Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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  • While tame compared to today's standards, Night of the Living Dead is a wonderful film
  • I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in horror, or to anyone who enjoys satirical views of society

    • by Andy E.
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      MPAA Rating - Not Rated Starring: Judith O’Dea, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

      George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is a staple film in the horror genre. It broke the ground for today’s zombie films, and will forever have a place in history.

      Night of the Living Dead tells the story of a group of people seeking refuge in an abandoned farmhouse, from the living dead. The film begins with Johnny and Barbara, brother and sister, making


      a three hour trek to Pittsburgh to put flowers on their grandfather’s grave. Johnny reminds Barbara of how he used to scare her at that cemetery when they were children, resulting in the famous line, “They’re coming to get you, Barbara.” Little does Johnny know, that as he teases his sister, a zombie is fast approaching him. As Johnny is attacked, Barbara attempts to flee, only to crash their car into a tree. She then runs ...

      • to a nearby farmhouse to seek shelter.

        Gradually, Barbara is introduced to more people, who have all been hiding in the house. What follows is a struggle, both between the group and the zombies, and between members of the group itself.

        Night of the Living Dead is more a film devoted to the struggles of the human dynamic, rather than a film about zombies. Don’t get me wrong, the movie has its fair share of zombies and flesh-eating, but the

        central point of the movie is Romero’s comment on society in the 1960’s; with its fears of nuclear attack, space exploration, and the battle against racism. To say that Night of the Living Dead is merely a zombie truly discredits the film, its writers and its actors.

        While tame compared to today’s standards, Night of the Living Dead is a wonderful film. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in horror, or to anyone who enjoys satirical views of society.




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