Monday, July 17, 2017

Simon Pegg's Farewell to George A. Romero

Romero Venice 2011

On this site, where horror is one of our favorite genre's of film to watch the news hit us pretty hard. Having had the pleasure of meeting some of the player's in George Romero's best-known films, it is hard to believe the man that created the zombie genre that is ever so popular now is gone.

Not everyone gets to meet their icons, but Simon Pegg did and in his blog, he reminds folks that with Romero's passing let us not forget that he is the true king of the zombie genre.

"George A. Romero invented the modern zombie. Not the comedy variants that moan for, 'Braaaains' or the squealing raptor like super zombies of later years, both of which are descendants of George’s original dead baby. George gave us patient zero." -Simon Pegg

If you haven't had the chance, you should go see what Pegg wrote on his blog here. He gives a brief history on where the idea of zombies come from and how Romero took it and used it to create his "Living Dead" series. Most people remember Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead as his "Dead trilogy" but there was much more after that he wrote and directed. Not all made it to a theatrical release but his stories always seemed to be a part of one story, of the same outbreak, but with different groups of people at different times.

Rest in peace, Mr. Romero.

Thanks for giving us some great stories.