George A. Romero and Martin Landau this weekend?Great film director and character actor, respectfully.
Romero invented the Western Zombie Film in 1968 with ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ which was more social commentary than horror film.
Race relations, xenophobia, and a commentary on the Vietnam War build-up lent Romero to lens a frightening, role-reversing, quotable classic.
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara.”
Romero followed this seminal horror classic with genre cult faves ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ ‘Martin,’ ‘Knightriders,’ etc to create genre entertainment that had social subtext.
Martin Landau, Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton’s ‘Ed Wood’ was a television staple and masterful character actor best known for roles on TV’s ‘Space 1999,’ and later, the TV series ‘Mission:Impossible’
Genre fans…a moment of recognition, please.
Remember today that there would be no “GAME OF THRONES,” or “THE WALKING DEAD” without George A Romero.
No Whitewalkers, no “Slow Walkers.”
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