Dead return to Monroeville

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Dead return to Monroeville

taraco
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June 8th, 2018, 2:36 am #1

The 40th anniversary of DAWN OF THE DEAD is celebrated in Monroeville, Pa., this weekend (June 8-10, 2018), at the LIVING DEAD WEEKEND.

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40 Years! 40 Guests!, they say, including Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Ken Foree and just about everyone involved in the film.

Find more details here: LIVING DEAD WEEKEND

With the Bash just two weeks later, Pennsylvania remains the heart of monster conventions.

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June 9th, 2018, 11:20 am #2

This looks absolutely awesome.  
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June 11th, 2018, 1:22 pm #3

Did I read that right?  Greg Nicotero, of The Walking Dead and FearTWD fame worked with George Romero?  Sure didn't know that.
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June 11th, 2018, 4:20 pm #4

No, Greg worked on DAY OF THE DEAD.
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June 11th, 2018, 4:21 pm #5

They installed a bust of George Romero at the Monroeville Mall as part of the Dead Weekend.

Here's a story: Romero statue at Mall

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June 13th, 2018, 5:00 pm #6

I went to that mall 2 or 3 times when I visited my sister nearby one summer, but it was before the movie so I didn't know it was going to be famous someday.  
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June 14th, 2018, 12:02 am #7

taraco wrote: No, Greg worked on DAY OF THE DEAD.
I think you mean "Yes, Greg worked on DAY OF THE DEAD"

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... ro-1021981

(I worked with Greg at KNB effects - lots of interesting projects)
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June 14th, 2018, 3:44 pm #8

I would not say that Romero "single handily" created the modern zombie. He had help.
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