Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Jul 16, 2017.
Anyone that has any interest in the zombie-genre knows the name George Romero.
" there coming to get you,Barbara! "
That's some bad news to hear as he pretty much blazed new trail and cut a wide swath while doing it.
How many directors create a brand new genre? No many.
RIP Mr. Romero
George's 1978 "Dawn of the Dead" hit me like a bag of bricks...
I was a horror nut as a kit and when "Siskel & Ebert" gave it two thumbs up, I knew I had to go see it.
But in order to get in I had to fudge the birth date on my learner's permit in order to get through the door. You see the movie was rated "X" for violence and no one under 18 was allowed in... Well I broke the law and did it. LOL!
From the very beginning the movie totally suspended my belief about the dead not actually being able to come back to life and eat the living. The violence, the gore, the pandemonium of the movie left me stunned for days. Up to that point I had never seen anything like it (nor had anyone else for that matter).
Today the special effects of the movie are somewhat cheesy, but watching in context of what a horror movie was like in that era (and prior) the movie is still a classic. I consider the first 10 minutes to one of the great movie openings of all time... You're immediately trust into believing the world is ending and chaos is everywhere.
Took my first date ever to see the return of the living dead in 1985 won't forget it.