I'm like my zombies. I won't stay dead!

— George A. Romero

The most mouth-watering George A. Romero quotes that will inspire your inner self

If I fail, the film industry writes me off as another statistic.

If I succeed, they pay me a million bucks to fly out to Hollywood and fart.

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I also have always liked the monster within idea.

I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.

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When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.

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I always thought of the zombies as being about revolution, one generation consuming the next.

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A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.

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As a filmmaker, I love the medium. I have a great affection for it and I've been lucky enough to do all different kinds of films. The greatest part of the success I've had comes from horror. I love the idea of mixing humor and horror and to me, it's all a giggle.

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My stuff is my stuff. I do it for my own reasons, using my own peculiar set of guidelines. I'm not a student of the genre. I don't care what anybody else does.

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Zombies are the blue-collar monsters

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My zombies will never take over the world because I need the humans.

The humans are the ones I dislike the most, and they're where the trouble really lies.

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My opinion of a good zombie walk is to loll your head as if it's a little too heavy and the muscles have begun to atrophy.

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There are so many factors when you think of your own films.

You think of the people you worked on it with, and somehow forget the movie. You can't forgive the movie for a long time. It takes a few years to look at it with any objectivity and forgive its flaws.

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If one horror film hits, everyone says, 'Let's go make a horror film.

' It's the genre that never dies.

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About George A. Romero

Quotes 52 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie.

They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.

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As a filmmaker you get typecast just as much as an actor does, so I'm trapped in a genre that I love, but I'm trapped in it!

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I like guys who are understandable and good guys who are flawed.

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I grew up on DC Comics, moral tales where the bad guys got their comeuppance.

To me the gory panels or grotesque stuff just made me chuckle.

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The most realistic blood I've seen is when Marlon Brando gets beat up in On The Waterfront.

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Ever since 'Lassie' and 'Old Yeller', I won't watch animal movies. Animals in movies always die.

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I don't want a zombie society. I don't want to go that far.

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Zombies are the real lower-class citizens of the monster world and that's why l like them.

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For a Catholic kid in parochial school, the only way to survive the beatings - by classmates, not the nuns - was to be the funny guy.

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Movies are about escape.

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Collaborate, don't dictate. Every department head has something to offer. Listen and gratefully accept their offerings. They're moviemakers, too.

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The Thing from Another World' was the first movie that really scared me.

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Collaborate, don't dictate.

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I don't think you need to spend $40 million to be creepy.

The best horror films are the ones that are much less endowed.

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I really believe that you could do horror very inexpensively.

I don't think it has anything to do with the effects, the effects are not the most important parts.

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I'll never get sick of zombies. I just get sick of producers.

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You can fall on your face easily if you go off in a certain direction.

The Birds is a good example, some people are really phobic about birds flying over their heads, and some don't care. So, it's a personal thing.

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Everybody knows the rules, even though some break those rules.

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Zombies are always moving fast in video games.

It makes sense if you think about it. Those games are all about hand-eye coordination and how quickly can you get them before they get you.

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I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character and the humans didn't either. They forgot to make the movie that went along with all these wonderful effects.

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My stuff is my stuff. Sometimes it's not as successful as some of the other stuff. But it's my stuff.

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It is amazing to me how deeply into the popular culture the creature has become.

There are zombie walks in every major city. I live in Toronto, and last year 3,000 people came out dressed as zombies.... I do not get it. Maybe it's an easy costume: Splash some ketchup on and rip up your jeans -- although most people already have torn jeans -- and you're done.

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I've gotten letters, but mostly from Bible-belt types who say, you must be Satan! They come right out and call me Satan and hope that I'm damned to hell.

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Just because I'm showing somebody being disemboweled doesn't mean that I have to get heavy and put a message behind it.

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People called 28 Days and 28 Weeks zombie movies, and they're not! It's some sort of virus; they're not dead.

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Anybody who tunes into Rush Limabaugh already knows what he's going to say and is already inclined to agree. So it winds up creating tribes.

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I go to conventions and universities and talk to young filmmakers and everybody's making a zombie movie! It's because it's easy to get the neighbors to come out, put some ketchup on them.

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I keep a little notebook of things that I can do to the zombies that might be silly and fun.

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I think zombies would fit in anywhere.

You can tell any story, and put zombies in it. I don't know how I'd find the backing, but I think it'd be great to make a zombie gangster movie.

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When I was old enough to go to movies alone, I got to see 'Frankenstein' and 'Dracula' on the big screen. I just fell in love with them.

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I can't really make fun of zombies. They're not liars. They're not cheats.

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I've always felt that the real horror is next door to us, that the scariest monsters are our neighbors.

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It would be very hard to write a serious drama and say some of these things.

You can be much more abstract and allusive with horror, and it's very forgiving to the author. You don't necessarily have to take an absolutely positive position. You can just write whatever.

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Hollywood doesn't trust me, and we don't really mix.

When a movie has stars, everything in the budget goes up, even the catering costs. I just don't like the process of having Suits all around, so I prefer casting unknowns. It adds another level of tension - you don't quite know what to expect from them. My movies don't even need that much money.

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I think you're only free if you're working on very low or huge money.

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I've never been able to reuse characters, I've often wanted to.

I've never been able to get people to cooperate. I can't get anyone together on any kind of deal.

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Nothings ever real until its real.

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