September 21, 2021 

University of Pittsburgh Horror Studies Webinar: Raising the Dead

“The Zombie Rebellion: the Evolution of George Romero’s Day of the Dead” – a virtual talk by Dr. Adam Hart, Visiting Researcher with the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS), exploring the development of the iconic zombie classic using materials from the George A. Romero Archive.  Followed by a discussion with Romero scholar Dr. Tom Fallows of the University of Baltimore Global Campus.


July 25 - 26, 2021


Kyoto University in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh present a virtual converence exploring J-Horror.


June 24, 2021

Happy Sweet Sixteen: Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead Sweet Sixteen Celebration with Tina Romero, Eugene Clark, Michael Felsher of Red Shirt Pictures, and Ben Rubin from the George A. Romero Archival Collection at Pitt U.


June 12,  2021

The Amusement Park Reaction Show 

The GARF Network welcomed Suzanne Romero and Jace Whitman to the show to discuss and gauge the reaction to the release of The Amusement Park.  Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): The Amusement Park Reaction Show - YouTube


May 22,  2021

GARF Global 

The GARF Network welcomed the GARF Global Ambassadors Colin Corcoran, Norman England, Paolo Zelati, and Julien Seveon to discuss GARF's global pursuits. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): GARF Global - YouTube


May 1,  2021

afterEFFECTS Extended Blu-ray Release Party

The GARF Network welcome Dusty Nelson, John Harrison, and Michael Felsher to the broadcast to celebrate the extended blu-ray release of afterEFFECTS: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): afterEFFECTS Extended Edition Blu-ray Release Party - YouTube


April 28, 2021

Knightriders 40th Anniversary Celebration with
Patricia Tallman and Cynthia Adler

The GARF Network concluded its Knightriders 40th Anniversary celebration by hosting Patricia Tallman and Cynthia Adler. The GARF Network also welcomed Adam Hart to the broadcast to show cut scenes from a workprint in the George A. Romero Collection at the Horror Studies Archive at the University of Pittsburgh Library System. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Camelot Forever: Bonus Episode With Patricia Tallman & Cynthia Adler - YouTube


April 24, 2021

Knightriders 40th Anniversary Celebration with
Ed Harris and Donald Rubinstein

The GARF Network continued its Knightriders 40th Anniversary celebration by hosting Ed Harris and Donald Rubinstein. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Knightriders Forever: Ed Harris & Donald Rubinstein - YouTube


April 17, 2021

Knightriders 40th Anniversary Celebration with Tom Savini, Marty Schiff, and Taso Stavrakis

The GARF Network continued its Knightriders 40th Anniversary celebration by hosting Tom Savini, Marty Schiff, and Taso Stavrakis. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Camelot Forever: Tom Savini, Taso Stavrakis, & Marty Schiff - YouTube


April 11, 2021

Knightriders 40th Anniversary Celebration with Randy Kovitz, Christine Romero, and Warner Shook

The GARF Network kicked off the Knightriders 40th Anniversary celebratio by hosting Warner Shook, Christine Romero, and Randy Kovitz.  Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Camelot Forever: Christine Romero, Warner Shook, & Randy Kovitz - YouTube


March 13, 2021

Interview with Ben Scrivens, President of Fright Rags & Special Guest Appearance by Joe Sena, President of Fourth Castle

The GARF Network hosted Ben Scrivens, President of Fright Rags and Joe Sena, President of Fourth Castle, to discuss George, horror, and collaborations with the GARF. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): An Interview with Ben Scrivens and Joe Sena - YouTube


March 20, 2021

George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years Documentary Interview

The GARF Network hosted the University of Pittsburgh students who created the student film, George Romero and Pittsburgh: The Early Years, as well as two accompanying short pieces, to the broadcast. GARF Network hosts, Matt Blazi and Eric Kent welcomed several of the co-creators including Molly Goodheart, Laura Stravach, Owen Gambill, Nate Kohler, and Aditi Sridhar to discuss what they learned while creating their student film. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): A Conversation With The Creators Of George Romero and Pittsburgh: The Early Years - YouTube


