Legendary Film Director George Romero Thinks Zombies are Overused, Even in Video Games

Legendary Film Director George Romero Thinks Zombies are Overused, Even in Video Games

George Romero, essentially the “father” of the contemporary zombie mythology and director of the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead (along with its numerous sequels), spoke candidly about the state of Zombies in popular culture, including video games, and why he refuses to touch them.

“Gosh, they are all over the place,” Mr. Romero told The Big Issue, “The Walking Dead is the number one television series in the States, World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!” Mr. Romero added that, “I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.” He did promise that once the subject matter “bleeds out of pop culture” he may take a serious crack at it again – he even recently decided to turn down a directorial opportunity on The Walking Dead.

Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead: Season Two is set to release next year, and a new Resident Evil is already rumored to be in development.