This Unreleased Romero Film Was Called His “Most Overtly Horrifying”

Unreleased Romero Film

There’s an unreleased Romero film that has been called his “most overtly horrifying” and a “savage masterwork.” Find out how you can help get it released.

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DEAD NEIGHBORS Short Film Imagines a Young George Romero Finding Inspiration for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

“I never thought of them as zombies. People started writing about Night of the Living Dead and called them zombies. To me, they were dead neighbors.” George A. Romero

We recently marked the 50th Anniversary of George A. Romero’s seminal zombie shocker Night of the Living Dead. Related festivities included theater screenings, mobile apps, and even the announcement of an upcoming tabletop game. The milestone also inspired us to make this “November of the Living Dead”, meaning our monthly horror movie challenge is completely zombie-themed!

Related Article: November of the Living Dead: Dread Central’s 30-Day Horror Challenge for November 2018

A short film produced by our friends at Fright Rags is an outstanding tribute to Romero, Night of the Living Dead, and the film’s enduring legacy. Dead Neighbors portrays Romero as a young man with an extremely active imagination, illustrating how the horrors of childhood can have a lasting impact. While hardly terrifying, the aesthetic and mood are spot on, making Dead Neighbors an effective acknowledgment of a true Master of Horror. Romero passed away in 2017.

Dead Neighbors stars Leo Hogan-Roy, Chris Tanski, and Russ Streiner (who played Johnny, the character who famously teased “They’re coming to get you Barbara!” in the original Night of the Living Dead). Give it a spin below and let us know what you think in the Comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:
Everyone knows that George A. Romero is the father of the modern zombie movie and that his 1968 masterpiece inspired every ghoul-filled horror flick that followed. But what inspired Romero?

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Short Film ‘Dead Neighbors’ Imagines a Young George Romero Finding Inspiration for ‘Night of the Living Dead’

This is the best thing we’ve seen all week. And you should really watch it too.

The late George A. Romero once said that he never thought of the ghouls in his Night of the Living Dead as being “zombies,” but rather they were “dead neighbors” to him. This quote inspired the team over at Fright Rags to put together a wonderful little short for the film’s 50th anniversary, which is fittingly titled, well… Dead Neighbors.

Running just under six minutes long, the short centers on a young George Romero, and imagines a scenario that implanted the idea for Night of the Living Dead into his young mind.

Not to spoil the fun, but keep your eyes peeled for a cameo from a NotLD star!

Officially Licensed ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 50th Anniversary Kickstarter Rewards You With Exclusive Merchandise

In celebration of the landmark 50th anniversary of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, independent media company Living Dead Media has partnered with Image Ten Productions, the film’s original production company, to launch all sorts of officially licensed Night of the Living Dead goodies and projects, including an official sequel that’s headed our way soon.

Living Dead Media and Image Ten have also just launched a Kickstarter campaign for all kinds of exclusive Night of the Living Dead merchandise, intended to help you celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary in the coolest ways possible. Just launched today, the campaign is seeking $25,000 to cover the production of everything from a Tiki Mug to an enamel pin.

Over the years, we’ve been to some pretty awesome Night of the Living Dead and zombie themed parties,” Image Ten explains. “They’ve been so great we decided that everyone should be able to have a blast when they party. So, we got together to create the ultimate Night of the Living Dead Party Kickstarter. No matter what you’re celebrating or where you’re doing it, this Party Kickstarter will make it memorable. Our Party Kickstarter will get you all the gear — from glassware, to ambiance, to Night of the Living Dead playing cards — complete with lists of party ideas, games, and the rules for throwing an amazing Night of the Living Dead party.”

Head over to the 50th anniversary Kickstarter to learn more and pitch in.

‘Night of the Living Dead’ Sequel Resurrected for Planned 2019 Release!

The rotting corpse of a script penned over four decades ago for a sequel to Night of the Living Dead (1968) is being resurrected from beyond the grave by the original team! The screenplay was reportedly created back in the 70’s following the success of George A. Romero’s horror classic, and has remained buried ever […]

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Direct Night of the Living Dead Sequel to Come from Original Creative Team

Fifty years ago the world of horror and cinema as a whole was changed forever with the release of Night of the Living Dead. Now a direct sequel is in the works from the creative team who brought the un-dead to life.

