DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004) Sheriff: "Danny, put another round in that woman over there! Look! She's a twitcher!" An injection of mordant wit and a transfusion of black humour ensured that Zack Snyder's remake of the George A Romero horror classic isn't braindead. A cross-section of American society hides inside a Milwaukee shopping mall while zombies threateningly maraud outside. George, Talent O'Port, Dead 2004, Romero, Zombies Director
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Official Selection: The Evolution of Zombies - In all my years, there is only one thing that terrifies me more than anything else: Airplane food (am I right, guys. It’s so awful). I’m also a little bit scared of zombies. Zombies have existed in popular culture since 1929 in the book The Magic Island, but did not become prominent in people’s minds until George A. Romero made Night of the Living Dead in 1968. #Zombies #Vlizzards
George Romero, 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) George Andrew Romero (/rəˈmɛroʊ/; born February 4, 1940) is an American-Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968) .
DARK WATER (2005) Dahlia: "There's water everywhere! She can't be here!" The 2002 Japanese chiller is expertly reworked into an American setting by Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles. Jennifer Connelly is the single mum fighting for her sanity against dark forces after moving into a creepy apartment building with her young daughter. Dark, sombre and totally terrifying, this could be the best American Jap horror remake yet. The next time you see a damp patch...
THE SHINING (1980) Danny Torrance: "Do you really want to go and live in that hotel for the winter?" Wendy Torrance: "Sure I do. It'll be lots of fun." A creepy adaptation of the Stephen King novel finds novelist Jack Nicholson gradually losing the plot while spending a winter as the caretaker of a remote mountain hotel. The blood starts to run when his paranormally gifted son picks up on the opulent hideaway's evil past, while his distraught wife discovers there's nowhere to hide.
EDEN LAKE (2008) Brett: "Follow the blood." This grim demonisation of the chav sub-class could have been the work of the Daily Mail Film Unit. A romantic weekend by the lake turns into a terrifying ordeal for Jenny (Kelly Reilly) and Steve (Michael Fassbender) when they confront a mob of vicious local tearaways. Frequently crossing the pain threshold, James Watkins’ blood-drenched survival thriller is a grim reflection of a society where teenage kicks can become a matter of life or death.