Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What the Fuck George Romero?

What the fuck? Seriously. Diary of the Dead?  Survival of the Dead?  Is this what you have become?  One of the most prolific horror directors ever and you have become no better then the asshat's that make those SYFY movies.

I remembered being absolutely terrified by the original Dead movies, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead.  The atmosphere and hopeless that they conveyed were truly frightening.  The last two were so far from the originals that I had to actually double check that Romero made them.  Sadly, he did.  You go from the hopelessness of the original three, with truly brutal zombies, to campy and silly stories and kills in the last two.  A zombie is killed by having a fire extinguisher fired into it's mouth, for fuck's sake!

What the hell happened to Romero, to make him think that those two abominations could be considered good?  Was he accosted by the above mentioned SYFY movie makers?  Did he tire of being the go-to name in zombie flicks, and as such create them to tarnish his on image?  Was he paid an obscene amount of money to just shovel out some absolute crap?  My money is on the latter.

Now, I don't claim to be an expert in films.  Nor do I claim to be even mildly educated in the matter. I am not.  But I know a good zombie flick when I see one.  The last two Dead films have given me a whole new perspective on the man I always thought to be a genius in the genre.  He's a whore, nothing more, nothing less.

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