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“NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II” director confirms casting of “DAY OF THE DEAD” veterans

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | News


The latest sequel to George A. Romero’s classic is reuniting the stars of another.

Marcus Slabine, writer/director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II (which he previously discussed here), has announced the casting of Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander and Jarlath Conroy, the three survivors of Romero’s 1985 DAY OF THE DEAD. Their presence in NIGHT II was first revealed this past weekend at the Living Dead Weekend in Pittsburgh (pictured above and below). The movie was shot in secret by Slabine and co., and he comments, “To say it was an amazing dream come true seeing these three reunited after 36 years is an understatement. Lori Cardille is one of the most underrated female badasses of the 1980s in her role as Sarah Bowman, and after 36 years, she is even more badass. It was like time hadn’t skipped a beat, and their performances and chemistry were all still there. I’ve worked with Terry on several projects and I absolutely adore him; he is an extremely talented actor and his performances always ring true. Jarlath as well was an absolute delight watching him go, and he is truly a chameleon actor. I really hope people enjoy watching them as much as we did filming them.”

You can visit NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II’s official website here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).