NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
1968, Janus Films, 96 min, USA, Dir: George Romero

Director George Romero’s unqualified masterpiece pits a handful of citizens holed up in a farmhouse against a newly revived horde of flesh-eating zombies. The cast of talented unknowns (headed by Duane Jones) are all alarmingly believable as they fight for life, trying to escape a bad dream that gets uncompromisingly worse and more horrifying as the hours crawl by.


THE DARK HALF
1993, Park Circus/MGM, 122 min, USA, Dir: George A. Romero

Stephen King used a pseudonym to pen some of his bleakest work, a situation that inspired this tale of two authors. When Maine writer Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) decides he’s through using the name “George Stark” to churn out thrillers, he tries to bury his alter ego, but Stark (also played by Hutton) responds with a murderous rampage. Costarring Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker and Julie Harris.


CREEPSHOW 2
1987, 92 min, USA, Dir: Michael Gornick

CREEPSHOW cinematographer Michael Gornick and director George A. Romero return for the sequel as director and screenwriter, respectively. As with the previous horror anthology, Stephen King stories provide the basis: “Old Chief Wood'nhead” stars George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour In her final film role) as a couple whose business is guarded by a cigar store Indian, “The Raft” features an oil-like blob with a taste for college students and in “The Hitch-hiker,” Lois Chiles has a fatal run-in with the title character. With horror stalwart Tom Savini as The Creep.


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