Born on this day in 1940: director George A. Romero
Romero is a legend in cinema. With Night of the Living Dead, he reinvented the zombie film into the genre we know and love today. His zombie films include Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead.
Romero didn’t just play in the zombie subgenre. He tackled witches with Season of the Witch; vampires with Martin; comic books with Creepshow; animal horror with Monkey Shines; Edgar Allan Poe with Two Evil Eyes; Stephen King with The Dark Half; and slashers with Bruiser.
Romero died in July 2017 due to lung cancer. His wife and daughter were by his side, and he went out listening to the score to one of his favorite films, The Quiet Man.