Monday, July 17, 2017

#RIP George A. Romero

I start Monday as usual, checking out some news online.. only to discover Night of the Living Dead director George Romero just died at 77.

RIP George A. Romero.

While he's mostly known for basically having created our modern interpretation of the zombie as well as the zombie film genre, he's made a lot of great stuff over the years. Chief amongst those are his Crazies and Creepshow films.
He will always be remembered for his classics Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. Land of the Dead was pretty good too, in a B-movie sort of way.

And his more recent "Of the Dead" films hadn't been particularly good. Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Day. Although he was just launching the production of a new one that might have been better, Road of the Dead.

Let's not count all the various projects he did throughout multimedia including a great recent Marvel Comics, Empire of the Dead (which featured vampires!).
Romero died in his sleep on Sunday with his wife and daughter at his side, after a "brief but aggressive battle" with lung cancer, Chris Roe said.*

Time to marathon his original films, in memory of the great creator and filmmaker he was.

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