Horror film vet George A. Romero will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The director, who immortalized the zombie apocalypse with his 1968 directorial debut “Night of the Living Dead, will have a special unveiling ceremony set to take place sometime in 2017.
Fans of the director have been petitioning and campaigning for Romero to get the accolade for quite some time. Last year at the Texas Frightmare Weekend, his admirers even threw a fundraising event in honor of the 76-year-old helmer.
Romero is known as one of the most influential directors in the horror genre. Other notable films he has directed include “The Crazies” (1973), about the military’s attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead,” “Land of The Dead” (2005) and many more. His most recent film was 2009’s “Survival of the Dead,” which was set on an island off the coast of North America where local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic.
Relive Romero’s trailer for “Night of the Living Dead” below: