask.

4:00PM
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh: The daughter (Kelly Rowan) of a New Orleans aristocrat ties his murder to the legend of an artist (Tony Todd) fitted with a hook.

6:00PM
Mimic 2: Investigating three faceless corpses, a detective (Bruno Campos) considers a teacher (Alix Koromzay) at an inner-city high school the prime suspect.

8:00PM
Survival of the Dead: Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic and search for a way to bring their dead relatives back to life.

10:00PM
The Hills Have Eyes: A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers (Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw) become stranded in a government atomic zone inhabited by a band of bloodthirsty mutants.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
12:30AM
Mimic 2: Investigating three faceless corpses, a detective (Bruno Campos) considers a teacher (Alix Koromzay) at an inner-city high school the prime suspect.

2:30AM
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh: The daughter (Kelly Rowan) of a New Orleans aristocrat ties his murder to the legend of an artist (Tony Todd) fitted with a hook.

4:30AM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

9:00AM
The Omen: A U.S. diplomat (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Lee Remick) adopt the infant Damien in Rome, then find out he’s the Antichrist.

11:30AM
Dracula 2000: A London antiques dealer (Christopher Plummer) travels to New Orleans to save his estranged daughter from his nemesis, Count Dracula (Gerard Butler).

1:30PM
Mimic 2: Investigating three faceless corpses, a detective (Bruno Campos) considers a teacher (Alix Koromzay) at an inner-city high school the prime suspect.

3:30PM
The Hills Have Eyes: A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers (Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw) become stranded in a government atomic zone inhabited by a band of bloodthirsty mutants.

6:00PM
Survival of the Dead: Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic and search for a way to bring their dead relatives back to life.

8:00PM
Diary of the Dead: A group of film students runs into real zombies while filming a horror movie.

10:15PM
Scream 3: Murders draw a young woman (Neve Campbell), a reporter (Courteney Cox Arquette) and an ex-policeman (David Arquette) to the set of a movie inspired by horrific events that they survived.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1:00AM
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: An agnostic lawyer (Laura Linney) defends a Roman Catholic priest (Tom Wilkinson) accused of negligent homicide during the exorcism of a college student.

3:30AM
Dracula 2000: A London antiques dealer (Christopher Plummer) travels to New Orleans to save his estranged daughter from his nemesis, Count Dracula (Gerard Butler).

9:00AM
Blood of Dracula: A girls-school teacher (Louise Lewis) turns a student (Sandra Harrison) into a vampire with an amulet.

10:30AM
The Others: A devout woman (Nicole Kidman) with two sunlight-sensitive children believes ghosts inhabit her darkened island mansion.

1:00PM
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: An agnostic lawyer (Laura Linney) defends a Roman Catholic priest (Tom Wilkinson) accused of negligent homicide during the exorcism of a college student.

3:30PM
Scream 3: Murders draw a young woman (Neve Campbell), a reporter (Courteney Cox Arquette) and an ex-policeman (David Arquette) to the set of a movie inspired by horrific events that they survived.

6:00PM
Diary of the Dead: A group of film students runs into real zombies while filming a horror movie.

8:00PM
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane: A genetically engineered virus turns passengers aboard a 747 into ravenous zombies.

10:00PM
House of Wax: Friends (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray) become stranded in a town where murderous twins entomb their victims in wax.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
2:30AM

White Noise 2: The Light: After nearly being killed along with his family, a man recovers and realizes that he can sense when someone is about to die.

4:30AM
Blood of Dracula: A girls-school teacher (Louise Lewis) turns a student (Sandra Harrison) into a vampire with an amulet.

1:30PM
White Noise 2: The Light: After nearly being killed along with his family, a man recovers and realizes that he can sense when someone is about to die.

3:30PM
House of Wax: Friends (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray) become stranded in a town where murderous twins entomb their victims in wax.

6:00PM
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane: A genetically engineered virus turns passengers aboard a 747 into ravenous zombies.

8:00PM
Slither: A small-town sheriff (Nathan Fillion) and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth.

10:15PM
Lake Placid: A New York paleontologist (Bridget Fonda) goes to the backwoods of Maine and teams up with the local game warden (Bill Pullman) to stop a 35-foot killer crocodile.

Friday, October 21, 2011
12:15AM
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie: A doomed boy stalls a witch (Deborah Harry) with three tales: “Lot 249,” “Cat From Hell” and “Lover’s Vow.”

4:00PM
Lake Placid: A New York paleontologist (Bridget Fonda) goes to the backwoods of Maine and teams up with the local game warden (Bill Pullman) to stop a 35-foot killer crocodile.

6:00PM
Slither: A small-town sheriff (Nathan Fillion) and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth.

8:00PM
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: Slasher Jason (Kane Hodder) survives a SWAT team attack and returns to destroy all blood kin, who are his only mortal threat.

