Saturday, October 22, 2011

Night of the Living Dead

It's always good to see the firsts in film. It's a good way to acknowledge yourself with such movies. (It's good for bragging rights too.)

George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead is dubbed the best zombie movie ever made. Boy, is it ever. Movies like 28 Days Later have to thank Romero for revolutionizing the zombie movie. Without him, those movies wouldn't have a formula to rely on.

There are only a few moments of zombie gore, but they sure work. It's clear the leads are heading up a slippery slope when they see how unstoppable the zombies appear to be. Hey, no one said fighting zombies was going to be easy.

Night of the Living Dead just works on many levels. The scares work, believe me. It's amazing how a movie with a plot so simple can do wondrously. There aren't many movies that can accomplish that.

My Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. Want to watch! I just saw The Shining yesterday and I agree - it's great to see the classics. Though, The Shining's probably a copy of some other film, too.


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