Behind-the-scenes interview with Cult Cinema Icon George A. Romero

Scene from the George A. Romero film Survival of the Dead
Scene from the George A. Romero film Survival of the Dead

Cinema Cool has posted a behind-the-scenes interview with horror legend George A. Romero, as he discusses the progression of the horror movie genre since the 1968 premiere of his original cult classic Night of the Living Dead.

George A. Romero’s latest entry in his zombie film series is Survival of the Dead, which takes place immediately following the events of Diary of the Dead, in a world where humans are in the minority and zombies rule. Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.

The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community.

As the battle between humans and zombies escalates, the master filmmaker continues to reinvent the modern horror genre with wicked humor and pointed social commentary.

Survival of the Dead is currently available on VOD from and XBox Live, and hits theaters tomorrow, May 28th.

Check out the entire George A. Romero interview below.

Below is the latest trailer for Survival of the Dead.