March 13, 2021

The Howling 40th Anniversary Celebration

The GARF Network hosted a 40th Anniversary Celebration of The Howling with special guests Joe Dante and Dee Wallace. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): The Howling 40th Anniversary - YouTube


March 3, 2021

Iron City Asskickers Release Party

The GARF Network hosted a star-studded release party for the seldom seen television pilot, Iron City Asskickers, which George directed. Special guests, Mark Ricchie, Jason Bareford, Lori Cardille and Sid Vicious joined the celebration to discuss the creation of the film and the world of amatuer and professional wrestling.  Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Iron City Asskickers Release Party & Reunion Special - YouTube


February 21, 2021

My Blood Valentine 40th Anniversary Celebration, part II

The GARF Network hosted  an encore broadcast for the crew of My Blood Valentine. bloody good time in celebration of the 40th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine. GARF Network hosts Matt Blazi and Eric Kent welcomed director George Mihalka,  Bob Presner, Kathy Wolf, and Paul Zaza. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): My Bloody Valentine Reunion: Part II - YouTube


February 13, 2021

My Blood Valentine 40th Anniversary Celebration

The GARF Network hosted  a bloody good time in celebration of the 40th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine. GARF Network hosts Matt Blazi and Eric Kent welcomed director George Mihalka and a roster of cast members, including Neil Affleck (Axel), Lori Hallier (Sarah), and many others! Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): My Bloody Valentine 40th Anniversary Celebration - YouTube


January 22, 2021

Horror Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Special guests  Adam Lowenstein, Ben Rubin, and Sonia Luphor joined the GARF Network to discuss the Horror Studies Working Group, Horror as Social Force Scholarly Community, and the George A. Romero Collection at the Horror Studies Archive. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Pitt Honors College Horror Studies Group - YouTube 


January 9, 2021

Romero in the UK

Special guests  Grapham Humphries, Marcus Lewis, and Colin Corcoran joined the GARF Network to discuss George's impact in the United Kingdom and the events and activities that celebrate him. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube Channel): Romero in the UK - YouTube


December 13, 2020

Friday the 13th Anniversary Trivia Challenge 

Special guests Tom Savini and Taso Stavrakis joined the GARF for a 40th Anniversary Trivia Challenge. Questions revolved around the landmark film series. 


December 19, 2020

Night of the Living Dead '90 30th Anniversary Celebration 

 The GARF Network Welcomed Tom Savini, Russ Streiner, Jack Russo, Bill Moseley, Patricia Tallman, Bill Butler, Everrett Burrell, and Dyrk Ashton to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead '90. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Night of the Living Dead 1990 30th Anniversary Special - YouTube  Given how much interest we saw at the initial broadcast, The GARF Network hosted as supplementary show which is available here: Night of the Living Dead '90 Supplementary Show - YouTube


December 12, 2020

Michael Felsher, The Romero Interview 

 The GARF Network hosted Michael Felsher of Red Shirt Pictures for an evening of Romero insight and stories. Michael is responsible for many behind the scenes documentaries and interviews with George Romero about his films for 20 years. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Michael Felsher: The Romero Interview - YouTube


November 27, 2020

Night Talk 

 The GARF Network hosted Gary Streiner, Russ Streiner, and Jim Cirronella from Image Ten for an evening of Night Talk, a showcase of Night of the Living Dead projects and merchandise. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Night Talk On The GARF Network - YouTube


November 18, 2020

An Evening with Charles Robinson

 The GARF Network hosted an evening with Charles Robinson, professional wrestling referee, discussing horror, his vast collection, and favorite films. Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Charles Robinson Joins The GARF Network - YouTube


October 29, 2020

The Daughters of the Dead Speak Live 

 The GARF Network hosted a live Q&A to kick off it's first audio program, "Daughters of the Dead". The DOTD podcast is hosted by George's daughter, Tina Romero, and features conversations with members of her extended film family...starting with the children of her father's collaborators. GARF Network hosted a live conversation with Tina and the first three guests of the podcast: Lia Savini (daughter of Tom Savini), Kate Rogal (daughter of Lori Cardille) and Zoe Reiniger (daughter of Scott Reiniger). Watch it here: Daughters of the Dead Speak Live!


