I respect George Romero; he gave us the zombies that we've grown to love and appreciate today which is why he's known as the Godfather of Zombies. (He has done other great movies, too!) He has a whole series of "dead" movies starting with the 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, in which many have drawn the parallel from this movie to what was going on at that time - the cold war and racism.
From there, Romero created the 1978 sequel, Dawn of the Dead, (a supposed attack on consumerism) and tied up the trilogy in 1985 with Day of the Dead (showing conflict of human communication and military tyranny over science - something that is again tackled with another popular zombie movie, 28 Weeks Later which will definitely make an appearance in this blog series). In 2005, he picked he "dead"s series back up again with my least favorite, Land of the Dead. 2007 brought us Diary of the Dead which is meant as more of a companion side story of the same event of the same time frame as the '68 "dead" movie. A more modern approach, it focused on how the news of the zombie apocalypse travel by personal and internet media stream as opposed to the large corporate media outlets that were large targets to be take over by the zombies. It also covers the feel of reality television.
Those stupid zombies.
Like a cobra, it strikes hard and fast and before you know it, you are lost in a world of chaos and mayhem with the character and no preparation All hell breaks loose...and Johnny Cash sings.