Okay, my film-school, film-festival, film-arts mind aside… one of my most favorite “guilty pleasures” in the world of film, is the zombie movie. There are reasons why that would take far too much space at this moment. But, I’ve always been fascinated and entranced by the subgenre of the zombie movie. There’s just something inherently compelling about it, and I could go on about it, but maybe now’s not the time.
So, yes, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Land of the Dead, George Romero’s seemingly final chapter of his epic series of zombie movies. From his Night of the Living Dead to 28 Days Later to Shaun of the Dead, I’ve been there, anxious for each clever addition to the subgenre. Not to mention, I’ve stuck by Romero, even through the lean, non-zombie years (The Dark Half, anyone?).
Anyway, Ain’t It Cool News has brought to my attention a very cool promo film created for Land of the Dead. It’s a look back at the significance of Romero’s zombie canon, as told by some of the filmmakers he inspired: John Landis, Guillermo del Toro, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, and more.
Check it out right here… and see you in Land of the Dead.