Monday, May 31, 2010

Two Last Chance Offers

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First, as part of Amazon's Memorial Day sale, you can pre-order Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated for a mere $15.49. The collaborative mixed media re-envisioning of Romero's classic will be shipped to you on its release date, July 27th. As far as I know, this price will only remain until the end of the day today. Click here to take advantage!

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Today is also the last day to receive a poster signed by Heather Langenkamp along with your purchase of Never Sleep Again : The Elm Street Legacy, from the official website. For only $29.99 you get both DVD and poster, but once the clock strikes midnight tonight, the signed poster will be gone for good. Believe me when I tell you that the DVD is an ABSOLUTE MUST OWN and the poster, which was done by the same dude who created all the original Elm Street artworks, is a must own as well. Being that the DVD sells for $24.99 on Amazon, without poster, I can't think of any reason why you shouldn't shell out the extra dough tonight and take advantage of this limited time offer. If you're looking to buy the DVD, right now is most certaintly the time. Click here to take advantage before it's too late!

Happy Memorial Day!

Romero Week Thank You's & Giveaway Extensions!

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Today marks not only Memorial Day, but also the end of Romero Week here on Freddy In Space. Six awesome giveaways, several incredible posts from some of the best of the best in the horror blogging community, and even some involvement from a few stars who have worked with Mr. Romero - i'd say this past week was a huge success. Just wanted to pop on here today and give a thank you to all who were involved in making Romero Week so successful. Without all these guys and gals, it would have never been possible.

Benjamin Scrivens - Fright Rags

Mike Schneider - Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated

Wild Eye Releasing

Bill Adcock - Radiation-Scarred Reviews

Zach Shildwachter - Z For Zombies

Brittney-Jade Colangelo - Day of the Woman

Geofree Capodanno - Enter The Man Cave

Nik Holmes

Lori Cardille

Jim Krut aka Helicopter Zombie

John Amplas

Ella The Monkey

Rondal Scott - Strange Kids Club

Joe O' Connor - Oduction Productions

Chris Bennett

The Blood Sprayer

And perhaps most of all, Kristy Jett. I know you hate me saying this Kristy, but this past week truly would not have been possible without you. Thank you. You can find Kristy on the web at her blog The Person You Benefit From Knowing as well as on Blood Sprayer, Bloody Disgusting, Fear of the Dark, Wreckhouse Magazine, and of course Fright Rags. Mark my words - you haven't seen the last of Kristy Jett on Freddy In Space!


Now about those giveaways....

I know there were a lot of them this past week and I realize you may not have been able to keep up and enter all of them before the deadline (which was last night at 11:59pm). As my little Memorial Day gift to you guys, i'm gonna post all the links to all the Romero Week giveaways below and I will also be extending the deadline to this Friday, June 4th. As long as you get your entries in by that date, all will be well! Good luck!

Win Fright Rags' Limited Edition Night of the Living Dead Artist Series Shirt!

Win Fright Rags' Vintage Night of the Living Dead German Poster Art Shirt! *Blood Sprayer Exclusive*

Win Fright Rags' Creepshow 'Father's Day" Zipper Hoodie!

Win Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated on DVD, Plus 1 of 2 Posters!

Win an 8x10 Signed By Jim Krut - Dawn of the Dead's Helicopter Zombie!

Win an 8x10 Signed By Lori Cardille - Day of the Dead's Sarah!

Goodbye from Romero Week!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day of the Dead's Lori Cardille - Exclusive Interview & Giveaway!

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Rounding out Romero Week, Kristy Jett returns with another exclusive interview, this time with Day of the Dead's Sarah, Lori Cardille. Bonded by personal past tragedies, Kristy and Lori have become good friends, which makes this interview not only very insightful and entertaining, but also very personal. Give it a read and then find out how you can nab yourself an autographed photo of Lori Cardille!

