The Man From the Meteor
anthology film (destroyed)
Whine of the Fawn
feature film (unproduced)
The Calgon Story/Industrials & Commercials
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
(“Picture, Picture” segments)
Night of the Living Dead
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, that is under assault by a growing group of cannibalistic, undead corpses.
There’s Always Vanilla (The Affair)
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 George's second motion picture and his only romantic comedy.
Jack’s Wife (Season of the Witch/Hungry Wives)
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.
The Crazies (Code Name: Trixie)
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.
The Amusement Park
The film, commissioned by the Lutheran Society, stars Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who
finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and humiliations of aging in America are illustrated by his journey among roller coasters and chaotic crowds. It also brings a new perspective to George’s early filmmaking days. "Although not a horror film in the traditional sense, this recruitment film is disturbing in its depiction of societal indifference to aging,” said Suzanne Romero, The GARF’s president and founder. “Even though it’s early in his career, it’s a fascinating look at the footprint of Romero’s cinematic style."
Episodes directed by George A. 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
(directed by Umberto Lenzi; George shot new insert “murder” material for US release by Laurel Films)
Magic at the Roxy
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).
Dawn of the Dead
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 George in collaboration with Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, produced by Richard P. Rubinstein and financed by Claudio Argento and Alfredo Cuomo.
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 in the summer of 1980 entirely on location in the Pittsburgh metro area, including Fawn Township, Tarentum, and Natrona.
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 George's film Knightriders). The film was primarily shot on location in Pittsburgh and its suburbs including Monroeville, where George leased a disused boys' school (Penn Hall Academy) to build extensive sets for the film.
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 four 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 United Kingdom.
TV series (exec. producer)
Day of the Dead
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. George 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."
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."
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.
Two Evil Eyes
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.
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. George rewrote the original 1968 screenplay he had originally co-authored with John A. Russo.
The Dark Half
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, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker and Royal Dano in his final film.
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. The program 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.
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.
music video (The Misfits)
Land of the Dead
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 his six "Living Dead" movies.
Diary of the Dead
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.
Survival of the Dead
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 sixth entry in Romero's "Living Dead" series. The story follows a group of AWOL National Guardsmen who briefly appeared in Diary of the Dead.
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 on a house call finding a boy with a mysterious illness.
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 for his dying wife with disastrous results.
The Amusement Park
Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film stars Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies, and
humiliations of aging in America are illustrated by his journey among roller coasters and
chaotic crowds. It also brings a new perspective to George’s early filmmaking days.
"Although not a horror film in the traditional sense, this recruitment film is disturbing in its depiction of societal indifference to aging,” said Suzanne Romero, The GARF’s president and founder. “Even though it’s early in his career, it’s a fascinating look at the footprint of Romero’s cinematic style."
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