John A. Russo

Movie Club Richmond Presents...

John A. Russo

My Uncle John is a Zombie!, Night of the Living Dead

Sun, April 22, 2018

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Join us as horror icon John A. Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) appears IN PERSON at Strange Matter for a screening of his new film MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE! Special guests include producer Gary Lee Vincent (MY FRIEND DAHMER) and several UNCLE JOHN cast members.

A Q&A and signing will follow the film.

Then! Stick around for the brand-new restored version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, the classic 1968 zombie film written by guest John A. Russo and director George A. Romero.

John A. Russo
John A. Russo
With twenty books published internationally and nineteen feature movies in worldwide distribution, John Russo has been called a "living legend." He began by co-authoring the screenplay for Night of the Living Dead, which has become recognized as a "horror classic."

His three books on the art and craft of movie making have become bibles of independent production, and one of them, Scare Tactics, won a national award for Superior Nonfiction. Quentin Tarantino and many other noted filmmakers have stated that Russo's books helped them launch their careers.

John Russo wants people to know he's "just a nice guy who likes to scare people" - and he's done it with novels and films such as Return of The Living Dead, Midnight, The Majorettes, The Awakening and Heartstopper. He has had a long, rewarding career, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Recently his screenplay for Escape of The Living Dead was made into a five-part comic book released by Avatar to great acclaim; it made the Top Ten of Horror Comics nationally and spawned two graphic novels and ten sequels.

Russo's recent novel, The Hungry Dead, was published by Kensington Books. He is also slated to direct two movies: a remake of his cult hit, Midnight, and a brand new take on the "zombie phenomenon" entitled Spawn of The Dead.

Russo's latest novel Dealey Plaza was published by Burning Bulb Publishing. His short story Channel 666 appears in The Big Book of Bizarro.

His popularity among genre fans remains at a high pitch. He appears at many movie conventions each year as a featured guest, and he considers his appearance at the Orion Festival, hosted by Kirk Hammett and Metallica, one of the highlights of his career.
My Uncle John is a Zombie!
MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE! 2017. A zombie kept in hiding by his niece and nephew suddenly becomes famous when the world discovers he can talk and reason as though he were alive. As his popularity grows, he's discovered by zombie hunters who want to kidnap him and hunt him for sport. Directed by John A. Russo (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Robert L. Lucas (CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES); produced by Gary Lee Vincent (MY FRIEND DAHMER), starring John A. Russo and NOTLD vets Russell Streiner and George Kosana; Troma's Lloyd Kaufman and Debbie Rochon; Gary Lee Vincent and many more.
Night of the Living Dead
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. 1968. New 4k version restored by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Foundation. George A. Romero's classic vision of late 1960s-America literally tearing itself apart and the film that forever changed the rules of horror filmmaking. Directed by George A. Romero; written by Romero and special guest John A. Russo; starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman and Bill Heinzman.
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220