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In a real change of pace and in violation of one of our three core tenets, we're bringing you some informed content! But, we're very excited about it and hope you guys are too! Since it is October, and since Dan is a huge fan of the "Dead" movies and the zombie sub-genre in general, and since there are no really good and thorough end to end biographies on this great man and great filmmaker, we've decided it was worth really digging in, doing some research, learning about and telling you guys about the great George A Romero! An independently minded, genre changing, incredibly influential, kind, generous and warm hearted person, who always got the best out of the people around him, never compromised with Hollywood executives on his creative vision, and gave us the modern zombie movie and really pushed the ideas of social commentary through horror and pushed the censors with the amounts of graphic gore he was willing and capable of achieving in his films, George A Romero was a visionary who, like many visionaries, was not fully appreciated until years after the critics initially scorned and condemned his work. Check out this episode for part one of our deep dive into his life where we cover everything from his birth in the Bronx up through his first feature film, Night of the Living Dead, and make sure to tune back in next week for the rest of the series! Below are our sources if you want to dig deeper yourself! Enjoy!