Join us for a week of Romero's zombie films where each film has a special recorded preshow by author Daniel Kraus, including excerpts from the new long-lost and now-finished George Romero book The Living Dead, playing daily Friday, August 7 through Thursday, August 13.
Films in series include NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD and LAND OF THE DEAD. Each film features an exclusive video introduction by Daniel Kraus, co-author with George A. Romero of the new novel The Living Dead, which concludes Romero's Dead saga. If you select the Film+Book ticket, you will be able to pick up a signed copy of the book The Living Dead with your ticket at the Music Box.
Books provided by Madison Street Books
General Admission - $11 / $8 Music Box Members
Ticket + Book - $40 / $37 Music Box Members
About the book:
George A. Romero invented the modern zombie in his seminal film, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Without Romero, there would be no WORLD WAR Z, no THE WALKING DEAD. When Romero died in 2017, his greatest work was incomplete: the zombie novel to end all zombie novels. Now finished by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water), The Living Dead is the complete story of the zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind – and beyond.
It begins with one body. In California, medical examiners Luis and Charlene discover a dead man who won't stay dead. It spreads quickly.
In a Midwestern trailer park, Greer, a Black teenager, and Fadi, a Muslim immigrant, battle newly-risen friends and family. On a US aircraft carrier, living sailors hide from dead ones while a fanatic preaches the gospel of a new religion of death.
At a cable news station, a surviving anchor keeps broadcasting, not knowing if anyone is watching, while his undead colleagues try to devour him. In DC, Etta, an autistic federal employee, charts the outbreak, preserving data for a future that may never come.
We think we know how this story ends.
We. Are. Wrong.
About the author:
DANIEL KRAUS is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus's The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Year, and he has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more.