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Richard Ricci passed away on July 15 at age 80, almost exactly three years after the death of his friend, “Living Dead” director George A. Romero.

Remembering Richard ‘The Rev’ Ricci: Pitt alum and spiritual force behind ‘Night of the Living Dead’

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor August 26, 2020
Ricci provided inspiration, friendship and the occasional spiritual guidance to his fellow filmmakers.
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.”
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.”
(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Horror movie classics should be standard for scares

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News November 3, 2017

Johnny and Barbara arrive at their father’s grave in rural Pennsylvania, a storm brewing in the distance. A gaunt, staggering man approaches silently across the landscape of headstones. He murders Johnny....

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