- Last Updated on 10:10 AM 10/09/13
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
The wait to see local director Lewis Guthrie’s remake of the classic horror film, “Night of the Living Dead,” is over. A public showing of the film has been set for Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center-Innovation Center located in downtown South Boston.
The film will be shown at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Innovation Center’s 80-seat conference center. The film is rated R for violence and some language, and is intended for mature audiences only.
A $5 donation is requested for admission. Popcorn and soda will be on sale for $1 each.
“Night of the Living Dead Reboot,” as Guthrie titled his project, is a modern take on the classic horror movie about a natural disaster that causes the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating zombies. A small group of humans barricade themselves in an old farmhouse as they fight off hordes of zombies and try to survive the night.
“When my producing partner Josh Perkins suggested we take on ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ I jumped at the chance,” said the film’s director.
“We both enjoy horror movies, and being fans of the original, I thought it would be a really fun project to do. I wanted the remake to be as true to the original as possible, but set in modern times, and I think our version delivers on that,” he added.
All proceeds from the movie will go to the Children’s Miracle Network to support their goal of creating a pediatric pod in the Emergency Department of Lynchburg General Hospital.
Children from all across southern Virginia are brought to Lynchburg General Hospital and are currently treated beside adults. The pediatric pod will provide a separate, child-friendly area with new equipment to treat the kids.
Jack Whisler, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals coordinator for the Centra Foundation, said the movie will be a lot of fun on Halloween and will help babies and children of the community.
“Night of the Living Dead Reboot” was filmed entirely in Southern Virginia with the cast and crew made up of talent from across the region.
The project is the first full-length feature directed by Guthrie who is a first year cinematography student at Liberty University and a graduate of the Business of Art & Design program at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.
Promotional videos and sneak peeks may be found on the film’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NightOfTheLivingDeadReboot.