Read on and get more details on the passing of George A Romero…
George A Romero made his mark in Hollywood with the cult-classic horror flick “Night of the Living Dead” and from there is was Zombie madness.
Romero who died this weekend at age 77, was best known as the “father of modern horror films.” George lost his battle to “a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” His longtime production partner Peter Grunwald stated.
It was reported that Grunwald said Romero passed away “peacefully in his sleep” while “listening to the score of ‘The Quiet Man,’ one his all-time favorite films. George was surrounded by “his wife Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero.”
“[Romero] leaves behind a loving family, many friends and a film-making legacy that has endured, and will continue to endure, the test of time.”
The New York City was born in 1940 and got his big break with “Night of the Living Dead” in 1968. It was his first feature-length movie and made on a $114,000 budget. The movie quickly became a smash hit among horror aficionados and gore lovers, but the mainstream press snubbed him. What do they know?
Anyways, followed his Dead genre with a sequel in 1979, “Dawn of the Dead.” The film gained notoriety once again after critics and mainstream press were appalled by the graphic special effect which changed the face of horror movies.
Romero continued working on horror movies in the 80s, but in the 90s he went back to his roots and rewrote the original “Living Dead” screenplay for the franchise’s first remake. That was followed by “Land of the Dead” in 2005. In 2006 Romero made “Diary of the Dead,” launching a new cycle of “Living Dead” zombie flicks, which also includes 2009’s “Survival of the Dead.”
George’s last accomplishment before passing was his most recent project, a graphic novel entitled “Empire of the Dead,” published by Marvel.
Now that Romero has passed, we can most likely expect “Empire of the Dead,” to be made into a movie. George would love that.
RIP Mr Romero, and thank you for scaring the living shit out of us with your movies. They are Awesome!