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King of the Zombies / Night of the Living Dead double feature

Although I’m sure this will be published on Sunday, I just got back from a double feature of the 1941 film King of the Zombies and the classic George A. Romero zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. Orlando, Florida is really a one horse town: we only have one independent movie theater (The Enzian) and every October they play classic horror films at midnight each Saturday night. Last year they featured The Exorcist, From Dusk Till Dawn, Night of the Living Dead (which I went to last year also), and Cannibal Holocaust. This year they’re playing Re-Animator, City of the Living Dead, Child’s Play, and tonight’s double feature. There’s something special about midnight movies, especially if they’re cult flicks like tonight’s selections. Both films were screened on original 16mm prints, which is fantastic since the King of the Zombies print is almost 70 years old.
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