When filmmaker George Romero directed 1968’s Night of the Living Dead,
he surely had no clue zombies would turn into a cultural phenomenon.
While tons of horror films give way to camp, sex or bad special effects,
Living Dead remains a classic and has prompted a cult of the zombie-obsessed.
George A. Romero is cinema's point man when it comes to zombie horror, and rightfully so. His groundbreaker, 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968), and its sequels set the rules and regulations for the subgenre: The dead have come back to life, they move slowly and they want to eat you. However, another director must be credited for some of contemporary zombiedom's successes, too: Lucio Fulci.