Modern day zombie films and television owe it all to the house George A. Romero built, so what a thrill it must be to know the zombie godfather has seen your work. Except when he's not impressed.

"They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead, but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically, it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism, and I find that missing in what’s happening now," the director told The Big Issue. He also had some criticism of World War Z's  fast-moving zombies. “I guess Zack Snyder started that with the remake of Dawn of the Dead— fast-moving zombies— but the zombies in World War Z, my God, they’re like army ants!"

His comments may seem fairly measured and not designed to be derogatory but this is the Internet and the Internet wants blood. In that spirit: