R.I.P. George A. Romero

We lost one of the undisputed masters of horror this past weekend, as George A. Romero passed away from cancer at age 77. Romero is probably best known for creating the modern depiction of zombies in 1968’s Night of the Living Dead and its multiple follow-ups that includes 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, 1985’s Day of the Dead, 2005’s Land of the Dead, 2007’s Diary of the Dead, and 2009’s Survival of the Dead. In addition to his many zombie film, George A. Romero made a number of other contributions to the horror genre, including 1973’s The Crazies, 1982’s Creepshow, and 1988’s Monkey Shines. There will probably never be another horror filmmaker like George A. Romero and he will most definitely be missed.

Here are selected clips and trailers from George A. Romero’s films.

Night of the Living Dead – Clip (1968)

Dawn of the Dead – Trailer (1978)

Creepshow – Trailer (1982)

Monkey Shines – Trailer (1988)

Land of the Dead – Trailer (2005)

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).