10:00PM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

Saturday October 22, 2011
12:00AM
The Hills Have Eyes: A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers (Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw) become stranded in a government atomic zone inhabited by a band of bloodthirsty mutants.

2:30AM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

6:45AM
The Mummy: An Egyptian mummy (Boris Karloff) searches Cairo for the girl (Zita Johann) he thinks is his long-lost princess.

9:15AM
Village of the Damned: A doctor (Christopher Reeve) battles children who exert deadly mind control over adults in a small Northern California town.

11:30AM
The People Under the Stairs: A ghetto boy (Brandon Adams) discovers his landlords (Everett McGill, Wendy Robie) are weirdos hiding something in the cellar.

1:30PM
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie: A doomed boy stalls a witch (Deborah Harry) with three tales: “Lot 249,” “Cat From Hell” and “Lover’s Vow.”

3:30PM
The Hills Have Eyes: A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers (Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw) become stranded in a government atomic zone inhabited by a band of bloodthirsty mutants.

6:00PM
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: Slasher Jason (Kane Hodder) survives a SWAT team attack and returns to destroy all blood kin, who are his only mortal threat.

10:15PM
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money: Bank robbers headed for a Mexican heist stumble into a bar frequented by the undead.

Sunday, October 23, 2011
12:15AM
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter: An executioner’s daughter (Ara Celi) joins an outlaw (Marco Leonardi) who escaped death, in a journey that leads to vampires.

2:15AM
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie: A doomed boy stalls a witch (Deborah Harry) with three tales: “Lot 249,” “Cat From Hell” and “Lover’s Vow.”

4:15AM
Piñata: Survival Island: Released from a piñata, an evil spirit terrorizes young partygoers (Nicholas Brendon, Jaime Pressly) on an island.

6:00AM
Blood of Dracula: A girls-school teacher (Louise Lewis) turns a student (Sandra Harrison) into a vampire with an amulet.

7:30AM
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money: Bank robbers headed for a Mexican heist stumble into a bar frequented by the undead.

9:30AM F
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter: An executioner’s daughter (Ara Celi) joins an outlaw (Marco Leonardi) who escaped death, in a journey that leads to vampires.

11:30AM
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane: A genetically engineered virus turns passengers aboard a 747 into ravenous zombies.

1:30PM
Diary of the Dead: A group of film students runs into real zombies while filming a horror movie.

3:30PM
Survival of the Dead: Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic and search for a way to bring their dead relatives back to life.

5:30PM
Resident Evil: Commandos infiltrate a research facility after a deadly virus turns the entire staff into ravenous zombies.

7:30PM
The Walking Dead “What Lies Ahead”

9:00PM
The Walking Dead “Bloodletting”

Monday, October 24, 2011
1:00AM
Diary of the Dead: A group of film students runs into real zombies while filming a horror movie.

3:00AM
Survival of the Dead: Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic and search for a way to bring their dead relatives back to life.

5:00AM
The Walking Dead “Bloodletting”

10:00AM
The Exorcism of Emily Rose: An agnostic lawyer (Laura Linney) defends a Roman Catholic priest (Tom Wilkinson) accused of negligent homicide during the exorcism of a college student.

3:00PM
Resident Evil: Commandos infiltrate a research facility after a deadly virus turns the entire staff into ravenous zombies.

5:00PM
Dreamcatcher: While staying at a cabin in the woods, telepathic friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee) confront aliens that are being hunted by the military.

8:00PM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

10:00PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
12:15AM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

2:15AM
Village of the Damned: A doctor (Christopher Reeve) battles children who exert deadly mind control over adults in a small Northern California town.

4:30AM
Corridors of Blood: A 19th-century London doctor (Boris Karloff) becomes addicted to anesthesia and makes a deal with grave robbers.

9:00AM
Dreamcatcher: While staying at a cabin in the woods, telepathic friends (Thomas Jane, Jason Lee) confront aliens that are being hunted by the military.

12:00PM
Thinner: An elderly Gypsy king’s (Michael Constantine) weight-loss curse prompts an obese lawyer (Robert John Burke) to call in a mob boss’s (Joe Mantegna) debt.

2:00PM
Cujo: Bitten by a rabid bat, a huge dog traps a Maine woman (Dee Wallace) and her young son (Danny Pintauro) in their Ford Pinto.

4:00PM
Graveyard Shift: The owner (Stephen Macht) of an ancient mill hires a drifter (David Andrews) to rid the basement of rats.

6:00PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

8:00PM
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

10:00PM
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) meets Mike’s 9-year-old niece (Danielle Harris), who seems to know when he’s going to kill next.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:15AM
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

2:15AM
Cujo: Bitten by a rabid bat, a huge dog traps a Maine woman (Dee Wallace) and her young son (Danny Pintauro) in their Ford Pinto.

9:45AM
Silver Bullet: A boy (Corey Haim) in a wheelchair stops a werewolf with his uncle (Gary Busey) and sister (Megan Follows).

11:45AM
Pet Sematary: A family’s life in small-town Maine is shattered by the evil unleashed from an ancient American Indian burial ground.

1:45PM
Pet Sematary Two: A teen (Edward Furlong) and his buddy take a shot-dead dog to a sacred burial ground where it comes back to life, riled.

4:00PM
Slither: A small-town sheriff (Nathan Fillion) and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth.

6:00PM
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) meets Mike’s 9-year-old niece (Danielle Harris), who seems to know when he’s going to kill next.

8:00PM
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later: In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

10:00PM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

Thursday, October 27, 2011
12:00AM
House of Wax: Friends (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray) become stranded in a town where murderous twins entomb their victims in wax.

2:30AM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

10:00AM
The People Under the Stairs: A ghetto boy (Brandon Adams) discovers his landlords (Everett McGill, Wendy Robie) are weirdos hiding something in the cellar.

12:00PM
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh: The daughter (Kelly Rowan) of a New Orleans aristocrat ties his murder to the legend of an artist (Tony Todd) fitted with a hook.

2:00PM
Dead Silence: After his wife meets a grisly end, a man (Ryan Kwanten) returns to their haunted hometown and uncovers a supernatural link to her death.

4:00PM
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money: Bank robbers headed for a Mexican heist stumble into a bar frequented by the undead.

6:00PM
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later: In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

8:00PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

10:15PM
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

Friday, October 28, 2011
12:15AM
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) meets Mike’s 9-year-old niece (Danielle Harris), who seems to know when he’s going to kill next.

2:15AM
Scream 3: Murders draw a young woman (Neve Campbell), a reporter (Courteney Cox Arquette) and an ex-policeman (David Arquette) to the set of a movie inspired by horrific events that they survived.

4:45AM
How to Make a Monster: A Hollywood makeup man (Robert H. Harris) sends his teenage werewolf and Frankenstein to kill studio moguls.

11:00AM
House of Wax: Friends (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray) become stranded in a town where murderous twins entomb their victims in wax.

1:30PM
Scream 3: Murders draw a young woman (Neve Campbell), a reporter (Courteney Cox Arquette) and an ex-policeman (David Arquette) to the set of a movie inspired by horrific events that they survived.

4:00PM
Survival of the Dead: Residents of an island battle a zombie epidemic and search for a way to bring their dead relatives back to life.

6:00PM
Diary of the Dead: A group of film students runs into real zombies while filming a horror movie.

8:00PM
Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane: A genetically engineered virus turns passengers aboard a 747 into ravenous zombies.

10:00PM
The Walking Dead “Bloodletting”

11:30PM
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: Slasher Jason (Kane Hodder) survives a SWAT team attack and returns to destroy all blood kin, who are his only mortal threat.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
1:30AM
The Walking Dead “Bloodletting”

3:00AM
House of Wax: Friends (Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray) become stranded in a town where murderous twins entomb their victims in wax.

6:30AM
The Mummy: An Egyptian mummy (Boris Karloff) searches Cairo for the girl (Zita Johann) he thinks is his long-lost princess.

8:15AM
Bride of Frankenstein: Baron Frankenstein (Colin Clive) creates a hissing, frizzy-haired female (Elsa Lanchester) for his other monster (Boris Karloff).

10:00AM
Lake Placid: A New York paleontologist (Bridget Fonda) goes to the backwoods of Maine and teams up with the local game warden (Bill Pullman) to stop a 35-foot killer crocodile.

12:00PM
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday: Slasher Jason (Kane Hodder) survives a SWAT team attack and returns to destroy all blood kin, who are his only mortal threat.

2:00PM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

4:00PM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

6:00PM
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

8:00PM
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) meets Mike’s 9-year-old niece (Danielle Harris), who seems to know when he’s going to kill next.

10:15PM
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later: In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

Sunday October 30, 2011
12:15AM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

2:15AM
Halloween III: Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

4:15AM
Bride of Frankenstein: Baron Frankenstein (Colin Clive) creates a hissing, frizzy-haired female (Elsa Lanchester) for his other monster (Boris Karloff).

6:00AM
Mimic 2: Investigating three faceless corpses, a detective (Bruno Campos) considers a teacher (Alix Koromzay) at an inner-city high school the prime suspect.

8:00AM
Slither: A small-town sheriff (Nathan Fillion) and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth.

10:00AM
Halloween: John Carpenter’s chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage.

12:00PM
Halloween 3 Season of the Witch: Two people (Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin) discover that a TV commercial will cue a madman’s (Dan O’Herlihy) Halloween masks to explode.

2:00PM
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again.

4:00PM
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) meets Mike’s 9-year-old niece (Danielle Harris), who seems to know when he’s going to kill next.

6:00PM
Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later: In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman (Jamie Lee Curtis) learns her murderous brother has returned for her.

Happy viewing, and …

Stay Bloody!!!