When talking about classic terror cinema, one name is always mentioned: George Romero. His contributions to horror have redefined the genre. The director's seminal Night of the Living Dead is a testament to the true spirit of independent filmmaking, with a simple, but truly nihilistic and effective premise that was relevant during the turbulent 1960s and remains as profound today. Zombie movies owe a huge debt of gratitude to the filmmaker who has influenced countless prominent directors in the genre, including Wes Craven and Sam Raimi, as well as actors like Simon Pegg and contemporary writers like Max Brooks.
Matt Mogk is the head of the Zombie Research Society and has started a campaign to raise enough money so that Romero can have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The cost of the star alone is $30,000 for installation and lifetime maintenance — and that doesn't even include the promotion fees to lobby for the filmmaker's place on the iconic California public monument. Mogk also wants to raise the dough to send Romero to receive his star and be greeted like royalty.
If that sounds exciting to you, and you're a horror geek who knows just how much Romero deserves his place amongst Hollywood's finest, then head to Indiegogo to make a donation. There are tons of cool rewards, including art, T-shirts and more. Spread the word so we can award Romero with the recognition he deserves. Mogk and Simon Pegg provide some encouragement in the video, below.
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