June 14, 2012

New Teaser and Test Footage for Night of the Living Dead 2012

A teaser trailer and two trailers comprised of raw test footage have surfaced for director Matt Cloude's 2012 remake of Night of the Living Dead.

Although my friend and serial zombie actor, John Migliore, has a part in this movie (you can see him as the hobo zombie rummaging through the trash), these trailers don't leave me with much anticipation for this remake.

While it would be irresponsible to make snap judgements based on such scant footage, I have to wonder why Cloude is even trying to remake Night of the Living Dead when Tom Savini's 1990 remake still stands up so well. Does Matt Cloude have anything new to offer to a story that's already been prequelized, colourized, recut, animated, converted to 3D, unfaithfully injected with new scenes, and remade in 3D?

For his sake, I hope he does. If there's one thing horror  fans love to do more than rip on George A. Romero for his recent zombie films then it's to rip on people who try to remake classics like Night of the Living Dead.

I wish Cloude my best.