George A. Romero (1940-2017) Jul17

George A. Romero (1940-2017)

George A. Romero: A Maestro of Zombie Terror Who Created the Ultimate Horror-Movie Metaphor by Owen Gleiberman | Variety The first time I ever saw “Night of the Living Dead,” the low-budget masterpiece of flesh-eating midnight terror directed by George A. Romero, who died on Sunday, it was in 1974. I was at home on a lonely high-school Saturday night watching TV, and at 11:30 p.m. an oddball black-and-white movie that opened in a cemetery just kind of…appeared. I knew absolutely nothing about it. At that point, low-budget horror films — even those that became notorious and sold a lot of tickets on the drive-in and grindhouse circuit, as...

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