Film Blog: George A. Romero and Night of the Living Dead (1968)

For the next few film posts, I’m going to be focusing on George A. Romero’s zombie films. Some people credit Romero for his “fresh” perspective on zombies. Up until Night of the Living Dead (1968), the zombie genre involved a voodoo element. Romero’s zombies fed on the living, which, as we all know, is a very common element to zombies today.

Many of you may know George A. Romero’s films, but did you know Romeo used to film short segments for Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood? Another fun fact is that Romeo wanted to cast Betty Aberlin (who played Lady Aberlin on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) in the role of Judy, but Mr. Rogers’ was opposed to the idea. For more fun facts about George A. Romero, take a look at “10 Questions for George Romero” from Time.


As always, I’m including a trailer to the film below. And, of course, if you’d like to check out our next One Book, One College, you can click here for more information.

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