In its third year running, the Famous Monsters-backed festival will be the first to screen the Romero horror classic’s Criterion restoration in a theater.

They’re coming to get you, Santa Rosa.

Fifty years on, the dead still won’t stay down, and they’re crawling to the Roxy 14 for the third annual iteration of the Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of George A. Romero’s landmark NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and the Silver Scream Fest will be showing the brand new Criterion Collection edition for the very first time in a movie theater, accompanied by appearances by its producer, Russell Streiner, and many more members of the cast and crew.

Other announced guests for 2018 include the Heroines of Horror triumvirate of Dee Wallace (CUJO, THE HOWLING), Barbara Crampton {RE-ANIMATOR, CHOPPING MALL), and Kelli Maroney (CHOPPING MALL, NIGHT OF THE COMET).

The call to return to Santa Rosa has been strong, especially after the disaster of the October 2017 wildfires that swept Sonoma County and left many without homes or jobs. Silver Scream feels it is important to honor the community of Santa Rosa and donate portions of its proceeds to wildfire charities.

“Santa Rosa Entertainment Group and the CULT Film Series are extremely proud to bring The Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival back home,” said co-producer Neil Pearlmutter. “We have a great mix of independent films, genre favorites, and renowned classics in the lineup, but it is equally important that we acknowledge the devastation experienced by our community this past October. We are healing and look forward to showcasing the resilience of our people and beauty of our region.”

Film selection is currently underway on, and the festival is accepting feature films, short films, animation, screenplays, graphic novels, and graphic novel scripts.