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Horror Film Tournament Champion: Night of the Living Dead

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner. After 5 rounds of voting, spread out over the entirety of October, George Romero’s Zombie classic  Night of the Living Dead is our Horror Film Tournament Champion! It faced some stiff competition to get here. It had to beat out 28 Days Later, its own sequel, Dawn of the Dead, The Exorcist,Halloween, and finally eeked out a win versusNosferatu.

Happy Halloween!

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Horror Film Tournament – Round 5 – The Championship

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All right folks, this is it. We’ve been whittling down the list for a month now, and we’re finally down to the final two! Nosferatu took down Hitchcock’s Psycho last week, and Romero’s Night of the Living Dead beat out John Carpenter’s Halloween. That leaves us with the first real Vampire movie going up against the first real Zombie movie this week.

Halloween is Thursday, so voting will only run through midnight on Wednesday this week, so vote now!

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Horror Film Tournament – Round 4 – The Frightful Four

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We’re getting down to the end and there are only four contestants left in our Horror Film Tournament. Last week Nosferatu burned Frankenstein’s windmill down, Michael Myers took down the Xenomorph, Norman Bates’ mother took out the other vampire still in the running, and the possessed girl was no match for the zombie horde.

That leaves us with just two matchups this week.Nosferatu takes on Psycho, and Halloween is up on the block against Night of the Living Dead. Vote now, polls will close at midnight on Friday and next week we’ll be back one more time with the ultimate matchup!
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The Frightful Four

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Horror Film Tournament – Round 3 – The Eerie Eight

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We’re down to just eight movies here in the third round of our Horror Film Tournament. Last week Nosferatu beat up on a demonic baby, Norman Bates fended off some birds, the Body Snatchers were drained by Dracula, Michael Myers massacred Leatherface, and an old priest and a young priest put down the Deadites.

This week Frankenstein takes on a vampire, in what could be a warmup for the Frightful Four if Dracula can take down Norman Bates. On the other side of the brackets we’ll see if Michael Myers gets his chest burst and the priests will spend the night fighting off the living dead.

As in the past two rounds, you can vote in Round 3 until Midnight on Friday. Let us know in the comments and on Facebook what your think about the Second Round matchups!

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Classic Films

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Modern Films

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New Trailer: Birth of the Living Dead


To accompany our horror movie brackets, we thought we’d highlight a new documentary about the one that really started it all, Night of the Living Dead.  Director <a href=" generisches viagra” target=”_blank”>Rob Kuhns presents the story of the little horror movie that could in Birth of the Living Dead.  In this film, Night of the Living Dead Director George Romero and others discuss the unlikely film, how it came to be, and how it changed horror movies forever.  For now, the screenings are pretty limited, but with any luck it will be available for you to check out sometime soon.

*Artwork by Gary Pullin/Courtesy of Predestinate Productions 

October Movie Preview

With our Halloween Brackets in full force, we’re a little behind on the October preview, but here we go.  Have you already seen a couple of these?  We’d love to hear your thoughts.


Release Date: October 4

Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Our Thoughts:

Jennie: I am not totally sold on this movie. Now, I know I’ll see it, but I’m not quite sure I’m interested in a feature film (that appears to be mainly) about someone floating by themselves in space. At least it’s not a 2+ hour long movie though.

Editor side note – the below is not actually a spoiler, just snarky.  Moving on…

Felix: 1. Sandra Bullock dies
2. This movie will be about the human existence and about what we do when we know we are going to die. Gravity like death is inevitable.

Dave: 1. SPOILERS!!!
2. Could you sound any more pretentious?? I watched the trailer. It’s about space ‘plosions.

Felix: When Sandra Bullock burns on reentry, is she a “shooting star”?

Rob: Seeing as we’ve already seen most of the movie released in 3-minute chunks I think it’s safe to say that this should be awesome.

*Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.


Horror Film Tournament – Round 2 – The Scary Sixteen

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Welcome back to week two of Cinedraft’s Horror Film Tournament! Round 1 saw some upsets, with 10-seed Invasion of the Body Snatchers taking down 7-seed King Kong, and 14-seed Dawn of the Dead taking out 3-seed A Nightmare on Elm Street. This week we see a Hitchcock matchup in the Classic region, with The Birds up against Psycho, while George Romero’s classics Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead face off. And, speaking of faces being off, Leatherface and Michael Myers are also battling it out this week.

As with last week, you can vote in Round 2 until Midnight on Friday. Let us know in the comments and on Facebook what your think about the Second Round matchups!

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Horror Film Tournament – Round 1

Welcome to Cinedraft’s Horror Film Tournament Bracket! It’s October, and that means most of our writers are losing sleep over the memory of that time they watched the boat scene in Willy Wonka, so we need your help! We want to find the best horror movie of all time, and we’re trusting you to pick them.

We’ve narrowed down the selection to 32 films, and we’ve split them into two groups, “Modern”, and “Classic” (we’re counting “Night of the Living Dead” as the cutoff point here). We’ve pre-ranked them and seeded them into the bracket you see below. (It’s been half a year since March Madness, so we know you’re jonesing for some brackets!) We’ll do one round each week, revealing Cinedraft’s ultimate horror movie on Halloween. Voting will run through Friday of each week, then on Monday we’ll post the results of the previous week’s voting and open the voting on the next round.

So go ahead! Get voting! The winner is yours to decide! (And make sure to let us know in the comments and on Facebook who you’re rooting for! Did we completely disrespect your favorite horror film? Let us know that too! Exclamation points!!!!)

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