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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

M3GAN movie poster released by Universal Studios.

Review | ‘M3GAN’ — Unexpectedly hilarious

By Maria Scanga, Senior Staff Writer January 13, 2023
The sci-fi horror brand is not all that new, but the comedy-horror-camp era that “M3GAN” is ushering into pop culture is a fresh take on weaving sci-fi and horror together.
University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

University Library System offers a look into George A. Romero’s unproduced young adult screenplays

By Toni Jackson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
Pitt’s University Library System hosted a remote seminar on Zoom titled “​​Youthful Frights: Exploring George A. Romero’s Young Adult Horror” on Tuesday. Rubin co-hosted the event with Gray O’Reilly, a senior film and media studies major.
Daniel Kraus’ papers are the second major addition to the University Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

Pitt Horror Studies Collection obtains new materials from author Daniel Kraus

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor May 19, 2020
Desolate streets and closed storefronts may make Oakland feel pretty apocalyptic at the moment, but things are getting even spookier in Pitt’s special collections.
George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News May 22, 2019
Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.
Pitt alum Brandon Keenan independently funded and produced the psychological thriller film “Body Farm.” (Photo courtesy of Brandon Keenan)

Pitt alumni produce ‘Body Farm’ film

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer January 16, 2018

When a friend offhandedly suggested that Brandon Keenan — a 2005 graduate of Pitt’s media communication program — research the strange topic of body farms, he quickly discovered a potential story...

Crew members set up the iconic cage scene from the Silence of the Lambs at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum last October. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

Staff picks: Halloween movies

By TPN Staff October 23, 2017

With hundreds of thousands of Halloween titles to rifle through online, the thought of missing out on the spookiest movies can be frightening. And with Halloween in about a week, there isn’t a better...

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

A tale of two monsters: how societal anxiety influences horror

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer October 30, 2013

Apparently “The Walking Dead” is more popular than football. According to the New York Times, the season-four premiere of the graphic-novel-turned-television-sensation garnered 16.1 million viewers,...

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