October 24, 2020

Tales from the Darkside 25th Anniversary Celebration 

The GARF Network celebrated the 30th anniversary of Tales from the Darkside featuring director John Harrison, Harry Miller, James Reimer, Rob Draper, and Michael Felsher. Thanks to our friends at the University of Pittsburgh Library System, the broadcast featured clips of seldom-seen cut footage.  Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel): Watch it here (and subscribe to our YouTube Channel): GARF Network: Tales From The Darkside 30th Anniversary Celebration With John Harrison - YouTube


October 17, 2020

Tales from the Hood 25th Anniversary Celebration 

The University of Pittsburgh Honors College, working in collaboration with the George A. Romero Foundation hosted a special virtual event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking horror film Tales from the Hood, with Rusty Cundieff, Audrey Murrell, Paula Jay Parker, Darin Scott, Brandon Hammond, and London Brown. Watch it here: Tales from the Hood 25th Anniversary Celebration


October 11, 2020

The GARF Virtual Trivia with Tom Savini and Doug Bradley, hosted by David Hood

The GARF welcomed David Hood from CineMonster to create and host its first virtual trivia event. Tom Savini and Doug Bradley each appeared to read questions and engage with the particpants as part of the annual Romero Lives! celebration.


October 7, 2020

The GARF Network Launches with Ed Polgardy Interview

The GARF Network was born! In its first broadcast, the GARF Network hosts, Matt Blazi and Eric Kent welcomed acclaimed comic book creator-writer-editor and Emmy-Award-winning television producer-director Ed Polgardy to the show. Watch it here: GARF Network Launch with Ed Polgardy


Oct 1, 2020

George A. Romero Day

The GARF was delighted that Pittsburgh again named October 1, George A. Romero Day. 


Aug 16, 2020

THE GARF & WGON  Interview with the Director and Cast of the Film, Host

The GARF is dedicated to celebrating the horror genre by showcasing new, cutting edge creators and works. The GARF and WGON were delighted to welcome the director and cast of Host to a broadcast to celebrate their acclaimed film, Host. 


Aug 1, 2020

THE GARF & WGON  Interview with Dan Kraus

To celebrate the release of The Living Dead, the GARF and WGON hosts, Matt Blazi and Eric Kent interviewed author Dan Kraus.


July 28, 2020


Author Daniel Kraus took over Tor Books’ Instagram account on July 28 for an author Q&A and excerpt reading from The Living Dead.


July 16, 2020

WGON Network Watchalong

Before they were the hosts of GARF Network, Matt Blazi and Eric Kent hosted their own broadcast called WGON Network. On July 16, 2020, they welcomed the GARF to celebrate with them as they did a watchalong with cast and crew of Day of the Dead and Iron City Asskickers. 


January 11, 2020

The Amusement Park Screening at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

MoMA’s annual celebration of film preservation, To Save and Project, features newly preserved and restored films from archives, studios, distributors, foundations and individual filmmakers around the world. The GARF was delighted that The Amusement Park was selected to be included in the 2020 To Save and Project festival.


October 12, 2020

George A. Romero Film Series, Day of the Dead Screening with Lori Cardille and John Amplas

As part of the Romero Lives! 2020 celebration, The GARF hosted a film series of George's works at the Regent Square Theater in Edgewood. As part of the celebration, The GARF welcomed Lori Cardille and John Amplas to host the Day of the Dead screening. 


