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George A. Romero

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  1. raigraphixs

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    Just heard..

    RIP
     
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    A great genre filmmaker, but his films had more going for them than mere horror and gore: they often had something to say about state of society and human nature.

    Funnily enough I just started watching Dawn of the Dead 1978 for the first time last night.

    Day of the Dead was a film I watched over and over again as a kid. Loved it for its claustrophobic and terrifying atmosphere. Bubs was great too (the first lovable zombie?). Cool 80s soundtrack and some genuinely good dream sequences, which can be difficult to pull off with any sort of tension or dramatic effect.

    Day of the Dead (1985) - IMDb
     
  4. raigraphixs

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    Is that the one with wall of hands, if so I enjoyed the film have it on limited ed. disc somewhere
     
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    That's the one! Great use of cinematography and action choreography in such a confined and potentially boring location (underground). Need to rewatch it soon.
     
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    RIP George
     
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    I'm quite fond of Day of the Dead - a proper 80s zombie movie. I only watched it for the first time properly back in the early 2000s iirc. I got it on DVD. However, I remember it being in the roster of trailers on many a VHS movie back in the 80s - just never had the guts (pun intended) to watch the actual thing! The only thing that grated about Day was Joseph Pilato's (captain Rhodes) over acting, but he makes up for that with probably one of the best
    death sequences
    ever. Cool soundtrack/score as you say.

    RIP George.
     
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    No!!!!!! RIP George
     
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    Absolutely gutted. A legend. RIP ):
     
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    I remeber seeing Night of the Living Dead before it became popular at a little independent cinema. I never seen a horror film like that before I think it was advertised as the most horrific film sight and sound. Just wish they called it something other than zombie film.

    RIP George.
     
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    RIP George you will always be the legend.

    (Am wearing my Night of the Living Dead T-shirt in honor of you today)
     
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    RIP George. What a legend.
     
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    RIP
     
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    He pretty much invented the horror zombie genre. Shuffling zombies, eating brains, unstoppable, the virus carried in a bite, he left a huge legacy.

    RIP.
     
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