Further to my earlier post on tonight’s Creepshow screening, I note that the Toronto Star‘s Philip Brown has an interview with director George Romero worth reading here.
Romero on Hollywood remaking his classic horror films:
I try not to see them. I saw Dawn and thought it had lost its reason for being because there’s nothing about consumer society and what could they even say? Malls were already starting to close. And The Crazies? They even managed to turn that into a zombie movie.
Do you know that he lives in Toronto and now has dual citizenship? Who’d have thunk it.
Tomorrow night George Romero, famed director of such classics as Night of the Living Dead, Martin, and The Crazies, is appearing for a Q&A at the TIFF Lightbox with previously mentioned Colin Geddes, followed by a screening of the Stephen King-scripted Creepshow. Creepshow is a horror classic intentionally referencing the dark humour of the classic EC horror comics. Nostalgic in a pleasant way, it’s worth checking out. Tickets are still available here. Note that this is just the start of TIFF’s comprehensive retrospective on the Pittsburgh auteur.
In case you haven’t seen Creepshow a million times (this was a perennial VHS rental for me growing up), here’s the trailer.