George A. Romero is an icon. He changed horror movies and films more so than most. From turning the so called ghoul into an iconic monster to his unintentional popularizing of midnight movie, his mark on film, never mind horror, is unquestioned. Unfortunately his passing came on July 16th, 2017 at the age of 77.
His legacy includes the very first modern day zombie film entitled Night of the Living Dead, the first of a loose trilogy of zombie films that he made. Between the others, Dawn of the Dead, has become another classic horror film. But his work included other midnight movies that have become cult classics such as Creepshow, Martin, The Crazies, and Land of the Dead.
Dark Discussions pays tribute to one of the most important filmmakers in the last 50 years. Because of him, zombie films have become a staple in horror movies. Some say it has surpassed vampires. We take a look at his career, what we felt about some of his films, and salute him. Yet even so, his legacy will live on for generations.