Tuesday, February 7, 2012
RIP: Zombie #1
We were sad to learn of the passing of Bill Hinzman, the "cemetery zombie" from George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. As the first zombie to appear in the very first modern, flesh-eating zombie film, Hinzman could be considered the spiritual grandfather of the current zombie hordes shambling across the big and small screens. The 75-year-old actor directed two regional horror films in Pennsylvania, Flesheater (1988) and John Russo's The Majorettes (1987).
A couple of years ago he scored his own action figure.
He also appeared in this commercial for Goodfellas Brick Oven Pizza.