His review also included "If this is any indication, Carney has got plenty of talent. One of the better indie ghost-stalker flicks I've seen...The grief expressed by the characters only adds to the tension and atmospherics of the film."
My film, Siege Of Evil, was just reviewed by Jamie Lisk from Cranked On Cinema. He stated he liked it better than the $10 million dollar film "White Noise" which was distributed by Universal Pictures and starred Michael Keaton. My favorite line of the DVD review "The sense of dread is ever present."
Interviewed during the one hour episode are Max Brooks (Author of The Zombie Survival Guide/son of Mel Brooks), film director George Romero, Jeff Carney (Autopsy Of The Dead), Jim Fyfe (Dark Shadows), Elvira, and Larry Kirchner (Top 13 Haunts in the U.S.)
My interview for the Patrick Phillips Talk Show is online now. I had a great time chatting with Patrick and felt honored to be interviewed on the Halloween Zombie themed show with the other guests.
Autopsy Of The Dead has surpassed expectations with the incredible fan reaction we have received. It is very nice to know that so many fans appreciated the Documentary on NIght Of The Living Dead and have made it so successful with the consistent sell outs on Amazon.com We wanted to provide a unique DVD that was unlike anything produced to date on our favorite zombie film and purposely made sure it was designed not for the casual Night Of The Living Dead fan but the hard core fan that wants to know and see every detail. I'm still amazed that I'm receiving email almost daily from delighted fans discovering "Autopsy Of The Dead" for the first time. You helped us save these stories and these pieces of cinema history that might have otherwise been lost to time - Thank you!
We are also thrilled with the honors and awards that Autopsy Of The Dead has received. Special Thanks to the amazing and generous cast / crew of Night Of The Living Dead for their contributions / sharing their stories with us on Autopsy Of The Dead. We have been very fortunate to have also been nominated for Best Independent Film Of The Year at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Movie Awards and Best Direct To Video Title Of The Year by the home video industry (Reaper Awards which was a red carpet event at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel) since the release of Autopsy. Wonderful honors which are appreciated. And I can't forget the Best Soundtrack CD at this years Dead Letter Awards went to "They Won't Stay Dead" (digitally restored and licensed library music which was used in Night Of The Living Dead). Autopsy Producer Jim Cirronella worked very hard at putting together the CD and releasing it. Congratulations Jim! You can hear the Autopsy Award at 1:42:00 during the MP3 playback of the Awards Show.
The film simply won't stay dead and neither will the amazing CD soundtrack that Autopsy Producer Jim Cirronella released this past year of 41 original and licensed library tracks from the music publishers which were used in Night Of The Living Dead that were digitally remastered. An official soundtrack LP came out in 1982 but was missing 19 of the library cues used. "They Won't Stay Dead" CD has 41 of the cues and represents the most complete soundtrack of the film's library music released to date. You will hear some of these cues in "Autopsy Of The Dead" as we licensed them from the music publishers for the documentary as well. "They Won't Stay Dead" CD soundtrack is the first time all of these original library cues used in the motion picture George Romero's Night Of The Living Dead (1968) appears in a digital and completely uncut format. At one point, the CD even cracked Amazon's Best Sellers Top 100 in Movie Soundtracks and Movie Scores! Visit the official Autopsy Of The Dead website to purchase the DVD Documentary and the CD.
2010 has proven to be an amazing year with a lot of work on the horizon as we are developing long term productions. Many of which are already in various script stages - some complete, some being revised, and a couple of screenplays being written.
Autopsy Of The Dead was selected as the Best Documentary Of The Year at the Dead Letter Awards sponsored by Mail Order Zombie. We appreciate the support from Derek M. Koch and Mail Order Zombie.
The film will be screened during the Saturday Nightmares horror convention June 3rd-5th at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ so be sure to stop by and say hello. You will be able to purchase your DVD copy of "Autopsy Of The Dead" and your CD copy of "They Won't Stay Dead" - which is the most complete digital restoration of the original licensed library music from Night Of The Living Dead ever created!
A Special screening of my film Autopsy Of The Dead has been arranged at the Saturday Nightmares Horror Convention in NJ.
Updates have been slow due to my busy schedule. Script work continues and location scouting.
The Evans City PA cemetery board has been considering razing the infamous chapel that appears in the opening scene of Night Of The Living Dead.
Gary Streiner has received permission from the cemetery board to restore the chapel. But it can't be done without the help of Night Of The Living Dead Fans everywhere. Please visit gary Streiner's Official Facebook Page for this effort to learn how you can join in and help to make a difference as we save this iconic cinema landmark. There is still time to save this piece of movie history but only with your help.
The official site is now up and running to save the chapel. Please visit: http://www/FixTheChapel.com for the details and to donate.
Been busy running animation tests. Time consuming but very fun.
