George A Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies

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Night Of The Living' Dead Creator George Romero Dies

- popculture.com
17 Jul 2017
Night of the Living Dead continues to live on his pop culture fame as knock-offs continue to be spun from it. Romero also put in work on sequels like Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.

Remembering George Romero

17 Jul 2017
I had been infatuated about George's work before I saw it, scouring through horror and fantasy magazine for stills, posters and articles way before I was old enough to see his movies. When I finally did watch, on VHS or late night TV, the likes of 'Night Of The Living Dead', 'Martin', 'Dawn Of The Dead', 'Creepshow', 'Day Of The Dead' and others, I was a true devotee to ...
- edgarwrighthere.com

George A Romero Dies

- cbr.com
17 Jul 2017
Having started the modern zombie genre with 1968's Night of the Living Dead -- which he directed and co-wrote with John A. Russo -- Romero followed-up the instant classic with 1978's Dawn of the Dead, 1985's Day of the Dead, 2005's Land of the Dead, 2007's Diary of the Dead and 2009's George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead.

Night of the Living Dead' director George A Romero dies at age

17 Jul 2017
Today, "Night of the Living Dead" is widely considered to be not only a horror classic, but one of the best low-budget films ever made. It spawned a series of sequels that were written and directed by Romero, starting with 1978's "Dawn of the Dead" and continuing with 1985's "Day of the Dead," 1990's "Land of the Dead," 2007's "Diary of the Dead" and 2009's "George A. ...
- sfgate.com

Night of the Living Dead" Director Has Passed

- horrorfreaknews.com
17 Jul 2017
We've lost a major horror icon, a filmmaker whose contributions to our genre can never be underestimated. We're getting the devastating news that George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Modern Zombie, has passed away following a battle with lung cancer. He was 77-years-old. Romero shot to prominence following Night of the Living Dead in 1968, and also produced the seminal ...

Complete Coverage of all Things Horror

17 Jul 2017
It is with heavy hearts that the Horror News Network team reports that legendary director/writer/producer George A. Romero has passed away at the age of 77. Romero transformed the horror landscape with such indelible classic films as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, and numerous others. This visionary artist literally invented the modern zombie story, ...
- horrornewsnetwork.net

Night of the Living Dead director George A Romero has died

- geeksdata.com
17 Jul 2017
Filmmaker George A. Romero, known for horror films such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and others, has died, reports the LA Times . According to his long-time producer partner Peter Grunwald, he succumbed after a short battle with lung cancer. He was 77.

George Romero, 'Night Of The Living Dead' Director, Dies

17 Jul 2017
Romero was a pioneer in the zombie-horror movie genre and early established a name for himself with such films as the satirical Night of the Living Dead, which spawned Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The Crazies and Martin. He defined the modern template for bringing the scary, gruesome and dead to life on screen, inspiring a myriad of zombies in Hollywood and the more ...
- npr.org

How George Romero, the original zombie hunter, helped reshape popular culture

- bostonglobe.com
17 Jul 2017
Here is an uncontested truth: Our 24/7 zombie entertainment culture owes George A. Romero everything. Ev. Ery. Thing. Without him -- without the eruption from the cinematic id called "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, there would be no "The Walking Dead" on cable TV and no "World War Z" book or movie. There'd be no "Resident Evil" or a zillion other videogames, no ...

George Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' director, di

17 Jul 2017
After the success of Night of the Living Dead, Romero made a string of non-zombie flicks before returning to the genre in Dawn of the Dead in 1978 and Day of the Dead in 1985. Romero's final work was a trilogy of zombie films; he wrote and directed Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead in the 2000s.
- hawaiinewsnow.com

Horror Legends Pay Tribute to the Late George Romero

- vanityfair.com
17 Jul 2017
Romero is unquestionably the father of zombie films and TV series, paving the way for filmmakers like Zack Snyder (whose first film was a remake of Dawn of the Dead), Sam Raimi (who called Night of the Living Dead a "giant influence" on his debut feature Evil Dead), and Edgar Wright (the title Shaun of the Dead speaks for itself). But the zombie genre also made room for ...

R I P George A Romero, Father of the Modern Movie Zombie

17 Jul 2017
There was no way Romero or any of the cast or crew could have predicted the eventual cultural enormity of Night of the Living Dead. Although he never used the word "zombie" in his film, the iconography and the rules of the on-screen "ghouls" immediately codified a new genre of zombie-based horror. If you've ever seen The Walking Dead , or indeed have talked about zombies ...
- nerdist.com

Night of the Living Dead director George Romero dies

- looper.com
17 Jul 2017
Following his success with Night of the Living Dead, Romero went on to direct There's Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, The Crazies, and Martin. He returned to form with the zombie projects Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead.

