Today was the presentation of the book American Gothic, within the framework of the 40th SITGES-International Film Festival of Catalonia. The Festival dedicates a retrospective to this genre that covers, mainly, the period of the 70's, a time when a series of subjects and new filmmakers were forges that would express themselves through the horror genre, through unease and through the instability of a convulsed time North American history.
Present at the table were some of the authors of the work's texts, moderated by Antonio José Navarro, film critic and coordinator of the book. Accompanied by George A. Romero, one of the referential directors in the American Gothic study and the main guest of honor at this year's edition, there was a question and answer session where they commented on the clichés of the zombie genre, like the uncertainty of the characters when escaping or locking themselves up in a safe place. To answer the question, Romero pointed out that in his movies 'escape means reaching a place you call home'.