According to Tom Savini, the O.G. of gore makeup, America’s favorite zombie enthusiast was a proto-gamer:
“I had the first Space Invaders game that came out, and that was a miracle back then. When I was making Knightriders with George Romero, we would sit in the hotel room and play Space Invaders and Pong for hours.”
This explains something. I’m not sure what, but it definitely explains something.