FILMOGRAPHY

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1954

The Man From the Meteor

short film

1956

Gorilla

short film

1956

Earth Bottom

short film

ca. 1958

Curly

short film

ca. 1958

Slant

short film

1962

Expostulations

anthology film (destroyed)

1965

Whine of the Fawn

feature film (unproduced)

1966-1974

The Calgon Story/Industrials & Commercials

TV commercials

1967-1975

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

(“Picture, Picture” segments)

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1968

Night of the Living Dead

feature film

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is under assault by an enlarging group of cannibalistic, undead corpses.

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1971

There’s Always Vanilla (The Affair)

feature film

There's Always Vanilla (also known as The Affair) is a 1971 romantic comedy film directed by George A. Romero and starring Raymond Laine, Judith Ridley, Roger McGovern, and Johanna Lawrence. It was Romero's second motion picture and his only romantic comedy.

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1973

Jack’s Wife (Season of the Witch/Hungry Wives)

feature film

Season of the Witch (originally titled Jack's Wife, but released as Hungry Wives) is a 1973 American drama film written and directed by George A. Romero, and starring Jan White, Raymond Laine, and Anne Muffly. The film follows a housewife in suburban Pittsburgh who becomes involved in witchcraft after meeting a local witch.

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1973

The Crazies (Code Name: Trixie)

feature film

The Crazies (also released as Code Name: Trixie) is a 1973 American science fiction horror film written and directed by George A. Romero. It stars Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, and Harold Wayne Jones as residents of a small American town that accidentally becomes afflicted by a military biological weapon. Filmed in Evans City in Western Pennsylvania, The Crazies was a box office failure upon release, but has since become a cult film. A remake of the film was released in 2010.

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1973

The Amusement Park

feature-length PSA

An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of hellish nightmare instead.

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1973

The Winners

TV series

Episodes directed by George Romero:
Willie Stargell: What If I Didn't Play Baseball
Franco Harris: Good Luck on Sunday
Bruno Sammartino: Strong Man
Johnny Rutherford: Eleven Year Odyssey
Tom Weiskopf: On Tour
NFL Films: The 27th Team
Reggie Jackson: One Man Wild Bunch
O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose

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1973

Spasmo

feature film

(directed by Umberto Lenzi; Romero shot new insert “murder” material for US release by Laurel Films)

1976

Magic at the Roxy

TV special

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1977

Martin

feature film

Martin (known overseas as Wampyr) is a 1977 American psychological horror film written and directed by George A. Romero, and starring John Amplas. Its plot follows a troubled young man who believes himself to be a vampire. Shot in 1976, Martin was Romero's fifth feature film and followed The Crazies (1973).

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1978

Dawn of the Dead

feature film

Dawn of the Dead (released internationally as Zombi or Zombies) is a 1978 independent horror film directed and edited by George A. Romero. An international co-production between the United States and Italy, it was written by Romero in collaboration with Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, produced by Richard P. Rubinstein and financed by Claudio Argento and Alfredo Cuomo.

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1981

Knightriders

feature film

Knightriders (also known as George A. Romero's Knightriders), is a 1981 American drama film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, Patricia Tallman, and Christine Forrest. It was filmed entirely on location in the Pittsburgh metro area, including Fawn Township, Tarentum, and Natrona during the summer of 1980.

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1982

Creepshow

feature film

Creepshow is a 1982 American horror comedy anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, making this film his screenwriting debut. The film's ensemble cast includes Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, and E. G. Marshall, as well as King himself (King's acting debut actually came a year prior in the Romero film Knightriders). The film was primarily shot on location in Pittsburgh and its suburbs including Monroeville, where Romero leased a disused boys' school (Penn Hall Academy) to build extensive sets for the film.

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Tales from the Darkside

1983 - 1988

Tales from the Darkside is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero. Debuting in October 1983 with a pilot episode and then being picked up for syndication in September 1984, the show ran for 4 seasons through July 1988. Each episode, aired originally by Tribune Broadcasting late at night, was an individual short story that often ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes. As of May 2020, the series continues to be repeated on The Horror Channel in the UK.

