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“NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II” director confirms casting of “DAY OF THE DEAD” veterans

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The latest sequel to George A. Romero’s classic is reuniting the stars of another.

Marcus Slabine, writer/director of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II (which he previously discussed here), has announced the casting of Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander and Jarlath Conroy, the three survivors of Romero’s 1985 DAY OF THE DEAD. Their presence in NIGHT II was first revealed this past weekend at the Living Dead Weekend in Pittsburgh (pictured above and below). The movie was shot in secret by Slabine and co., and he comments, “To say it was an amazing dream come true seeing these three reunited after 36 years is an understatement. Lori Cardille is one of the most underrated female badasses of the 1980s in her role as Sarah Bowman, and after 36 years, she is even more badass. It was like time hadn’t skipped a beat, and their performances and chemistry were all still there. I’ve worked with Terry on several projects and I absolutely adore him; he is an extremely talented actor and his performances always ring true. Jarlath as well was an absolute delight watching him go, and he is truly a chameleon actor. I really hope people enjoy watching them as much as we did filming them.”

You can visit NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD II’s official website here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.