5 George Romero Movies To Recall

Lesser-known than Mr. Romero’s other films, “The Crazies” emerged alongside ’70s contagion disaster films like “The Andromeda Strain,” but with Mr. Romero’s signature focus on the lives of working-class innocents compromised by the incompetence of the powerful.
‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968)Mr. Romero’s black-and-white zombie shocker was a horror movie game-changer.
) It also kicked off the modern zombie film genre, and did so with social commentary — about race and violence, most notably — in its blood.
[Read the review]‘Dawn of the Dead’ (1979)Mr. Romero’s big zombie follow-up to “Night of the Living Dead” had capitalism in its cross hairs.
PhotoGeorge A. Romero, the maverick film director who died Sunday, brought zombies into our cultural consciousness decades before those in “The Walking Dead” were even crawling.

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