Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Reading List: George A. Romero: Interviews

Halloween is just around the corner and we’re literally counting the days.

UPM has published a surprisingly large amount of books on the frightful topics of horror film, ghosts, witches, and zombies. In the days leading up to Halloween, we’ve asked our staff members to choose their favorite Halloween-themed book. And every day until Halloween, we will post a new staff pick. Follow along here for our curated Halloween reading list.




Today, Associate Editor Katie Keene selects George A. Romero: Interviewsa collection of interviews with the prolific director commonly known as a director of zombie films, a genre he himself launched.

If you’re like me, you’re counting down the days to see who Negan killed. 

While you wait, do yourself a favor and pay homage to the master: George Romero. Like many, my love of horror began in black-and-white with a well-dressed zombie chasing a frustrating blonde through a cemetery.

“They’re coming to get you, Barbara…” 




Each year I watch the holy trinity of horror movies—Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Deadleading up to Halloween. If you’re into horror, you’ll love reading about Romero’s collaborations with the greats, like Dario Argento, director of Suspiria, and Tom Savini, the Godfather of Gore. If you aren’t in the know, discover for the first time Romero and the movie that launched a genre—one that cost a mere $114,000 to create but grossed over $30,000,000 worldwide—quickly to become classic cinema.

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