"Return of the Living Dead" has been one of my all-time favorite movies ever since its original release, in 1985. I first saw it, in the theater, when the film was still just a few weeks old - and it was love at first sight. I became an instant, rabid fan of all things ROTLD.
I collected every single horror movie magazine with articles about it. When the goofy, punk rock soundtrack came out, I scraped up the last of my summer lawn-mowing money to buy it - on record! See, it was 1985, and records were still the primary format for music. The poster for this movie has occupied the wall of (almost) every home I've lived in, ever since 1985, from my bedroom at my parents' house when I was a teenager, to the walls of every dorm room and apartment I lived in as a college student, and right up to the present day: Even after I became a responsible, settled-down, married adult, the poster remains in my art room/office.
And of course, over the years, I have bought every edition of this movie that has been released, on each new-improved format: the VHS tape, BOTH versions of the DVD... the excellent Blu Ray release (the Blu Ray is easily the best)...
You get the idea... I am a long-time, hopeless fan of "Return of the Living Dead".
So I am excited to announce that a brand-new, feature-length documentary about the making of this film, has just been released on DVD. It's called:
"MORE BRAINS! A Return to the Living Dead"
Naturally, I would be excited about "MORE BRAINS", because cult horror films don't usually receive this level of in-depth behind-the-scenes documentation, with such candid, no-holds-barred interviews, featuring almost every single cast and crew member...
...But another reason I am so excited about this documentary - is because it features two of my illustrations!! Yes, you heard that right! Watch for my artwork to appear during the behind-the-scenes discussion of the famous Tar-Man sequence!
This wonderful opportunity came about thanks to Beverly Randolph, the actress who was menaced by the Tar-Man zombie in ROTLD (and who was also a producer on the doc). It's a long story but I met Beverly a couple years ago and we became friends. I knew nothing about "MORE BRAINS" until she let me in on it, while it was in production, about 9 months ago. It was she who requested my artwork to appear in the documentary. ...And I've been biting my tongue about it ever since! Haha.
I can't express how hugely excited and flattered I feel, to have my artwork connected, in even the smallest way, with a movie that I have loved so much, for so long. Not to mention - seeing my name in the credits of an official Return of the Living Dead - thing...? THAT was a trip! ...I wish I could be all cool and laid back and professional about this... But that would be a lie. I am just too big of a fan. Thanks a MILLION Beverly! Thank you thank you!
...And finally - speaking purely as a fan - I highly recommend all you zombified wierdos out there, track down a copy of this DVD as soon as possible, before rigor-mortis sets in! "MORE BRAINS" is one of the best behind-the-scenes docs, about one of the best zombie movies, you'll ever find. Watching it will... make the pain... go away... the pain of being DEAD... Can't you feel yourself... ROTTING???
Here's the Amazon link: tinyurl.com/6tqpsom
ORDER IT NOW!!!