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Old 07-16-2017, 02:55 PM
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Default RIP George A. Romero

One of the most inspirational people when it comes to horror genre. 2017 is looking to be a repeat of 2016.

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Old 07-16-2017, 04:15 PM
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I had just watched Dawn of the Dead last week. It's still a fantastic movie and easily his best. I love that its less about conventional scares and is essentially about living through the apocalypse, including all the banality that the characters face from time to time.

I also have a lot of affection for Creepshow, which I like to put on from time to time.

George A. Romero basically created an entire genre and, sadly, didn't see nearly the money from it he should have. But at least Night of the Living Dead being in the public domain means now it belongs to all of us.

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Old 07-16-2017, 05:42 PM
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Dawn is obviously a desert island film, but many classics. I'm partial to Martin. RIP
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:48 PM
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George made movies about people, not movies about monsters. I wish more people had realized that.
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Old 07-16-2017, 07:49 PM
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I LOVE Martin. The scenario of someone hitting you with a tranquilizer and hiding while you vainly search for him, knowing you're going to die... pretty good. So many weird tonal shifts that make perfect sense.

Land of the Dead has some problems, but Romero got one of Dennis Hopper's best late performances out of him.

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Old 07-16-2017, 10:13 PM
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Land of the Dead was his last "good" movie. It's been too long since I watched Dawn, but all I see at video stores now is its stupid 2000s remake. So between Romero and Wes Craven, we're on the verge of losing the majority of the original horror greats aren't we? I'm surprised Carpenter is still kicking.
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Romero was one of the smartest voices in horror. RIP.
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