George Romero’s wife says the Master of Horror left dozens of scripts behind

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Iconic horror film aficionado George Romero might have passed away last summer, though a new report from says that the Master of Horror left dozens of scripts behind that could eventually find their way to the big screen. News of there being nearly 50 scripts wandering the ether arrived by way of Romero's wife, Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, who says that fans of her late husband's work could see his memory live on through the work of other dedicated individuals.

"Dan [Klaus] is fervently rewriting as we speak," Desrocher told with regard to The Living Dead, an unfinished novel by Romero currently being worked on by Klaus. "Also, George has many scripts. We have very many scripts that he's written. And so, you just never know what's gonna pop up."

As a way of teasing fans, Desrocher also stated that Romero's Road of the Dead is reportedly still in development. "That's in the works I think. I think it's sputtered a little bit, but we'll see what happens," Desrocher shared. "But we have a lot. 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."

Being a legend of the horror genre for more than half a century, Romero has become one of the most revered filmmakers to ever grace the Hollywood scene with his inspired stories surrounding the undead, the dying, and the doomed. Rife with political messaging, several of his films blurred the line between good old fashioned bloodbaths and scares that held a mirror to societies many faults and failings.

"We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven't seen. A handful of people have seen this film," Desrocher admitted. "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."

Desrocher then added "A lot of people are like, 'Oh, my God, I can't wait to see it.' And I go, 'It's not a zombie movie now, remember.' And what's also terrific is that you see his footprint. You see how he shoots and the story. It's a unique find. I'm so happy I have it."

Wow. That's sounds rather enticing to me, as I personally enjoy seeing filmmakers venture outside of their signature styles. What do you think about Romero's scripts being finished by other people in an effort to continue his legacy on the big screen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.