With George Romero's Survival of the Dead set to shamble into theaters on May 28th, the king of zombie cinema is out doing interviews for his sixth walking dead film. Our friends at G4 TV and FEARnet were lucky enough to score a lengthy and informative interview with the filmmaker. You can check it out after the jump.

Romero sat down for an extended chat with Wrong Turn 2 director and G4 correspondent Joe Lynch, and the two filmmakers waxed poetic about all things zombie -- including a segment wherein Romero watches footage from Valve's Left 4 Dead 2 and offers up his own commentary concerning the onscreen action. Even though Romero isn't a gamer (he states that he prefers traditional narratives to anything that requires him to use a controller because he's "too slow") he does have an appreciation for how games have taken the idea of the walking dead featured in his films and made them into something familiar but also unique.

In perhaps the most interesting part of the conversation, Romero says he thinks the current boom in zombie popularity is largely attributable to video games. The director feels games have brought the archetypal monsters back into the mainstream in a way that films couldn't. It's good to see a filmmaker acknowledge the power of the medium -- particularly in the wake of critic Roger Ebert's repeated criticism of the field.