Night of the Living Dead 3D Gets 1,500 Screens

Posted by Peter Hall - July 12th 2006 @ 10:21 am

Extremmmmeeeeee Zombies!!!!!!

I never thought I’d get the chance to sit in a theater with a pair of dorky red and blue glasses on and watch a horror movie in that wacky, extreme-2-the-max, third dimension, but it seems a company you’ve never heard of, Midnight Movies Entertainment, has enough faith in a gimicky Night of the Living Dead remake directed by no one you’ve ever heard of, Jeff Broadstreet, staring no one you’ve ever seen before, except Sid Haig, to push it fairly wide across the nation in November. 

I like that.  But…

Looking at the stills on the film’s official site motivated me to say I was digging this movie, but then I watched the trailer.  It isn’t a bad trailer – and Sid Haig may be genre gold to other fans, but to me he is a lump of screen presence that makes nearly anything impossible to take seriously – but what breaks the deal for me is that the most famous line from the film (and one of the most famous from horror history), "They’re coming to get you, Barbara", is delivered as a text message on a cell phone:

Bad move.

But, either way, I like it when indie horror gets a wide release.  Especially if it means I get to rock some 3D glasses in a theater.

Official Site

Trailer

Via AICN


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  1. July 12th, 2006 | 10:33 am | #1

    Want good Haig? See yourself some Spider Baby.

  2. July 12th, 2006 | 10:57 am | #2

    Cool, I’ll check that out. My Netflix activity for the last month and a half has been completely dead. I need to send stuff back.

    I thought for a second you were recommending this movie I kept seeing advertised in Fangoria a year or two ago.

  3. July 12th, 2006 | 11:27 am | #3

    No, but I’ve seen that one too. ;) (Thanks, Cinemax!)

    Spider Baby isn’t the best movie as a whole, but Haig stands out, which is impressive for a character that doesn’t really speak.

    I just cut my Netflix to 2 out at a time for the summer. Got too much other stuff going on.

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