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Lori Cardille is one of my life's heroes. I could've never dreamed having watched her bad-ass self as Sarah in Day of The Dead, that one day she and I would be close friends. The fact that she and I text on a regular basis is so weird to me. Luckily as I have grown to know and love her, it's easy to forget that she is an actress and just see the beautiful person she is. I can say she is a close friend of mine and it's not a namedrop, it's simply a testament to the wonderful friend she is.

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In order to explain to you how it is that I came to know Lori Cardille, I have to expose a part of myself that I've never really come out in this bold of a stroke and admitted to any one group of people. It's not something I've ever been afraid to talk about, but at the same time it's something I've always held close and only told close friends. I was sexually abused by two different men in my family during my childhood. Both at different times in my childhood sickeningly enough. A few years back I found out about a book written by Lori Cardille about sexual abuse she endured at the hands of a family member. I immediately felt a kinship with her even though I had yet to read the book or even know the details of her nightmare. But when you are a victim of abuse you don't have to have the same story to understand what torture another person has gone through.

I randomly came across Lori Cardille on Facebook. She wasn't accepting friend requests at the time, so I sent her a message. I told her what an inspiration she had been to me while I was growing up and how even moreso now that I knew we shared that common bond. That one message started a friendship that has snowballed into her becoming a huge support system for me through a recent bout of me coming to terms with my childhood. Lori Cardille is one of the most selfless people in the universe. I don't think I've ever met anyone quite like her.

The film that made most of us fall in love with her was Day of The Dead. She played Sarah, the last woman standing in the zombie apocalypse. The film is directed by George A. Romero and by myself and a huge constituency is considered the best of his zombie films. To watch her go nose to nose with Joe Pilato's arrogant Captain Rhoades is enough to make any woman feel proud.

Lori granted me the pleasure of an interview during a most hectic week for herself. My greatest Thank You to her, and also to John Squires for allowing me to take part in Romero Week. It has been a nerd dream of mine to be a part of Freddy In Space, my absolute favorite Horror Blog of all time.



- Your father, who was a horror host in Pittsburgh, was in the original Night of The Living Dead. Can you give us any stories of growing up with that history?

Well, I must say that I hated being scared as a child. I never understood why other children liked horror movies! I was already an anxious kid, sort of a female Woody Allen....scary movies, on top of my anxiety was just too much to handle! When friends stayed overnight on a Saturday evening and couldn't wait to stay up late to eat popcorn and watch Chiller Theatre, I was ready for a mental institution! When they had the opening night of Night of the Living Dead and the family was invited, I spent most of the evening in the lobby of the theater. So you see, it was all a kind of hysteric blur for me. George loved my father and credits him to this day for the success of Night of the Living Dead. My father believed in George and promoted the heck out of Night on his Chiller show. My father was the larger memory for me. He was my hero. George was a nice tall man who scared the hell out of me.


- How did you find out about Day of The Dead?

George saw me in Reckless, a play written by a young Craig Lucas. I played the character Rachael Fitzsimmons. Mary Louise Parker just played it on Broadway a couple of years ago. It's a very strong female character who drives the play. It's actually a serious complex comedy. Anyway, George approached me about something he was working on and thought I would be right for the lead character. George offered me the part based on my work in Reckless.


- Do you remember anything in specific about the casting process?

The nice thing was that I never had to audition for the part, which is rare in this business! I was part of the casting process for the other characters. George had me read with the other actors he was auditioning. It was a wonderful experience. I love actors and it was a privilege to be a part of that process with them and of course with George.


- What is George like on set?

First of all, George respects actors. He allows them to explore their characters. He is a true gentleman not only on the set but in life. He was loose and fun, yet a professional with a vision. We all respected George on the set. We became family. We all learned so much from George. Many, many laughs!


- Do you have any especially fond memories of the process of making Day?

It's one BIG FOND MEMORY!


- You and John Amplas have a great on screen repore in Day, were you friends before then or did you just find that you had this chemistry as you worked together?

