George A. Romero’s Remastered Night of the Living Dead Is Coming Back to Life in Theaters

Fathom Events
Fathom Events

Long before The Walking Dead was running out of storylines and losing its main star, a twentysomething George A. Romero gathered up a group of his filmmaking friends and, with virtually no budget to speak of, ended up making one of the scariest films in horror movie history. Now, nearly 50 years after its original release on October 1, 1968, Night of the Living Dead will be creeping its way back into theaters.

For two days only next month, a gorgeously restored version of the granddaddy of all zombie films (which never actually used that term, by the way) will be returning to theaters across the country for a two-night-only engagement. The remastering process was overseen by Romero himself, shortly before he passed away in 2017.

Romero worked with original sound designer Gary Streiner to restore the original camera negative into a totally fresh 4K Ultra HD version of the film. The Museum of Modern Art, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, The George Lucas Family Foundation, and the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center all helped to bring the remastered version of this iconic film back to theaters.

“There are not many films that warrant the kind of attention Night of the Living Dead has received from the Museum of Modern Art, but there are also not many films whose influence remains so strong in global popular culture 50 years after it was made. George A. Romero’s film has never looked better, and we are proud to present this dazzling new restoration to film lovers and horror fans,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events’s VP of studio relations, said in a statement.

The film will screen at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (local time) on both October 24th and October 25th in select theaters. To find out if the film is screening near you, or to purchase tickets, visit the Fathom Events website.

How Much Is Game of Thrones Author George RR Martin Worth?

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

by Dana Samuel

Unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones took home another Emmy Award earlier this week for Outstanding Drama Series, which marked the series' third time winning the title. Of course, George RR Martin—the author who wrote the books that inspired the TV show, and the series' executive producer—celebrated the victory alongside ​the GoT cast.

For anyone who may be unfamiliar with Martin's work, he is the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, which is the epic fantasy series that lead to the Game of Thrones adaptation. Basically, we really we have him to thank for this seven-year roller coaster we've been on.

At 70 years old (his birthday was yesterday, September 20th), Martin has had a fairly lengthy career as an author, consisting of a number of screenplays and TV pilots before A Song of Ice and Fire, which, ​according to Daily Mail he wrote in the spirit of The Lord of the Rings.

 Cast and crew of Outstanding Drama Series winner 'Game of Thrones' pose in the press room during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
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Martin sold the rights to his A Song of Ice and Fire series in 2007, and he truly owes the vast majority of his net worth to the success of his novels and the Game of Thrones TV series. So how much exactly is this acclaimed author worth? According to Daily Mail, Martin makes about $15 million annually from the TV show, and another $10 million from his successful literary works.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, that makes Martin's net worth about $65 million.

Regardless of his millions, Martin still lives a fairly modest life, and it's clear he does everything for his love of writing.

We'd like to extend a personal thank you to Martin for creating one of the most exciting and emotionally jarring storylines we've ever experienced.
We wish Game of Thrones could go ​on for 13 seasons, too!

The '90s PBS Shows We're Still Talking About Online, Mapped

Were you a Barney kid or an Arthur kid? Or maybe you were obsessed with the Teletubbies instead? Or maybe you're still that kid inside, off making PBS memes as an adult. You're never too old to appreciate public television's kids programming, if the recent box office success of the Mister Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? is any indication.

Knowing that today's adults still have a soft spot in their hearts for the PBS shows of their childhoods, the telecom sales agent CenturyLinkQuote.com used Google Trends to figure out what kind of impact different kids' series had on each state. They created the map above, showing the most talked-about PBS Kids show in every state over the last 14 years.

According to this data, the Midwest is all about Reading Rainbow, Sesame Street is big in New Jersey and Delaware, and Wishbone reigns in the Southwest. Mister Rogers, despite his status as a TV icon, only dominates in Pennsylvania. The short-lived Canadian-American show Zoboomafoo makes a surprisingly strong showing, coming in as the favorite in four different states despite only having two seasons.

Did your favorite make the list?

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