Monday, May 11, 2009

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!...
Directed by: George A. Romero
Written by: George A. Romero
Actors include: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
Genre: Horror
Length: 96 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This idea is absolutely brilliant, radioactive material from space makes bodies come to life and boy are they clammering for brains! It's atmospheric, dark and lovely and the claustrophobic feeling it has is really unmatched in many ways. A group of somewhat obnoxious (and see that's the only place where the film fails) folks end up trapped in a farm house with zombies everywhere. We get to watch them nail boards over the doors and windows and wait to be attacked. It's exciting and intense, but for whatever reason I can't help but like "Dawn Of The Dead" (it's sequel of course) better. Still a must see for any horror film, just be patient with it!

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