Actually, we met on the set. We did have a similar rhythm to our personalities both on screen and off. Our characters were closer in nature and intellect than any of the other characters. We are now dear friends.


- Is there any scene in particular that was grueling for you? Do you have a favorite scene in the film?

Yes, my favorite scene is when I cut off Miguel's arm. I like the intensity of the scene and the dramatic transition that my character undergoes. She finally lets her guard down and becomes a softer more "human" character. The audience actually begins to care about her. It was also a grueling scene. Technically we had problems with the arm. Poor Anthony, he was on the cold ground, with his arm in a ditch in the ground while they worked on the prosthesis. When we shot the arm being chopped off the first time, which took hours to set up, the sword bounced right off the prosthetic arm. They had to make the second arm out of wax so the blade would cut through it. The first take was very very funny. We were all focused and intense...the camera was rolling...I swing the sword and it was as if I hit a volley ball! I'm laughing now just thinking about it! We spent many hours on that scene! It was freezing, my nose was running, it was an emotional scene, GRUUUELING, but still my favorite scene.


- For you, what do you think happened to Sarah and her companions on the island after Day ends?

Let's have George make a movie that picks up with the three of them 25 years later and then I can tell you the answer. That could be a gritty, interesting film.


- Do you have a favorite film of George’s?

I liked Martin. It was gritty, raw and scary. Of course, John Amplas was fantastic! As you can tell, I like that word, "gritty". In fact, I really wanted to play the character of Sarah in a more desperate condition. I talked with George about playing her with rotten teeth, a dirty face, and hair every which way. George just laughed and said, "Now THAT is another movie, Lori." Maybe if George does that follow up film of the characters 25 years later....How about it George?!


- You have a lot of horror history in your life between your father and yourself, but are you personally a fan of Horror?

As I said before, I was too frightened as a kid. My father and I share love of creativity, of exploring possibility. You see, when I was a young child, I was being sexually abused and basically tortured by an uncle in Erie, Pa. Like many victims, I was threatened I would be killed if I ever told. I was living my own horror movie. Now that I have healed and come through the other side, I love good horror movies. I love Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later! I don't like horror movies that mix sex and Horror. I am NOT a prude or a religious fanatic. That's not art to me, it's just sick pornography and a cop out. Vampire movies don't count! I LOVE Vampire movies!!!!!! Let the Right One In is brilliant!


- And only because she asked me to, not because I am an egotist...

...Thank you Kristy. Please write this too...I love your work. You are a very talented and a highly intelligent woman. This interview has been a pleasure!



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Lori was not only kind enough to do this interview, but she has even supplied an autographed photo for one of you guys! Lori, thank you so so much. Here's how you can enter your name in the running....

Drop me an e-mail at mortis45@aol.com with your mailing address and the answer to the following question :

- What vampire film did Lori refer to in the interview as being 'brilliant'?

Giveaway is open to everyone and will run through Memorial Day. Good luck and again, big thanks to both Lori Cardille and Kristy Jett for being so awesome, not to mention so open and honest.

George-ography: A Romero Retrospective

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(Is it just me or is George getting...hungrier?)

Geoff from Enter The Man Cave decided to do something a little bit different than anything we've seen before this week, in the form of a biographical retrospective highlighting some of the lesser known facts of George Romero and his contributions to the world of cinema. Among other things, he reminds us that ole George is and always will be the master, no matter how much of a turn for the worse his Dead series has taken over the years. Aint that the truth!

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On February 4, 1940 in New York, the world was blessed by the birth of one of the most influential and highly underrated directors in filmmaking history. While some of his current works (Diary of the Dead) may not be on par with his classics (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead), Romero's greatness will always be retained even if his next film is 90 minutes of someone producing excrement.