Autopsy Of The Dead "Save The Chapel" DVD Sale - The DVD is now at $18.99 plus 50% of the sale will be donated towards the preservation of the Evans City Cemetery Chapel (www.FixTheChapel.com also known as www.livingDeadFest.com ) which was seen in the opening scene of Night Of The Living Dead (1968). The restoration effort on the chapel is being led by Night Of The Living Dead's own Gary Streiner - His facebook page on the restoration effort can be followed at "The Living Dead Festival Page."
Autopsy Of The Dead is packed with nearly 3 hours of content on the making of the George Romero modern horror masterpiece. The 144-minute DVD Documentary includes extensive interviews with Bill Hinzman, Kyra Schon, Gary Streiner, Bill Cardille, Charles Craig, Lighting Supervisor Joe Unitas, Ella Mae Smith, Bob Harvey, Bill Burchinal, Richard Catizone, and many more who are interviewed for the the first time about their connection/experience on Night Of The Living Dead.
As a special bonus, your DVD will include one limited edition 5x7 autographed photo (randomly inserted) while supplies last. Supplies are getting limited to this offer so please don't wait too long. This offer ends in less than a week (ends on 12/20/11) and available only through this link so order your copy today!
Autopsy Of The Dead "Save The Chapel" DVD Sale - See the exclusive offer below and help "Save The Chapel" in Evans City, PA"
I've been slow on website updates due to a busy schedule. All pages have now been updated with many more updates to come.
Script work / revisions continue on The Ansbach Horror. Stay tuned to the casting page on this website for latest developments.Part of the film will be shot in and around the Quad Cities (Rock Island and Moline Illinois as well as Davenport and Bettendorf Iowa).
With the exceptional success we've had with Autopsy Of The Dead, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is will there be a sequel? Here's the answer - At the moment, I'm involved in writing, producing and directing, as well as editing several film projects. I generally avoid doing a sequel to a film I made. As I would prefer to do something different. However, the only way, and I feel like I can also speak for fellow Autopsy Producer Jim Cirronella, we would ever consider doing Autopsy Of The Dead 2 is if we could uncover even more material than we had in the first film. It would have to be just as special and unique as Autopsy Of The Dead is for the hard core Night Of The Living Dead fan whom we target the documentary for rather than a casual viewer/fan. An average documentary just doesn't cut it and I would have any interest in doing one of those. I can say we have been surprised to unearth some new material on the film since the making of the documentary.
You can stay up to date on Autopsy Of The Dead by liking our Facebook page for the latest Autopsy News and see some rare artifacts and material from Night Of The Living Dead. Much of which is exclusive to Autopsy Of The Dead including some material which has never been seen before including on the Autopsy Of The Dead DVD. On our FB page, you will have the opportunity to interact with other Night Of The Living Dead fans who share your love for the classic 1968 George A. Romero Film.
Completing green screen and animation Tests for The Ansbach Horror. Looking great even if the start date of the film is still a ways off in the future.
I've been writing a new screenplay and was approached about turning a older film which I produced and directed into a much larger movie in 2017/2018. It's called The Creeper and I am considering it as I take the film into development.
It's a little early but getting a jump on some early sound design work for the upcoming film in 2015/2016 called The Ansbach Horror. In the field recording audio for building a sound library which will be used on this film and other upcoming movies.
I created an exclusive trailer for The Living Dead Festival that features never before seen images from Night Of The Living Dead. The Living Dead Festival will take place in Evans City, PA on August 30th and 31st, 2013 to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Night Of The Living Dead. For tickets and event information please visit www.LivingDeadFest.com . With each festival, Gary Streiner does an amazing job with the event. If you are a fan of Night Of The Living Dead, then you won't want to miss the ultimate celebration of the classic George Romero Film. 9/1/13 update - If you missed the trailer and wonder where it went - the 2013 Festival is over. Sorry you missed it!
The date of the screening is October 5th and 6th in Double Tree Tempe Arizona. For more information please visit RaptureHorrorExpo.com. Guests include Judith O'Dea and Judith Ridley from Night Of The Living Dead, Danielle Harris from Halloween 4, Linda Blair from THe Exorcist, and Theodus Crane from The Walking Dead.
There will be an Autopsy Of The Dead screening at the Rapture Horror Expo.
Screening is Saturday September 18th at 9 p.m. For more information please visit www.HorrorRealmcon.com Fourteen cast and crew members from Night Of The Living Dead will be at Horror Realm along with nine cast and crew members from Dawn Of The Dead (The next chapter in the Dead films). Don't miss this great time.
Special screening oif Autopsy Of The Dead during Horror Realm (Sept 17-19th) in Pittsburgh PA - the zombie capitol of the world.
