Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Back of the box. . .
“Director George Romero ushered in the era of ‘gross-out’ horror flicks with this landmark 1968 effort, shot on a shoestring budget in rural Pennsylvania with an unknown cast. It changed the movies for a generation.
Plotwise, Night of the Living Dead was a throwback to those great ‘atomic radiation’ epics of the 1950’s. This time, however, rather than create some giant crab or shrinking man, a space experiment irradiates earth and has the irritating effect of bringing the dead back to life—and they’re looking for a blue plate special featuring human flesh!The story centers on an eclectic group of people huddling in a rural farmhouse during a long night under assault by hordes of flesh-eating cadavers. Need we say more??”
Director: George A. Romero
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardma
Watch the Trailer
I know I don’t need to recommend this to anyone, it’s Night of the Living Dead! The granddaddy of all zombie movies! And despite being nearly 50 years old, it has held up incredibly well. Sure, we’d had Haitian voodoo zombie slaves and UFO’s raising the dead, but this was our first time seeing the slow-moving, flesh-eating hordes in action. If you’ve never watched Night of the Living Dead, it’s a part of film history and a definite must see.