Night of the Living 80s: A New Wave of Horror
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) / NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
Saturday, August 1 - 7:30PM, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
Horror Burlesque show at 7pm!
Discussion between films with actors Clu Gulager, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Thom Mathews, Brian Peck and Jewel Shepard, makeup artist Tony Gardner, production designer William Stout, book author Gary Smart and documentary producers Michael Perez and Thommy Hutson.
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD - 1985, Park Circus/MGM, 90 min, USA, Dir: Dan O’Bannon
“They’re Back… They’re Hungry… And They’re NOT Vegetarian!!” Director-writer Dan O’Bannon’s gory, gleeful, punk-rock godfather of SHAUN OF THE DEAD. In this unofficial “sequel” to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, gas canisters leak at a medical supply warehouse, evaporate and then inadvertently rain down on the nearby cemetery and mortuary. Much skull-splitting, brain-eating hilarity ensues… along with a punked-out Linnea Quigley’s unforgettable erotic cemetery dance! With Clu Gulager and Don Calfa as Burt and Ernie, production design by William Stout, and a great soundtrack provided by The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Flesh Eaters and The Cramps. “Send… more… paramedics.”
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - 1986, Sony Repertory, 88 min, USA, Dir: Fred Dekker
When a couple of pledges thaw out the corpse of a fraternity member who was infected by aliens, they unleash a zombie epidemic on campus. A loving homage to the B movies of the 1950s. MONSTER SQUAD auteur Fred Dekker directs this cult favorite which gave Tom Atkins the role of a lifetime. “The good news is your dates are here. The bad news is…they’re dead.”