The unusual ride to history began with his first gig filming a segment of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. That's right. George Andrew Romero's first notable gig after his graduation from Carnegie-Mellon University (sans his short films and commercial ads), was a segment of Mr. Rogers getting his tonsils yanked out. Sounds pretty graphic for an episode of Mr. R's, but it actually foreshadowed things to come.

After his visit in the "Land of Make Believe", he formed Ten Productions with his buddies and filmed a little film called Night of the Living Dead. The rest is history. NOTLD created a new horror genre, a new horror creature in the zombie and contained underlying social commentary about the radical times of that era.

More importantly, Romero went against the grain when he cast Duane Jones, an African-American, as the male lead role in NOTLD. This was extremely groundbreaking at the time, as Jones became credited as the first African-American lead in a horror feature and more importantly, he portrayed a role that was written without any ethnic distinction. Romero did not write the role for an African-American but selected Jones simply because he deemed him the perfect actor for the part. This major footnote in cinematic history is often overlooked, but is important in terms of building towards what thespian diversity is today.

Between 1971-73, Romero released There's Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and The Crazies and followed with Martin and Dawn of the Dead in '77-'78 to close out the decade. Besides Dawn and Martin, the other films were not viewed as being on the same level of greatness as NOTLD from a subjective standpoint.

His films in the 80's included Knightriders, the anthology hit Creepshow and Monkey Shines. In 1985, he released the third film in the Dead series, Day of the Dead, which was not as much of a financial success as its other series predecessors and not as enjoyable in the eyes of many people. An interesting factoid is that his former colleague John Russo released the Living Dead horror spoof Return of the Living Dead in the same year, which gained its' own level of success even though it is in a separate universe and completely detached from the prior three Dead films.

In the 90's, Romero directed Two Evil Eyes and The Dark Half. After releasing Bruiser in 2000, he released three more films from his official Dead series, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and more recently Survival of the Dead.

Other non-feature film efforts include his producer credit for 77 episodes of the NBC television series Tales From the Darkside. Romero also filmed a commercial for the Japanese version of Resident Evil 2 (Biohazard 2) which is a great :30 spot that encompasses the spirit of the game. The ad shows the game's two lead characters Leon Kennedy and Jill Valentine versus a horde of zombies in the Raccoon City Police Department. It is available to view on YouTube, and fans are encouraged to check it out.

This commercial generated enough excitement in producing a full length live-action feature film based on the Resident Evil video game series with Romero approached to direct. He originally passed on the offer, but then wrote a script with his own vision of the film. He tried to re-vitalize the offer to include his script, but was then turned down in favor of Paul W.S. Anderson's Resident Evil...and the many future sequels that spawned. Romero's script is floating around on the internet and can be obtained with a quick Google search. It might not be the best script Romero has written, but it is interesting to read what very well could have been.

George A. Romero might not have the resume or the awards of a Francis Ford Coppola and a Martin Scorsese, but he is an important figure in cinematic history. Critics and skeptics can easily dismiss his more recent efforts as him losing his touch on the pulse of cinema, but nothing will ever tarnish his legacy. Breaking racial barriers, creating commentaries on the state of consumerism and social classes under the guise of horror films and making the zombie a new category of legendary horror monster are just some of accomplishments that sets Romero in a class of his own.

-Geofree Capodanno

Saturday, May 29, 2010

'Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated' Presents : Another Giveaway?!

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Yep, you read right! I promised to deliver the goods during Romero Week and I really intend on finishing things off with a bang this Memorial Day Weekend! Thanks to the fine folks behind the upcoming film Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated, we've got ourselves yet another incredible giveaway! But first, what exactly is Night of the Living Dead : Reanimated? Read on for all the details!

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Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated is a mass collaborative artistic re-envisioning of George A. Romero's 1968 cult classic, Night of the Living Dead.

International artists and animators were invited to select scenes from the film and reinvent them through their artwork.

Open to all styles, media and processes the results ran the gamut with scenes created in everything from puppet theater to CGI, hand drawn animation to flash, and oil paintings to tattoos.

