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To quote Sara Lee, “Some people don’t like some things, but nobody doesn’t like… brain-eating zombies!” Alright, not word for word, but zombies have always been a popular horror staple, especially in our household. From Romero’s series to Shaun of the Dead, right up to the recent TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead, the “deceased and mobile” have been a regular fixture in Emma’s “education”. That’s why, for our next film, I decided we should fill in one of the crucial blanks in her zombie repertoire: Dan O’Bannon’s cult classic horror-comedy, The Return of the Living Dead.
I really wish I could make this screening. I’m dying to check out a Terror in the Aisles event and see Chicago. But for those of you who can go, enjoy. If a Tree Falls is a pretty cool, relentlessly downbeat flick, Black Death is a must-see and, well, the Day of the Dead reunion is a no-brainer.
On Thursday, July 8th, Toronto’s Cinematheque is holding a screening of George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead, as part of its series paying tribute to the late film scholar Robin Wood, a giant on the Film Studies scene. I read several of Wood’s pieces on horror while in the Film Studies program at university, and while I didn’t always agree with him, the guy was brilliant and did a lot to draw academics into the genre. This is a fantastic tribute.
Here are all the details from the press release:
July 8th – Rare screening of DAY OF THE DEAD at Cinematheque Ontario
As part of the tribute to the late film critic Robin Wood, there will be a RARE screening of George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD at the Cinematheque Ontario. 35MM print! TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!