Screened as part of NZIFF 2005
George Romero, the individual most responsible for the world's enduring affection for the undead has returned to claim his title as King of Horror. We’re stoked to be presenting the premiere of his long-awaited Land of the Dead on the big screen. In 1968 Romero altered the horror landscape forever. His vision of unrelenting, shuffling zombies, captured on grainy black and white, looked like some industrial training film from hell. That film Night of the Living Dead, was followed by Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead and their impact continues to inspire the likes of Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days Later. In his latest and final gore-epic, Romero takes us to a fortified city of the future, where the rich live safely in skyscrapers while the rest simply try to exist as anarchy reigns around them. Behind the city’s walls shuffling rotten meat is showing signs of intelligence. The undead are beginning to evolve, and one of them, 'Big Daddy', is beginning to form a plan of attack. It’s time to feast.