June 30, 2020
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BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD featured on Top 5 Horror Movie Documentaries


4- Birth of the Living Dead: This is a wonderful documentary about the making of Night of the Living Dead and was directed by Rob Kuhns. There isn’t anything necessarily new in this documentary in terms of the actual making of NotLD, but the various interviews that Kuhns put together are all well done and fascinating, especially the main interview with Romero. You get a real sense of the overall impact of the movie in cinema culture, not just the horror genre. The documentary is also just well-made and slickly produced. I’m still amazed that Kuhns and producer/interview subject Larry Fessenden were able to put together such a watchable and entertaining documentary on such a worn over topic. And if you get the DVD, you have to check out the extended interview segments with Romero. The bits and anecdotes here are terrific.

Look at entire list HERE

May 17, 2019
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Weekends with GEP: Birth of the Living Dead

With THE DEAD DON’T DIE coming to theaters, let’s remind ourselves where it all began,
with George A. Romero’s Night of The Living Dead.

BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD a documentary about how Romero gathered an unlikely team
of Pittsburghers — 
policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner —
to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film.

Streaming on Shudder

October 19, 2018
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Weekends with GEP: DOCtober

You should be watching Glass Eye Pix movies on the big screen in the Catskills this weekend,
But if you’re afraid to leave the house, check out two scary Glass Eye docs: Zombies! Zealots!

Birth of the Living Dead and American Jesus
available for digital download on iTunes

July 16, 2018
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One year ago today, R.I.P. George Romero

In honor of the legendary George A. Romero, we invite you to watch the GEP documentary,
Now available on DVD and streaming on Amazon Prime

November 14, 2016
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Rob Kuhns reflects on Birth of the Living Dead

Director Rob Kuhns looks back at the making of BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a GEP produced documentary about the historical indie gem Night of the Living Dead. 



February 20, 2015
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Birth of the Living Dead among “10 Documentaries the Oscars Snubbed”

PastedGraphic-1-1-110 Stellar Culture Documentaries the Oscars Snubbed

by Melissa Stern

…. As a dedicated doc-watcher, as well as a documentary screener/curator for an international film festival for the past five years, I’ve found a few documentaries related to art and culture that have really stuck with me over the years.

Here is my roundup, not only of films from the last year but of the past decade. These are films you may have missed in theaters, never saw because they got a one-week showing in NYC and LA and nowhere else, or that were simply too far below the radar ….

….  Birth of the Living Deaddocuments the genesis and making of this seminal film, weaving it seamlessly into its late-sixties origins. There’s the added bonus of an extensive interview with a most delightful George Romero (the director of the 1968 film) as well as hilarious details of how this film was made on a shoestring in suburban Pittsburgh, with many from the local community volunteering to portray the first flesh-eating zombies of the modern era ….

Read the whole article at Hyperallergic

October 17, 2014
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Freaky Friday: Glass Eye Pix Around-The-Web Roundup



Fandor’s Filmwax Radio waxes poetic with Fessenden (Listen here)

“Regardless we spoke for well over an hour in an unlit room. As the conversation continued the light grew darker. The conversation went all over the place but one thing was clear: this was a serious filmmaker who likes to have a lot of fun. Oscillating between acting (All the Light in the Sky, Wendy and Lucy), directing (Habit, Beneath) and producing (The Comedy, Night Moves), Fessenden emphasized that his favorite films were those that had a slow approach, films that took their time.”


WENDIGO named one of Tribeca Film Institute’s “10 Horror Movies You Need To See” (Check the list out here)

“Though horror has always been a big go-to for filmmakers starting out with low budget fare, The Blair Witch Project took that craze to its zenith. With a whole lot of horrors suddenly flooding the market (and honestly, many of them should never been made) one we’re happy found its way out of the weeds was Larry Fessenden‘s spooky spiritual thriller. Playing off a mythical Algonquain legend, the godfather of contemporary low budget horror makes a thrilling work that’s definitely much scarier than anything done in Blair Witch.

Best Time To Watch: Before you head off for a camping trip or anything that involves a lot of wilderness.”

411Mania Suggests Fessenden for SWAMP THING Film (Read here)

“This is another one that you might cry foul on, because there has of course been a Swamp Thing film made. … With the property’s use of both horror and ecology, you could get someone like Larry Fessenden (WendigoThe Last Winter) involved and do some wondrous things.”


BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD competes for Best Behind-The-Scenes-of-Filmmaking Doc on IMDB (Vote here!)


LATE PHASES playing Toronto After Dark Festival and Woodstock Film Festival this Sunday (Get your tix here and here)

Brent Kunke and Fessenden in attendance at Woodstock!


And TALES on VINYL Is Coming! (Pre-order here)

Keep it tuned to GlassEyePix.com to see what else we’re getting into this Shocktober! 


October 10, 2014
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Birth of the Living Dead/Night of the Living Dead Double-Feature in Brooklyn! 10/11/14


Tomorrow night (Saturday Oct 11), Glass Eye Pix presents a double-feature of BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

9:30PM Birth of the Living Dead
11PM Night of the Living Dead

Director Rob Kuhns, Producer Esther Cassidy, and Executive Producer Larry Fessenden will introduce!

Free to attend!

Get more details at Videology

September 18, 2014
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Birth Of The Living Dead Original Soundtrack now available at CD Baby!

Original tunes by  Gary Pozner and Brian Goss written for Rob Kuhn’s BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD are now available for download at CD Baby. Start Rockin’ out today! Check it!


May 2, 2014
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Geek Speak: BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD coming to UK


From Weekly Geek Speak:

Weekly Geek Speak Podcast: Re-Birth of the Geeky Pod

This week Weekly Geek Speak hits episode 50! And like all stale products in modern times, we’re rebooting. This means nothings different but you get the chance to get to know us once more as we talk over the questions asked each other in episode one. We also celebrate all things George A. Romero with the DVD release of Birth of the Living Dead, a documentary all about how Night of the Living Dead came to be. We’re also joined by Birth’s producer and indie horror legend, Larry Fessenden who talks all about his view on the horror genre and how Romero effected his career.

Check out the full podcast here.