Tag Archives: George Romero

Day of the Dead

“First he created the most frightening film ever made. Then he took his unique vision of terror on step further. Now George A Romero takes us out of the Night beyond the Dawn and into the darkest Day of horror the world has ever known. Day of the Dead.” Such a great trailer. Day of the Dead is an amazing work and is on par with Night and Dawn, but it does have a few issues that keep it from being as beloved as the first two. Dawn had this comic book adventure tone, Day is simply bleak. The characters aren’t very likable, and because they have been stuck underground so long that are very on edge and are constantly yelling at each other. This continuous arguing and screaming makes the movie much less fun to watch. While I’m not the biggest fan of the zombie makeup (the large brows make them look like cave men IMHO), the gore effects are some of the best ever put on screen. The whole movie is on Youtube:

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Dawn of the Dead

Obviously the only way to follow Night of the Living Dead is with Dawn of the Dead. This is not only my favorite zombie movie it is my favorite horror movie. One of the few sequels that are better than the first, Dawn of the Dead expands on the universe by creating a more apocalyptic and epic tone. Dawn’s success led to countless ripoffs/homages from ultra violent European Zombie movies (sqee!) to video games like Dead Rising. Don’t just listen to me though, check it out for yourself below:

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Night of the Living Dead

If you know me then you know that I have an obsession with zombies. I’m going to start sharing some zombie movie trailers and there is no better place to begin than with Night of the Living Dead. George Romero created the modern concept of the zombie. Granted, the Haitian Zombie predates Night of the Living Dead and was first mentioned in 1929 with William Seabrook’s The Magic Island (I own a copy), but the concept of reanimated corpses eating the flesh of the living is all Romero. Night of the Living Dead is quite simply a masterpiece, and this trailer is a lot of fun.

Updated 9-12-12:
Oh man, how did I forget that Night of the Living Dead is actually in the public domain, so of course the entire movie would be on youtube:

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