Tag: George A. Romero

The Hatfields & McCoys & Zombies (Survival of the Dead, 2009)

Romero’s career as a director came with this final installment to his Dead franchise. A more traditional story structure than the previous film, this film features characters we only briefly met in Diary of the Dead.  The National Guardsman are still trying to get…

Found Footage of the Dead (Diary of the Dead, 2007)

Earlier I commented on how the Dead movies are kind of set in an “ever present now”.  Diary of the Dead kind of flips that on its head.  Diary of the dead is a found footage approach to Romero’s Dead World.  All told through…

They’re Pretending to Be Alive (Land of the Dead, 2005)

It took 20 years for Romero to decide on a new zombie film.  In this film?  Set well after the zombie apocalypse, we are introduced to a small city that has grown, fortified against the dead.  The culture is divided between the haves and…

Loss of Identity (Bruiser, 2000)

Romero wrote and directed this exploration of identity and what a person is willing to do if they lose any sense of it. Henry Creedlow is a pushover.  His wife is cheating on him, his boss treats him like garbage.  At a work party,…

Killer Duality (The Dark Half, 1993)

Young Thad Beaumont experienced painful headaches when doctors performed surgery, they found the remains of a twin Thad absorbed in the womb.  Years later, Thad is a teacher and writer.  He is approached by Fred Clawson and asked to sign a book.  Thad claims…

Poe-Vision (Two Evil Eyes, 1990)

Two Evil Eyes is a double feature from George A. Romero and Italian horror icon Dario Argento.  The two tales are Poe inspired tales The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar and The Black Cat. Romero’s tale is a pretty straight forward.  Jessica…

Monkey Business (Monkey Shines, 1988)

Based on a novel by Michael Stewart, Monkey Shines is the tale of a quadriplegic man who given an enhanced monkey as his helper.  Allen is an athlete who is left wheelchair-bound after a terrible accident.  Initially, he is stuck with a rather unsympathetic nurse…

Just Need to Take a Ride (Knightriders, 1981)

I never really had any idea what this movie was about, based on the cover in the video store. s thought it was maybe about time traveling bikers in medieval times or a post apocalyptic future.  It turns out…it is about Ren Fair bikers…

It’s Only a Costume (Martin, 1976)

Martin is one of the more interesting vampire films of the 70’s.  Martin believes himself to be a vampire.  It does not help that his family feeds this belief.  He has faced exorcisms and now is being sent to live with his cousin Cuda….

Going Slightly Mad (The Crazies, 1973)

Not unlike Night of the Living Dead, the Crazies presents a situation in which our loved ones may be the biggest threat.  Unlike his first film, of course, the threat is solely from the living. The film opens up in the middle of things….