The creatives who influenced me:
Born George Andrew Romero on February 4, 1940 in The Bronx, New York, U.S. (my hometown)
Died on July 16, 2017 (aged 77) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror-film genre.
Writer credits...not a complete list.
2018 Day of the Dead: Bloodline (based on the motion picture "Day of the Dead" by)
2013 Night of the Living 3D Dead
2011 Another Night of the Living Dead
2010 The Crazies (1973 motion picture "The Crazies")
2009 Survival of the Dead (written by)
2008 Day of the Dead (Video) (motion picture "Day of the Dead")
2007 Diary of the Dead (written by)
2007 Il pianto della statua (short story "Passion and Extasy")
2006 Night of the Living Dead 3D (1968 screenplay)
2005 Benefit for the Living Dead (Video) (1968 screenplay)
2005 Land of the Dead (written by)
2004 Dawn of the Dead (1978 screenplay)
1993 The Dark Half (screenplay)
1990 Night of the Living Dead (earlier screenplay) / (screenplay)
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (screenplay - segment "Cat From Hell")
1990 Two Evil Eyes (segment "The Facts in the Case of Mr. Valdemar")
1988 Monkey Shines (screenplay)
1987 Creepshow 2 (screenplay)
Robert Anthony Rodriguez Born: June 20, 1968 (age 50 years), San Antonio, TX
is an American filmmaker. He shoots, produces, and scores many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. Rodriguez directed the 1992 action film El Mariachi, which was a commercial success after grossing $2 million against a budget of $7,000. The film spawned two sequels known collectively as the Mexico Trilogy: Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He directed From Dusk till Dawn in 1996 and developed its television adaptation series (2014–2016). Rodriguez co-directed the 2005 neo-noir crime thriller anthology Sin City (adapted from the graphic novel of the same name) and the 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.
Born: August 30, 1797, Somers Town, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 1, 1851, Chester Square, London, United Kingdom
George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. Wikipedia
Born: May 6, 1915, Kenosha, WI
Died: October 10, 1985, Los Angeles, CA
Edmund H. North (March 12, 1911 – August 28, 1990), was an American screenwriter who shared an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with Francis Ford Coppola in 1970 for their script for Patton.
North wrote the screenplay for the 1951 science-fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still and is credited for creating the famous line from the film, "Klaatu barada nikto".
George Worthing Yates
Born: August 14, 1901, Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Died: June 6, 1975, Sonoma, CA
was an American screenwriter. His early work was on serials shown in cinemas; he later progressed to feature films, primarily science fiction. He wrote the book for the 1954 film Them!.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American director, writer, and actor. His films are characterized by nonlinear story lines, satirical subject matter, an anesthetization of violence, extended scenes of dialogue, ensemble casts consisting of established and lesser-known performers, references to popular culture, soundtracks primarily containing songs and score pieces from the 1960s to the 1980s, and features of neo-noir film.
Born: March 27, 1963 (age 55 years), Knoxville, TN
Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, Death proof and Kill Bill come to mind.
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.
Born: October 20, 1882, Lugoj, Romania
Died: August 16, 1956, Los Angeles, CA
There are other's but these stand out in my immediate psyche.
"Throwing Stones at a Glass House"