Horror director Romero to speak on campus

Josh Centers

Just in time for Halloween, Western will welcome a master of fright flicks to the Hill.

Director George Romero, best known for his series of horror films that began with “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), will speak in DUC Theater Monday at 7 p.m.

Romero said he plans to lecture on the film industry, particularly the horror genre, and answer questions from the audience.

His appearance will feature a video presentation and possibly an exhibit of costumes from his various movies, said Azurdee Garland, Campus Activities Board assistant.

After the lecture, “Night of the Living Dead” will be shown in the theater.

The “Dead” series, which includes “Dawn of the Dead” and “Day of the Dead,” focuses on the inhabitants of an apocalyptic world in which the dead walk the earth and hunt the living.

Romero said he is currently trying to get a fourth “Dead” film produced, tentatively titled “Dead Reckoning.”

“It takes the phenomenon a little farther,” Romero said. “The zombies are smarter, more organized.”

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