George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American director, writer, editor, and actor, best known for his Dead Series of five horror films featuring a zombie apocalypse theme and commentary on modern society.


Romero ranked his top ten films of all time for the 2002 Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll (2002), including The Brothers Karamazov, Casablanca, Dr. Strangelove, High Noon, King Solomon's Mines (1950), North by Northwest, The Quiet Man, Repulsion, Touch of Evil, and The Tales of Hoffman. Romero listed the films in alphabetical order, with special placement given to The Tales of Hoffman, which he cited as "my favorite film of all time; the movie that made me want to make movies."[1]

In Breath of Fire, there is a subplot revolving around a town called Romero being plagued by zombies during nightfall (an obvious reference to Romero and his zombie films).

He also wrote a script for Resident Evil, but it was rejected for an unknown reason.


  1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  2. There's Always Vanilla (1971)
  3. The Crazies (1973)
  4. Jack's Wife / Season of the Witch (1973)
  5. The Winners (1973, television series)
  6. O. J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose (1974)
  7. Martin (1977)
  8. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  9. Knightriders (1981)
  10. Creepshow (1982)
  11. Tales from the Darkside (1984, television series)
  12. Day of the Dead (1985)
  13. Monkey Shines (1988)
  14. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
  15. The Dark Half (1993)
  16. Bruiser (2000)
  17. Land of the Dead (2005)
  18. Diary of the Dead (2008)
  19. Solitary Isle (TBA)
  20. Island of the Dead (TBA)


  1. BFI - Sight & Sound Top Ten Poll 2002
Living Dead
Creators: George A. RomeroJohn A. Russo
Romero/Russo film: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Romero's Dead films: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Land of the Dead (2005)

Diary of the Dead (2008)

Island of the Dead (2009)

Characters in The Romero Series Blades Big Daddy
Russo's Living Dead films: The Return of the Living Dead (1985) • Part II (1988) • 3 (1993) • NecropolisRave from the Grave (both 2005)
Dead series remakes: Night of the Living Dead (1990) • Dawn of the Dead (2004) • Day of the Dead (2008)
Spoofs / parodies: Night of the Living Bread (1990 short) • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Unofficial / alternate sequels & remakes: Children of the Living DeadDay of the Dead 2: Contagium (2005) • Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006) • Zombi 2 (1979) and its sequels (1980s)
Stars: Duane Jones(NotLD '68)Judith O'Dea(NotLD '68)David Emge(DotD '78)Ken Foree(DotD '78)Lori Cardille(DayotD '85)Terry Alexander(DayotD '85)Simon Baker(LotD)John Leguizamo(LotD)Eugene Clark(LotD)Michelle Morgan(DiaryotD)
Related topics: Document of the DeadNight of the Living Dead (1977 novel) • Trioxin
Other topics Living Dead Articles

Night of the Living Dead Characters (1968)

Characters in Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Characters in Day of the Dead (1985)

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead

List of Characters in Return of the Living Dead Pt. II

Characters in Return of the Living Dead 3

Characters in Necropolis

Characters in Rave from the Grave

Characters in Land of the Dead

Characters in Diary of the Dead

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