Monday, July 17, 2017
R.I.P. George Romero
Like everyone else who loves horror, I was saddened to learn of the death of George Romero. I grew up in Pittsburgh so I have always felt a kinship with George. He is much beloved in my hometown and elsewhere. The first time I saw Night of the Living Dead it scared the shit out of me but I loved it. I was in Middle School at the time. When Dawn of the Dead premiered I actually saw it at the Monroeville Mall where it was filmed. Walking out into the mall and parking lot scared the shit out of me again! I have always found his films to be thought-provoking with lots of social commentary to be found in the midst of gut-munching and zombie kills. George, you were one-of-a-kind. A great human being and a visionary filmmaker. You will me missed by this zombie-loving fan!