George Romero On Left 4 Dead 2

Posted: May 25, 2010
George Romero On Left 4 Dead 2
Joe Lynch sat down with Night of the Living Dead director and horror legend George Romero and talked Left 4 Dead 2, zombies and his new flick, Survival of the Dead.

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  • The_Omega_Gamer

    I think what best reflects romero's work or vision of a zombie is seen in the Nazi Zombies for World at War. At first they are slow and do not rush you but if your not paying attention or make a mistake they can overwhelm you. Plus they are actually dead.

    Posted: May 30, 2010 7:22 PM
  • christofire19

    George Romero is a brilliant mind for the zombie genre, but he stated that he's not sure what people have against being dead rather than being infected, in my opinion (however credible that is) being infected is a more realistic possibility rather than a dead person coming back from the grave for human flesh. Both are a bit of a stretch but science fiction is supposed to be like that. Both are great and no better than another, just different.

    Posted: May 29, 2010 1:31 PM
  • MIKEthemovieguy

    Survival of the Dead isn't playing in Houston yet! Damn!!

    Posted: May 29, 2010 2:17 AM
  • skinjob

    I just call left 4 dead zombies infected actually. Infected people can run, zombies can't, this way we all have fun.

    Posted: May 27, 2010 9:34 PM
  • sloth3395

    i like how you can download he movie on the PS3 for a couple of weeks now but its not mentioned anywhere on here they just keep saying on Xbox Live

    Posted: May 27, 2010 3:51 PM
  • mrsirman

    i dont want to cut the guy short (cuz he really is one of the best Zombie Directors) , but i feel like he's just mad he didnt think of the fast zombie first.

    Posted: May 27, 2010 12:35 PM
  • Vincere

    What a waste of time to take one of the greatest horror movie directors and sit him down to look at a game that ripped off his best ideas. And how can you have someone sit there and keep talking about the game to him like George would stamp his seal of approval on this "running zombie" shooter. Not to mention the guy interviewing him seems to know almost nothing about George and his movies and WHY they are great. He is like a trekkie with ears on but never watched a single episode of star trek.

    Do you not get the idea that the reason his zombies dont need to run is that they dont need to, they are patient and will get you in time? They gather the suspense and sense of dread to make you fear the eventual demise they have in store for you?

    Please G4, there are better ways to interview someone as great as George AND talk about gaming. I feel bad for George wasting his time talking to a noob and being prodded to approve that game. Sorry this is lame.

    Posted: May 26, 2010 1:32 PM
  • polkafrenzy

    Resident Evil a couple of years ago? Didn't that come out in 1996?

    Posted: May 26, 2010 11:31 AM
  • Viscid696

    u guys should of showed him nazi zombies from CoD:world at war, witch i think is so much better then left for dead, they were much more like the zombies george does, with it being more about being overwhelmed then buncha crazy monsterous zombies that r so diffrent from your classic zombies. minus the flamming dogs of course. George Romero FTW.

    Posted: May 26, 2010 8:57 AM
  • HolyOrangeCows

    Zombies are not fast, darn it!

    heh heh.

    Posted: May 26, 2010 12:19 AM
  • Al3xX420

    Survival of the Dead was great! Better than Diary of the Dead at least. I know he likes his independent film style but I hope Romero makes at least 1 more big budget movie. I thought Dawn and Day were his best movies. Also the remake of Night of the Living Dead that he made was great.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 11:56 PM
  • greyfox077

    i think if dead rising 2 was already out that they would have gotten a better reaction from him with that series apposed to left 4 dead because of how the zombies act in the dead rising series.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 9:44 PM
  • The Cutting Edge

    ZOmbie stories shouldn't be an exercise in special effects mixed in with campy dialogue!

    Zombie stories should be an example of how mankind's inability to work together and constant need for war is the ultimate downfall in any situation forcing them to work together in order to survive. Robert Kirkman said it best when "the best zombie films are thought provoking."

    Posted: May 25, 2010 9:38 PM
  • Luck702

    I absolutely love and respect george romero but he needs better actors! everything since land of the dead has been to campy for its own good, at least for my tastes

    Posted: May 25, 2010 7:05 PM
  • Wrathofsauron

    i think the zombie survival guide/ world war z r the best zombie rules ive heard. romero should read em both

    Posted: May 25, 2010 7:00 PM
  • SpectreShepard

    World War Z is an amazing book.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:38 PM
  • Doug Otto

    Really good stuff. I liked the insight of the how his main idea is how he manages to put the characters in the middle of stupid decisions. I wasn't I fan of his more recent work but I can see from a different view point where he was coming from.

    Put Joe on more btw.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:38 PM
  • radiophonicus

    Dear G4, if you're going to interview such fan favorite talents such as George, perhaps you could spend a couple hundred bucks on a compressor so the audio SOUNDS half way decent?

    Posted: May 25, 2010 5:38 PM
  • milkdud-11

    in a snowy setting might be kinda cool

    Posted: May 25, 2010 4:51 PM
  • MonkeyTrunks

    I love Romero! My fav still has to be "Night of the Living Dead" remake in the 80's. Second would be a tie "Dawn of the Dead" 2000's remake and "Dairy of the Dead"(not how much of that was George). Granted the scarest element in his movies was the thread of your fellow man. I guess when the crap hits the fan and chaos insues. It's every man for himself. I'd like to see a live make of "Left 4 Dead". Specialized zombies will put the fear back into the actual zombies themselves.

    Posted: May 25, 2010 3:35 PM