"Night of the Living Dead" Mastermind George A. Romero Has Died

Father of the Modern Zombie Film George A. Romero has passed away. It was reported that the iconic horror director / producer died in his sleep after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 77. On the surface, his "Living Dead" films appeared to nothing more than an exposition in gore. If you dug just a little deeper, there were plenty of social and political messages aimed at audiences.

I just met him briefly and shot this photo, so I don't have any great moment to share with George A. Romero. I will say thank you, Mr. Romero, for giving us one of the greatest and entertaining horror genres out there - the modern zombie film. "Night of the Living Dead" was one of my son Everett's first terrifying experiences. Great memories.