Since the passing of horror visionary George A. Romero, the community has been actively voicing their opinions in honoring the director with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. George A. Romero was king of all things zombie, and cannot go un-credited for inspiring an entire sub-genre of walking, groaning, brain-hungry undead. The zombie craze began with Night of the Living Dead (1968), and then Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985) soon followed. Aside from the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the television series Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988).
It is no question that the George A. Romero was a true Master of Horror. And, rightly so, the filmmaker will be honored as the 2,621st star to be dedicated on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Walk of Fame Dedication Details:
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR THE LATE
GEORGE A. ROMERO
GODFATHER OF THE MODERN ZOMBIE FILM GENRE WITH POSTHUMOUS
WALK OF FAME STAR
WHO: Honoree: George A. Romero
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speaker: Filmmaker Edgar Wright and special effects make-up artist/producer, Greg Nicotero. Accepting the star on behalf of the family will be Romero’s widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,621st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 6604 Hollywood Boulevard in front the Hollywood Toy & Costume Store
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
Official Tribute and Memorial Details:
Join us with George’s family and close friends as we celebrate the life and career of the legendary horror filmmaker, who passed away on July 16, 2017 at the age of 77. Romero, who pioneered the Zombie film genre with the 1968 feature Night of the Living Dead, made an indelible imprint on the industry and inspired a multitude of influential directors and actors.
Help us celebrate his legacy with a Q&A with celebrity fans and friends, followed by a screening of George’s classic Warner Bros. film CREEPSHOW, starring Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen King, Hal Holbrook, and Adrienne Barbeau, among others.
VIP Ticket includes 7:00 pm Pre-Show Reception in Terrace Lobby & General Admission seating within the VIP section.
You may buy tickets for the celebration, here.