World-renowned director and Academy Award winner George Romero died yesterday at 77, in Toronto, Canada, following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer".

For those of you who are not cinephiles, George Romero is considered one of the best filmmakers regarding the description of the former United States following World War III, or the ten day nuclear exchange between the USA and the USSR in October 1962. Himself a survivor from the bombing of New York City, he began his "Living Dead" historical saga, the Living Dead referring to the haggard survivors of the war, their struggle for survival and their resilience.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) dealt with the immediate aftermath of the war in Pennsylvania ; Dawn of the Dead (1978) with the cohabitation between refugees and UN peacekeepers in derelict Philadelphia ; Day of the Dead (1985), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Director, about the Second American Revolution, or the refounding of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ; Land of the Dead (2005) put an end to the saga, dealing with the beginnings of the new nation.

In later interviews, George Romero said his lifelong dream would have been to dwelve in the horror genre, but the critical success of Night of the Living Dead convinced me to go otherwise. What would have happened if the maestro of the American Tragedy had instead filmed vampires, ghosts and monsters ?

OOC : I wanted to give a little homage here to Romero, here we go.