TV series (exec. producer)

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1985

Day of the Dead

feature film

Day of the Dead is a 1985 American zombie horror film written and directed by George A. Romero. It was produced by Richard P. Rubinstein. The film is the third film in Romero's Living Dead series. Romero has described the film as "a tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse, even in this little pie slice of society."

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1987

Creepshow 2

feature film

Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American comedy horror anthology film directed by Michael Gornick. Gornick was the cinematographer of the original Creepshow, and the screenplay was written by George A. Romero. It was once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three more horror segments consisting of "Old Chief Wood'nhead", "The Raft" and "The Hitchhiker".

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1988

Monkey Shines

feature film

Monkey Shines (also known as Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear) is a 1988 American psychological horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, John Pankow, and Joyce Van Patten. Its plot follows a young athlete who becomes a paralyzed quadriplegic, and develops a bond with an intelligent service monkey named "Ella" who becomes homicidal after she is injected with an experiment serum of human brain tissue. It is based on the 1983 British novel of the same title by Michael Stewart.

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1990

Two Evil Eyes

feature film

Two Evil Eyes (Italian: Due Occhi Diabolici) is a 1990 Italian-American anthology horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and Dario Argento. The two filmmakers had previously collaborated on the immensely popular Dawn of the Dead in 1978.

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1990

Night of the Living Dead

feature film (writer, producer)

Night of the Living Dead is a 1990 American horror film directed by Tom Savini and starring Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, and Tom Towles. It is a remake of George A. Romero's 1968 horror film of the same title. Romero rewrote the original 1968 screenplay he had originally co-authored with John A. Russo.

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1993

The Dark Half

feature film

The Dark Half is a 1993 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's 1989 novel of the same name. The film was directed by George A. Romero and stars Timothy Hutton as Thad Beaumont and George Stark, Amy Madigan as Liz Beaumont, Michael Rooker as Sheriff Alan Pangborn, and Royal Dano in his final film.

1997

Biohazard 2

TV commercial

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1998

Iron CIty Asskickers

TV series (proof-of-concept)

Shot in 1998 and never officially released, this short film was produced as a proof-of-concept for a reality-style TV show and centers on a group of professional wrestlers and their behind-the-scenes shenanigans, plus the antics of wrestling fans watching from the comfort of the local watering hole, and hapless ringside announcers who end up becoming part of the action.

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2000

Bruiser

feature film

Bruiser is a 2000 French horror-thriller film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Jason Flemyng, Peter Stormare and Leslie Hope. Bruiser was filmed in Toronto.

2000

Scream!

music video (The Misfits)

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2005

Land of the Dead

feature film

Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Land of the Dead) is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero, the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies. It was released in 2005, with a budget of $15–19 million, the highest in Romero's series and has grossed $46 million worldwide.

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2007

Diary of the Dead

feature film

Diary of the Dead is a 2007 American found footage horror film written and directed by George A. Romero.Although independently produced, it was distributed theatrically by Dimension Films and was released in cinemas on February 15, 2008 and on DVD by The Weinstein Company and Genius Entertainment on May 20, 2008.

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2009

Survival of the Dead

feature film

Survival of the Dead (a.k.a. George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead) is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe. It is the 6th entry in Romero's Living Dead series. The story follows a group of AWOL National Guardsmen who briefly appeared in Diary of the Dead.

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2009

George A. Romero Presents: Deadtime Stories, Vol. 1

feature film (DVD)

An anthology of horror tales depicts a woman searching for her husband in the jungles of South America, a man finding a jade box on a beach that holds something sinister, and a doctor finding -- during a house call -- a boy with a mysterious illness.

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2011

George A. Romero Presents: Deadtime Stories, Vol. 2

feature film (DVD)

Three horror tales depict three friends on a hike become trapped in cave, a strict professor is haunted after a student commits suicide, and a security guard steals a possible cure for cancer to give to his dying wife with disastrous results.

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2019

The Amusement Park

feature-length PSA

An elderly gentleman goes for what he assumes will be an ordinary day at the amusement park, only to find himself in the middle of hellish nightmare instead.

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