When director George Romero returned in 2005 with Land of the Dead, he was in the right place at the right time. Zombies were hot, thanks to the success of the Dawn of the Dead remake, and 28 Days Later. While Land of the Dead didn’t do well in US theaters, it did do well on home video, and it was also a success overseas.
Zombies are still hot in the zeitgeist, so unfortunately the announcement there could be another remake of Night of the Living Dead doesn’t surprise us too much. We’ve been hoping for some time that the horror remake trend would be done by now, but there’s sure to be a few still slipping out here and there until the public finally turns their back on them for good. (Or so we hope.)
We’re overrun with zombies these days. We’ve got so many zombies in movies, TV, graphics novels and video games, it’s like the undead are everywhere we turn.
With the holiday Halloween around the corner, it only makes sense that John Carpenter's classic Halloween is back in theaters for a limited run.