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FEARnet Celebrates George Romero & Declares February 4th 'Tweet Like a Zombie' Day

Sony Pictures Television - 02/02/2010

This Thursday, George Romero - director of Night of the Living Dead and father of the modern zombie movie - celebrates his 70th birthday. In his honor, FEARnet.com will be overrun by zombie movies, videos, interviews and articles, including the first ever "Tweet Like a Zombie" Day.

  Festivities to include:
  --  Tributes to George Romero from horror notables Guillermo Del Toro
      (Pan's Labyrinth), Mick Garris (Masters of Horror), Max Brooks (World
      War Z) and others.
  --  Video interviews with Romero and cast members of his groundbreaking
      "Living Dead" series of films.
  --  Full-length, free streaming movies featuring the consequences of
      zombie-like outbreaks, including Mulberry Street, the aptly titled
      J-horror film Infection and David Cronenberg's classic Shivers.
  --  Zombie American, a short starring The Hangover's Ed Helms
  --  A Jobs of the Damned video lesson from Doug Jones (Hellboy's Abe
      Sapien and the creepy Ice Cream Truck guy from Legion) on how to move
      like a zombie.
  --  A review of the Kevin Hamedani's post-9-11 political horror-comedy
      Zombies of Mass Destruction, part of this year's After Dark
      Horrorfest.
  --  Original zombie haikus penned by FEARnet site visitors in Romero's
      honor, like:



                             slip, stumble, fall, rise
                             undead feet on icy ground
                                zombies hate winter


Since no birthday is complete without cake, FEARnet will serve up a gallery of the best zombie-themed birthday cakes from around the web. And to top things off, FEARnet will "tweet like a zombie," retweeting zombie-related comments from horror fans and notables all day long. Braaaiiiins!

About FEARnet

FEARnet, the world's premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, is a cutting-edge, multi-platform movie network available on demand, online and on mobile 24/7. Its unrivaled modern horror library unites Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services with Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre.

FEARnet On Demand has generated over 400 million views, is the #1 Comcast Free Movie VOD network, #1 Free HD movie network and is available on Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse, Insight Communications, Bresnan and Guadalupe Valley Systems. www.fearnet.com is the #1 horror website, and PC Magazine has named FEARnet.com among "The 15 Best Websites for Movie Fans." Users can explore the world of the macabre on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, interactive community features and fresh original content.

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CONTACT: Karen Barragan of Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-6467,
Karen_Barragan@spe.sony.com, for FEARnet

Web Site: http://www.fearnet.com/