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: