HORROR FILM MONTH: George Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD (1985, USA) Mature audiences only!
We wind up our October salute to cinematic terror with a rare public screening of the third film in GEORGE A. ROMERO’s infamous original zombie trilogy (after 1968’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and 1979’s DAWN OF THE DEAD). DAY OF THE DEAD is perhaps the least known of the three (he’d later return to the series with 2005’s LAND OF THE DEAD) but arguably the most gory and claustrophobic, it deals with a small group of doctors, scientists and soldiers who must live in a secure, underground government facility after a mysterious worldwide disease turns the recently deceased into savage, flesh-eating zombies. When one scientist’s experimental attempts to communicate with
and possibly domesticate one zombie who’s been captured and imprisoned in the fortress, it sparks an ugly conflict between the military men and the civilian researchers which threatens the safety of everyone in the bunker. This is the director’s own personal favorite of all his zombie films, and it features riveting performances, brilliant dialogue and absolutely stunning special makeup effects by the legendary TOM SAVINI and his protege GREG NICOTERO. It’s an absolute must-see for fans of zombie flicks, Romero acolytes, and anyone who appreciates thought-provoking sci-fi and horror – but this GRAPHIC, UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT IS NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH OR FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OLD. Seating begins at 7:30 pm FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.