Indie Film-maker to Address Nation’s Hostility in New Take on a Classic Nightmare
Cleveland, 12/3/17 – January 20, 2017. Millions of Americans cried out in terror. Not because of zombies. But because absolute evil had taken the most important office in the world. The 2017 Presidential Election stirred up a lot of negative energy; before, during, and after the historic event. Even today, it seems like a week can’t go by without another news story hitting mainstream media because of disheartening bigotry and violence. Our great nation is in a time of crisis, and it is officially time that we, as horror fans, take a look at ourselves and how we feel about the world we live in, as well as the people we share this planet with.
Few people recognize and acknowledge George A. Romero for his talent in writing, knowing him only as the mastermind director behind Night of the Living Dead. However, the iconic producer infused social commentary and political issues into his movie about the dead re-animating and attacking a small farmhouse full of strangers. If you read between the lines, you can start to realize how he tackled the most pressing issues of the late 60’s while mixing those themes with action, gore, and suspense in one of the greatest horror films of all time. Cleveland film-maker and actor Roger Conners is hoping to have the same effect on the audience with his own, unofficial interpretation of Romero’s masterpiece in Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth.
Filmed between July 2014 and May 2015 in a collaboration between Rising Pulse Productions and Mouse Nest Productions, Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth is switching the damsel in distress for a gay man in peril among other updated and unconventional themes that point a poignant finger at the current social climate in America. Bigotry, homosexuality, violence against women and religious fundamentalism all receive a horror-centered view in this LGBT version of the 1968 cult classic. Get your first look at Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth in the recently released trailer that was pieced together by the film’s new editors, Red Acquisition’s Malachi Pulte, Mick Kunz and Brandon Jester.
Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth has a highly anticipated world premiere slated for 2018.
Conners, Aswan Harris, Alvin Hudson, Rachel Anders, Bradley Arner, Taylor Nelms, RJ Messenger, Jim Strang, Hailey Moltz, John Chiara, Jennifer Anderson, Robbie Barnes, Tiffani Hilton, Dougles Slygh and KateLynn E. Newberry star.
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