It seems odd, but for whatever reason, I haven't written at all about George Romero's newest installment in his zombie series, Survival of the Dead, here in the VoH. The Living Dead films are obsessions of mine, and I get excited every time a new one comes out--hell, I remember a time when the thought of a new one was almost beyond hope. Anyway, some very cool news tonight out of Venice, Italy...
You see, Romero screened Survival of the Dead at the world-famous Venice Film Festival yesterday. And get this--according to the Associated Press and festival artistic director Marco Mueller, it's the first time a horror movie has been entered into the Venice competition since the very first edition back in 1932, when Rouben Maumolian's classic Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde kicked off the festival.
The sixth film in the legendary series that began in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, Survival of the Dead made its official debut in Venice, and is also set to be screened on Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival. As for a regular theatrical release, it is still scheduled for some time this fall, but no specific date has yet been made public.
Here's the latest trailer, for those who haven't seen it yet:
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