On July 16 the world lost one of the most influential filmmakers of our time. George Romero was the man who can be singularly identified as the person who invented the modern day zombie genre. With his Living Dead films he changed the landscape of horror for decades to come. With his reinvention of the zombie, Romero created a creature that would send chills down the spines of movie fans and shake them to their core. His shambling creature corpses would eventually become a mainstay of the pop culture landscape and influence countless imitators of his work.
This past Sunday, the world lost another filmmaker whose work was just as influential. With his direction of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper practically gave birth to the modern day horror film. The twisted Texas Chainsaw Massacre has stunned audiences all over the world since the day it first debuted. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the first of its kind, a wholly original work of terror and shock that would practically spawn a cottage industry of slasher movies in the years that followed.
This week, Kristian sits down with Mark L. Miller of the Ain’t It Cool News Horror Column to discuss the films of these two titans of horror. They chat about the huge impact their movies had on them, what their own experiences were while viewing them, and what kind of mark their movies left on the pop culture landscape as a whole.
It’s a podcast tribute to two true horror masters on this week’s episode of Part-Time Fanboy!
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