This cacophony of works was organized and curated across the original film's time line in order to create a completely original video track made entirely out of art.

The result of this project is an experimental take on the cult classic. What it forfeits in visual continuity, it gains in variety.

If you are looking for a tried and true horror film, then go see George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead.

If you are looking for a film that approaches the horror genres from an entirely new direction, then prepare yourself for the mindbending artistry that is Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated.


Talk about taking advantage of the fact that the film is in the public domain and really doing something awesome and original with it, rather than just releasing it on DVD for the 100th time, eh? I have been incredibly excited about this project for a long time now and that is why I am so excited and honored that the people behind the film were awesome enough to supply a few goodies for a giveaway.

So what's up for grabs? I think you're gonna be pleased! I've got two different posters to giveaway (#1 & #2) and even one bootleg copy of the DVD, which is not officially out until July 27th! These goodies will go out to two different winners ; one will receive the DVD and poster, and the other will receive a poster. If this sounds good to you and you'd like to see the film before most people get to, here's what ya gotta do!

Leave a comment below with your e-mail address and which poster, #1 or #2, you want if you win. That is all.

Giveaway only runs through the end of the week, so enter now!! Good luck!

Fan of the Dead - A Romero Fan's Road Trip

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While doing my Romero research in preparation for this week, I stumbled upon this little documentary that I had never heard of before. Naturally, being that i'm a little bit obsessed with horror movie filming locations and being that this documentary promised a road trip that explored the filming locations of several different Romero flicks, I immediately snatched it up. The less than 60 minute documentary is admittedly pretty weak and amateur - it's basically a somewhat creepy foreign dude's YouTube videos translated/narrated by some dude who has no business narrating anything - but for the few bucks I paid for it and the short amount of time I invested in it, I guess it was cool to see some the filming locations of such films as Night of the Living Dead (OG and remake), Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, and Creepshow, as they appear today. Even so, it's pretty damn boring and it was a bit of a struggle to make it through to the end, even with such a short running time. The idea of a hardcore Romero fan going on a road trip and visiting all of Romero's filming locations along the way sounds awesome, and could've been really awesome if done better, but this one's pretty much a dud. If you can find it really really dirt cheap, are a huge Romero fanboy, and are highly fascinated by filming locales, you may wanna check it out just to see some of them as they look today.

You can pick Fan of the Dead up from Cheezy Flicks or Amazon.

The most interesting part of the doc is footage of a tour of the Monroeville Mall (filming location of Dawn) led by Ken Foree and a few other cast members, that the 'Fan of the Dead', Nicolas Garreau, attended at a Pittsburgh convention a few years back. Quite jealous, that bit made me. Which brings me to something related to this that I had wanted to mention during Romero Week....

If the idea of a guided tour around the Monroeville Mall makes you jealous, you can now do something about it! A company called Monroeville Zombies currently provides such a thing at the mall. In addition, they have a zombie gift shop, a graveyard simulator ride, a zombie gallery full of props, busts, posters and more, a Maul of Fame (featuring bloody handprints of actors from zombie flicks), and even a miniature model of how the mall looked back when Dawn was filmed. If this sounds like the coolest thing ever to you, which it should, head over to Monroeville Zombies and plan your very own Romero Road Trip!

Fright Rags Hosts Yet Another Giveaway!

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As if donating their Night of the Living Dead Limited Edition Artist Series and Night of the Living Dead Vintage German Poster Art tees wasn't enough, Fright Rags is back for another awesome Romero Week giveaway! This time, they've put up for grabs their Creepshow zippered hoodie, which features an original art piece depicting one of my favorite scenes from the Father's Day segment!

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The image is on the back of the black hoodie, with a blank front. It should be noted that this hoodie is currently no longer available for sale on the Fright Rags website. The hoodie up for grabs is a size small (perfect for you ladies and smaller dudes out there) and entering your name into the giveaway is as easy as it always is. All you've gotta do is leave a comment below with your e-mail address and the name of your favorite Creepshow segment. Giveaway is open to everyone and will run through the end of the week. Good luck!

