A Mr. Blahg Zombie Service Announcement: Save the Night of the Living Dead chapel

NotLD chapel

On the most recent episode of The Walking Deadcast with Jason and Karen, my favorite pair of podcasters had the honor of interviewing special effects/make-up guru Greg Nicotero.  During that interview, Mr. Nicotero informed them of an effort being made to save the chapel that is seen in the Romero classic Night of the Living Dead.

Filmed in Pittsburg in 1968, the chapel at the graveyard is the last remaining building from the movie and is on its way to being torn down.  Boarded up and dilapidated, Gary Steiner, a sound engineer who worked on the film, is trying to raise the $50,000 needed to save the building and preserve a chunk of cinema history.  This is where you can step in and help in preserving our cinematic history.

Personally, I was very good friends in high school with the son of Judith O’Dea, Barbara in the movie.  Staying at his house overnight I recall hearing all sorts of great stories about Romero and the original shoot and being tantalized every time she headed out for another convention on her big assed Honda Gold Wing.  It’s the chapel in the background when she is warned, “They are coming to get you, Barbara”, that is in jeopardy… help is needed!

Find out more information at fixthechapel.com and listen to Mr. Nicotero make his plea for help during his interview with Jason and Karen here.

Going to the chapel and we’re, gonna get eaten…
Cornelius J. Blahg

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