George A. ROMERO (1940, USA − 2017, Canada) is considered an icon of horror cinema. He attended Carnegie Mellon University and, after graduating, co-founded Image Ten Productions, which produced his first feature film Night of the Living Dead (1968). The film was controversial upon release, but quickly became a cult classic, revolutionising the horror genre and redefining the term ‘zombie’. The film became the first of a series of six horror films. The follow-up Dawn of the Dead (1978) also became a cult classic. Between the two, Romero directed a number of films outside the genre, including The Amusement Park, which was finished in 1973 but considered lost until 2019. He was given a Career Award at the 1993 Fantafestival and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2002 New York City Horror Film Festival. His final film Survival of the Dead (2009) premiered in Venice, where it was nominated for the Golden Lion. Two months after his death in 2017, he was given his own Star on the Walk of Fame.
Expostulations (1962, short), Night of the Living Dead (1968), There’s Always Vanilla (1971), Season of the Witch (1972), The Crazies (1973), The Winners (1973-1974, TV series, 8 episodes), The Amusement Park (1973), O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose (1974, TV doc), Magic at the Roxy (1976, TV), Martin (1977), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), Day of the Dead (1985), Monkey Shines (1988), Due occhi diabolici (1990, co-dir, segment: The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar), The Dark Half (1993), Iron City Asskickers (1998, TV short), Bruiser (2000), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dead (2007), Survival of the Dead (2009)
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