Tag: George A. Romero

October 25, 2013 / / Main Slate

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When NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was released in 1968, it was far from the first zombie picture. From the 1930s onward, zombies were a frequent – if not prominent – feature in horror cinema, starting with Bela Lugosi starring in WHITE ZOMBIE. But what George Romero would do with a little over $100,000 would practically undo everything that came before it and become the barometer of quality, financial success and fandom disputes for anything to follow.