For its sixth year, the Retro Horror Series at the Ayrsley Grand is back with perhaps their most varied and exciting lineup yet. There are bonafide classics, unique cult films, 3D monster thrillers, ‘90s teen horror and horror-comedies to satisfy the need of every person looking for something a bit spooky this Halloween season.
Night of the Living Dead(1968)
The world was introduced to the zombified genius of George A. Romero in 1968’s low-budget classic Night of the Living Dead. Shot in black and white on a paltry budget of $114,000, Romero’s film would go on to spawn five new iterations of his _____ of the Dead series from 1968 to 2010. But it’s always the original with its pure, grassroots approach to terror, that keep audiences coming back for more brains.
Zombi 2 (1979)
Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2 is an interesting film. It’s a sequel to 1978’s Zombi, which in turn was the Italian re-edit of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Italian copyright laws aren’t as strict on intellectual property as they are in America, so through that, the original production Zombi 2 was born. Known for its immense gore and polarizing reputation, it’s best to view Zombi 2 on an empty stomach and an open mind.