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Sure, they look scary, but remember: zombies are people too. Dead people, sure, but it's their humanity that makes them unique. Nobody understands that better, than director George A Romero.
In 1968, George released 'Night of the Living Dead', a landmark movie about flesh-eating zombies. Unwittingly, George created a template for the modern horror flick. Plus, by casting a black man as the hero, the film was interpreted as a comment on civil rights, and from then on, social criticism became a theme in George's work.
His next classic, 'Dawn of the Dead', was set in a mall - a warning about consumerism, and greed. Over the past four decades, George's movies have been inspired by current events, including 'Land of the Dead', 'Diary of the Dead', and his most recent, 'Survival of the Dead'.
A special retrospective of his work opened up in Toronto called 'Living Dread: The Cinema of George A. Romero'.