Zombie Godfather: Films of George A. Romero

DEDfest and Metro Cinema celebrate the life and career of the godfather of zombie films, George A. Romero (1940 - 2017). On the night of October 1, 1968, the world was exposed to one of the most influential, ground-breaking genre films in the history of cinema: The Night of the Living Dead. Romero did more than anyone else to sustain the horror genre, and he never abandoned his vision. 

Day of the Dead (1985)

  • Oct 28 @ 7pm

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. When the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, they banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Oct 27 @ 9:30pm

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. Problems arise when a gang of bikers invades the mall, and the survivors have to battle against them as well as the zombies.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  • Oct 22 @ 3pm

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

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