Remembering George Romero.

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Yesterday brought us the sad and surprising news that George Romero passed away at age 77 after a bout with lung cancer. As far as I know, his illness was kept quiet and out of the press until his passing. I was shocked at the announcement, as recent news indicated he was working on an adaptation of his comic Empire of the Dead for AMC. Continue reading

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October Horror Movie a Day: Day 1 and 2. Hush (2016), Jaws of Satan (1981)

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Hush is a nifty throwback to the early slasher days that is about a deaf woman terrorized by a masked assailant.  As he realizes his prey is deaf, he spends the movie toying with her only to realize he may have made a big mistake.  One of the things Hush does right is introduce us to the home of the deaf heroine Maggie (Kate Siegel, who also serves as co-writer) and the systems she uses in it to assist her with her disability.  These are things that both hinder and help her as the story progresses.  Continue reading

Interview with John Amplas

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For those of you who don’t know, John Amplas was a big part of Romero’s films from Martin to The Dark Half. That encompasses an almost two decades worth of work in some of Romero’s best output.

I asked him if he’d be kind enough to do an interview for my blog, and he was nice enough to agree to it. So without further adieu, here is the interview with man himself. Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day: Top Dads of Horror

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Hope you are all having a good Father’s Day, or making the best of it.  A couple years ago, I did a spotlight on the moms of horror so I figured it’s time I did a spotlight on the Dad’s of horror!  Let’s get it started: Continue reading

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