My Favorite George A. Romero Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Dawn of the Dead (1978)

2.   Night of the Living Dead (1968)

3.   Martin (1978)

4.   Day of the Dead (1985)

5.   Knightriders (1981)

6.   Land of the Dead (2005)

7.   Creepshow (1982)
(Anthology Film)

8.   The Crazies (1973)

9.   Bruiser (2000)

10. Season of the Witch (1972)
(a.k.a. Hungry Wives)

11. Diary of the Dead (2007)

12. The Dark Half (1993)

13. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
13a. Segment: “The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar”
(Anthology Film)

14. Monkey Shines (1988)

15. Survival of the Dead (2009)

16. There’s Always Vanilla (1971)


13 thoughts on “My Favorite George A. Romero Films

  1. Knightrider is of those crazy and unique movies that is almost impossible to rate. I haven’t watched it since it screened on Moviedrome many moons ago, but it’s strong, committed performances and a powerful, heartfelt script have always lingered in my memory.

  2. I would have to go with the original ‘Night Of The Living Dead’. It was so effectively creepy back then, and really scared me as a youngster.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Totally agree with the top four but so tempted to swap Martin with Night Of but you are right it should be that way round. I’ve never seen Knightriders! I need to sort that very very soon.

  4. Night of the Living Dead is a phenomenal film. The special effects are creative and realistic. I love how Romero used an African American actor as the protagonist. To me it is a cautionary tale and very relevant to our turbulent times as it was when it was made.
    Overall, I think Romero is a solid filmmaker. My Romero picks are Night of the Living Dead. Dawn of the Dead. Bruiser. Creepshow. The Dark Half.
    Didn’t care for Monkey Shines too much.
    Looking forward to out post John.

  5. While Knightriders may have been a change of pace for George A. Romero, it was still far from conventional and the plot about a motorcycle band of sorts traveling around the nation was pretty unique and Ed Harris is always fantastic. And yes, this was another Moviedrome film 🙂 Nice to hear from you again as well 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  6. As I said to Paul, Knightriders may not have been a horror film, but it is far from a conventional film and that is what makes it unique. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  7. Night of the Living Dead was indeed terrifying and Dawn of the Dead was both terrifying and satirical. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and I am totally looking forward to our upcoming post 🙂 P.S. I am working on the paragraph for number 3 of my favorite Coen Brothers films 🙂

  8. Great. I think that’s a good idea John. You write the gist of the piece and I respond to it. I can do it impromptu or I can submit you something. Whatever you prefer.

  9. Shall we start our blog entry sometime by 3 pm or 3:30? 🙂 According to my knowledge, whatever time it is in Illinois right now also seems to be the Tennessee time as well despite Illinois being in the Midwest and Tennessee being in the South. 🙂

  10. Hi John, Sorry I’m just responding–for whatever reason my site or email didn’t pick up your last response. Yes, 3:30 sounds great today. Looking forward to it. Just so we’re straight–right now it’s 10:38 in Nashville.

  11. Perfectly fine 🙂 I am keeping aware of the time and right now it is 2:22 p.m. both here in Illinois and in Tennessee 🙂 Looking forward to our post 🙂

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