George Romero Invented the Modern Zombie Horror Genre

George Romero Night of the Living Dead

The recent news that George A. Romero had passed away after a short battle with lung cancer left both friends and fans devastated. Best known for his iconic Night of the Living Dead and its sequels, Romero also directed CreepshowMonkey ShinesThe Dark Half and a few other films as well. On top of his directing credits, he also served as a writer on additional projects and even appeared as an actor in a few roles. It was the Living Dead films, however, where Romero left his greatest legacy.

Night of the Living Dead and Romero’s other works are more than just scary movies. Not only did they contain a significant amount of social commentary, …

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