In 1968 the writer, producer, director and editor, released in his own producing company the number one Zombie movie of all time, Night of the Living Dead
The Father of Zombie film George A. Romero was born 80 years ago today: Remembering five of his very best movies
A Brief Overlook on George A. Romero’s life and career
The father of Zombie film, George A. Romero was born in New York City, New York on February 4, 1940. In the late 1960’s he founded his own film production company Image Ten Productions, on which he released the cult classic and number one Zombie horror movie of all times, Night of the Living Dead in 1968, that he wrote, produced, edited and directed. The film brought Romero worldwide success and since, he became one of the most acclaimed horror filmmakers of all time. In 1978 he released the sequel to Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, which was a box office success and also gained cult status. Throughout the 1980’s he kept directing and writing other films, such as Creepshow in 1982, but also released the third part of his 1968 Zombie horror classic, Day of the Dead. In 2005 he returned with the 4th part Land of the Dead and subsequently Diary of the Dead in 2007 and Survival of the Dead in 2009. On July 26, 2017, the influential Romero passed away in his sleep at age 76, following a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer, according to his longtime producing partner Peter Grunwald, he was listening to the score of one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man. Here’s 5 of his very best cult classics.
5 – Land of the Dead, 2005
The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation
4 – Creepshow, 1982
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s
3 – Day of the Dead , 1985
A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies
2 – Dawn of the Dead, 1978
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall
1 – Night of the Living Dead, 1968
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States
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