Cinemas exhibit the work of a deceased filmmaker George Romero

Cinemas exhibit the work of a deceased filmmaker George Romero

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Several Dutch cinemas show over the coming weeks, work of director George Romero. The “father of the zombie film,” died Sunday at age 77.

Cinema of Eye in Amsterdam exhibits on August 1, once Dawn of the Dead from 1978. The cynical second part of the famous zombiereeks Romero is generally by critics considered to be his best work. In the horror film attempts a group of people who are themselves embedded in a shopping mall, the zombies of the body to fight when the U.S. is attacked by a zombievirus.

Dawn of the Dead is introduced by a programmer Ronald Simons. Prior to the movie trailers shown of genretitels who were inspired by Romero, such as Shaun of the Dead and Zombi 2.


Cinema KINO in Rotterdam shows on July 21 Night of the Living Dead, the first part of the series from 1968. The black-and-white film applies as a blueprint for the modern zombie film, and was much imitated and parodied. Also there was in 1990 a remake is produced.

Romero died Sunday in his sleep after a “short but aggressive fight against lung cancer”, report different American media on the basis of a statement from his family.

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