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INTERVIEW:John Russo, Screenwriter, Night of the Living Dead

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John Russo and Russ Streiner didn't know they were going to start a zombie revolution, but their horror classic film "Night of the Living Dead" did just that. Countless zombie films followed, including "Return of the Living Dead," which was based on Russo and Streiner's story. Russo also was executive producer on "Children on the Living Dead" and now is working on "Escape of the Living Dead," as well as other projects. He has also written other horror films like "Midnight 2," "Voodoo Dawn" and "Heartstopper," to name a few. He has worked in all aspects of the industry and his stories have helped to build the resume of a few well-known scream queens. We will talk all things zombie and about his writing process. In addition, we will discuss his current work with Streiner at the DuBois Business College. They teach an in depth course on The Art and Business of Making Movies, etc. Truly a living legend, Russo's work has spawned a new generation of filmmakers.