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George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead creator, dies at 77

Film studios in 1968 were not interested in buying the horror film George A. Romero was lugging in his trunk titled Night of the Flesh Eaters. Romero still managed to get his $114,000 film

in front of audiences that year. And though critics panned the picture, retitled Night of the Living Dead, moviegoers were mesmerized - packing theaters, hitting the drive-ins in droves and making Romero the father of the modern movie zombie.

Romero’s Living Dead franchise went on to create a sub genre of horror movie whose influence across the decades has endured, seen in movies like The Purge and TV shows like The Walking Dead.

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