February 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, George A. Romero!

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Today the grandfather of the modern zombie genre, George A. Romero, turns 70 years old.

Marking approximately four decades of professional filmmaking, Romero's 70th birthday comes on the heels of the impending release of Romero's newest zombie film Survival of the Dead, which I'm happy to say is a welcome return to form for his zombie franchise. Romero's work also continues to inspire other filmmakers and remakes, such as Zack Synder's influential remake of Dawn of the Dead as well as a Breck Eisner's soon-to-be-released remake of The Crazies.

From the films he made in Pittsburgh to the films he now makes in Canada, Romero has produced a very noteworthy body of work in and outside the zombie genre.

George A. Romero Filmography (as director)

Survival of the Dead (2009)
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Land of the Dead (2005)
Bruiser (2000)
The Dark Half (1993) 
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Creepshow (1982)
Knightriders (1981)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Martin (1977)
The Crazies (1973)
Hungry Wives (1972)
There's Always Vanilla (1971)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)