|The freaky folks over at www.thelivingdeadfest.com
have arranged for an exclusive screening of the 1968 cult classic, Night
of the Living Dead, on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st, 8pm at EDCO
Park in Evans City. Actors and crew members who worked on the movie
will be on hand for a 'meet and greet' before the film is presented.
Evans City gained notoriety as the
backdrop of George Romero's horror masterpiece that redefined the genre.
Gary Streiner, the mastermind behind The
Living Dead Fest, a 40th Anniversary tribute festival held in Evans City
in late September, has arranged for the screening. Gary worked on
the film and his brother, Russ, appeared in it as the first victim of a
zombie attack. Gary, along with partner, Rick Reifenstein of the
Evans City Historical Society concocted the notion of the festival as a
means to pay tribute to the film while showcasing the town that hosted it.
Park is located at 154 West Main St., Evans City. The gates open at 6:30
p.m., followed by door prizes
and a 7:30 p .m. meet-and-greet session with
ghouls and producers, including Russell Streiner, S. William
John Russo, George Kosana, Ella Mae Smith and Gary Streiner.
are available for $8 at Evans City Beer Distributor, Main
Grill, LAW Clothing, Evans City Drug, Sports & Spirits Bar, The
Barrel Antiques and soon to be online at www.thelivingdeadfest.com.
purchased at the door the day of the event are $10.
hope the screening will benefit local historical projects and generate
interest and commerce in the town that served as a filming location for
this horror classic. The group is already looking to raise money to
restore a chapel in the Evans City Cemetery that was a key location in the
film. It is in danger of being torn down due to its current state of
disrepair and decay.