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‘Night of the Living Dead’
director Romero dies at 77

Washington Times, by Eric Althoff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/16/2017 6:48:44 PM

George Romero, the filmmaker who made a cottage industry out of zombie films — and all but defined the genre from its inception — has died at his home, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 77. Mr. Romero is often credited with pioneering the zombie genre thanks to his 1968 low-budget black-and-white classic “Night of the Living Dead,” in which a satellite returning to Earth unleashes radiation that reanimates the dead, turning them into cannibalistic, mindless beings trudging after their victims. Mr. Romero’s film pioneered several of the genre’s staples, including the slow-moving monsters grunting unintelligibly,

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This man is a giant among the undead. R.I.P.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Omen, 7/16/2017 7:09:05 PM     (No. 11320939)

I´m sure he would understand if we just make sure.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/16/2017 7:38:51 PM     (No. 11320947)

NOTLD was one of the first movies I saw when I came back from vietnam. And, also Kubrick´s 2001 Space Odyssey. What a contrast. I thought the zombie movie was stupid, but, later actually thought the film was pretty scary. My sister screamed all the way through it. We were at a drive-in...the 49er in Sacramento. Sorry for George. His type is missed. Now it´s all gay or transgender or some kind of outrageous animation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 7/16/2017 7:43:41 PM     (No. 11320952)

George Romero didn´t just make a hit movie or two, he spawned a whole new genre in movies, TV, and fiction. His works have certainly entertained me for decades.

There does seem to be a boom in "zombie apocalypse" material right now. The Walking Dead is a very popular cable TV show. Even the CDC is getting on-board with zombies.

They realized that the preparations you would need to survive a zombie apocalypse pretty much resemble the the preparations you would need to survive any disaster - pandemic, earthquake, tornado, "civil disturbance", etc.

And we have George Romero to thank for all this. RIP, Mr. Romero.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Thethirdruffian, 7/16/2017 8:09:21 PM     (No. 11320968)

I really hope his will provided that he is interned in a crypt that has a device that creates a banging fro the inside and maybe rattled the door. Sound track of grains when you get close. Then someone tells you " there´s nothing to worry about, Barbara."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pchristopher, 7/17/2017 1:41:08 AM     (No. 11321062)

Rest in Peace, Mr. Romero. NOTLD was great! I loved watching the ´Making Of´ featurette.

You´ll definitely be missed!

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