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Happy Birthday, Greg Nicotero!

That's right! Our favorite special effects makeup creator and sometimes director of AMC's The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero is turning 55 today! He shares a birthday with co-Walking Dead family member Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis). Born in 1963, Greg got his first major job after learning the trade from veteran makeup effects artist Tom Savini on the George A. Romero film Day of the Dead in 1985 and the rest is horror history. While on set, he met Howard Berger. After relocating to Hollywood, Greg along with Berger and Robert Kurtzman...
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STARK RAVING FAN – Zack Snyder Deserves Better, Warner Brothers!

“Stark Raving Fan” is a column about one man’s love for all things involving popular culture – television, movies, and all facets of pop culture from here to there. Of course, it’s not the kind of love that unite a group of people like a bunch of hippies. More like the kind of love someone has when they’ve blown a gasket and have something to say. After all, aren’t we all just driven mad by fanaticism sometimes? In what world do we live in that finally, finally, we have a successful and...
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Legend George A. Romero, Dead at 77

George A. Romero died early Sunday after a short battle with lung cancer. The legendary director passed away in his sleep while listening to the score of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, one of Romero's favorite films. According to a statement released to the Los Angeles Times and various media outlets, Romero's wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and his daughter, Tina were by his side. “Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one of his all-time favorite films,...