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We’re Backing ‘Origins’, Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Prequel!!


George Cameron Romero has taken it upon himself to carry on the Legacy that his father created… the definitive “Origin” story of a legend as told by a legacy.

Set in the turbulent late sixties shortly before George A. Romero’s 1968 Night of the Living Dead, Origin tells a story of paying the ultimate price for success.

Romero has launched an Indigogo campaign for which Bloody Disgusting is officially backing. You can help father and son tell the genesis story of the ‘Romero Zombie’ as the Legacy continues!

Origins is the story in the Romero universe of how the first ‘Zombie’ strolled across that cemetery and into lives of those in the ‘dead’ series almost fifty years later.

“I want to take back the Zombie Genre in the name of the Legacy that my father created almost 50 years ago,” says Romero. “I want to tell the Origin story of the modern zombie, in a way that my father wasn’t able to do so back in 1968.”

Fans can contribute to the ORIGINS campaign by visiting

Origins takes place in the Turmoil of the 1960’s just shortly before “Night of the Living Dead”, and explains how The ‘Original’ Romero Zombie was created.

In 1962, Dr. Ryan Cartwright was on the scientific and altruistic path to find a way for humans to sustain life in the event of M.A.D (Mutual Assured Destruction), a huge topic brought on by the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Little did he know that over the course of the next several years of his life, he would take a well-funded and military focused journey to the darkest corners of the world… as he creates the ultimate weapon for the government and a curse that will plague mankind for the rest of days.

Get involved here and also check out the Bloody Disgusting partner page for more projects we’re backing!



  • RawBeard

    something’s just don’t need explanations

  • ThunderDragoon

    That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted to see how the infection started.

  • Champ Kind

    Wow, I bet this sucks.

  • Chip Draper

    Hmmmm I thought this was already done and waiting for release, what happen to this movie? I watched a horrible cgi trailer for it and than never heard of it again. In any event, I would much rather see the two other “Diary” sequels.. I don”t need an explanation for the plague, it is what it is…

  • zigwardScissorHands

    There have already been two (that I know of) unofficial prequels and that tacked on intro to one of the anniversary dvds and they all sucked. I don’t care how zombies started in Romero’s world. That was one of the strengths of Night. They were just there and they were scary. The Romero’s gotta let it go, zombies had there time, they did some good stuff but what else have you got?

    • goldo1107

      Yeah I agree they have to let it go. But, not because zombies had their time. But, because IMO George Romero is very stubborn and set in his old ways and thinks that pretty much all zombie movies that came after his are irrelevant. When this is clearly not the case. lol. The ones he made recently were sub par to me and a lot of his fans because he is not willing to bring anything new and modern to the table. Don’t get me wrong…His trilogy is really really good and they are a masterpiece in the zombie/horror genre and he still gets credit for that. I nor anyone cannot take that away from him.

  • estrus

    Dead in the water by going with IGG instead of Kickstarter.

  • Anthony Gulino

    looks like from the storyboards that this is going to be directly linked to the Vietnam war… I’m guessing chemical agents will come into play with soldiers or returning soldiers… If that’s true this could be pretty good and hopefully the “Godfather” will get some of hi mojo back as his last installment was the worst ever..

  • ill totally see it, but i liked it better when no one knew why it was happening and there was only wild speculation…seems more realistic.

  • Dave

    So, you want me to back a money and don’t even offer the damn movie in ANY of the tiers?

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