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rhett
11-14-2004, 05:52 PM
With Lions Gate's release of MARTIN, the recent DAWN OF THE DEAD remake and the looming theatrical release of LAND OF THE DEAD, George A. Romero is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance. Zombie films are hot, and what better pioneer is there than George A. Romero. He has done a large body of films, but which one stands out as your favorite. The DEAD films obviously are the most lauded, but how many votes will go towards his smaller, but still highly acclaimed titles?

Silent Noize
11-14-2004, 05:57 PM
Day of the Dead.

MorallySound
11-14-2004, 05:58 PM
Dawn, with Martin in a close second.

hell ya!
11-14-2004, 05:59 PM
Knightriders.

RyanPC
11-14-2004, 06:18 PM
Dawn of the Dead, but that would be followed closely by:

Martin
Night of the Living Dead
Day of the Dead
The Crazies

DefJeff
11-14-2004, 06:41 PM
It's really close between Dawn of the Dead and Martin for me, but after giving it a bit of thought, I chose Martin. The music in Martin is what pushed it slightly ahead for me, it's just so damn good.

KR~!
11-14-2004, 07:57 PM
Martin is the best one, followed by the 1st two dead movies.

Creepshow was pretty fun too.

Bobbywoodhogan
11-14-2004, 08:32 PM
Dawn of the Dead bet zombie film ever.

Drayton Sawyer
11-14-2004, 08:41 PM
"Dawn of the Dead"

Roo
11-14-2004, 08:43 PM
Day of the Dead.

Mortis
11-14-2004, 09:10 PM
Dawn of the Dead gets my vote.

mcchrist
11-14-2004, 09:25 PM
Dawn. Knightriders following, with Martin behind that.

Atmims
11-14-2004, 09:38 PM
Dawn of the Dead. Martin and Day would be next.

IGotsNewShoes
11-14-2004, 10:03 PM
Day of the Dead, much less bore than Dawn had in it.

allmessedup
11-15-2004, 12:52 AM
Still NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD for me.....my favorite horror film of all time.

DAWN would be second, KNIGHTRIDERS probably third with CREEPSHOW very close behind it. Some of his others are okay, but in general his other films just don't approach those four that I've mentioned. I like THE CRAZIES but it's really a rehash of NIGHT in most ways. I used to love MARTIN but recently rented it after not having seen in it about 15 years and thought it was a snore. And DAY OF THE DEAD just doesn't do it for me--I like it better than I once did but still think there's only about 20-30 good minutes in there.


Saw THE DARK HALF for the very first time last night. Not good at all...

Evil Dead Guy
11-15-2004, 01:58 AM
Dawn of the Dead

allmessedup
11-15-2004, 02:13 AM
I just wanna know who picked BRUISER!

hell ya!
11-15-2004, 02:48 AM
Bruiser is a fantastic film, very underrated.

onebyone
11-15-2004, 02:54 AM
Dawn of the Dead. Duh.

I wonder what DDM is going to pick. He loves them all so much, it is going to be hard for him to narrow it down to just one.

indiephantom
11-15-2004, 02:54 AM
after some deliberation, I went with "Creepshow".

tough to pick, when I love all his films so much. I still haven't seen "The Crazies" or "Bruiser", though.

JonnyAtlas
11-15-2004, 03:27 AM
Day of the Dead is by far my favorite. It had some of the best gore, and had by far the most meaningful subtext of the three Dead films.

fceurich39
11-15-2004, 04:28 AM
dawn of the dead hands down

thrashard76
11-15-2004, 05:58 AM
Day Of The Dead.

Erick H.
11-15-2004, 06:08 AM
Tough call,Romero is one of my favorites.I'll go with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD as it's been the most influential.DAWN and CREEPSHOW are close behind.

Cujo108
11-15-2004, 07:21 AM
Martin, with Day of the Dead very close behind.

The Chaostar
11-15-2004, 09:24 AM
Martin.

Night, Dawn, Day and Dark Half follows.

Morg
11-15-2004, 08:11 PM
Martin is my favorite Romero. Dawn and Day of the Dead in a neck and neck battle for second.

Skull Hunter
11-15-2004, 09:38 PM
It's sad to see that NOTLD isn't winning by a landslide. It's the only film Romero's ever made that I would consider good. In fact, it's great, my favorite of all time and possibly the best film ever made. Everything else he's ever done is horrible. I think the only reason NOTLD is so great is due to the fact that he collaborated with other people on the story. That's the only reason I can come up with to explain why Night is amazing and everything else he's done afterwards on his own just stinks. With the exception of Dawn and Day which I can understand why people like them; because they have zombies in them and naturally fans of that genre take those to heart moreso than Romero's other films. Day would be on my list as number 2 if I was forced to pick another. I hate Dawn, always will. Thank goodness they remade it. Everything else I wouldn't have the slightest second thought of nominating for a list of worst movies I've ever seen. There is no amount of money that could get me to sit through The Crazies, Season of the Witch, Martin or Dawn again.

