For everybody else, October is a month for celebrating assorted undead, such as vampires and zombies. Of course, here in Pittsburgh, we're forever celebrating zombies, thanks in no small part to director George Romero, who shot many zombie-centric features in and around Pittsburgh.
One of his films was 1985's Day of the Dead
, in which zombies have overtaken the land, leaving a group of scientists and military personnel holed up in an underground bunker in Florida.
Day of the Dead
screens next Tuesday in a special event designed to celebrate Romero and "Chilly Billy" Cardille, the Pittsburgh radio and TV personality who also had made appearances in a couple of Dead films; both men died within the last year.
Besides the screening, there will be a discussion, led by University of Pittsburgh film-studies professor Adam Lowenstein, with Lori Cardille, who is both the star of Day of the Dead
and the daughter of Chilly Billy. The event is free and open to the public.
The event starts at 7 p.m. Tue., Oct. 24, and takes place at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, in Oakland.