George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77

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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

R.I.P.

This sucks.

Jul 16, 2017 9:26 PM
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Anthony Hurleyhttp://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

R.I.P.

This sucks.


It only accelerates from here.
Jul 16, 2017 9:35 PM
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What the fuuuuuck.
Jul 16, 2017 9:56 PM
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Aww man


RiP
Jul 16, 2017 10:01 PM
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I will leave some brains on the porch. He's more than welcome.
Jul 16, 2017 10:17 PM
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Zombies were one of my first passions, from the day my sister showed me a copy of RotLD. It wasn't long until I discovered Romero and solidified my love for the horror genre. I have so many fond memories of sitting in a garage watching horror movies with my friends all night as a teenager, drinking beers and smoking pot while watching his films.

We would later branch out to other horror movies from other greats, and our horror movie club was born. We would scour the local video stores' horror section for a promising looking VHS while other people were picking up their DVDs. ?It was during those days that I developed a true appreciation for cinema and Romero was a key influence. He's the reason I began posting here in the first place, and he's also the reason I haven't left.

Regardless of how his craft may have faltered in later years, I still think of him as one of the most important figures of the genre.
Jul 16, 2017 10:23 PM
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Since I see Takoma posting nearby, I want to go ahead and preempt some love for the fabulous Martin. See it if you haven't. Romero may have had some misfires, but he was far from a one-trick pony.
Jul 16, 2017 10:28 PM
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He peaked early, but goddamn if he didn't leave a legacy behind. He's like the Coppola of the horror genre. YA DONE GOOFED, CAPCOM!

P.S.: 2 hour long Cinemassacre tribute is inevitable.
Jul 16, 2017 10:30 PM
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This is sad.
Jul 16, 2017 10:44 PM
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He'll be back.
Jul 16, 2017 10:46 PM
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Janson JinnistanSince I see Takoma posting nearby, I want to go ahead and preempt some love for the fabulous Martin. ?See it if you haven't. ?Romero may have had some misfires, but he was far from a one-trick pony.

Yup. I think that if I could only save one horror movie in the world, it would probably be Martin.
RIP, Romero.
Jul 16, 2017 10:58 PM
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Janson JinnistanSince I see Takoma posting nearby, I want to go ahead and preempt some love for the fabulous Martin. ?See it if you haven't. ?Romero may have had some misfires, but he was far from a one-trick pony.

I just rewatched this two nights ago. For me I think it's his best.

I also think I finally just came around on his Dawn of the Dead. I don't know if it was a different cut I saw this time, or if I've just finally acclimatized to its own particular rhythms after about seven or eight failed watches, but I'm now at the point that I would call it a very good film. Still wouldn't make my top 50, like it does for many here, but at least I'm passed completely shrugging it off and being baffled at its mighty standing in the genre.
Jul 16, 2017 11:53 PM
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Have to admit, I thought he was older.


Creepshow is one of my favorite horror films.


Always wondered what a Romero-helmed DOOM movie could have been instead of the piece of crap we got.
Jul 16, 2017 11:55 PM
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He'll be undead and live on in all of our hearts through his films. It's hard to ask for more.
Jul 16, 2017 11:58 PM
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This one really, really hurts.
Jul 17, 2017 12:04 AM
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Dawn of the Dead is the movie that made me realize that I was a horror movie fan. Night is such a landmark film that his legacy would have been secured even if he'd quit right after. Even Day, which I found off-putting at first, I've come around to after multiple viewings. Creepshow is a Halloween staple. Martin's not my cup of tea but it's still worthwhile. Land gave us pretty good Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo performances so I like it too. Two Evil Eyes, the movie he did with Dario Argento, is worth checking out too. And Survival might be a POS, but it's a POS made by someone who still tried late into their career.

RIP Mr. Romero.
Jul 17, 2017 12:05 AM
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Robin McDonaldHe'll be back.

Ken Foree gonna be waiting like



RIP Romero. I saw Dawn when I was 10 and it scarred me for life. Thus my love for horror was born.
Jul 17, 2017 12:46 AM
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Janson JinnistanSince I see Takoma posting nearby, I want to go ahead and preempt some love for the fabulous Martin. ?See it if you haven't. ?Romero may have had some misfires, but he was far from a one-trick pony.

I just rewatched this two nights ago. For me I think it's his best.

I also think I finally just came around on his Dawn of the Dead. I don't know if it was a different cut I saw this time, or if I've just finally acclimatized to its own particular rhythms after about seven or eight failed watches, but I'm not at the point that I would call it a very good film. Still wouldn't make my top 50, like it does for many here, but at least I'm passed completely shrugging it off and being baffled at its mighty standing in the genre.

Dawn was my first favorite movie. I think I would say that I was 7 years old. I remember having my bag of toy guns and trying to reenact the movie in my front yard.
I kind of wish that George hadn't gone with the blue make up though.
Jul 17, 2017 12:47 AM
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R.I.P. Anyone who gets into the zombie genre will check out the Dead films, so his legacy will last forever.

Mr. Romero,

Jul 17, 2017 12:57 AM
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Rest in peace and good luck, dear sir.

Zombie films wouldn't exist without him. Oh, and I probably need to see Martin.
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 AM
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