October 23, 2019

Living with the Dead, A Party Celebrating the George A. Romero Archival Collection

The marquis event of the 2019 Romero Lives! celebration, Living with the Dead was an incredibly special evening. The University of Pittsburgh Library System hosted us for a celebration of the George A. Romero Archival Collection, showcasing many of the most important pieces. As part of the evening's festivities, the GARF awarded its first Pioneer Award to William (Chilly Billy) Cardille.  


April 1, 2019

Horror and Art: From Early Modern to George A. Romero (Maria Loh Lecture)

Art historian Maria Loh participated in a panel discussion as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh’s Humanities Center, joined by Adam Hart (Film Studies) and Adam Lowenstein (Film Studies) .


February 28, 2019

Blackness and the Powers of Horror: Film, Performance, Poetry, and Criticism

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center, and the George A. Romero Foundation presented an evening of performance, film, poetry, and discussion about the relationship between blackness and the horror genre. Night of the Living Dead was a milestone not just for horror, but for the representation of black characters in genre film, and it has been a touchstone for black filmmakers, writers, and artists for the past 50 years. The four panelists , Poet Simone White, Composer/Performer Artist M. Lamar, Writer/Director Zandashé Brown, and Founder, Graveyard Shift Sisters/Producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror Ashlee Blackwell  presented their own work in dialogue with Night of the Living Dead and the larger horror genre, discussing issues of race, queerness, and horror. 


February 13, 2019

Visitor Filmmaker Aislinn Clarke

Clarke, the acclaimed Irish director who works in the tradition of socially conscious horror and women’s cinema pioneered by Romero, presented her debut feature, The Devil’s Doorway, and participated in a question and answer session with the audience.


November 2, 2018

Faces of Romero: CMU International Film Festival Horror Series

The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival will screen a new, award-winning international horror film in the spirit of George A. Romero at his alma mater, CMU! Keep an eye out for the announcement of this legacy-bearing film on our website. $5 for seniors/students and $10 general.


October 31, 2018

The Decomposium

Point Park University will be hosting its second annual Halloween event, The Decomposium, Wednesday, October 31st, from 2:00-5:00 at Point Park’s Center for Media Innovation (305 Wood St., Pittsburgh). The event will showcase scholarly and performative presentations from students, faculty, and staff, and will be keynoted by Steve Tolin of Tolin FX who will discuss his career as a special effects/makeup artist, including his work on George A. Romero’s Deadtime Stories. Tolin’s presentation will kick off the event at 2:00.


October 31, 2018

Tolin FX Halloween Party

Tolin FX is proud to be a part of Pittsburgh’s citywide celebration of the life and work of our local hero, legendary and visionary filmmaker George A. Romero.

For our part, Tolin FX is going to throw a Halloween block party at Tolin FX in honor of the horror icon, in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Our Halloween party will start with candy for the trick or treaters at 6pm on October 31st, 2018.

Trick or Treat lasts until 8pm, and ends with a Halloween parade down Broadway in Beechview. So at 8pm Tolin FX will have a float of horrors drawn by our 20′ box truck, riding down Broadway at the same time as the Food Trucks start serving food on Coast Ave and After Dark Activities commence. They will include 6 bouts of professional wrestling, fire jugglers, magicians, music, food, drink, and lots of other cool Halloween activities.


October 28, 2018

George Romero and the City of the Living Dead Special

Watch Rick Sebak’s rarely seen special, George Romero & the City of the Living Dead on WQED TV! Sponsored by WQED.


October 27, 2018

Zombie Wrestling

Market Square


October 26, 2018

Knights of the Living Dead

Join Knights of the Arcade for a special undead adventure. They're coming to get you, Barbarian! Knights is a live Dungeons & Dragons game played on stage by comedians, improvisers, and tried-and-true geeks. Every month, they embark on an epic quest built entirely from audience suggestions.


