Sunday, September 28, 2008

Which Dead films are right for you?

I though a special rating system might help those of you determining which films to attend. I've rated each film in terms of how good I think it is (No Brains = check yours at the door, 4 Brains = Classic), and how gory it is (No Guts = Kid friendly, 4 Intestines = Eat at your own risk).

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Dawn of the Dead (1979)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Land of the Dead (2005)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Diary of the Dead (2008)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


As all of you should know, this year marks the 40th anniversary of George Romero's seminal classic, Night of the Living Dead. On Wednesday, October 1st at 8pm, we will be screening the original Night of the Living Dead to celebrate the actual 40th anniversary of the October 1st premiere at the Fulton Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Not to worry - for those of you who won't be able to attend that screening, you'll want to mark your calendars for the following Saturday, October 4th, when we have a special event planned. Starting at 12 noon and going until 12 midnight, we'll be celebrating the anniversary with a marathon: ALL DAY OF THE DEAD - all of George Romero's zombie films on our 104" wide screen!

Here's the schedule for ALL DAY OF THE DEAD:
12pm Tom Savini's remake of Night of the Living Dead (1990)
1:45pm Dawn of the Dead (1979) in HD
4:15pm Day of the Dead (1985) in HD
6:15pm Land of the Dead (2005) in HD
8:15pm Night of the Living Dead (1968)
10:15pm Diary of the Dead (2008)

We don't schedule a lot of marathons, because we recognize the effort those take to attend. That said, this anniversary was too near and dear to our heart to let it pass without doing something special. While you're in for a good time if you come for the whole day, I urge you to come out if only for one or two films. The current popularity of flesh eating zombies in fiction and film all stems back to this independent production from the fall of 1968, so what better time to revisit, or introduce yourself to, the most important American horror film of all time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

RARE! Behind the scenes footage from Night '68

We are merely passing through history. This IS history.

Special thanks to YouTube user WIICTVFAN for making this available.

The 40th anniversary is just a week away. Hope to see you at All Day of the Dead.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

We interrupt this program...

In the unlikely event that you stumbled across this blog and haven't been keeping up on the Slaughtered Lamb Cinema blog, please read this post to find out how All Day of the Dead has become a fundraiser for Bob Wilkins, host of Creature Features in the Bay Area while we were growing up.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Diary of the Dead 2008

Following the high profile major studio release of Land of the Dead, George Romero longed for a return to his independent roots.

With Diary of the Dead, Romero sacrificed a bigger budget for greater creative control. While some have described the film as The Blair Witch Project meets Night of the Living Dead, that's an oversimplification. A group of film students are working on a school project when the dead begin returning to life. As they begin to understand what is going on, they decide to turn their cameras to document the situation.

This time out, Romero is commenting on how our society has come to communicate news. Not through formal sources, but through the independent viewpoints of those people who document and upload their footage online.

It's an effective film, and a welcome addition to Romero's ouevre, and a fitting close to the official programming for All Day of the Dead.

P.S. If there is sufficient interest, we may also have a midnight screening of the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake.