It’s been a long time coming, but zombie pioneer, writer, director, editor, and filmmaker George A. Romero finally has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Filmmaking legend George A. Romero finally got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, October 26, 2017. The filmmaker, writer, and editor left a huge mark on the zombie genre, blazing a trail for many other popular undead movies and shows, including The Walking Dead.
Best known for his movies about zombies, Romeo wasn’t afraid to tackle social, political, and economic issues in his films hidden beneath the pretenses of a horror movie full of blood and gore, and that is a trend that continues today in the genre.
Romero passed away on July 16, 2017, but left an everlasting mark on the horror genre as well as filmmaking in general. Here are just some of his films that are enjoyed to this day by fans all around the world:
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- Night of the Living Dead
- The Crazies
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
- Creepshow 2
- The Dark Half
- Land of the Dead
- Diary of the Dead
- Survival of the Dead
- The Crazies
- Another Night of the Living Dead
- Day of the Dead: Bloodline
- and MUCH more
A crowd gathered at the Hollywood Walk of Fame to reveal the George A. Romero star as well as have friends and family of his give speeches in his honor. Also in attendance were a few actors dressed as zombies, which is fitting considering his contributions to the genre.
Check out the video of his ceremony here:
In attendance at the ceremony was The Walking Dead executive producer and special effects guru Greg Nicotero. Nicotero worked with Romeo on several projects and had nothing but kind words to say about the legendary filmmaker.
Here is Nicotero’s portion of the ceremony:
In honor, October 26, 2017 will also be George A. Romero day in Hollywood, which when combined with the star on the Walk of Fame, is a great honor for the man who popularized the zombie genre in 1968 and had an amazing career defining what horror can be when the undead are involved.