Live in Chicago? Wanna see George Romero's latest zombie flick, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, with a Romero Q&A? Capone has the details!
Published at: April 29, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST by Capone
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here.
I’ve met or spoken with George Romero five or six times over the years. I’ve interviewed him at least three times, done convention Q&As with him about as frequently. He’s a total blast to talk to, especially if you dare to deviate from simply asking him about when his next zombie film is coming out or about any of his numerous unproduced projects. He’s a fun guy, an angry guy, and the only man who can still surprise me with consistently fucking awesome zombie kills. But the one thing I’ve never done is have an exclusive AICN screening of one of his movies with him in attendance to do a post-screening Q&A. That all changes next week, when Mr. Romero joins us after a screening of his latest entry into the zombie-movie lexicon, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, a first-rate work that is a definite step up from DIARY OF THE DEAD, which I was actually a pretty big fan of. I saw the new film at Fantastic Fest last September, and SURVIVAL is even better than DIARY. I think I even liked it better than LAND OF THE DEAD.
This Chicago screening of SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD will take place Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 7:00pm at a theater in downtown Chicago (the exact location will only be given to contest winners). After the film, George Romero will do a Q&A, so get those questions ready. This is going to be a tough, high-demand ticket to get. I’m got a little more than 200 seats, so here's how to secure a pass good for you and one guest.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note the new email address) with the subject line "DEAD MAN WALKING" In the body of the email, I need your Name, whether or not you're bringing a Guest (guests' names are not required), and the answer to the following question (read carefully): "What is your favorite zombie kill in a George Romero movie?" Give me the movie title, and the method of zombie extermination. Keep your responses BRIEF--limit your answers to 50 words or less (no matter how tempted you are to go over the limit). If you give me a death in any non-zombie Romero movie or non-Romero zombie movie, your entry will get tossed.
Although this is an exclusive AICN event, it will be slightly overbooked to make sure there is a full house for our guest. If you cannot arrive at this screening early, please do not enter. If there's even the slightest chance you'll have to back out of attending if you do win, don't enter. If you have a job that might make you late or unable to attend, or an ill/pregnant relative, or a temperamental significant other, or a scratchy throat, do not enter. I know I say this with every contest, but if you leave George Romero hanging, you deserve to die and not be reborn.
Good luck, everyone!
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