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George A. Romero in 2007

George A. Romero (1940–2017) was an American-Canadian film director, writer, editor and cinematographer. He contributed to many projects as either the writer, director, editor, cinematographer or a combination of the four.

Romero's first project was the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead, which he produced independently. Romero was also a contributing producer for the anthology television series Tales from the Darkside, which aired from 1983 to 1988.



Year Film Director Writer Producer Notes
1968 Night of the Living Dead Yes Yes Also editor and cinematographer
1971 There's Always Vanilla Yes
1973 Season of the Witch Yes Yes
The Crazies Yes Yes Also editor
1978 Martin Yes Yes
Dawn of the Dead Yes Yes
1981 Knightriders Yes Yes
1982 Creepshow Yes
1985 Day of the Dead Yes Yes
1987 Creepshow 2 Yes
1988 Monkey Shines Yes Yes
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Yes Segment "Cat from Hell"
Two Evil Eyes Yes Yes Co-directed with Dario Argento
Night of the Living Dead Yes Remake of the 1968 film of the same name
1993 The Dark Half Yes Yes Yes
2000 Bruiser Yes Yes
2005 Land of the Dead Yes Yes
2007 Diary of the Dead Yes Yes Yes
2009 Survival of the Dead Yes Yes Final film

Acting rolesEdit

Year Film Role
1968 Night of the Living Dead Washington reporter
1973 The Crazies Mayor
1978 Martin Father Howard
Dawn of the Dead TV Director
1985 Day of the Dead Zombie with scarf
Document of the Dead Himself
1987 Drive-In Madness Himself
1991 The Silence of the Lambs FBI Agent in Memphis
2000 The American Nightmare Himself
2005 Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself
Land of the Dead Puppeteer
2007 Diary of the Dead Police Chief Arthur Katz
2008 Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Himself
2009 Deadtime Stories Himself
2011 Deadtime Stories 2 Himself


Video gamesEdit

Romero was featured and voiced alongside Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Danny Trejo and Michael Rooker in a downloadable content pack in Call of Duty: Black Ops as a zombie boss in "Call of the Dead", the zombie map included in the content pack named "Escalation".


  • "George A. Romero - Filmography". Allmovie. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  • "George A. Romero on Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-12-01.

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