Looking for the hippest place to be on a Saturday night.  People are “dying” to get in this place!  Join UNCLE PETE on a ghouls-night-out trip to The Cinema Graveyard for our annual Halloween DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN showing of Night Of The Living Dead!  To celebrate this special day, UNCLE PETE fires up the Dark Vault Cruiser and “heads” off to the wide stoney spaces to personally get this week’s feature.

Night Of The Living Dead, director George Romero’s first horror film, is set in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area (and that’s pretty scary already).  The dead have risen from their graves everywhere and have an appetite for human flesh.  One theory in the film is that contamination from a returning space probe is responsible, but I always suspected fluoride.

Our movie opens in a fun place that looks much like the Cinema Graveyard.  Barbra (Judith O’Dea) and her brother encounter the first of many walking dead (Bill Hinzman) who kills the brother and pursues Barbra (guess the dead scared the “a” out of her name) to a farmhouse where she meets our hero Ben (Duane Jones).  A few other regular folks drop by.  And then it’s a non-stop parade of hungry ghouls.

Although called ghouls rather than zombies in the movie, this film set the tone for zombies to be thought of not as products of voodoo, but flesh-eating meanies.  From George Romero, whose previous directing included industrial safety films, commercials, and some MisterRoger’s Neighborhood episodes, it’s the grandfather of modern zombie movies, 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead.


Amongst the marble and granite of the Cinema Graveyard, UNCLE PETE digs up a 1933 treat from one of our favorite cartoon teams – Tom and Jerry (the tall guy and the short guy, not the cat and mouse) – on the trail of a mummy thief in Magic Mummy.  But UNCLE PETE is not alone.  There’s a slow-moving friend (or perhaps fiend) approaching from behind with the air of rotting flesh – and he looks hungry!


Start your Halloween celebrations this Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Hornell/Corning/Elmira and Utica/Rome, and Montrose/Sayre, PA,  channel 30 in Massena,Malone/Ogdensburg/Champlain and the North Country, channel 2 in the Lake Placid/Tupper Lake/Saranac Lake area, and channel 2 in Cortland County – with replays for you late nighters at midnight and 2AM.  And in Ithaca, NY, it’s on channel 13 at 9pm and midnight.  Tune in early to see the original Dark Vault Cruiser tour through the Cinema Graveyard – some rare footage not unlike the opening of our movie.  It’s UNCLE PETE (and uninvited friend) bringing you Night Of The Living Dead on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And, in a rare occurrence, Night Of The Living Dead is also featured on Beta Max TV on all Roku devices and TVs!


~ by UNCLE PETE on October 27, 2018.

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