The walking dead, more commonly known as zombies, will roam downtown Corvallis this Halloween. But don’t worry, these pesky, flesh-eating corpses won’t come our way via the apocalypse or by any 5k events. Nor will they appear in those lame zombies vs. humans games from campus. Yeah, you heard me.
These previously alive folks can be seen center stage at the Majestic Theatre’s Zombie Movie Fest, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night. The red carpet won’t be rolled out for run-of-the-mill zombie hits, either. This noteworthy lineup features three horror cult classics, as opposed to watered-down modern copycats.
The Majestic has dug deep into the cinema archives to present White Zombie, Revolt of the Zombies, and George A. Romero’s genre-defining classic Night of the Living Dead.
White Zombie (1932), the first zombie motion picture released and a Rob Zombie favorite, stars screen legend Bela Lugosi as a witch doctor who tries to lure the woman he loves away from another only to accidentally turn her into a zombie. D’oh!
Revolt of the Zombies (1936) is the sequel to White Zombie; a military regiment is sent to Cambodia to destroy a formula used to transform tribesmen into zombies.
Night of the Living Dead (1968) features a group of perfect strangers who seek refuge in a farmhouse to fend off murderous fiends.
Zombie Fest is open to all ages with tickets available to students for just $6 and $8 for adults. You can purchase tickets online at www.majestic.org or at the box office at 115 SW 2nd Street, Wednesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., or one hour before the performance.
by Patrick Fancher