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BOOK REVIEW – Night Of The Living Dead (Behind The Scenes Of The Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) by Joe Kane

By Marty Mulrooney

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Night Of The Living Dead (Behind The Scenes Of The Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever) by Joe Kane offers fresh insight into the classic 1968 George A. Romero zombie horror film of the same name. Shot on a shoe-string budget of $114,000, the film grossed over $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally and remains a hit with audiences even today. Joe Kane – recognised as ‘the best movie critic in America’ by Entertainment Weekly – not only goes behind the scenes of this classic horror film, but also details the five-decade legacy that it has created. The book also includes the original Night Of The Living Dead screenplay by John Russo.

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FILM REVIEW – Drag Me To Hell

By Marty Mulrooney

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Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell is a roller-coaster ride of a film that has completely surprised me and caught me off guard. I am openly not a particular fan of horror films. I have admittedly enjoyed some, such as the recent Stephen King adaptation The Mist, and older classics such as Don’t Look Now, but the majority of modern mainstream, lets-see-how-vulgar-and-disturbing-we-can-be torture porn-fests do little to entice me.

So it was with some trepidation that I went to see Drag Me To Hell. I was with a good friend and thought it might be fun to see a horror film for once, even though there were alternatives such as the usual safe-bet comedies and throw-away action flicks. It was actually a last minute decision in the queue as it was quite late and all the last showings had started.  Regardless, I am glad I made the decision to see this film.

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