Some friends and I decided to make a trip to Pittsburgh and go check out some locations used in various George A. Romero (one of my idols) films. The main one being the Monroeville Mall where ‘Dawn Of The Dead‘ was made. A lot of these locations are changing so I wanted to see them before most of the recognizable things were gone. Going from Chicago to Pittsburgh is a good 8 hours so the drive was long but once we got there it was hard to hold in the excitement. We stayed at a hotel about 15 minutes from the mall. My room for the weekend. Saturday was mainly the mall. So most of the day was spent at the Monroeville Mall. I tried finding screenshots to try and match up as best I could some of the places. We parked by Macy’s. And under the famous number 30 […]
This month seems to be all about my top three favorite films. It started with May 4th which has become national Star Wars Day (May The Fourth Be With You). In the middle of the month I saw for the first time a really amazing documentary on TV on the making of ‘The Godfather’. The month ends with my friends and I taking a trip to Pittsburgh to visit the Monroeville Mall. Also known to fans all over as the ‘Dawn Of The Dead’ mall. Granted it may just be a regular mall to most people (and it is) but to horror fans over the world it was the setting to arguably one of the greatest horror films (and in my opinion greatest films in general) ever made. I will be in half professional mode as I am packing up my photography gear so I can photograph the mall and […]
DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) d: George A. Romero One of my top three favorite films.
Day Thirteen – What is your favorite zombie film? DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) d: George A. Romero Part of doing this list is a balancing act. You’re not supposed to have the same film twice for any answer so I had to really figure some of these answers out. Not to give anything away but a question later is what is (or one of) your favorite horror films and mine is in fact ‘Dawn Of The Dead’. But I also didn’t like that my pick for that one (which is my second favorite horror film) wasn’t showing up for any of the other questions so I broke it up. So consider this not just my favorite zombie film but also my favorite horror film. And indeed one of my top three favorite films of all time. In a world filling with a zombie invasion four people decide to take […]