George Andrew Romero: we all know the resume – Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, etc – this guy without question deserves our respect within the genre. However, Romero doesn’t seem to have much respect for the current wave of horror films today. Romero is often considered the godfather of modern horror movies and it looks like he isn’t feeling his offspring very much.
Romero shared his thoughts in a recent interview with The Montreal Gazette: “There are very few horror films that I think are worth their salt. The horror films that I’ve made have been satirical in one way or another or political and I really think that’s the purpose of horror. I don’t see that happening very often.”
While we tend to agree it should be noted that there are still a ton of genuinely good horror films among the horribleness. Let’s just look back at 2013. We had Katie Aselton’s Black Rock, Neil Jordan’s Byzantium and of course Adam Wingard’s You’re Next.
However, this isn’t the first time that the director has shared his disdain for new-school horror. Just last year he shared his thoughts on The Walking Dead, explaining: “Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now.”
Well, Mr. Romero we still haven’t lost hope for the genre future. With filmmakers like Ti West, Adam Green and the Soska sisters we’re confident that the next great American horror film is withing arms reach. Hopefully!
[via Cinema Blend]
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