George A. Romero | Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
George A. Romero is a man who needs little to no introduction. Not only to genre fans, but mainstream moviegoers alike. With the exception of the films released in the past decade, most of his movies have been remade by major studios including, Night of the Living Dead (1968), making George A. Romero a household name.
The New York-born director found himself living and working in Pittsburgh where he graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University. His career began at a local television station, shooting mostly short films and commercials until he and a few friends started Image Ten Productions. Each member of the group chipped in roughly $10,000 to produce what would become the most celebrated horror film of all time: Night of the Living Dead. This would be the first of many films to follow in the new sub-genre that he unknowingly created. Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985) and even cult favorite Stephen King’s Creepshow have crowned George A. Romero the "Grandfather of the Zombie".
Outside of zombie films, Romero has directed and written some of the most memorable films in the horror genre including The Crazies (1973), Martin (1976), Monkey Shines (1988), Stephen King’s The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also directed Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009).In 2011, he joined Danny Trejo, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Michael Rooker as voice cast in Activision’s video game Call of the Dead. He consistently appears on network television and is a headline guest at major horror conventions worldwide, retaining his title as the true Master of Horror.