"In 2007, “Diary of the Dead” all of a sudden made money. I was blind-sighted by that. One of the producers said, “Let’s make another one quick.” I didn’t know what else I could talk about. “Diary of the Dead” talked about how social media is haunting us today. I didn’t have anything else to talk about. So I decided to go back to the original premise of misunderstanding and people not being able to see each other’s point of view. I said I’ll do this one as a western and the next one as a noir. So did the western, nobody liked it, and the other one fell away. Then, all of a sudden, here came “The Walking Dead.” So you couldn’t [make] a zombie film that had any sort of substance. It had to be a zombie film with just zombies wreaking havoc. That’s not what I’m about."
--- That's George Romero deservedly sticking the knife into The Walking Dead in an interview with IndieWire while complaining about the fact that he can't get his own zombie movie made. Can you imagine? I mean CAN YOU IMAGINE? People are not giving money to George fucking Romero to make a zombie movie. I hate this world. Fuck all you people with money. Anybody that has money, fuck you, I hope a zombie horde eats your entire family.
Aaaaanyway Romero's being interviewed and talked about right now (there's also an article about him in the Times today) because Night of the Living Dead has gotten restored up to 4K standards by MoMA and they're screening the film next week with Romero there to talk about it. You better believe I got tickets! That's my Halloween this year -- November 5th. A bit of a delay, but it'll be better than yours.