George A Romero Interview: “The Walking Dead is Just a Soap Opera with an Occasional Zombie”

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Horror legend George A Romero reveals that he turned the chance to work on smash hit series, The Walking Dead

George A Romero, the father of zombies and the man who transformed the horror film with Night of the Living Dead, has revealed that he turned down the opportunity to work on the massive US television show, The Walking Dead.

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Crazay1694d ago (Edited 1694d ago )

I like a lot of Romero's work, but his last 3 movies sucked. Land of the Dead was the worst of them all. I will admit that the introduction of "Fast Zombies" is utter crap though.

ajax171694d ago

Yeah, the more that I think of it The Walking Dead should be more like the telltale video games, or perhaps American Horror Story. They could focus on one group of survivors per season; with little or no relation to the previous group. It would definitely keep the storyline from becoming stale(as it has).

ironfist921694d ago

Romero's absolutely right and thats why the show fails.

Defectiv3_Detectiv31693d ago

I don't think a Zombie story necessarily needs to feel important or have a message to be good. Return of the Living Dead is one of my favorite Zombie movies and it doesn't need to have a subtext.

Lord_Sloth1693d ago (Edited 1693d ago )

The Walking Dead is a show about a bunch of incompetent people complaining about how difficult an Easy Mode Zombie Apocalypse is. They wouldn't last a DAY in Attack on Titan or The Last of Us!

And they keep killing all the good characters.