59 search results for George A. Romero

  • Creepshow - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

    Two of the most venerable names in the horror field, author Stephen King and director George A. Romero, present this anthology of original twisted tales inspired by the E.C. horror comics of the 50's and 60's (themselves a more direct basis for the popular Tales from the Crypt TV series). The five stories are framed within the pages of a comic book which a boy's insensitive father has thrown in the garbage. The first tale, "Father's Day," features a zombie patriarch returning to claim his Father's Day cake; "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" stars King himself as a slack-jawed yokel whose discovery of a radioactive meteorite turns him into a walking weed; "Something to Tide You Over" presents a deadly-serious Leslie Nielsen as a cuckolded husband who plans an elaborate seaside revenge; "The Crate" unleashes its ferocious man-eating contents on the enemies of a meek college professor; and "They're Creeping Up On You" pits obsessively-clean billionaire E.G. Marshall against a swarm of cockroaches in his sterile penthouse. The chapters are uniformly creative, filmed in garish comic-book colors, and Tom Savini's makeup effects are quite memorable (particularly the monster from "The Crate"), though the campy treatment does become exhausting after two hours' runtime. The final segment is the most impressive, thanks to Marshall's over-the-top performance, though the planned scope of the cockroach invasion was drastically reduced (no doubt due to budget constraints). ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide
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    The Crazies

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Feb 26, 2010

    Don't drink the water! It'll turn you crazy and kill you!
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    Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015

    Don't expect Eastwood, Lee, Fincher or 'Blade Runner' on this list
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    George Romero's Empire of the Dead #3

    Type: Gallery | Date: Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

    This March, the pulse-pounding horror epic continues in EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #3 – from the mind of Zombie Godfather George Romero and drawn by critically acclaimed artist Alex Maleev! Zombies roam the streets of a plague-ridden Manhattan by day. And Vampires feast on humans by night! Something is rotten in the big apple. Someone moves to strike against the mayor from the shadows. Who is the firecracker known as Dixie Peach? And as whispers of a full-scale zombie uprising stir – where does that leave the last remaining humans? Find out when GEORGE ROMERO’S EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #3 shambles its way into comic shops this March!
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    What was the best year in film history? HitFix readers continue the debate

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

    Commenters weigh in on our series
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    Eli Roth, Sion Sono and Lucky McKee all part of 25th anniversary Toronto Midnight Madness line-up

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013

    Looks like it's going to be a wild ride at midnight once again
  • Fox sets a 'Simpsons' tribute to Marcia Wallace for Sunday

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2013

    Fox sets a 'Simpsons' tribute to Marcia Wallace for Sunday Starz teams with Owen Wilson on an '80-set FBI drama set in the porn industry George Romero: I turned down "The Walking Dead" because it's a "soap opera"
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    Review: Schwarzenegger tries to stretch in slow-burn zombie film 'Maggie'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    Oddly, it's the filmmakers who fumble this one
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    Warner Bros may gamble big on a four-movie 'Stand' from 'Fault In Our Stars' director

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 21, 2014

    Is someone really asking for this?
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    Stephen King's 'The Stand' may become a movie

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011

    Warner Brothers and CBS Films are developing the project