George Romero, Visionary Filmmaker, Dies at 77

Horror fans are mourning the loss of visionary filmmaker and the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero.

Romero died today (7/16)  in his sleep after a brief but fierce battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by family members, listening to the soundtrack of his favorite film, The Quiet Man.

Romero was the creator of Night of the Living Dead and gave birth to the modern-day zombie film. Over the last 50 years, Romero brought us sequels and spinoffs for the Living Dead franchise including Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

With plots filled with social commentary, Romero’s films were more than low-budget horror films. They were the trailblazers to making zombies a pop culture phenomenon and Romero will always be remembered as the one at the helm.

From all of us here at The Geekiverse, we offer our deepest condolences to the Romero family.

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