A Cure for the Common Craig

George A. Romero - Dungeon of Directors (The Crazies, Martin, Knightriders, Monkey Shines)

February 02, 2024 Common Craig / Nicole Episode 118
A Cure for the Common Craig
George A. Romero - Dungeon of Directors (The Crazies, Martin, Knightriders, Monkey Shines)
Show Notes

We've covered the more obvious directorial efforts of George A. Romero over the years. But, there is unseen by most, an underworld of Romero films. Movies that are just as real, but not as well-known. We crack open that creaky Dungeon of Directors and unleash these lesser-known Romero films.

The residents of a rural Pennsylvania town are accidentally exposed to a bioweapon, transforming them into The Crazies (1973)! A young man by appearance, may be an 84-year-old vampire, or in reality just a serial killer, in the ambiguous Martin (1977). A peek behind the curtain of the lives of a motorcycle-jousting, traveling troupe of renaissance faire-style performers in the cult oddity, Knightriders (1981)! And then from there, a service monkey develops an unhealthy attachment to a quadriplegic man in Monkey Shines (1988).