The Zombie Chronicles: A Tribute to George A. Romero

When I was 19 I filled a large section of a college ruled notebook with a zombie epic that was as terribly written as it was derivative of other people’s work. It was cliched, hackneyed but, dammit, it was something I cared deeply about.

It was called THE ZOMBIE CHRONICLES (Yah, I know…) and it was the first long form effort I had ever made in writing. I stayed in every night for months writing it. I skipped out on parties, hang outs, dates, and every imaginable teenage social obligation just to complete this novella I was so sure would catapult me to a career as a respected author.

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ScreamCast 38: Monkey Shines (1988) & The Dark Half (1993)

Once upon a time, George A. Romero worked with Orion Pictures. The first outing proved disastrous at the box office and was riddled with studio tinkering, the second didn’t do much better. Thus our hero went back to the land of things more independent. This week Sean and Brad dive into George A. Romero’s adaptations of Monkey Shines and The Dark Half. Do they hold up as films or mere curiosities? Both are out on Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory.

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