George A. Romero’s Blue-Collar Monsters
GEORGE A. ROMERO’S BLUE-COLLAR MONSTERS
A weeklong retrospective celebrating the work of legendary cult filmmaker George A. Romero, the father of the zombie movie.
Shot in or around his Pittsburgh hometown, Romero’s horror films feature what he calls “blue-collar monsters”: hard-working people who turn into bloodthirsty, brain sucking beasts.
Blue-Collar Monsters will feature four of Romero’s most terrifying films from the 60s and 70s, including the new 4K restorations of Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, and Season of the Witch (aka Hungry Wives), plus a special screening of the 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead.
“This is closer than anything we’ve seen to the definitive version of the film.” – George A. Romero on the new 4K resoration, which he oversaw. A group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house…but the zombies start to find ways inside.
1973 | October 28 at 7:15pm, October 29 at 9:50pm, October 31 at 9:50pm
George Romero’s first color horror film is a social commentary cloaked in exploitation trappings about a small Pennsylvania town decimated by the accidental release of a dangerous biochemical weapon in the water supply.
Dawn of the Dead
1978 | November 1, 7:00pm
Romero’s horror masterpiece following two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend who seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall from an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead.
Season of the Witch
1972 | October 28 at 4:20pm, October 29 at 7:15pm, October 31 at 4:20pm
When a bored housewife in suburban Pittsburgh turns to witchcraft, the results are both sensual and terrifying.