Ken Foree

Ken Foree’s role as Peter Washington in “Dawn of the Dead” initiated a long and iconic career in the horror genre.  His line “When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth” has become an anthem in the horror genre for decades. Mr. Foree was named Number 4 in Empire Magazine’s Greatest Heroes list for 2014.  His work in the horror genre includes “Halloween”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Rob Zombie’s “The Devils Rejects” and “Lords of Salem”.  Ken has also appeared in over 50 feature films and episodic television shows and starred in the Nickelodeon comedy series, “The Keenan and Kel Show” as the father of Keenan Thompson.  Mr. Foree has been kept busy writing and producing international horror and sci-fi movies.  He is executive producer and co-writer of the upcoming feature, “The Totem”, based on the award winning David Morrell novel. Ken was associate producer on the 2009 Serbian horror movie “Zone of the Dead” and is producer and co-writer on the planned 2018 sequel, “Wrath of the Dead”.  Ken has also starred, executive produced co-produced and has been associate producer for over a dozen films. He starred and co-produced in this year’s new releases of “The Rift”, “The Midnight Man” and “Blood Brothers”.  The trailer for “Blood Brothers” featured Ken and was highlighted in Entertainment Weekly.

From Japan to Europe and throughout the United States.  When film festivals, audiences love the Q & A’s, backstage stories, lectures and interaction with this legendary horror star.

 Mr. Foree has proven to be a force in the entertainment industry and a perennial favorite to fans around the world.

“The Rift” http://horrornews.net/125934/film-review-rift-2016/

U.S. satellite crashes in a remote area of eastern Serbia and a group of American and Serbian agents race to recover the data from it. What they find when they arrive, however, are unimaginable horrors that include a mysterious rift in time and space as well as an unseen malevolent presence. Now the team must fight for both their lives and their sanity as they struggle to escape.

Being a longtime George Romero Dead series fan, I became aware of Ken Foree’s skill at playing the gritted teeth, muscular hero with his cult status cementing turn as Peter in the original Dawn of the Dead. There was a sense of cool and humanity you see in his façade even as he’s mowing down zombies. Foree, in a sense, was the Samuel L. Jackson of B horror before there was ever a Samuel L. Jackson.

The Midnight Man (Movie Review)

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Ken Foree, as the stylish wit Hamilton, is genius; he anchors the entire production with his skilled talents, on-screen charisma, and endless, casual zingers.

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One way the movie threads the right needle between dire stakes and dark humor is with an outstanding Ken Foree supporting performance as a gumshoe with ESP to match his hard-boiled instincts. Relishing quirky lines such as, “like cinnamon and Jesus had a baby!” to praise good coffee, Foree preens like a Cheshire cat calmly taking its time before pouncing on a trapped rat. Foree eats up every inch of the screen, repeatedly dunking his character into a tub of personality, and swallowing scenes in single gulps before digesting them just as fast.”

100 Greatest Movie Performances – #43 Ken Foree – “Amazingly strong, cool and funny performance, you’re in for a treat.”

To quote a review from Movies Online, “The movie stars Ken Foree, who is not only talented but one of the coolest people I have met. Loves his fans!”

“Simply put, Ken Foree is the complete package. Ken Foree gives his character a hard edge but still keeps him vulnerable – a truly stand out performance.”

“Most notable is the phenomenal Ken Foree who chomps up every frame in which he appears.”

“One way the movie threads the right needle between dire stakes and dark humor is with an outstanding Ken Foree supporting performance as a gumshoe with ESP to match his hard-boiled instincts.  Relishing quirky lines such as, “like cinnamon and Jesus had a baby!” to praise good coffee, Foree preens like a Cheshire cat calmly taking its time before pouncing on a trapped rat.  Foree eats up every inch of the screen, repeatedly dunking his character into a tub of personality, and swallowing scenes in single gulps before digesting them just as fast.”

“Ken Foree explodes across the screen and always the guy you want on your side.”


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