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Life and Death of the Horror Film Legend George Romero

In 1968, George Romero created his first ever horror film, “Night of the Flesh Eaters” which was soon changed to Night of the Living Dead. The depth of imagination and true horror found within Romero’s work has inspired many horror film fanatics into creating their own masterpieces of horror. Although there have been thousands of horror films released since 1968, there has yet to be another like Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

After George Romero’s many years in the horror film industry, he sadly passed way in his sleep Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. His movie producing partner, Peter Grunwald gave his statement to the press soon after his passing. Thankfully, Romero was able to pass peacefully to his favorite movie “The Quiet Man”, with his wife and his daughter Tina close at his side.

If there was any particular way Romero would have wanted to go, it would have gone just that way. Next to the two women he loved the most, along with his favorite horror flick. Although his film producing days may be over, his legend still lives on with some of his greatest films such as Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, and Survival of the Dead. All of which will forever remain in the hearts of every true horror fan because of their unique story lines and the amount of horror Romero was able to squeeze in for the fans. If there was one thing Romero could never be, it was underestimated.