Autopsy Of The Dead received the Home Video Industry's highest honor with the nomination of Best Direct To Video Title Of The Year at the Reaper Awards. The nominations were announced in the #1 home video industry source for Entertainment News, Home Media Magazine (Sept. 6-12 2009 issue). The nomination is extra special as I've always been a fan of filmmaker Roger Corman who was the celebrity judge.
Sponsors of the event are 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment, FEARnet, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group, Entertainment One, Image Entertainment, Lionsgate, MTI Home Video, and Paramount Home Video.
The awards ceremely will be held October 12, 2010 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where the first Oscars were presented. Congratulations to the amazing Autopsy Of The Dead cast and crew for this wonderful honor. Also special thanks to the fans of Night Of The Living Dead for their overwhelming support of our DVD Documentary. We have heard from so many of you from all over the world. Autospy Of The Dead was Produced and Directed by Jeff Carney. Produced by Jim Cirronella. Executive Produced by James N. Cirronella. Written by Jeff Carney and Jim Cirronella. For more information on the DVD Documentary, please visit the Autospy Of The Dead page on this website and the official site for the film. AutopsyOfTheDead.com.
I edited together some exclusive Autopsy Of The Dead video clips upon request of The Wall Street Journal so they could use them with their article on Night Of The Living Dead. You can read the article right here. It's a great write up on some of the people that were involved in the making of the George Romero film Night Of The Living Dead. You can watch a larger view of The Wall Street Journal Exclusive Autopsy Of The Dead clips right here. Great to see these wonderful people from Night Of The Living Dead receive some more recognition after all of these years.
After the success of Autopsy Of The Dead, the coroner has excised more interview clips that were deleted from the Autopsy Of The Dead DVD - nearly two hours of additional footage. You can view all 36 New clips here!
Special Thanks to the amazing and generous cast / crew of Night Of The Living Dead for their contributions / sharing their stories with us on Autopsy Of The Dead. We have been very fortunate to have also been nominated for Best Independent Film Of The Year and Best Direct To Video Title Of The Year since the release of Autopsy. Wonderful honors which are appreciated. And I can't forget the Best Soundtrack CD at this years Dead Letter Awards went to "They Won't Stay Dead" (digitally restored and licensed library music which was used in Night Of The Living Dead). Autopsy Producer Jim Cirronella worked very hard at putting together the CD and releasing it. Congratulations Jim! You can hear the Autopsy Award at 1:42:00 during the MP3 playback of the Awards Show.
The shorter 100 minute version of Autopsy Of The Dead will get a rare screening at the Famous Monsters Convention (July 9th-11th) in Indianapolis Indiana on Sunday July 11th at 11 a.m. followed by an Autopsy Of The Dead panel discussion at 1:30 p.m.
Exclusive to Famous Monsters issue #251 is the full page color ad for Autopsy Of The Dead Documentary DVD / They Won't Stay Dead Soundtrack CD. Jim Cirronella did a outstanding job on designing the ad. Here's a peak!
Both the Evans City Cemetery and Latent Image Basement location from the film are previewed in the Location Tour Video clips. The basement tour is hosted by Kyra Schon who was last in that basement when they were filming Night Of The Living Dead. The DVD supplement titled "Locations Of The Dead" on the Autopsy Of The Dead DVD features all of the Night Of The Living Dead locations in detail with Then/Now Comparisons.
These Previews are from the "Locations Of The Dead" supplement on the Autospy Of The Dead Documentary DVD.
A couple of new interviews with Jeff Carney (Producer/Director of Autopsy Of The Dead) and Jim Cirronella (Producer of Autopsy Of The Dead). I was also interviewed in the September 20th edition of the Rock Island Argus Newspaper.
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Night Of The Living Dead guests who will be appearing and signing autographs include Kyra Schon, Charles Craig, Bill Hinzman, Gary Streiner, Joe Unitas (Lighting Supervisor), Herbert Summer (ghoul), Rick Catizone (animator/credits), Judith O'Dea, Russell Streiner, John Russo, and George Kosana. The Autopsy Of The Dead DVD will be available to purchase at the convention (that is the full 2 hour and 24 minute version). Also available for sale at the show will be the TheyExclusive to Famous Monsters issue #251 is the full page color ad for Autopsy Of The Dead Documentary DVD / They Won't Stay Dead Soundtrack CD. Jim Cirronella did a outstanding job on designing the ad. Here's a peak!
The San Diego Comic Con is July 22-25, 2010 and the convention exclusive cover of Famous Monsters Magazine #251 (Nosferatu Art by Richard Corben) will be sold as an exclusive at the Comic Con.
Jim and I were both interviewed by KQEK and had a great time.
I will also being doing a interview on the Patrick Phillips Talk Show in Austin Texas on October 25th. Other interview guests for that show include George Romero, Max Books (son of Mel Brooks and author of The Zombie Survival Guide, Jim Fyfe (Dark Shadows, and Elvira so I will be in good company!