Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 123: Remembering George Romero

HMP George RomeroIn this special bonus episode of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, we say goodbye to horror legend George A. Romero, who passed away on July 16, 2017. Your regular hosts, Jay of the Dead, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh are joined by our fourth official co-host, Dr. Walking Dead, and by special guest Gillman Joel of Universal Monsters Cast and Retro Movie Geek to share their thoughts on the man who created the modern zombie monster and some of the best zombie movies of all time.

“The Horror directors really do kind of change the world, but they do it from behind the scenes. They do it in the late-night theater, in the drive-in, in the VHS tapes. They’re not the ones winning the Academy Awards. They’re not the ones on the red carpet. They’re not the ones who get noticed.” — Kyle Bishop (aka Dr. Walking Dead)

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Gillman Joel Robertson, George Romero and Mr. Jason Grooms

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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE

— Shaun of the Dead director, Edgar Wright’s Tribute to George Romero

— Listen to the HMP review of Night of the Living Dead (1968)

— Listen to the HMP review of Dawn of the Dead (1978)

— Listen to the HMP review of Birth of the Living Dead (2014)

— Listen to the HMP review of Doc of the Dead (2014)

— Listen to the CTS review of Romero’s Dead Trilogy

— The MPN Meetup Event on October 14th, 2017 in SLC, Utah – Buy tickets!

— Our Patreon supporters can get discounted MPN Meetup Tickets: Here!

Special thanks goes out to singer-songwriter Frederick Ingram for the use of his music for this episode.

Gillman Joel Robertson’s links:
Joel covers the Monsters Universe, new and classic, on Universal Monsters Cast
Joel talks retro movies (20 years old and older) on Retro Movie Geek

Dr. Walking Dead’s links:
Order Kyle’s new book! The Written Dead: Essays on the Literary Zombie
Order Kyle’s previous books American Zombie GothicHow Zombies Conquered Popular Culture, and Triumph of The Walking Dead
Follow Kyle on Twitter @DrWalkingDead

Dr. Shock’s links:
Dave writes daily movie review on DVDinfatuation.com
Follow Dave on Twitter @DVDinfatuation
Like Dave’s DVD Infatuation on Facebook
Dave covers the Monsters Universe, new and classic, at UniversalMonstersCast.com
Dr. Shock also appears on another horror podcast: Land of the Creeps

Wolfman Josh’s links:
Follow Josh on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @IcarusArts
Horror Movie Podcast Official Instagram @HorrorMovieCast
Josh covers the Monsters Universe, new and classic, at UniversalMonstersCast.com
Follow UMC on Twitter @MonstersCast
Josh covers streaming online movies on MovieStreamCast.com
Follow MSC on Twitter @MovieStreamCast
Like MSC on Facebook

Jay of the Dead’s links:
Follow Jay of the Dead and Horror Movie Podcast Official Twitter
Horror Movie Podcast Official Facebook
Jay of the Dead covers new releases in theaters on Movie Podcast Weekly
And if you’d like to e-mail Jay of the Dead with a good Beastly Freaks recommendation: BeastlyFreaks@gmail.com

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George Romero tribute from artist and HMP listener Bonnie Bozell.

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8 thoughts on “Horror Movie Podcast BONUS Ep. 123: Remembering George Romero

  1. I saw and bought Dawn of the Dead (1979 and 2004) for the first time just a few weeks ago (and was blown away) and now I’m trying to work in Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Day of the Dead (1985). I know I’m behind. I only got into horror a little over a year ago and it wasn’t until I found this show a few months ago that I started branching out as I only heard opinions from the very few horror fans I knew. Other than Train To Busan (2016) (which I wasn’t a huge fan of) Dawn of the Dead (1979) was the first zombie movie I watched.

    RIP, George Romero

    • You’re young, yet. You have plenty of time to catch up with the classics. I think you’re doing better than most.

      Check out our “Black Friday” episode, the “State of the Zombie” episode, and out “Infected” episode, for some good zombie-talk.

      Glad you enjoyed both Dawn movies. They are some of the very best. Surprised you didn’t like Train to Busan. You may appreciate it more when you’re a bit older and have seen a few more zombie movies.

      • I respect Train to Busan although it felt like a video game. It has cool shots and imagery but it seems like Yeon Sang-ho was going more for the Awe effect which can be entertaining but not for the run time of a feature film and isn’t “scary.” When I watch a horror movie I’m usually not looking for a “fun” time. I usually wan’t to be genuinely freaked out.

        Other movies that feel like video games are The Hobbit Trilogy and Lights Out. I love the Lights Out short but the movie to me felt as if it relied solely on jumpscares. There are at least twenty jumpscares in the movie and some of them within seconds of each other which is not only not scary, but not even intense.

        A movie that is the opposite is Rosemary’s Baby (1968). Even though there is no gore, it has no jumpscares (or not many), and isn’t shocking (except for one scene) it still manages to build an extreme sense of paranoia and is really freaky. A more modern example is The Boy (2016) although the ending would have been better if Greta (Lauren Cohan) was the crazy one one and had been neglecting a real boy, the movie still manages to be scary without extensive gore or cheap routes to scares.

  2. It’s Aug 13 and I’m still so sad. It starts to make me feel old when my childhood idols keep dying, R.I.P- L, Nimoy- D, Bowie- G, Romero

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