DUSK to DAWN HORRORFEST at MIDWAY DRIVE-IN
The DUSK to DAWN HorrorFest presents the 4K restoration of George A. Romero’s classic “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”, the most important and influential horror film of our time. Flashback Weekend’s Dusk to Dawn HorrorFest WILL also feature “John Carpenter’s THE FOG” (1980) and two more horror classics TBA.
Open air and social distanced horror vendors, horror trailers, vintage concession ads, and more! Admission only $20.00 per adult. For additional info, visit the drive-in website or the Midway Drive-In facebook page.
It is only fitting for Flashback Weekend to screen “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” at our Midway Drive-In, as the film was originally conceived by George Romero, John Russo, and Image Ten as a movie which would play at Drive-In Theatres as its primary release platform.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD created the modern zombie genre and because of its success as an artistic independent film production, it inspired other future horror legends including Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell.
Restored from the original 35mm negatives, Director George Romero said of the breath-taking and beautiful restoration: “What we have now, for good or for bad, is exactly what I shot,” He continues: “This is closer than anything we’ve seen to the definitive version of the film. It’s in the right format, 1.33:1, and that’s never been seen before either.”
“THE LIVING DEAD” CO-AUTHOR DANIEL KRAUS TO APPEAR IN PERSON!
When Romero died in 2017, his greatest work was incomplete: the zombie novel to end all zombie novels. Now finished by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water), The Living Dead is the complete story of the zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind – and beyond. Daniel Kraus will be introducing “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”, discussing the new novel, and signing copies of “THE LIVING DEAD” which will be available for purchase at the Midway. Details TBA.