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“George Romero & Pittsburgh: The Early Years,” a 45-minute documentary produced by Pitt students as part of their “Making the Documentary” course, screened in a Zoom event Thursday night. The film focused on Romero’s beginning, from his birth in Brooklyn to his move to Pittsburgh, where he found the group that would go on to be his main collaborators for his early films.

Student documentary explores George Romero’s early years

By Matthew Monroy, Senior Staff Writer February 5, 2021
For the students of last year’s “Making the Documentary” course, constructing a film can be just as valuable a form of academic research as experiments done in a lab.
Panelists discussed the George A. Romero archive, which is now fully open to the public, and the resources students can use on Oct. 9.

Honors College fights prejudice with the paranormal

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer October 14, 2020
The Honors College is holding several events throughout the rest of the semester to celebrate its new “Horror Genre as a Social Force” scholar community.
Daniel Kraus’ papers are the second major addition to the University Library System’s Horror Studies Collection.

Pitt Horror Studies Collection obtains new materials from author Daniel Kraus

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor May 19, 2020
Desolate streets and closed storefronts may make Oakland feel pretty apocalyptic at the moment, but things are getting even spookier in Pitt’s special collections.
George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

Getting more than spooky with the George A. Romero film class

By Brenden Rearick, For The Pitt News February 27, 2020
Students are learning about both the filmography of George Romero — considered the father of independent horror films — and his relationship with the City of Pittsburgh.
Visitors at Living with the Dead: A Party Celebrating the George A. Romero Archival receive makeup courtesy of ScareHouse.

George A. Romero Collection brings the dead to life

By Sinead McDevitt, For the Pitt News October 24, 2019
The undead strolled through the dimly lit first floor of the Hillman Library Wednesday night — past the grave of Nicholas Kramer, which Barbara (Judith O’Dea) clung to in after the first zombie attack in the 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead.”
George A. Romero on the set of “Knightriders,” filming near Pittsburgh in 1980.

George A. Romero archive finds home at Hillman Library

By Sara Nuss, For The Pitt News May 22, 2019
Known widely as the father of the modern zombie movie, George A. Romero and his legacy have risen again in recent years following the filmmaker’s death in 2017.
Panelists Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, Gary Streiner, Steven Schlozman and Russell Streiner speak at the “Reflections on Romero” event on Friday. They shared memories of the legendary filmmaker George A. Romero — who is known for directing “Night of the Living Dead.”

Remembering horror film icon Romero at Carnegie Lecture Hall

By Maggie Medoff, Staff Writer October 23, 2018
George A. Romero is the filmmaker behind the classic film “Night of the Living Dead,” and he was remembered over the weekend with the event “Reflection on Romero.”
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