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Tension rises in new “Night of the Animated Dead” Images

Four newly released images reveal the intensity and fear factor across virtually every frame of Night of the Animated Dead, an animated remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic – now available on Digital, and coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 5.

The four new images spotlight four of the key players from Night of the Animated Dead: Judy (voiced by Katee Sackhoff), Ben (voiced by Dulé Hill), Barbara (Katharine Isabelle) and Harry (Josh Duhamel).

Night of the Animated Dead Gets a Trailer

The animated recreation of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic is coming September 21, 2021 to Digital and October 5, 2021 to Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices. 

Night of the Animated Dead features the voice talents of Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy, Transformers), Dulé Hill (The West WingPsych), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), James Roday Rodriguez (A Million Little Things, Psych), Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica), Will Sasso (MadTV), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing).

Night of the Animated Dead is Coming in September

Night of the Animated Dead

Revisit George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic in an altogether unprecedented presentation as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Night of the Animated Dead, a new, star-studded animated recreation of the thriller coming September 21, 2021 to Digital and October 5, 2021 to Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD.

Presented by The Long Game in association with Hemisphere Entertainment, Night of the Animated Dead is an animated adaptation of the 1968 horror classic and includes never-before-seen, exclusive animated scenes not found in the original live-action film. Night of the Animated Dead will be available on Digital, Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $19.99 SRP, Canada $24.99 SRP) and DVD (USA $14.99 SRP, Canada $19.99 SRP). Pre-order will be available beginning on August 10, 2021.

In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father’s grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along with stranded motorist Ben and four local survivors found hiding in the cellar. Together, the group must fight to stay alive against the oncoming horde of zombies while also confronting their own fears and prejudices.

Night of the Animated Dead features the voice talents of Josh Duhamel (Jupiter’s Legacy, Transformers) as Harry Cooper, Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych) as Ben, Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) as Barbara, James Roday Rodriguez (A Million Little Things, Psych) as Tom, Katee Sackhoff (The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica) as Judy, Will Sasso (MadTV) as Sheriff McClelland, Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) as Johnny and Nancy Travis (Last Man Standing) as Helen Cooper.

Executive Producers are Richard Potter (Diciembres), Thomas DeFeo (The Seventh Day) and Jamie Elliott (Fighting with My Family). Producers are Ralph E. Portillo, p.g.a. (Buddy Games), Robert Feldman, p.g.a. (Dr. Shroud) and Kevin Kasha (I Spit on Your Grave). Animation services were provided by Demente Animation Studio. The original Night of the Living Dead was written by George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead) and John Russo (The Majorettes, Santa Claws). Night of the Animated Dead was produced by Michael J. Luisi, p.g.a. (The Call, Oculus) and directed by Jason Axinn (To Your Last Death).

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Making of the Animated Dead – Join director Jason Axinn & Producer Michael Luisi as they regale fans with the careful process of honoring the iconic classic with their vision for an animated remake, including scene breakdowns and booth recordings with the cast!

When There’s No More Room in Development Hell… Untold Horror Takes You Behind the Curtain in July

Some of the most mind-bending, jaw-dropping and heart-stopping tales in the history of genre film are the ones that never made it to the screen… Dark Horse Books has a story to tell—or rather, untold stories, insightful interviews, and behind-the-scenes looks from horror legends George A. Romero, John Landis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen, Richard Stanley, Vincenzo Natali, and more, conducted by former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine, Dave Alexander, about the scariest movies never made. Crack the spine, if you dare, and discover the Untold Horror!

Take a behind-the-scenes look into development hell to find the most incredible horror movies that never were, from unmade Re-Animator sequels to a couple H.R. Giger passion projects, to alternate takes on legendary franchises such as Frankenstein, Dracula and Jaws!

Features art, scripts, and other eye-popping production material from unmade films that still might make you scream—with insights from influential directors, screenwriters, and producers with decades of experience.

Untold Horror hardcover will be in comic shops on July 28, 2021 and in book stores on August 10, 2021.

Untold Horror

Wednesday Graphic Novel Review: Creepshow

The graphic novel adaptation of the classic horror anthology film written by Stephen King, with art by Bernie Wrightson!

