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How Horror Films and Video Games Have Bled Together

Legendary make-up and effects artist Tom Savini

Legendary make-up and effects artist Tom Savini

George Romero Presents City of the Dead, an unreleased zombie game that is currently in development hell

George Romero Presents City of the Dead, an unreleased zombie game that is currently in development hell

Romero’s 1978 zombie classic “Dawn of the Dead”

Romero’s 1978 zombie classic “Dawn of the Dead”

A zombie from the original “Dawn of the Dead”

A zombie from the original “Dawn of the Dead”

Zombies from the 2004 remake “Dawn of the Dead”

Zombies from the 2004 remake “Dawn of the Dead”

Dead Rising, the popular Dawn of the Dead”-inspired Xbox 360 title

The 2002 zombie film “28 Days Later”

The 2002 zombie film “28 Days Later”

Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic “The Thing”

Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s 1982 cult classic “The Thing”

A glimpse of the 2002 video game based on “The Thing”

A glimpse of the 2002 video game based on “The Thing”

The movie poster for “Planet Terror,” Robert Rodriguez’s half of “Grind House”

The movie poster for “Planet Terror,” Robert Rodriguez’s half of “Grind House”

The movie poster for “Death Proof,” Quentin Tarantino’s half of “Grind House”

The movie poster for “Death Proof,” Quentin Tarantino’s half of “Grind House”