According to a recent interview, original NotLD scribes, the late George A. Romero and John A. Russo wrote a direct sequel to the 1968 original which has now been unearthed by Living Dead Media, an entertainment web site dedicated to the series.

The script, after having not been produced for many years, is being planned to release theaters next year with the original surviving writers and producers at the helm.

According to Living Dead Media, “That history and Night of the Living Dead’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of horror films is known by most horror fans and people all over the world. But, unknown to most is that in the 1970’s, the original writers and producers of Night of the Living Dead penned a sequel to their masterpiece. A sequel that inexplicably has gone unproduced for over forty years – until now. Living Dead Media has brushed away the dirt from this amazing follow up to a classic and brought together a great team to produce the new film.”

Even after spawning a franchise that went on for five stand-alone sequels, the new film is planned to be a direct continuation of the story when it all began.

It is Living Dead Media that is looking to continue Romero’s legacy with multiple unused scripts, novels and films after his passing in 2017.

Night of the Living Dead was filmed in Evans City, PA just outside of Pittsburgh for the fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature film by a band of filmmakers determined to make history.

Romero’s magnum opus is one of the greatest stories of independent film making as an ultra-low-budget midnight hit turned box-office success that became one of the most influential films ever made.

The original film depicted a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls who’ve risen from their graves. Romero’s grim vision of a late-sixties America tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre.

Look for Night of the Living Dead Part II in 2019.

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Officially Licensed, Long Unproduced Sequel to ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Coming from Original Team

Fifty years later, a sequel is being unearthed.

A whole lot has been happening in the world of Night of the Living Dead, this year being the landmark film’s 50th anniversary and all, and we’re learned this week that Living Dead Media is next plotting the return of the original classic in the form of an official sequel!

Living Dead Media told us this week…

“Night of the Living Dead first brought zombies to the silver screen in 1968. The world was unprepared for the film’s flesh starved ghouls, which resulted in a groundbreaking and commercial success. It remains one of the most influential and revered horror films of all time and now sits in the Library of Congress and the Museum of Modern Art for its cultural significance. Written by John A. Russo and directed by George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead created the foundation for the five Return of the Living Dead films that gave us TARMAN and his famous catch phrase “More Brains!”, popularizing brain eating zombies and defining the modern dark comedy-horror genre in the process. Romero’s Trilogy of the Dead series also owes its roots to the classic. In addition, Night of the Living Dead is not only credited with spawning a generation of zombie films, but all modern horror films.”

“That history and Night of the Living Dead’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of horror films is known by most horror fans and people all over the world. But, unknown to most is that in the 1970’s, the original writers and producers of Night of the Living Dead penned a sequel to their masterpiece. A sequel that inexplicably has gone unproduced for over forty years – until now. Living Dead Media has brushed away the dirt from this amazing follow up to a classic and brought together a great team to produce the new film.”

The plan is to release Night of the Living Dead Part II in 2019.

Much of the sequel’s details are being closely guarded for now, but we expect more soon. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark official website NightoftheLivingDead.com.

UnBoxing the First Loot Fright

Subscriptions boxes have become a big part of the nerd community as a by product of the internet age, but you already know this. Boxes have been around for some time and while there have been a few made specifically for horror fans, they have come with mixed results. So it was only a matter […]

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CMON & Living Dead Media Present NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Tabletop Game

We recently marked the 50th Anniversary of George A. Romero’s seminal, vastly-influential zombie horror Night of the Living Dead. The remembrances have coincided with Night of the Living Dead screening in select theaters and a new mobile game (among other Living Dead events and merch).

Today, we’re getting word that the creative minds at CMON (makers of Zombicide) have teamed with Living Dead Media for a series of official Night of the Living Dead tabletop games! Look for the first to hit retailers on November 23rd. Not much is known about how the game is played yet, but Steve Wolsh, CEO of Living Dead Media states:

“Living Dead Media and Image Ten are proud to partner with CMON to bring legions of fans a new way to experience Night of the Living Dead. And, Living Dead Media will be honoring George A. Romero by donating a portion of its profits to the newly formed George A. Romero Foundation known as GARF.”

Are you a fan of Night of the Living Dead and/or horror-themed tabletop games? Are you excited to give CMON and Living Dead Media’s Night of the Living Dead boardgame a spin in November? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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