Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 229: Mon Aug 18

Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978): Union Chapel, Upper Street, Islington, 7pm


As part of this year’s Film4 FrightFest, prog-rock ensemble Goblin are to perform their original scores for George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Dario Argento’s Suspiria at two special screenings in London. Led by Brazilian-born Italian composer Claudio Simonetti, the four-piece will provide real-time accompaniment to the cult horror classics on August 18 and 19 at Union Chapel in Islington – follow the links for tickets to Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria.

Chicago Reader review:
George Romero's 1979 sequel to Night of the Living Dead is a more accomplished and more knowing film, tapping into two dark and dirty fantasies—wholesale slaughter and wholesale shopping—to create a grisly extravaganza with an acute moral intelligence. The graphic special effects (which sometimes suggest a shotgun Jackson Pollock) are less upsetting than Romero's way of drawing the audience into the violence. As four survivors of the zombie war barricade themselves inside a suburban shopping mall, our loyalties and human sympathies are made to shift with frightening ease. Romero's sensibility approaches the Swiftian in its wit, accuracy, excess, and profound misanthropy.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.


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