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

O.H.M.A.D. — That’s a Wrap.

Since I have fallen behind so much for the last week and I can barely remember all that I watched, I’m just going to spurt out some movies I saw and give a brief sum of my thoughts.  Continue reading

O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 17: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night_of_the_Living_Dead_afficheGeorge A. Romero came out of the gate swinging in his debut feature which completely changed the horror genre forever.  The simple tale of a group of strangers huddling together in an abandoned farmhouse to survive a zombie attack was inspired/plagiarized from Richard Matheson’s amazing novel I Am Legend.  I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen this film by now, and probably own two or three copies of it, due to it being in the public domain and in every horror movie box set in existence.  I have three copies:  one from a box set, one colorized version with commentary by Mike Nelson (of MST3K fame), and the Elite Entertainment’s Millennium Edition with a THX Transfer.  The Elite edition is always my go to copy. 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

O.H.M.A.D. 11: Zombi: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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This is the Italian/European edit Argento made for that market after pitching a deal with Romero he could do that in exchange for helping to finance the film. And his cut, I have to say, is much better. What we have here is a film with a tighter pace, better music, and an important piece of dialogue missing from the theatrical version.  Argento really shows his chops as an editor and makes this feel like a different experience than Romero’s. Continue reading