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George Romero Slashes CGI, Games, and Hollywood

"Night of the Living Dead," George A. Romero's 1968 zombie classic.

"Night of the Living Dead," George A. Romero’s 1968 zombie classic.

Romero's black-and-white low budget film became one of the most influential horror movies ever made.

Romero’s black-and-white low budget film became one of the most influential horror movies ever made.

In one of the most chilling scenes in "Night of the Living Dead," one survivor discovers that her daughter has become a zombie and is eating the corpse of her father in the basement.

In one of the most chilling scenes in "Night of the Living Dead," one survivor discovers that her daughter has become a zombie and is eating the corpse of her father in the basement.

10 years after his first film, Romero made a sequel with 1978's "Dawn of the Dead," which many consider to be the best entry in Romero's "Dead" films.

10 years after his first film, Romero made a sequel with 1978’s "Dawn of the Dead," which many consider to be the best entry in Romero’s "Dead" films.

1985's "Day of the Dead" would be Romero's last zombie film for about 20 years.

1985’s "Day of the Dead" would be Romero’s last zombie film for about 20 years.

Romero also directed other films such as 1981's "Knightriders" starring Ed Harris, which is about a group of traveling motorcycle jousters that emulate Camelot's Knights of the Round Table.

Romero also directed other films such as 1981’s "Knightriders" starring Ed Harris, which is about a group of traveling motorcycle jousters that emulate Camelot’s Knights of the Round Table.

Romero made his long-awaited comeback with 2005's "Land of the Dead."

Romero made his long-awaited comeback with 2005’s "Land of the Dead."

"Land of the Dead" stars Asia Argento, daughter of Romero's friend, Italian horror director Dario Argento.

"Land of the Dead" stars Asia Argento, daughter of Romero’s friend, Italian horror director Dario Argento.

Romero's movie was turned into an unsuccessful video game called Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green.

Romero’s movie was turned into an unsuccessful video game called Land of the Dead : Road to Fiddler’s Green.

In 2005, Hip Interactive planned on making a series of video games based on Romero's zombie films, starting with City of the Dead, but the company went bankrupt and cancelled the title.

In 2005, Hip Interactive planned on making a series of video games based on Romero’s zombie films, starting with City of the Dead, but the company went bankrupt and cancelled the title.

In 1998 Romero directed a live action commercial for the game Resident Evil 2. Capcom was impressed with the commercial and wanted Romero to direct the feature film adaptation of the popular game. Romero wrote a script for "Resident Evil" but was rejected