If you want to know my favorite Creepshow segment, check out a post I made on that very topic a while back. And be sure to head over to Fright Rags for several different Creepshow designs, among a plethora of other incredible horror tees!

The Many DVD's of the Living Dead

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Due to the fact that Night of the Living Dead slipped into the public domain many years ago, anybody, anywhere, is legally allowed to release their very own DVD of the film and profit off of it. As you can imagine, many many people have taken advantage of this over the years, which has resulted in over 30 different DVD releases of the horror classic, in Region 1 alone. Various bells and whistles have been added to some to seperate them from the pack, including color, 3D, laugh tracks, and even scene additions. Here are, to the best of my knowledge, the cover arts of each and every one of those releases, many of which you have probably come across at your local video store. I should note that I have only included the releases of Night of the Living Dead by itself - there are probably at least a few dozen more releases of it packaged with various other titles. Leave a comment and let me know which art is your favorite!

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Night of the Living Dead has even been popping up on Blu-ray lately, which you can read more about on Blood Sprayer.

Settling The Fast vs Slow Zombie Debate, Once And For All

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For the past several years, there's been a serious debate raging on between zombie fans. Some feel the slow moving zombies that Romero brought to life are the only true zombies, while others feel the faster moving incarnations, such as those seen in the Dawn remake, are much more terrifying and menacing. Today, Z For Zombies' Zach Shildwachter (a zombie expert of sorts) joins the Romero Week fun to settle this debate once and for all. No matter which side of the coin you're on with this one, I think what Zach's about to tell ya will make you understand that nobody is wrong when it comes to this issue.

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(Zach with his zombified girlfriend, Eva. Clearly, Zach loves him some zombies!)

George Romero has gifted to the world one of my favorite genres of horror ; Zombies. This bespectacled behemoth has utilized the walking dead to express his views on politics, consumerism, and the state of human nature when confronted by crisis better than any director before him and has forever changed the art of filmmaking by doing so. The underlying principal behind the fear he’s constructed is not some masked slasher, but rather the fear of what lives next door. The fear is that the ones we know and love can turn on us and commit unspeakable horrors. It is then up to us to destroy them or die trying. From this moment the instinct to survive becomes paramount, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can trust the living either.

People love to battle zombies and follow along because death trumps all social moirĂ©s when faced with the walking dead. If they’re infected, you can lay devastation to man, women, and child without blinking an eye at the repercussions. You can loot and pillage and rebel against cultured society because it’s you against them. No other genre of film is more rock ‘n roll. Might makes right as survival of the fittest is proven before your very eyes. In a zombie apocalypse, there’s no need for material possessions, nostalgia, or a dead end job, only what gets you through to see the next day. With a little luck and some preparedness, you can actually survive the night, which is the first glimmer of hope in the horror genre.

When I was asked by Johnny Boots to contribute to Romero Week I knew there would be no way I could compete in his contributions of film critique, cultural significance, or unknown trivia from one of the Godfathers of Gore. What I could offer was my own zombie survival plan, listing an inventory of supplies and weapons, share my blueprint for building a proper fortress, and map out the ways to move about and regroup with fellow survivors. But I say screw that, if you’re not prepared for what’s coming, it’s your own fault. My survival plan is the only reason people keep me on speed dial. I have to personally thank George Romero for having any friends at all.

What I can offer is my patented zombie theory that will finally settle the debate of slow versus fast zombies and the behaviors they exhibit.

Upon transmission of the agent that causes re-animation, the victim expires, whether it’s from the infection itself or another mortal wound. I believe the agent stems from a strain of bacteria that can live within dead tissue versus a virus that exists through a host. This explains the transmitting of infections in methods outside that of a bite. As with most deaths, the body loses control of involuntarily controlled functions like pulse rate and breathing. This accounts for the vacating of the bowels, blood starting to pool and coagulate, etc. The brain immediately releases all of the stored adrenalin and dopamine as well. This explains why the recently deceased are able to run and exhibit such strength when they return as the living dead.

