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Old 07-16-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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A sad day in the world of entertainment, a true legend in many ways, made some incredible horror movies but will always be the true father of modern day zombie movies.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...r-dies-aged-77

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George A Romero, director of horror classic Night of the Living Dead, has died. He was 77.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Romero’s producing partner Peter Grunwald said the director died in his sleep after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zK_44APmbY


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Old 07-16-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Sad to hear. He was one of the greats. RIP George.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Well, you beat me to It! Hated to hear that he died.

( Don't worry, I asked mods to delete duplicate thread.)
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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A HUGE loss to the modern zombie genre as we know it: George A. Romero started it, with Night of the Living Dead, and perfected it with Dawn of the Dead (best zombie film ever) and Day of the Dead (second best). The much-delayed fourth episode in his ongoing saga, Land of the Dead, wasn't as critically well-received, but I think it's a very good film nonetheless.

George also made other non-zombie horror films like Martin, The Crazies, Monkey Shines, and Bruiser...

...and, oh, nothing, a superb anthology horror film (which does have one zombie "episode") called Creepshow in 1982.

George also made a really cool, offbeat movie called Knightriders, which came out in 1981, and starred Ed Harris, Tom Savini, Patricia Tallman (who starred in Savini's 1990 Night remake), and Ken Foree. It also features a cameo by both Stephen and Tabitha King. I believe there's not another movie like it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz9OdHOn0hc

R.I.P. George. Thanks for doing what you did.

P.S. All these years, I never realized Romero was half-Cuban!
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:13 PM
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I am very sad about this.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:17 PM
 
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Can't even start about how much I love this film. It's so creepy, so extraordinary in its approach and scope. It was a truly scary movie for the time.

The soundtrack by Goblin is absolute bliss. I've owned it on LP and CD, and CD again (when it was remastered by Cinevox and augmented with a truckload of bonus material).

(Of course, if you know Goblin, they provided the musical scores for many of Dario Argento's movies, like Suspiria, Tenebre and Profondo Rosso aka Deep Red).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Xw_7BUXic

Here's a relatively recent documentary on the making of Dawn of the Dead.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pc61PdFff8

And here's Document of the Dead from 1985, with more footage added in 2012.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fxArDib-3w
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Romero changed my life. I loved horror movies since grade school, but NOTLD was the best horror movie ever made.

Romero created an entirely new genre. He had an original idea that is still being copied and the inspiration for movies and TV shows 50 years later. What a legacy!

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Old 07-16-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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Huge impact on me. This 80's baby loved his films. Oh Creep show...The reason why I love horror films.
Will he come back as the undead?
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Huge impact on me. This 80's baby loved his films. Oh Creep show...The reason why I love horror films.
Will he come back as the undead?
They better do something for him on "The Walking Dead" to show respect.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:33 PM
 
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They better do something for him on "The Walking Dead" to show respect.
They will. There would be no The Walking Dead (comic OR show) without George.

They also acknowledged Bernie Wrightson's passing.
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