George Romero

Feast Your Eyes (and Brains) on These ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff January 31, 2017 @ 10:22 AM
It’s one of the most famous and important horror movies of all time: Night of the Living Dead. But did you know that wasn’t always the title? The film was originally going to be called Night of the Flesh Eaters, until it was discovered that a movie called The Flesh Eaters already existed. Director George A. Romero preferred the title Night of Anubis, in reference to the Egyptian god of embalming, but with so few people knowing who Anubis was (much less praying to him), the title was eventually changed to the one that became synonymous with movie zombies. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Brad Pitt Killed the Zombies, According to Horror Master George Romero

by Emma Stefansky November 1, 2016 @ 5:46 PM
Film may still be barely alive, but zombies are dead, according to resident undead authority George A. Romero. (That is, authority on the undead. Romero’s fine.) He singlehandedly brought the zombie genre back to life in 1968 with the now-classic Night of the Living Dead, whose rotting subjects have been a horror staple to this day. But the director doesn’t much care for how they’ve evolved, and claims they’re a lot less scarier than they used to be.

Horror Master John Carpenter Shades ‘Walking Dead’ Stealing From Romero

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 3, 2016 @ 9:11 PM
Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead under curiosity of life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time

Report: George Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ Lands at AMC

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 9, 2015 @ 12:23 PM
Increased interest in zombie properties is nothing new with The Walking Dead in its sixth season, as we saw in May with news that George Romero comic Empire of the Dead had entered TV development. Now, one of the artists claims that The Walking Dead’s own home AMC has won rights to the zombie-vampire hybrid thriller.

‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Teases Series End, Plus S5 Deleted Scene

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 22, 2015 @ 11:11 PM
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Fast approaching Season 6, AMC’s The Walking Dead already has its golden years in sight, even if franchise creator Robert Kirkman famously envisions the source material lasting indefinitely. Time is time, and even Kirkman has in mind how The Walking Dead might end, while a new Season 5 deleted scene should get fans a-buzzing for Rick and Michonne in Season 6.

George Romero ‘Empire of the Dead’ TV Series Eyes Zombies vs. Vampires

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 21, 2015 @ 2:07 PM
Few have managed to successfully capitalize on TV’s zombie outbreak after The Walking Dead, but if anyone could raise the dead, it’d be George Romero and Marvel. A new report suggests Romero is looking to develop a TV adaptation of graphic novel Empire of the Dead, which bites into a shocking twist on the undead apocalypse.

George Romero's 'Tales from the Darkside' Up for CW Reboot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 13, 2013 @ 8:40 AM
Just when you started to worry that TV would never come up with another original property, what's one more reboot for the pile? More exciting than 'Murder, She Wrote,' it's George Romero's classic horror serial 'Tales from the Darkside' on deck for the reboot treatment at The CW, courtesy of Stephen King's progeny Joe Hill, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci!

'The Walking Dead' Preview: Rick Fights "Indifference," Plus George Romero to Direct?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 31, 2013 @ 2:46 PM
As if the latest 'Walking Dead' latest twist in this past Sunday's "Isolation" hadn't assured us to watch next week, the recent announcement of a season 5 renewal puts shambling walkers in both our immediate and distant futures. More urgently, however, how will Rick handle Carol's confession in this Sunday's "Indifference"? We've got a clue in the latest photos and clip, plus what does zombie legend George Romero have to do with it?