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!
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