In 1968, George Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a film that was to make a permanent mark on the history of cinema, especially for creating the character of the modern zombie. Five decades later, the zombie has become an element of pop culture through comics, video games, cinema and zombie walks. In Strasbourg, the Zombie Walk organised as part of the European Fantastic Film Festival has become one of the biggest gatherings of its kind in Europe.
In this documentary, shot when Romero was jury president at our festival, he responded to questions from Jean-Jacques Bernard, while the cinema historian and critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret provided his insights into zombie culture. In memory of George and Jean-Jacques.
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Producers: Daniel Sauvage, Jérôme Barthélémy
Screenplay: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Cinematography: Yvan Schreck
Editing: Sébastien de Sainte-Croix
Sound: Antoine Corbin
With: George A . Romero, Jean-Baptiste Thoret