Two impressionable zombie movies and one artistic vampire film during the early days of the VHS tape cemented my interest in the man who we can easily trace the roots of the Zombie craze to. A craze that the film and TV industry have been locked into over the last few years. One of the earliest books I recall being given on the horror film had an essay on the 1968 groundbreaking thriller, Night of the Living Dead. It would be a few years before I finally caught up with this one a late show and subsequently getting my own copy thanks to the VHS market. Talk about an influential low budget independent film!
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.”
No original poster in the vault of Night but I do have a couple of Lobbies including this one.
Not quite a zombie flick but darn close.
This 1977 vampire film is a must see and has a mysterious power to it. Seek it out.
The classic one liner……
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.” This one is tucked away in the vault.
I can easily recall the fanfare surrounding the third film in the series thanks to magazines like Fangoria.
Not all the films were about the walking dead…….
Some were down right cheeky.
A match made in horror heaven brought Romero and Dario Argento together for this thriller of dual tales.
George would return to the zombie genre with another trio of titles in the last few years for those looking for the complete filmography.
Land, Survival and Diary …………. of the Dead.
I love that he was born here in the Bronx and apparently lived near where I do now. Not sure he’s ever come back since he left, but that could be so I don’t run into him and follow him around like a zombie, lol.
Before I put this together I looked up his birth place cause I almost put Pittsburgh area born, Always thought that cause that’s where he filmed his dead pics back in the beginning.