Born George Andrew Romero on February 4, 1940 in New York City. Romero was passionate about filmmaking from an early age. After attending Carnegie-Mellon University, he worked in the industrial film business making commercials and shorts. In 1968, he released his first full-length feature, a horror film called Night of the Living Dead. Shot in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the low-budget film soon reached cult status. Romero subsequently turned it into a trilogy with 1978’s Dawn of the Living Dead and 1985’s Day of the Dead.
Known for mobilizing tiny budgets to create unforgettable scare flicks, Romero also directed Creepshow (1980), Martin (1978) and the TV show Tales From the Darkside (1984-1986). Though the success of his Dead trilogy afforded him bigger budgets and higher profile actors, Romero failed to attain the same level of success later in his career.
Romero is married to actress Christine Forrest. They have three children. —bio.
**1/2 I like American movies of the late 60's and the early 70's. Unlike most of the Hollywood studio productions that invaded the screens of the world during the precedent decades, these films are a lot fresher and reflect the uneasiness of a society undergoing a social revolution. If you see THERE'S ALWAYS VANILLA with such opera glasses, you may appreciate George Romero's second film. As a whole, it's completely flawed but the editing work done by Romero is nonetheless interesting. A DVD zone completists only.