Saturday, May 1, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (Screener Review)
Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated is a mass collaborative artistic re-envisioning of George A. Romero's 1968 cult classic, Night of the Living Dead.
International artists and animators were invited to select scenes from the film and reinvent them through their artwork.
Open to all styles, media and processes the results ran the gamut with scenes created in everything from puppet theater to CGI, hand drawn animation to flash, and oil paintings to tattoos.
This cacophony of works was organized and curated across the original film's time line in order to create a completely original video track made entirely out of art.
The result of this project is an experimental take on the cult classic.
This isn't a remake, a re-imagining, or anything like you've ever seen. This is, simply put, the best tribute to one of the greatest horror films that I've ever seen. The entire film is made up of artwork from various artists laid over the original film's sound track. The artwork ranges from professional to amateur, comic book style to stop motion animation, Barbies to Furbies (yes, there are zombie Furbies, and it is awesome)! The film has moments of the terror of the original with a fresh punch of comedy done with the artwork every once in a while. It even had one scene that was the original from the movie with little spider like creatures on top playing basketball and stuff (I was rolling with laughter)! But in all seriousness, this film itself is an amazing feat and the best ode to a classic horror film. They didn't change the story, they didn't try to re-visualize it, they simply used the film as a medium to showcase some amazing artwork and to tell the same story in a way no story has ever been done. I tip my hat to the makers of this film, cause I can't think of any other film that compares. I simply loved this movie and if your fan fan of the original, your gonna love this film. Check out more about it at www.notldr.com.