George A. Romero

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian film director, screenwriter and editor, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie films, including the seminal "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) and "Dawn of the Dead" (1978). Throughout his career he primarily worked in the horror genre and directed several notable films outside of the zombie subgenre, including vampire film "Martin" (1977) and EC Comics homage "Creepshow" (1982).

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Creepshow (1982)

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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  David Emge  •  Ken Foree  •  Scott H. Reiniger  •  Gaylen Ross

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  David Emge  •  Ken Foree  •  Scott H. Reiniger  •  Gaylen Ross

Day of the Dead (1985)

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lori Cardille  •  Terry Alexander  •  Joseph Pilato  •  Jarlath Conroy

Trapped in a missile silo, a small team of scientists, civilians, and trigger-happy soldiers battle desperately to ensure the survival of the human race. However, the tension inside the base is reaching a breaking point, and the zombies are gathering outside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lori Cardille  •  Terry Alexander  •  Joseph Pilato  •  Jarlath Conroy

Knightriders (1981)

George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Gary Lahti  •  Tom Savini  •  Amy Ingersoll

George Romero's unusual story of a modern-day Renaissance troupe whose participants follow a medieval code of honor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Gary Lahti  •  Tom Savini  •  Amy Ingersoll

Land of the Dead (2005)

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The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

Martin (1976)

Martin, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  John Amplas  •  Lincoln Maazel  •  Christine Forrest  •  Elyane Nadeau

Martin, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  John Amplas  •  Lincoln Maazel  •  Christine Forrest  •  Elyane Nadeau

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Duane Jones  •  Judith O'Dea  •  Karl Hardman  •  Marilyn Eastman

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Duane Jones  •  Judith O'Dea  •  Karl Hardman  •  Marilyn Eastman

Hungry Wives (1972)

Joan Mitchell is an unhappy, middle-aged suburban housewife with an uncommunicative businessman husband and a distant 19 year old daughter on the verge of moving out of the house. Frustrated at her current situation, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jan White  •  Raymond Laine  •  Ann Muffly  •  Joedda McClain

Joan Mitchell is an unhappy, middle-aged suburban housewife with an uncommunicative businessman husband and a distant 19 year old daughter on the verge of moving out of the house. Frustrated at her current situation, Joan seeks solace in witchcraft after visiting a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jan White  •  Raymond Laine  •  Ann Muffly  •  Joedda McClain

The Crazies (1973)

Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lane Carroll  •  Will MacMillan  •  Harold Wayne Jones  •  Lynn Lowry

Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Lane Carroll  •  Will MacMillan  •  Harold Wayne Jones  •  Lynn Lowry

The Dark Half (1993)

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Julie Harris

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Julie Harris

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Lawrence A. Bonney  •  Kasi Lemmons  •  Lawrence T. Wrentz

There's Always Vanilla (1971)

A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman who he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Judith Ridley  •  Raymond Laine  •  Johanna Lawrence  •  Richard Ricci

A young man returns to his home city of Pittsburgh and moves in with an older woman who he begins to rely on for emotional and financial support.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Judith Ridley  •  Raymond Laine  •  Johanna Lawrence  •  Richard Ricci

Two Evil Eyes (1990)

Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her doctor/hypnotist lover hypnotize the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero  •  Dario Argento
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ramy Zada  •  E.G. Marshall

Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her doctor/hypnotist lover hypnotize the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero  •  Dario Argento
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ramy Zada  •  E.G. Marshall

Bruiser (2000)

Bruiser is the story of a man who has always tried to fit in. He keeps his mouth shut, follows the rules, and does what he's supposed to do. But one morning, he wakes up to find his face is gone. All the years of acquiescence have cost him the one thing he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Stormare  •  Leslie Hope  •  Nina Garbiras

Bruiser is the story of a man who has always tried to fit in. He keeps his mouth shut, follows the rules, and does what he's supposed to do. But one morning, he wakes up to find his face is gone. All the years of acquiescence have cost him the one thing he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Stormare  •  Leslie Hope  •  Nina Garbiras

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2006)

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Samuels
CAST:  John Waters  •  Ben Barenholtz  •  Alejandro Jodorowsky  •  Alan Douglas

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Samuels
CAST:  John Waters  •  Ben Barenholtz  •  Alejandro Jodorowsky  •  Alan Douglas

Monkey Shines (1988)

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  John Pankow  •  Kate McNeil  •  Joyce Van Patten

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Beghe  •  John Pankow  •  Kate McNeil  •  Joyce Van Patten

Nightmare Factory (2011)

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

The story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain. In 1989, Greg Nicotero, much to his parents’ chagrin, quit medical school and headed for Hollywood to pursue a dream of making monsters. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donna Davies
CAST:  Gregory Nicotero  •  Howard Berger  •  Tom Savini  •  John Carpenter

Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

A behind the scenes look into George Romero's groundbreaking horror classic Night of the Living Dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Kuhns
CAST:  George A. Romero  •  H. Rap Brown  •  Fred Rogers  •  Mark Harris

A behind the scenes look into George Romero's groundbreaking horror classic Night of the Living Dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Kuhns
CAST:  George A. Romero  •  H. Rap Brown  •  Fred Rogers  •  Mark Harris

Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  William Friedkin  •  Steve Jones  •  Steve Haberman

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Constantine Nasr
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  William Friedkin  •  Steve Jones  •  Steve Haberman

The Walking Dead Girls (2011)

The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into ""Sexy Female Zombies"". What is it about Zombie Bimbos or ""Zimbies"" that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Benjamin
CAST:  Terry Alexander  •  John Amplas  •  Boyd Banks  •  Bruce Campbell

The Walking Dead Girls is a behind-the-scenes look into zombie culture in the United States and the obsession into ""Sexy Female Zombies"". What is it about Zombie Bimbos or ""Zimbies"" that are starting to gain the worlds interest? Why are zombies now in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Benjamin
CAST:  Terry Alexander  •  John Amplas  •  Boyd Banks  •  Bruce Campbell
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