With the zombie zeitgeist showing no signs of resting in peace anytime soon, there’s never been a better time to revisit the work of the master. This Halloween, TIFF is kicking off a massive George A. Romero retrospective, with the man himself introducing several of the screenings. Co-presented by TIFF and Rue Morgue, Living Dread: The Cinema of George A. Romero begins on Wednesday, October 31 with a screening of Romero and Stephen King’s classic collaboration, Creepshow. The following night, Uncle George will introduce a screening of Martin, followed by The Crazies. The selection for Friday, November 2 is Monkey Shines, leading up to back-to-back screenings of the original Dead trilogy on Saturday, November 3. The event wraps up on Sunday, November 4, when Romero will introduce a screening of his Carte Blanche selection (Michael Powell’s infamous Peeping Tom).
Naturally, an event such as this deserves some badass art to go along with it. To that end, Ghoulish Gary Pullin has designed the limited edition poster you see below. Silk-screened on 100 lb. natural white cardstock, the signed and numbered prints will be available at the TIFF Bell Lightbox store on All Hallows’ Eve (that would be October 31), for just $30. Be warned, though: only 100 of these babies will be printed, so they’ll go quicker than rotter fodder in a Pennsylvania shopping mall.