George Romero Has A Scary Movie You Haven’t Seen Yet

It’s hard to believe that it was just one year ago that the legendary zombie director George Romero, responsible for the quintessential zombie films “Night of the Living Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead.” He left behind quite the legacy, but who would’ve thought that there was a whole movie he had made that was unreleased? So even in death, new Romero content still lives.

After George’s death, his widow Suzanne Desrocher-Romero revealed that the filmmaker had about 50 scripts lying around that went unproduced. While that discovery is interesting enough, the bigger news is that Romero apparently had a completed film from 1973 that few have seen. And, via an interview from ComicBook.com, it sounds as though Suzanne is going to try to make it so we can all see it:

“We’re gonna restore it, and we’re gonna show it to Romero cinephiles. It’s a scary movie, but it’s not a horror movie, and it’s about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it’ll be fun. And we’ll show the movie, or get it distributed. It’ll be a project that the foundation’s gonna do. I think it’s the first project we’re gonna do actually.”

We don’t know much about the film except that it most likely won’t be a zombie movie. But if zombies are more your speed, one of the unproduced scripts is apparently “Road of the Dead,” a cross between a zombie invasion and Mad Max-style apocalypse. Thankfully, it sounds like Suzanne isn’t just going to sit on these stories either.

“George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he’s written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I’m gonna make sure that he does. It’s my mission.”

Romero may be gone, but he certainly hasn’t left us considering his legacy.