George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Has Died at 77

When you think of what a zombie movie is, you have George A. Romero to thank for that.

While the term “zombie” existed previously, even in movies, it was his 1968 indie horror masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead, that gave us the iconic version of the undead monsters we know today. Romero continued from there with the satirical 1978 follow-up Dawn of the Dead plus the sequels Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the…

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