Trivia

Hard

Horror Director George A. Romero Originally Made Films For Whom?

Walt Disney
Mr. Rogers
The New York DMV
The Department of Education
Director George Romero at a French film festival in 2009.
Nicolas Genin/Wikimedia

Answer: Mr. Rogers

Horror director and producer George A. Romero, best known for his classic zombie films Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, as well as other films including The Crazies, Creepshow, and The Dark Half, was originally the director of more wholesome films.

In the early 1960s, Romero got his start doing short film work for the iconic children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Romero, like everyone else who had dealings with Fred Rogers, had nothing but glowing things to say about him. In a 2010 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Romero shared his memory of, and respect for Rogers:

He was a beautiful guy. He was the sweetest man I ever knew. What you see is what you get. That was Fred. In some ways he was still 10 years old. He was a wealthy guy, but very dedicated. He was a super wealthy cat — he could have just said “Forget about it.” But he was dedicated to educating kids and telling them “There’s nothing wrong with you. I like you just the way you are.”

Perhaps even more endearing, Rogers—in a show of support for Romero—attended screenings of his early horror films.

Trivia

Hard

Churchill, Canada Has A Special “Jail” Just For?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Creatures Has A Strong Dietary Preference For Poison Ivy?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest Cave System In The World Is Found In?

Trivia

Easy

The Most Famous Example Of A Cryptographic Rotor Machine Is The?

Trivia

Hard

Which Iconic Sci-Fi Movie Character Was Almost Played By A Monkey?

Trivia

Hard

The Square Of Cloth Found On The Headrests Of Many Airplane and Train Seats Is Called?

Trivia

Easy

What Early Artificial Sweetener Was Discovered By Accident?

Trivia

Hard

Which Planet’s Craters Are Named After Artists?

Trivia

Hard

The Town Of Castle Rock, Found In Many Stephen King Works, Was Inspired By Which Novel?

Trivia

Easy

Actors Who Get Killed On “The Walking Dead” Receive What?