Guess Who's Not a Fan of the Walking Dead?

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 8:46PM
The Walking Dead
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 8:46PM
Guess Who's Not a Fan of the Walking Dead?
The Walking Dead may be the most-watched show on television, but not everyone is a fan - and that includes the man most responsible for turning zombies into a pop culture phenomenon, George A. Romero.

The acclaimed director behind the classic zombie films Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and others, Romero spoke to Indiewire recently and shared how he believes blockbuster zombie fiction like TWD and World War Z have damaged the genre.
Opening quote
"Now, because of World War Z and The Walking Dead, I can't pitch a modest little zombie film, which is meant to be sociopolitical. I used to be able to pitch them on the basis of the zombie action, and I could hide the message inside that. Now you can't. The moment you mention the word 'zombie,' it's got to be, 'Hey, Brad Pitt paid $400 million to do that.'"
Closing quote

He went on to deride the popular AMC series for taking the smarts out of zombie fiction, saying the show has made it impossible for him to make the type of zombie movie he would like to.
Opening quote
"All of a sudden, here came The Walking Dead. So you couldn't a zombie film that had any sort of substance. It had to be a zombie film with just zombies wreaking havoc. That's not what I'm about."
Closing quote

Ouch. We're guessing Romero won't be tuning in to see whose head Negan bashes in next!
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