Head Shot

In 1968, George A. Romero made Night of the Living Dead and forever changed the face of horror. While the original was light on gore, a bevy of sequels more than made up for lost time. The first, Dawn of the Dead, was released 10 years later and featured special effects by Tom Savini. His ultra-realistic makeup brought gore to new heights and created a tidal wave of blood-soaked cinema that has yet to ebb. Subsequently, Savini and Romero formed a bond and worked together on more than half a dozen films. Fitting then, that Savini paid tribute to Romero in 1990, directing a remake of the classic Night of the Living Dead with a contemporary sensibility. Simply put: more blood. For fans of the genre, it’s not to be missed.

Fri., Oct. 17, 10:45 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; Wed., Oct. 22, 8 p.m., 2008

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