In 1968, horror movies were never the same after Bronx born and raised George A. Romero released his zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead.
From that, the zombie genre has grown into one of the largest and most popular horror categories with recent shows such as The Walking Dead (a series he cared little about and actually snubbed after being asked to direct several episodes), video games (and movies) like Resident Evil and so much more.
Earlier today George A Romero passed away at the age of 77 due to lung cancer.
Romero leaves behind cult classic movies like the Night of the Living Dead franchise, Creepshow, Monkey Shines, Tales From the Darkside, and The Dark Half (based on Stephen King’s novel).
As a child, I was obsessed with any films by Romero for it was Night of the Living Dead that truly put the scare in me making me a young fan of the horror and zombie genre.
When I was much older and found out he was from The Bronx too, he became infinitely cooler in my eyes.
It’s a bit ironic to wish Romero to rest in peace considering he’s the godfather of zombies but, hey, he’d appreciate it more than anyone.