Posts Tagged ‘Romero Zombie’


I love you, George, I really do. I’ve loved your films for years as well. Not just your zombie films either. I loved the original Crazies, I found the vision and ideas behind Knightriders to be both interesting and enjoyable, some friends and I have been once again extolling the virtues of the sheer joy that is Creepshow, and I regularly tell people that Martin is an underrated classic. Plus, you know, your original four zombie films helped to build a genre and inspire others.

But, damn, you’re talking out of your backside here, George. 


“The modern zombie, even the modern Romero Zombie for that matter, wasn’t created with Night of the Living Dead. What was created was the template for the modern zombie. That template said that the dead will rise for some known or unknown reason, the dead, in the grand tradition of the ravenous dead of myth and legend, will seek to feed on the flesh of the living, and that head shots are your golden ticket to zombie slaying. However, even the head-shot rule wasn’t followed 100% by every film in the 1970s and 1980s. But the basic template for what we consider the modern zombie was absolutely laid down with NotLD.

The Evolution of the Zombie (And Why That’s a Good Thing)