Now back in print: the graphic novel adaptation of Stephen King’s Creepshow, based on the 1982 horror anthology and cult classic film directed by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead)—and featuring stunning illustrations by the legendary Bernie Wrightson and cover art by the acclaimed Jack Kamen! A harrowing and darkly humorous tribute to the controversial and influential horror comics of the 1950s, Creepshow presents five sinister stories.

This is a graphic novel that’s a must get and we tell you why!

Get your copy now through Amazon.

 

 

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Review: Empire of the Dead #1

20140213-163548.jpgZombie godfather George A. Romero joins forces with Marvel comics to pen the latest installment in his undead portfolio, Empire of the Dead. It’s post-apocalyptic New York City and just as people are learning to exist with the ‘stinkers,’ new horrors emerge from the shadows. Penny Jones, a Columbia University doctor, has been embedded with a team of less-than-reputable ground forces in an attempt to study remembered behavior in the minds of the living dead. As a devout zombie fan I try and refrain from joining the “zombies are played out” chorus, but after the big reveal at the end of this issue, I’m starting to give.

In an attempt to evolve the genre, Romero has strayed from zombie lore and introduced supernatural aspects not otherwise seen in traditional walking dead story lines. I’ll withhold spoilers, but seeing that these aspects are introduced in the first issue, rather than at the end of a long story arc, it’s not much of a surprise. Maybe zombie fans want to evolve, but I’m in the other camp, I was hoping for a traditional zombie read from none other than the master himself. So after reaching the last panel, I was, suffice it to say, disappointed.

Illustrator Alex Maleev rarely draws anything short of fantastic, and while this issue is no different, it was tough to enjoy the artwork when I wasn’t buying into the story. His overhead of Central Park is definitely the most noteworthy piece, it almost looks made to be a framed poster. Whether I pick up the second issue or not (still undecided), this one reminded me to get Maleev’s Moon Knight run, which I’ve been dying to read (no pun intended).

Like I said, maybe I’m the odd man out, and people do want to see the shambling dead merge with other creatures of the night. If that’s you, then definitely pick this up. Otherwise, for those of us traditionalists that want their church with an 80 year old organist and predictable sermons, rather than a praise band and a coffee shop in the foyer…you should look elsewhere.

Story: George A. Romero Art: Alex Maleev
Story: 5 Art: 8 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

Zombies & Vampires Invade NYC in George Romero’s Empire of the Dead #1!

When the dead fight the dead – where does that leave the living? Marvel has released a first look at Empire of the Dead #1 – from zombie godfather and horror visionary George Romero and Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev!

Welcome to New York City years after a horrifying plague has swept the nation. The Big Apple is a quarantine zone – but that doesn’t guarantee safety inside! Flesh-eating zombies roam within the remains of Manhattan – and they are not alone. Vampires lurk in the shadows as well, feasting on the living and the undead alike – and no one is safe!

What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!

GEORGE A. ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #1 (NOV130635)
Written by GEORGE A. ROMERO
Art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
FOC – 12/09/13 On-Sale – 01/08/14

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NYCC 2013: George A. Romero Unleashes Empire of the Dead

This January, experience the next epic from the Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse himself – George A. Romero! Marvel has announced Empire of the Dead, an all-new comic series written by George A. Romero with stunning art by Alex Maleev and gorgeous NYC-themed variant covers by Arthur Suydam!

Welcome to New York City years after the plague has hit.  But just because the Big Apple has been quarantined doesn’t mean that everyone inside is safe!  Flesh-eating zombies roam within the confines of Manhattan…but they’re not the only predator that’s poised and ready to strike!  Who or what is this new menace? All will be revealed when George A. Romero himself comes to New York Comic Con for Saturday’s fan-favorite Cup O’ Joe panel (4pm in Room 1E)!

Before the panel, George A. Romero will be signing in-person at the Marvel Booth, #1354, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.! Don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive signed Empire of the Dead mini-poster (while supplies last)!

What happens when the undead invade the city that never sleeps? Find out when Empire of the Dead #1 shambles into a comic shop near you this January!

GEORGE A. ROMERO EMPIRE OF THE DEAD #1
Written by GEORGE A. ROMERO
Art by ALEX MALEEV
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
Variant Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM
On-Sale This January!

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