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THE GARF'S EVENTS ARCHIVE

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November 6, 2021

Screams in a Box Film Competition

The top entries for the 2021 edition of Screams in a Box were showcased on the GARF Network. View the video here.

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October 24, 2021

The Greg Nicotero Story

Greg joined Matt Blazi and Eric Kent for a live interview which will detail the early part of his career making Day of the Dead and working with Mr. Romero. There will also be an opportunity to ask Greg a question live so be sure to tune in Sunday night!  Watch the video here

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October 30, 2021

Night (of the Living Dead) at the Ulster Museum

An event not to be missed by classic horror fans, join us for a Night (of the Living Dead) at the Museum celebrating the work of George A. Romero, with special introductions by Suzanne Romero and Russ Streiner.

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October 26, 2021

The Might of the Living Dead

Dr. David Shyovitz, Northwestern University will lead a presentation surveying a range of medieval Jewish legal, narrative, and mystical texts that feature reanimated corpses, and will trace the ways in which rabbinic authors marshalled these ostensibly threatening creatures for lofty spiritual ends.

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October 26, 2021 

Everybody Has a Secret Face: Queer Horror & Poetry

Explore horror films and poetry writing from a queer perspective in this generative writing workshop. Tuesday, October 26.
 

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October 17, 2021 

Tales of the Undead

Pitt Horror Studies Collection Coordinator Ben Rubin will share materials from the horror film classic Night of the Living Dead. A showing of the film will follow the presentation. Join us via Zoom or in-person for the presentation.

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October 5, 2021 

University of Pittsburgh Horror Studies Webinar: Expanding the Cannon

A virtual conversation with acclaimed authors Hailey Piper and Eric LaRocca, whose works have emerged as among the most important and visible examples of LGBTQ+ horror texts of 2021.  Our conversation will explore definitions of ‘queer horror’, the history of the subgenre, and the importance of including outspoken queer texts within the horror literary canon. 

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September 30 - October 1, 2021 

GLOBAL HORROR STUDIES: LINKING J-HORROR TO ASIA

A two-day conference at the University of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with the Horror Studies Working Group 

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September 25, 2021 

A Live Interview with Joe Bob Briggs

The GARF Network welcomed Joe Bob Briggs to discuss George Romero's influence and horror.  Watch it here and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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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.

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July 25 - 26, 2021

J-HORROR AND THE ARCHIVING OF GLOBAL HORROR STUDIES

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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April 28, 2021

Knightriders 40th Anniversary Celebration with
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Oct 1, 2020

George A. Romero Day

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

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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. 

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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.

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July 28, 2020

TOR AFTER DARK: THE LIVING DEAD CO-AUTHOR DANIEL KRAUS TAKES OVER TOR'S INSTAGRAM!

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

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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