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Official Release Date for the Birth of the Living Dead

Chris Savage 1 Comment Movie Page: Birth of the Living Dead

Does Rob Kuhns’ upcoming documentary, Birth of the Living Dead, look awesome or what? I think this one is going to be right up there, and if you’re anticipating this one, we have some very good news in regards to when you can watch this sucker.

It has been announced that the Birth of the Living Dead will be hitting iTunes on October 15th, and then the film will also receive a limited theatrical release this October 18th!

SynopsisIn 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed a low budget horror film that shocked the world and became an icon of the counterculture – “Night of the Living Dead.”

“Year of the Living Dead,” a new documentary, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster – one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh. The “zombie” became its own genre worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

This new documentary also immerses audiences into the singular time in which “Night” was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home combined with iconic music from the 60s invites viewers to experience how Romero’s tumultuous film reflected this period in American history. “Year of the Living Dead” shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that was also a profound insight into how our society really works.

Will you be hunting this one down?

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      1. Tiago October 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

        Fantastic. This does look awesome!
        Of the myths born last century, the “zombie outbreak” for sure spread the most in all cultures all over the world, and it is nowadays part of the zeitgeist of our current time, in a very strong way. This documentary seems to be investigating the reasons why zombies relate so good to our culture.