RIP George Romero

Submitted by StellaBlue on July 16th, 2017 at 7:01 PM


A classic, genre-defining career.  My personal favorite is Dawn of the Dead.


Rick Grimes

July 16th, 2017 at 7:15 PM ^

I loved Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. Dawn of the Dead is arguably the greatest horror film ever and one of the best movies period. RIP George Romero.

Craptain Crunch

July 16th, 2017 at 9:09 PM ^

You'll know that Zombies of the living dead type can't happen. It's not biologically possible.

Dead is dead. 

Lung cancer hits hard and fast. He was a heavy smoker. 




July 16th, 2017 at 9:36 PM ^

Romero's Night of the Living Dead still lives and breathes today as it did back in 1968.  It is  hard to believe Romero was just 28 when he made this classic horror/cult film with John Russo.  But then again, the documentary-feel, the ironic ending, the apocalyptic texture all reflected being in your 20's during those horrific days of War and Repression.  For those in their 20's now, who are suffering the angst and anger of this age, Romero's Night of the Living Dead is still relevant.  While the production values are below iPhone-level video, the movie still holds its own, especially as a monument to a pioneering film-maker. 


July 16th, 2017 at 10:17 PM ^

His Bela Legosi in Ed Wood was awesome.

Mission Impossible was one of my favorite shows growing up.

RIP Misters Romero and Landau. Hollywood weeps...


July 17th, 2017 at 10:19 AM ^

Yeah, the body of his work was uneven -- and yeah, some of his later work (Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead) was borderline unwatchable, but the original Dead trilogy will ALWAYS hold a special place with me. 


July 17th, 2017 at 10:47 AM ^

My old film group, the Ann Arbor Film Coop, brought Romero to campus to screen and discuss "Dawn of the Dead." The version we saw was almost 3 hours long. Romero handed out comment cards to the audience to help him edit it down. One great scene of a zombie boy playing with a baseball didn't make it to the theatrical release. Romero was great; he gave all the film coop members Dawn of the Dead tee shirts.


July 17th, 2017 at 11:55 AM ^

In 1978 or 1979, Romero did a Q&A in between a showing of Night of the Living Dead and his then new film (Martin) at a film society screening in an Angell Hall auditorium.  He was funny, gracious, and humble.  Didn't know he came back to solicit comments on Dawn of the Dead.  A top 10 favorite film!