Veteran horror movie director George A. Romero passed away over the weekend at the age of 77, after battling lung cancer.
Romero is best known for his series of zombie movies from the 1960s up to the 2000s, the earliest of which helped to make the zombie popular in horror cinema. He is influential for directing horror films that mix in social commentary with their themes, and for being an early adopter of diverse casting in his films.
Personally, Romero’s breakthrough film Night of the Living Dead is one of my favorite films ever. I would absolutely recommend you check it out, along with Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, the two sequels. If you’ve never seen Night of the Living Dead, it’s actually in the public domain, so you can check it out below!