George A. Romero’s second zombie flick came about with a little help from Dario Argento. As hordes of zombies swarm over the U.S., the terrified populace tries everything in their power to escape the attack of the undead, but neither cities nor the countryside prove safe. In Pennsylvania, radio-station employee Stephen (David Emge) and his girlfriend, Francine (Gaylen Ross), escape in the station helicopter, accompanied by two renegade SWAT members, Roger and Pete. The group retreats to the haven of a deserted shopping mall to make what could be humanity’s last stand. There’s a lot of allegory and hidden meaning around, but Tom Savini’s excellent (and unremittingly gruesome) special effects take center stage throughout. (1978, R, 156mins)
This event is a benefit for the Selden Market and their fabulous programs to help small, local businesses establish themselves and thrive in today’s market.
Sponsored by Smartmouth Beer and all the the tenants currently at Selden: Vessel Craft Coffee, Slide Thru #FAM, Surplus by Skate Supply, Pure Lagos, POP Kids Store, Werther Leather Goods, Lorak Jewelry, Kor Vintage, For All Handkind, Velvet Witch, and S’mores Amore.