Rosemary's Baby, Night of the Living Dead and Targets all came out in 1968. Theater critic Jason Zinoman says the three films redefined Hollywood horror in the aftermath of the Vietnam War — and influenced the genre for the next several decades.
He made his first film, Night of the Living Dead, on a shoestring budget on the weekends. The film, about a cadre of flesh-eating zombies, became a cult classic and a copy is now in the archives of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Romero's subsequent successes included Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines. Four of his movies have been reissued on video. There's a new remake of Dawn of the Dead (This interview was originally broadcast on July 18, 1988).
28-year-old Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar's new film, a horror film called The Others, stars Nicole Kidman. It his first English language feature. His first film Tesis (Thesis) won seven Goyas, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars, in 1997. His second movie, Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) has been remade in the US. The film, Vanilla Sky, was made by Cameron Crowe and stars Tom Cruise.
Romero made his first film, "Night of the Living Dead," on a shoestring budget on the weekends. The film, about a cadre of flesh eating zombies, became a cult classic and a copy is now in the archives of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Romero's subsequent successes included "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Martin""Creepshow," and "Monkey Shines." Four of his movies have just been reissued on video. Originally aired 7/18/88.
Craven is one of the foremost directors of horror films. A partial filmography includes: "Last House on the Left," "The Hills Have Eyes," and "Nightmare on Elm Street," and "Scream." Originally aired 2/18/98.
Wes Craven, one of the foremost directors of horror films. His credits include "Last House on the Left," "The Hills Have Eyes," and "Nightmare on Elm Street." His latest film is "Scream 2" the sequel to his 1996 film "Scream." Both are horror films that poke fun at the genre.
Carpenter is best known for the film "Halloween," one of the most successful independent films ever. His other credits include "The Thing," "Christine," "Starman," and "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," starring Chevy Chase. His upcoming movie is "Into the Mouth of Madness." Terry spoke to him in 1988. (Rebroadcast).
Director Tom Savini. Savini was known as the master of ghoulish makeup for George Romero's films. Now he's directed his first film, a remake of Romero's classic, "Night of the Living Dead."(REPEAT. originally aired 10/22/90)
Savini creates the macabre effects for George Romero's zombie films. Now he's directed his own movie, a remake of Romero's classic, Night of the Living Dead. He shares some of the secrets behind how he simulates gore on set.