I just wanted to make him happy because I thought, 'This man is one of the Monarchs of Hollywood.
That was just the greatest education.
As a result, Howard went in a different direction with that role.
I didn't even know what I was doing sometimes.
I imagine that, whoever purchased the film, must have said to Willard, 'You're the director, we've got to put this thing together, please come back and put some zombies in it.
His side of the family was Alsatian, which are people who are essentially a mixture of French and German, and he was also part Iroquiois from my grandmother's side of the family.