George A Romero, Pioneering Horror Director, Dead

17 Jul 2017
In total, Romero, a longtime independent filmmaker who only briefly made movies within the Hollywood system, made six zombie films: A second trilogy - Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead, the last film Romero directed - arrived between 2005 and 2009, with each film holding a unique mirror to society. Romero would also serve as producer on the ...
- rollingstone.com

George A Romero's films were a critique of America's living through the undead

- thereel.scroll.in
17 Jul 2017
His next zombie film Dawn Of The Dead (1979) is the most well-known installment in the series. The action shifts from rural Pennsylvania to a suburban shopping mall outside Philadelphia. Since Night Of The Living Dead, almost all of Pennsylvania has been taken over by zombies. If Romero criticised race relations in Night Of The Living Dead, he took on American consumerist ...

Night of the Living Dead' Creator George A Romero Dead

17 Jul 2017
George's 1968 cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" spawned a bunch of sequels including "Dawn of the Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Land of the Dead," "Diary of the Dead" and more. He's regarded as the godfather of zombie films and inspired several modern day horror filmmakers including Eli Roth , who commended George for casting a black man as the lead in "NOTLD" in the ...
- tmz.com

Director of Night Of The Living Dead

- cultjer.com
17 Jul 2017
George A. Romero--director of Night Of The Living Dead has died. Romero's family confirmed to The L.A. Times that he died in his sleep after a "brief but aggressive" battle with lung cancer. He was 77. Our sincerest condolences go out to the Romero family.

The Daily George A Romero

17 Jul 2017
Last October, Glenn Kenny reported in the New York Times on the restoration "backed by, among others, the Film Foundation, the preservation nonprofit started by the director Martin Scorsese. . . . Reflecting on what Living Dead spawned, Mr. Romero said: 'They aren't really zombie movies; Night wasn't really a zombie movie. I always understood zombies as living beings put ...
- criterion.com

George A Romero, The Godfather Of The Zombie Genre, Is Dead

- fractt.com
17 Jul 2017
Romero's impact on the horror genre and indie filmmaking will never be understated. 1968's Night of the Living Dead has been a touchstone of the horror genre, and his deeply satirical follow-ups in Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead paved the way for the massive popularity of The Walking Dead and others .

George A Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, has died aged

17 Jul 2017
Night of the Living Dead, which Romero co-wrote and directed, was released in 1968 and was the first horror film to feature cannibalistic zombies. The low-budget movie spawned both a cult classic and a genre-defining series of zombie films, often with a sociopolitical message, including Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the ...
- factmag.com

George A Romero, master of the zombie horror, dies aged

- arstechnica.com
17 Jul 2017
Filmed on a meagre budget of $120,000, Romero's Night of the Living Dead is widely hailed as a masterpiece of the horror genre. Its tale of a zombie uprising caused by a contaminant from space gave birth to the undead, flesh-eating "ghoul," which would later be called a "zombie." The film not only spawned a series from Romero--which includes Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of ...

Zombie Horror Legend George A Romero Has Died

17 Jul 2017
George A. Romero started his career with a bang in the late 1960s, and while he helmed notable titles like The Crazies, Knightriders and Monkey Shines, he will always be remembered for his work with the undead. Released in 1968, Night of the Living Dead was a revolutionary horror movie that not only had audiences passing out from fright, but had some serious things to say ...
- cinemablend.com

The Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Pays Tribute To George Romero

- comicbook.com
17 Jul 2017
Fans of The Walking Dead should know the show would not exist without George Romero . The filmmaker's creation of the Night of the Living Dead was a massive catalyst for the horror-zombie genre, so fans are gathering today to mourn legend's sudden passing. And, as expected, The Walking Dead's executive producer is taking time to honor Romero as well.

Director George A Romero, Originator of the Modern Zombie Movie, Dies

17 Jul 2017
We also praised Romero's zombies as being among the most influential monsters in movie history , citing the film's impact as follows: "Can you imagine a world without zombies? Without The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Resident Evil, and Dead Rising? We didn't think so. George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead introduced zombies as we know them today: reanimated, ...
- ign.com

Night of the Living Dead' creator George A Romero dies

- kcentv.com
17 Jul 2017
Director George A. Romero addresses the audience at the Night of the Living Dead World Premiere of Restored Print during the To Save and Project: (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film) (Photo: Lars Niki, 2016 Getty Images)

George A Romero, master of zombie film genre, dead

17 Jul 2017
And while a film based on that novel (1964's The Last Man on Earth ) debuted several years before Night of the Living Dead, it's Romero's take that continues to be praised as the touchstone for all modern zombie fare, from World War Z on down to The Walking Dead .
- mashable.com

Film master George Romero dies

- abc7.com
17 Jul 2017
Romero's influence could be seen across decades of American movies, from John Carpenter to Jordan Peele, the "Get Out" filmmaker. Many considered "Night of the Living Dead" to be a critique on racism in America. The sole black character survives the zombies, but he is fatally shot by rescuers. When Edgar Wright made 2004's "Shaun of the Dead," he acknowledged, "What we now ...