October 26, 2018

Living Dead Meets Walking Dead: Zombies in Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center

Think you know zombies? Think again. Join the History Center for a night . . . of the living dead. Dive into Pittsburgh’s zombie connections, hear all about the Smithsonian’s work to collect zombie history, meet icons of the local zombie film tradition, grab a zombie cocktail, and walk away with a (fake) zombie bite.

  • Smithsonian curator Eric Jentsch will discuss zombies in pop culture, including the National Museum of American History’s recent work with AMC’s The Walking Dead.
  • Hear from cast and crew members who worked with Pittsburgh history maker George Romero including Lori Cardille, Greg Nicotero, and Tony Buba.
  • Enjoy a complimentary zombie-themed cocktail courtesy of Wigle Whiskey.
  • Walk away with your very own zombie bite wound, courtesy of the Douglas Education Center’s Special Effects Makeup Program.
  • Make your own zombie movie poster.
  • Admission to the full History Center, including the blockbuster Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Missionexhibition and Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, which features the work of George Romero.

Zombie garb and Halloween costumes encouraged! Prize awarded to the most creative or ghoulish costume of the night!


October 26, 2018

Haunted Museum After Dark

Mmmm…BRAINS!!! Lose your mind at Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Haunted Museum… After Dark: Year of the Zombie! Watch brain dissection and learn about the nutritional value of brains. Come dressed in costume ready to explore the real-life zombies of the natural world. Take part in our adult trick-or-treat by traveling around the museum and searching for spooky good prizes. Watch the 1968 classic zombie flick Night of the Living Dead on our big screen. Loosen up those stiff joints to music provided by Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited and meet local experts in all things creepy!


October 26, 2018

REI Zombie Run

Schenley Park


October 19, 2018

Reflections on Romero

A distinguished panel will convene to discuss their memories of George A. Romero, and his legacies for the cinema, the horror genre, the city of Pittsburgh, and the lives of his friends, family, and collaborators. Guests include Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Tina Romero, special effects artist, producer, and director Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow 2, Monkey Shines), actress Lori Cardille (Day of the Dead), actor Terry Alexander (Day of the Dead) actress Gaylen Ross (Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow), actor/director/composer John Harrison (Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Diary of the Dead), producer/sound engineer Gary Streiner (Night of the Living Dead), actor/producer Russell Streiner (Night of the Living Dead), director/sound recordist Tony Buba (Dawn of the Dead, Martin, Day of the Dead), and authors Daniel Kraus (The Living Dead – forthcoming, co-authored by Romero) and Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies).


October 18, 2018

Horror, Philosophy, and Night of the Living Dead

Visiting Fellow: Noël Carroll (CUNY Graduate Center, Philosophy)with responses from Adam Lowenstein (Film Studies) and Adam Hart (Film Studies)


October 13, 2018

Filmmakers Corner

Host Minette Seate interviews special guests Suzanne Desrocher Romero, Gloria Forouzan and Lori Cardille on the city-wide Romero Lives celebration.


October 13 - November 3, 2018

Phipps Conservancy Fall Flower Show

Creep through a tribute to filmmaker George A. Romero as the glasshouse’s winding Serpentine Room is transformed into a Night of the Living Dead experience filled with spooky plants, bats, tombstones, a zombie photo op and photos of George with the legendary corpse flower at Phipps named in his honor.


October 12 at 7pm

21+ Night at the Science Center: Romero Lives

Explore the science of the dead at Carnegie Science Center’s 21+ Night Romero Lives with interactive demonstrations and ghoulish activities. Enjoy cash bars, live music, and free reign in four floors of exhibits. For a special treat, check out Creepshow playing in The Rangos Giant Cinema.


October 7 at 6pm

Romero of Tomorrow Short Film Horror Contest

It's a film competition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead! With the 2017 passing of this legendary independent filmmaker, Pittsburgh is celebrating his legacy with a month-long collection of screenings and fun events in October 2018 (more info at ROMERO of TOMORROW SHORT HORROR FILM Contest is one of the kickoff events, with a screening of the best submissions at the Melwood Screening Room.