Crystal Plumage
11-15-2004, 10:06 PM
I voted Two Evil Eyes because that one needs at least one vote :D

RyanPC
11-15-2004, 10:39 PM
It's sad to see that NOTLD isn't winning by a landslide. It's the only film Romero's ever made that I would consider good. In fact, it's great, my favorite of all time and possibly the best film ever made. Everything else he's ever done is horrible. I think the only reason NOTLD is so great is due to the fact that he collaborated with other people on the story. That's the only reason I can come up with to explain why Night is amazing and everything else he's done afterwards on his own just stinks. With the exception of Dawn and Day which I can understand why people like them; because they have zombies in them and naturally fans of that genre take those to heart moreso than Romero's other films. Day would be on my list as number 2 if I was forced to pick another. I hate Dawn, always will. Thank goodness they remade it. Everything else I wouldn't have the slightest second thought of nominating for a list of worst movies I've ever seen. There is no amount of money that could get me to sit through The Crazies, Season of the Witch, Martin or Dawn again.

Wha? I'm aware of the fact that people are allowed to have their own opinions, but to say that all of the man's films are horrible is just crazy. I know people who don't care for Dawn, but don't know anyone who have said they hated it. :eek2:

joltaddict
11-15-2004, 10:51 PM
Somebody voted for Bruiser? :lol:

Jimbo
11-15-2004, 11:47 PM
Were's the love for season of the witch? :p

KamuiX
11-16-2004, 12:10 AM
Easily Martin...I'm not a huge fan of Romero, personally. Think he's a tad overrated. Hasn't made a good film for my money in nearly 20 years. Besides Martin, I quite enjoy Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow, and Day of the Dead. His segment of Two Evil Eyes is decent enough as well. Outside of those, that's about it. And yeah, I know I left out Dawn :D

Mortis
11-16-2004, 11:25 AM
Uh, no?

With the exception of Dawn and Day which I can understand why people like them; because they have zombies in them and naturally fans of that genre take those to heart moreso than Romero's other films.

jscott
11-16-2004, 02:33 PM
What about There's Always Vanilla? I picked NOTLD, but tied for second place would be Martin, Dawn, and Knightriders.

satanservant
11-16-2004, 10:30 PM
Dawn with night a very close second.

Joshua Skye
11-17-2004, 05:27 AM
Monkey Shines

MarkWarner
11-18-2004, 10:33 PM
Dawn of The Dead, with Creepshow coming in second and Martin in third

zombee
11-18-2004, 11:39 PM
I would say Dawn of the Dead.

moogong
11-21-2004, 04:31 AM
I went with Night. I love the use of black and white with a night time setting.

Lyle Horowitz
11-21-2004, 05:26 AM
I've seen these Romero films, and I'd rate them as follows:

Night of the Living Dead - 4/5
The Crazies - 3.5/5
Martin - 4/5
Dawn of the Dead - 5/5
Creepshow - 3.5/5
Day of the Dead - 3/5
Two Evil Eyes (Romero's Segment) - 2/5

fceurich39
11-21-2004, 07:06 PM
knigtriders shows that romero is a real filmmaker a very good movie but dawn is his masterpiece

Hellbilly
11-21-2004, 07:08 PM
Another vote for Dawn :)

John Gargo
11-21-2004, 07:17 PM
Night of the Living Dead - 5/5
Crazies - 4.5/5
Martin - 5/5 <--his best
Dawn of the Dead - 5/5 <--his most entertaining
Creepshow - 4/5
Day of the Dead - 5/5
Two Evil Eyes - [his segment] 3/5

I've seen some of the others, but not all the way through so I won't rate them.

lethalkrs
11-22-2004, 05:50 PM
Dawn of course. Followed by Day and The Crazies.

Monkey Shines is pretty high on my list. That was one mean ass little monkey.

Just ordered Bruiser with the DDD 20% off sale.

BloodMan
12-07-2004, 01:09 AM
Creepshow... I like Dawn alot but... Creepshow had so many perdy colours and stuff. :)

Criswell
12-10-2004, 12:13 PM
Has to be Night.

Everything after that either copied or lived in the shadow.

BTW

Who voted for Bruiser?????? What a load of crap that was.