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Film Mon May 17 2010

They're Coming to Get You Barbara

terrorintheaisles4.jpgThe Movieside Film Festival is bringing the dead back back to life with their new installment of Terror in the Aisles. This year's theme is Undead By Dawn, and as the name suggests, all of the selections are zombie-related. There will be three great zombie films from three different periods of zombie cinema. Starting at 8pm they have the original Night of the Living Dead. If you haven't seen this film on a big screen this is a perfect opportunity to make that happen because the "Cemetery Zombie" Bill Hinzman will be introducing the film before it screens. This film marks one of the first true zombie films ever created giving director George Romero the nickname "grandfather of zombie film."

At 10pm is [REC] 2. [REC] was quite possibly the scariest film I've ever seen, and this marks the first Midwest screening of the sequel [REC] 2. [REC] and [REC] 2 represent the new modern zombie -- fast, lethal, and scary as hell.

At midnight the fest closes with Zombie, aka Zombi 2, the Italian zombie film known for its zombie versus shark scene. It's '70s zombie at its best and cheesiest. You can see trailers for all three films on Movieside's MySpace page.

Terror in the Aisles is taking place at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. Doors open at 7pm and there will be a pre-show with vintage horror trailers starting at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 if you purchase in advance, $12 at the door, or $8 if you come in zombie costume.

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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