Romero, a name synonymous with the zombie genre, has long been hailed as a true master of horror. Today, news came from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, that George A. Romero will finally receive a coveted spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Walk of Fame includes the names of those with great achievements in the entertainment industry, that includes actors, directors, producers, musicians, fictional characters (The Simpsons), along with other deserving parties. The location, along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine, is a popular destination and is visited by nearly 10 millions people every year.
Much of the efforts to get Romero his star came from Chris Roe Management, who spearheaded the fund raising efforts during the Texas Frightmare Weekend’s 2015 event. The reason for fundraising, each star must be self-funded once approved. The official ceremony where George A. Romero’s star will be revealed will happen sometime in 2017.
Romero is most recognized as a brilliant horror director and for his talent of creating great zombie films, which includes 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead (1978), Day of the Dead (1985), Land of the Dead (2005), Diary of the Dad (2007), and 2009’s Survival of the Dead, which has earned the title of “Godfather of the Zombie Genre”.
Congratulations Mr. Romero!