Tintamarre, by PF/PCA's Girls Remake Horror Camp
Zombie Woman, by Kevin Hejna
Apollo Welcomes You, by Sean Darby
Under the Sheet, by Greg Vogt
A Cry for Help, by Tyler Sandy
Golden Mile Highway, by Ryan Lucht
Corpus, by Ana Armangod
The Hermit, by Nate Schrader
“Happy New Year”, by Jason Sealy
Plastic Hip, by Bradford Uyeda



October 6, 2018 at 7pm

50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is returning to the place where it all began, with a new 4K state-of-the-art restoration, created by the Museum of Modern Art from the original camera negative. This restoration was supervised by George himself. Though it started as a low-budget horror flick, made far outside the Hollywood system, “Night of the Living Dead” is now considered one of the greatest horror movies ever made, and is credited as the beginning of the modern horror movie genre. There will be a live presentation by the Cast and Crew before the screening. The re-premiere is presented by the George A. Romero Foundation and Image Ten.

7:00 PM Doors Open with Red Carpet. Show starts at 8:00 PM, film screens at 9:30 PM.


October 6, 2018 at 10am

Symposium on the Cinema of George A. Romero

The Symposium will feature conversations about the work of Romero and his immense impact on the horror genre, on the cinema, and on popular culture. This symposium will examine Romero’s achievements in a series of panel discussions featuring distinguished filmmakers and scholars in conversation with each other, and with the audience. Panelists include the Guggenheim award-winning film and video artist Peggy Ahwesh, screenwriter and director Adam Simon (The American Nightmare, Salem [WGN, 2013-2017], and scholars Tom Gunning (University of Chicago, recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and author of such books as The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity), Joan Hawkins (Indiana University, author of Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant Garde), and Isabel Cristina Pinedo (Hunter College, author of Recreational Terror: Women and the Pleasures of Horror Film Viewing). The symposium will also include  a screening of Simon’s documentary The American Nightmare (2000), an exploration of the radical horror cinema of the 1970s. (10AM-5pm),


October 5, 2018 - 6:30-10pm

Screening of George A. Romero's Season of the Witch with Filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh

In conjunction with the Romero Lives: Pittsburgh Celebrates George A. Romero city-wide tribute, we present a screening of George A. Romero’s Season of the Witch. Billed as Romero’s “feminist film,” Season of the Witch stars Joan Mitchell as an unhappy, suburban housewife. Frustrated by her home life, with an uncommunicative businessman husband and a distant 19-year-old daughter, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting Marion Hamilton, a local tarot reader and leader of a secret black arts wicca set. After dabbling in witchcraft, Joan, believing herself to have become a real witch, withdraws into a fantasy world and sinks deeper and deeper into a new lifestyle where fantasy and reality are blurred. Eventually, tragedy results. Following the screening, filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh, (b. 1954), a prolific filmmaker and video artist based in New York, will discuss her practice and the influence and legacy of George A. Romero with the University of Pittsburgh’s Ben Ogrodnik. This event is organized by Jessica Beck, Adam Lowenstein, and Ben Ogrodnik.

Co-presented by the Warhol Museum and the University of Pittsburgh’s Humanities Center.

The screening is FREE but guests are encouraged to Register.



October 5, 2018, 2-4pm

An Empire of the Dead: A History of George A. Romero

Presented by the Montréal Monstrum Society

Following the critical retrospective published in this year’s inaugural issue of MONSTRUM, the journal’s editors, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare and Kristopher Woofter will discuss the career of George A. Romero through a survey of his sixteen feature films. With reference to clips from films such as Night of the Living Dead, The Crazies, Martin, Knightriders, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, this presentation honours a visionary who changed the face of horror. And, perhaps more importantly, it hopes to encourage further interest in the challenging work of an important American filmmaker whose acute political vision was transmitted through the transgressive power of monsters to reveal uncomfortable truths about our world. 

Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, PhD, teaches courses in genre cinema, grotesque traditions, and monster ethics in the Humanities department at John Abbott College in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Kristopher Woofter, PhD, teaches courses in the American Gothic, the Weird tradition, and horror in literature, cinema, and television in the English department at Dawson College in Montréal, Québec, Canada.


Saturday, October 6, 20188:30 AM - Sunday, October 7, 201812:00 PM

Night of the Writing Dead

A writer’s retreat, Night of the Living Dead celebration, and your destination vacation in one epic weekend!

Are you struggling to get your post-apocalyptic stories in front of readers? Do your zombies lack bite? Have you dreamed of building a zombie universe with other authors and writing stories in that shared world? We’ve got the solution to your problem…

You’ll gather with other authors in the Row House Cinema and learn how to plan a blockbuster series from two guys who have done it. You’ll get private, guided practice on the art of collaboration including the secret to avoiding the most common mistakes new collaborators make. Throughout the weekend, you’ll meet other authors and editors who also want to build a successful author platform and you’ll attend intimate workshops that will show you exactly how to do it.

Visit: for pricing and registration information.


October 5-7, 2018

Living Dead Weekend - Evans City

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the film classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in the place it was filmed with the people who made it. A weekend long town festival and reunion of fans and the creators, from the lead actors to your favorite ghouls, to the people behind the scenes.  Tours, Panels, Photo Ops, & Parties!

For more information, visit:


October 3 - November 3, 2018

Zombie Den: Bar of the Living Dead

This Halloween season Downtown Pittsburgh welcomes Zombie Den: Bar of the Living Dead, a unique pop-up bar that marks the 50th anniversary of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” and the zombie pop culture it inspired.

To create Zombie Den, ScareHouse teamed up with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and The Original Oyster House, as well as restaurant experts Michael McCoy and Brian Laing.

The bar will open Oct. 3 in The Original Oyster House in Market Square. Patrons can take part in the apocalyptic experience from 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays through Sundays until Nov. 3.


October 1 – 15, 2018 at 9 p.m. EST ‘Pittsburgh time’

The Australian Halloween Listening Party

Romero Lives!, all the way across the globe in Sydney, Australia!  Tune in online & send producer Iain Wilson your Romero-related music requests during the Halloween Listening Party. 

Iain designed this year’s Listening Party to tie in with celebrations currently taking place in Pittsburgh to honor Romero's legacy. Iain will be replaying his 2017 Romero documentary, and spinning music from his films.


October 1, 2018

Romero Lives Press Conference

Join us at 10:30am on Monday, October 1 for the opening press conference to honor George A. Romero’s legacy and the 50th anniversary of the premiere of  Night of the Living Dead. Mayor Peduto and the Romero Lives! partnering organizations will be in attendance.

Everyone is welcome to attend! 

Sixth Street, in front of the Byham Theater
(Sixth Street, between Penn Ave. & Ft. Duquesne, will be closed to traffic)


Pittsburgh Zombie Walk 2018

Join the Legions of the Lifeless on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10am at 7th St. and Penn.


September 11, 2018

Downtown Rooftop Shindig - Romero Lives

On September 11, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership teamed up with the ScareHouse and Pittsburgh Filmmakers to put on the unique shindig that included music, zombies, and memories of George A. Romero.


August 7, 2018

Night of the Living Face Off & Zombie Extravaganza

Romero Lives! is officially underway! On August 7, the Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program and George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program presented the first official event in the Romero Lives! celebration. Special guest judges, Tom Savini, Suz Romero, and Robert Tinnell were on hand to determine who made the best zombie in this year’s ode to the 50th Anniversary of Night of the Living Dead.

P.O. BOX 4949


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