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Season 4 Episode 8

George A. Romero

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Aired Sunday 11:00 PM Oct 31, 2005 on G4
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George A. Romero
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Before, there was no gore. Hollywood scared us with Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman - all with fake accents. But George A. Romero changed all that. With the release of an independent film he and his friends put together, they started a revolution that pushed the limits of the horror film for all time. Just in time for Halloween, Icons looks at the life of George Romero and his series of Dead films.moreless

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  • Yeah, Zombies are cool, but why no video game references?

    6.0
    Hard to say if this episode was for the "Living Dead" fans or for people unfamiliar with the series. The story of Romero is know by all his fans: Low budget cult classic lead to a series of films that ended with a film that everyone blamed the budget on, then he disappeared whor awhile only to make another film released thisy year.. So the bulk of Romero's fans will already know the things covered in the episode.



    As for me, I was hoping that there would be more story and footage of Romero's latest work "Land of the Dead." Unfortunately, we are left with a severed head and another that moves, a poster, and footage of the premiere. Instead, the movie concentrates heavily on the first film and briefy touches on his other three dead films. And there was only a mention of his other lesser known works.



    The episode, to me, was a hodgepodge of Romero's career that didn't fit together. Yeah, it was a Halloween episode so it fit, but on a gaming network you would think they would bring in at least some video game elements on a show about zombies. No "Resident Evil", no "House of the Dead", not even a mention of Stubbs. Granted the episode was about Romero, he's still a credit to the Horror gaming genre.



    I have no idea who this episode was written for, so I can't really figure out what they were doing. All I can say is that it didn't do it for me, and that some of the behind-the-scenes info on the other movies provided better information. I guess those unfamiliar with his work might have gotten something out of it. Just know that I don't vote average for the man that was covered, just the episode. Maybe they needed a bigger budget.moreless

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    • Originally, the episode that covered the Quake video game series was to be shown on this date. Due to the Halloween/Horror related nature of George Romero's films, Quake was moved to a later date.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Chris Gore: I really think that Night of the Living Dead is a milestone, from the standpoint that we've never seen blood and guts in a movie ever like that before.

    • George A. Romero: People use Night of the Living Dead as a reason for needing a MPAA or some sort of a ratings board.

    • Bill Warren: It was so terrifying, that my friend and I in our car could hear children, inside other closed cars all around us, screaming and begging to be taken home.

    • Chris Gore: I slept with the lights on, after seeing Night of the Living Dead for the first time. It just paralized me with fear. Everybody that sees it, they remember the first time they saw the original Night of the Living Dead.

    • Tony Timpone: This isn't like Dracula and The Wolfman, and people with phony accents and cheap monster masks. This is the real thing. Horror had grown up.

    • Jake Steele: As Romero begins his first feature, he has no idea that he's about to change the face of horror.

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      Johnny: They're coming to get you, Barbara.

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