Dead Love: Happy Birthday, George A. Romero

He takes the cake, especially today. George A. Romero, father of the American zombie, turns 71 today. How can we NOT celebrate.

Papa George introduced the concept of a zombie apocalypse to shocked viewers for the first time in the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, which he directed and co-wrote with John A. Russo, thus altering the course of zombie lore and the lives of fans of the undead forever.

Other films by the man who put zombies outside every window and door and on many minds were:

  • There’s Always Vanilla (1971)
  • Jack’s Wife/Season of the Witch (1972)
  • The Crazies (1973)
  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • Creepshow (1982)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Land of the Dead (2005)
  • Survival of the Dead (2009)

and more …

Happy Birthday, George!

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice

  • Anonymous

    Here Here – to the true Master of the celluloid (and literary) dead. Fitting that you, Erin, the star of Dead Love, should call attention and celebrate George Romero’s b-day. You are a class act…