George Romero Dies

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George Romero Dies

- screenrant.com
18 Jul 2017
Romero directed a slate of hit sequels to Night of the Living Dead, including 1978's Dawn of the Dead and 1985's Day of the Dead. In May, a production company associated with Romero announced that the zombie film Road of the Dead was being produced. The film will carry a "George A. Romero Presents" credit within the title, but will be directed by stuntman-turned-director ...

Night Of The Living' Dead Creator George Romero Dies

18 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.
- popculture.com

George Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' director, dies at age Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

- ktre.com
18 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.

Father of Zombie Movies, George A Romero, Passes Away In His Sleep

18 Jul 2017
Romero's film even made it into the Library of Congress, as Night of the Living Dead was added to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" back in 1999. Romero's franchise continued with Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead) (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009).
- okayplayer.com

Celebrated zombie movie director George Romero dies

- us.blastingnews.com
18 Jul 2017
When it comes to zombie apocalypse stories today, the first title to come out would most likely be the "Walking Dead" series. Based on a long-running Image Comics title, it follows a group of people trying to survive while defending themselves from zombie hordes and other more violent, near-inhuman survivor groups. But the AMC show seems better known these days, mostly for ...

George A Romero, Pioneering Horror Director, Dead

18 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 Was More Than Night Of The Living Dead

- metro.us
18 Jul 2017
George A. Romero didn't invent the word "zombie," but he might as well have. Before he unleashed "Night of the Living Dead" upon an unsuspecting world in 1968, the word didn't instantly conjure up what it would mean from then on out: white terror, hungry corpses, gnawed-upon flesh. "Zombie" simply meant the undead, the deceased reanimated. Sometimes they were bad: ...

Film Pioneer George A Romero Has Died

18 Jul 2017
Romero--a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University that got an early start behind the camera doing work for Mr. Roger's Neighborhood--directed Night of the Living Dead, a film with a budget of less than $120,000 that became an international sensation after its 1968 release, giving both Romero and the zombie genre a permanent place in cinema. He didn't stop there, ...
- massappeal.com

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

- ign.com
18 Jul 2017
IGN ranked 1978's Dawn of the Dead seventeenth on our list of the Top 25 Horror Movies (Night of the Living Dead placed tenth), proclaiming it "bigger, gorier, and funnier than its predecessor, Dawn of the Dead remains Romero's definitive work. ... The true brilliance of Dawn is how it combined straight-up zombie carnage with a healthy dose of satire and social commentary. ...

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

18 Jul 2017
Director George A. Romero attends 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 for Museum of Moder hide caption
- npr.org

In memory of "Night of the Living Dead" director George A Romero Pittsburgh

- pghcitypaper.com
18 Jul 2017
His influence, however, can hardly be understated. Night of the Living Dead, for all of its detractors, legitimized horror for adult audiences. Long relegated to the stature of tax dodges and weekend shoots for the burgeoning teenage drive-in market, horror was despised prior to 1969, particularly by critics who saw no value. After Night of the Living Dead, attitudes ...

George Romero, creator of 'Night of the Living Dead,' passes away at age

18 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.
- ktvu.com

George A Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Dies

- nbcnews.com
18 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 ...

Night of the Living Dead' Director

18 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.
- hollywoodreporter.com

George Romero dies

- eyeforfilm.co.uk
18 Jul 2017
George Romero, creator of the world's most influential zombie films and one of the horror genre's greatest creative talents, has passed away at the age of 77 after a short battle with lung cancer. The legendary director, who burst onto the scene in 1968 with Night Of The Living Dead , was admired both for his innovation and for the socio-political depth of his films, which ...

Living Dead director George A Romero dead

18 Jul 2017
The film went on to gross over $30 million worldwide, and led to five sequels including "Dawn of the Dead" and "Day of the Dead" -- inspiring an entire genre that remains a Hollywood staple to this day, though the director admitted he was himself influenced by Richard Matheson's 1954 novel "I Am Legend."
- france24.com

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

- money.cnn.com
18 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.

George Romero, pioneering director who made zombie movies, dies

18 Jul 2017
"Night of the Living Dead," made for about $100,000, was released when racial tensions were high in the United States. Mr. Romero had not intended to address that climate in the film, but with Duane Jones, a black man, as the lead, it was impossible to ignore the connection, Mr. Romero told NPR in a 2014 interview.
- bostonglobe.com
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