George A Romero, father of the zombie movie, dead at 77 The Jakarta

17 Jul 2017
NOVEMBER 05: Director George A. Romero addresses the audience at the Night of the Living Dead World Premiere of Restored Print during the To Save and Project: The 14th MOMA International Festival of Film Preservation at MOMA on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Lars Niki/Getty Images North America/AFP /File)
- thejakartapost.com

Night of the Living Dead' Director

- hollywoodreporter.com
17 Jul 2017
"We lost the copyright on the film because we put it on the title," Romero explained in "Night of the Living Steelers," an installment of NFL Films' Timeline series that premiered in October. "Our title was Night of the Flesh Eaters; they changed it to Night of the Living Dead.

Horror Legend George Romero Dead

17 Jul 2017
Born on February 4, 1940 in New York City, Romero's first film as a director sent shockwaves through the genre movie world that are still being felt to this day. Shot in black and what and on a small budget, 1968's Night of the Living Dead helped set the template for the modern independent horror movie - a young and hungry filmmaker pulls himself up his bootstraps and ...
- slashfilm.com

George A Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead

- abcnews.go.com
17 Jul 2017
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 file photo, director and writer George Romero poses for a photograph while talking about his film "Diary of the Dead' at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn ...

They're Still Coming to Get You Barbra

17 Jul 2017
October 28, 2008 -- From the haughty tombs of Pharaohs to the humble country church graveyard, all burial grounds are historical records. They reveal the lives, deaths, and customs of those who've treadmilled this hamster ball of a planet before us. A few, though, are historical records beyond that. Like Evans City Cemetery in Evans City, Pennsylvania. It was in this ...
- oddthingsiveseen.com

Father of The Living Dead, George A Romero, Passes

- relyonhorror.com
17 Jul 2017
As fans of horror, we all owe a great debt to Romero. His visionary retooling of the famous novel I Am Legend into an original film with 1968's Night of the Living Dead paved a roadmap for an entire subgenre of horror that would go on to become arguably one of the most popular of the 21st century. Without Romero's library of work, much of what we consider to be modern ...

George A Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' dies

17 Jul 2017
Romero was born in 1940 in New York City. His big break came with the release of "Night of the Living Dead" in 1968, which was his first feature-length movie and made on a $114,000 budget. The movie, snubbed by the mainstream press, became a smash hit among horror aficionados and gore lovers.
- money.cnn.com

Movie World Mourns as Zombie Horror Movie Legend and Creator of 'Night of the Living Dead' Dies

- naijaonpoint.com
17 Jul 2017
Romero worked on several other projects to little box office success before the first "Living Dead" sequel, "Dawn of the Dead," debuted in 1979 to great fanfare and critical acclaim. An initial backlash to some graphic special effects helped boost the film's notoriety, drawing more to theaters.

George A Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies

17 Jul 2017
Romero is credited with reinventing the movie zombie with his directorial debut, the 1968 cult classic, "Night of the Living Dead." The movie set the rules imitators lived by: Zombies move slowly, lust for human flesh and can only be killed when shot in the head. If a zombie bites a human, the person dies and returns as a zombie.
- nbcnews.com

George A Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Is Dead

- bloomberg.com
17 Jul 2017
"('Night of the Living Dead') was so incredibly DIY I realized movies were not something that belonged solely to the elites with multiple millions of dollars but could also be created by US, the people who simply loved them, who lived in Missouri, as I did," wrote James Gunn, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" director, who penned the 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead."

Gaming Greats Pay Respects to George A Romero

17 Jul 2017
George A. Romero, the legendary director behind the Living Dead series of movies, has passed away. The veteran - who appeared as a character in Call of Duty: Black Ops - is considered by many to be the father of the zombie genre, and his enormous influence can be felt all over the video game industry. It's not surprising, then, that developers like Neil Druckmann and Hideo ...
- pushsquare.com

George Romero Dies Night Of the Living Dead Director

- celebritiesreport.com
17 Jul 2017
"Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of 'The Quiet Man,' one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side," read a statement issued by Roe.

Dawn Of The Dead creator George Romero dies

17 Jul 2017
Mr Romero's movies were about much more than just shuffling zombies: they took on racism, mall culture, class divides and militarism. In Dawn of The Dead, for example, the human characters seek safety from zombies in a shopping centre, but much of the action takes place as they turn on each other.
- katiazev.info

George A Romero, father of the zombie film, dies

- power97.com
17 Jul 2017
There were other movies interspersed with the Dead films, including The Crazies (1973), Martin (1977), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993). There also was 1981's Knightriders, Romero's take on the Arthurian legend featuring motorcycling jousters. Some were moderately successful, others box-office flops.
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