As rigor mortis sets in, the body depletes its lifelong stored amounts of previously mentioned chemicals. With no dopamine to combat the effects of continuous pain, (i.e. physical deterioration, body mutilation, etc,) the last semi functioning organ, the brain and the central nervous system, is riddled with an overabundance of pain. The brain is overtaken by the amount of stimuli and the constant firing and relaying of neurons that the other body systems would normally regulate. This sensory overload causes the body’s synapses to function in ways they were never designed to accommodate. This explains the moaning and hunger for brains to replenish dopamine levels to offset this imbalance, which has been often mistaken for physical hunger. This is particularly exemplified in subjects that display the complete lack of a digestive system.

With the onset of rigor mortis, the limbs stiffen, impeding movement and creating the ambling shuffle. Thus fast and slow zombies are one in the same. The forgotten variable in any crisis situation is time, though many constantly refer to it in gestation of the agent to those newly infected. From the time of infection to a recorded attack can offer a plethora of contingencies that determine the type of zombie one might encounter.

It should be noted that though the brain is infected it serves as it did before infection. That is to say memories can be recalled and skills remembered. Zombies will migrate to settings from their former lives in an attempt to fulfill their unrelenting hunger. A cognitive communication between zombies is capable in their efforts to communicate nearby sources of fresh brains and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way. This includes the use of tools and other associated motor skills. This also accounts for the need to gather into a collective, travel as a herd and hunt as a pack. Ultimately the zombies will continue to exist until their bodies completely deteriorate or the brain is destroyed in their quest to stop the pain of their unholy existence.

I have to thank the bearded one, Johnny Boots, for giving my voice a platform to be heard, but I owe the biggest thanks to George Romero for giving me something to say. His effect on cinema and horror will live on longer than anyone that will read these words. I just hope you’re as prepared for the inevitable as I am, I suggest you study up on the master’s efforts.

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So ya see, the only difference between fast and slow zombies, according to Zach, is time. Armed with this knowledge, is there really anything left to debate about? Can we all now just sit back with a cold one and enjoy zombie flicks without fighting about the way the filmmaker chose to depict the undead?

Thank you Zach for your incredible, and very smart, insights.

Joe O' Connor - One Hardcore Deadhead

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One of my awesome readers, Joe O' Connor, sent me some pictures of his Romero collection the other day and among those pictures was a shot of his Dawn of the Dead tattoo, which I just had to share with you guys. Check it out and here's what Joe had to say about his badass ink!

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I love showing expression for things i'm a fan of, whether it be t-shirts (which are plenty, including a Dawn of the Dead & a Day of the Dead shirt), pins (which i have one for Day), or posters(which i have for Dawn). If I had the money, i'd have my arms sleeved in tattoos, especially film tattoos. I have 5 tattoos, three of which are dedicated to film, albeit one of the "films" is my production company's logo but with vampire fangs, the other two are straight up film ink - a Rocky Horror tattoo & a Dawn of the Dead tattoo. I got it in March of 2009, by my favorite tattooist and fellow Romero fan, Dennis La Rosa of Liquid Courage Tattoo in Omaha Nebraska. It took about an hour and a half (in between us watching Kingpin), and cost about $120. I chose green as it's my favorite color. I love my tattoo but it is not yet complete, as i'm planning on getting Night & Day as companion pieces.

Joe can be found over at Oduction Productions Midnight Time Warp and on his YouTube channel, where he has a series of videos documenting his journey to some of the filming locations of Dawn of the Dead.

Thanks, Joe!

**UPDATE**

More reader Romero tattoos have just come my way! Thanks to Chris Bennett for sending these over!

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Karen Cooper

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Zombified Romero!