R.I.P. Director George Romero

Remembering George A. Romero, Master of the Undead

Romero didn’t invent the zombie movie, but he did reanimate it, using cheap-but-effective effects, patient camerawork, and amateur actors to give the movie an almost documentary-like urgency. As a result, Night went on to earn millions at drive-ins and college theaters across the country, making it one of the biggest independent smashes of the century, and a clear influence on everything from 28 Days Later to World War Z to The Walking Dead.

His little movie went on to inspire generations of filmmakers.

Rest in peace.

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