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George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer, and editor. He was born in the Bronx and eventually came to Pittsburgh in the late 1950s where he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) and studied graphic arts.

Romero began his career making commercials and shorts including some sequences for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Then in 1967 he and some friends shot Night of the Living Dead on a shoestring budget of around $100,000. Released in 1968, it became a cult classic and revolutionized independent film and the zombie genre. He followed Night up with numerous other movies including two more zombie films, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead; a vampire film, Martin; and collaborations with Stephen King on Creepshow and The Dark Half. In the early 2000s, Romero moved to Toronto where he made another trilogy of Dead movies. Today his name is synonymous with both the horror and zombie genres. 

Pittsburgh served as the setting for the majority of Romero’s films and the city became an integral part of his storytelling.  In May of 2019, the University Library System was excited to announce the acquisition the George A. Romero Archival Collection.  This exhibit highlights some of the movie posters contained in the collection.

George A. Romero Filmography

1968: Night of the Living Dead

1971: There’s Always Vanilla

1973: Season of the Witch

1973: The Crazies

1973: The Amusement Park

1978: Martin

1978: Dawn of the Dead

1981: Knightriders

1982: Creepshow

1985: Day of the Dead

1988: Monkey Shines

1990: Two Evil Eyes (w/Dario Argento)

1993: The Dark Half

2000: Bruiser

2005: Land of the Dead

2007: Diary of the Dead

2009: Survival of the Dead


Friday, August 28, 2020
All Day Event
Hillman Library, Ground Floor

Event Organizer

Benjamin Rubin