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Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele and More React to George Romero’s Death: ‘The Loss Is So Enormous’

The "Night of the Living Dead" auteur influenced several generations of filmmakers.

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George Romero’s passing has left an especially deep void in the world of film. One of the most influential horror filmmakers of all time, the “Night of the Living Dead,” “Martin” and “The Crazies” director appears to have been beloved by everybody who knew him, worked with him or simply grew up watching “Dawn of the Dead” on repeat.

The likes of Stephen King, Jordan Peele and Eli Roth have all taken to social media to memorialize Romero:

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