Borrowed an eight-millimeter Revere camera from a wealthy uncle
Arrested at age 14 for throwing a flaming dummy off a Bronx rooftop while filming "The Man From the Meteor"
Won a Future Scientists of America Award for "Earthbottom"; documentary produced as a high school science project
Spent the summer before college working as a grip on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest"
Founded Latent Image (commercial/industrial production company) in Pittsburgh
Worked extensively in TV
First feature film as director, "Night of the Living Dead"
Honored by the Museum of Modern Art as the subject of their "Cineprobe"
Co-founded Laurel Entertainment with Richard P. Rubinstein
Began directing episodes of a TV series produced by Laurel entitled "The Winners" about famous sports figures
First feature collaboration with producer Richard Rubinstein and special makeup effects artist Tom Savini, "Martin"
First collaboration with Stephen King, "Creepshow"
First TV teleplay, "Trick or Treat" the pilot for "Tales From the Darkside"
Debut as TV executive producer/writer, "Tales From the Darkside" (also created)
First feature screenplay that he did not direct, "Creepshow 2"
Left Laurel Entertainment to work independently in mid-1980s
First feature credit as executive producer on the remake/sequel "Night of the Living Dead" (also wrote screenplay)
Helmed "The Dark Half" based on a novel by Stephen King
Wrote and directed the horror film, "Bruiser" starring Jason Flemyng
Directed Simon Baker and John Leguizamo in "Land of the Dead"
Directed (also produced and wrote) "Diary of the Dead" the fifth film in Romero's Dead series