Director Who Started the Whole Zombie Thing Says He Hasn’t Watched ‘The Walking Dead’ — and Turned Down Offer to Direct

Oct 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The feature film director credited with sparking the public’s fascination with zombies says he hasn’t watched AMC’s zombie show "The Walking Dead," reports io9.com.

George Romero directed the seminal 1968 zombie movie "Night of the Living Dead." Asked about “The Walking Dead,” he told the publication: "I never watched any of the episodes because … my zombies are sort of my own. I didn’t want to be part of it. Producers called and said, ‘Do you want to direct some of these,’ and I said no."

He added that he has read and loves the books on which the show is based.

Asked how zombies have changed since the 1960s, when "Night of the Living Dead" was released, Romero pointed to their popularity. "I half expect a zombie to show up on ‘Sesame Street’ and hang out with the Count," Romero said. "Vampires became the Count on ‘Sesame Street’; a zombie might be the next guy.”

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