Night of the Living Dead
Directed by George Romero
George Romero's original zombie classic introduced viewers to a new type of terror: the walking dead, slow moving, but determined to feast on your flesh! From the first moments of its iconic opening sequence, NOTLD changed the game for horror directors, creating a genre that - like the zombies themselves - still shows no sign of slowing down. But Romero's most brilliant and controversial innovation was casting African-American actor Duane Jones as the lead, and offering a devastating - and still relevant - commentary on racism during the film's final moments.
George Romero's original zombie classic introduced viewers to a new type of terror.
Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
A true classic never dies. No more truthful statement could be said about this film. One of the first and best zombie films thanks to legend George A. Romero. RIP.
What can I say that hasnt been said a hundred times before (other than momas914 is either a troll or an idiot - or both). A perfect horror movie, an cornerstone of the genre.
Night of the Living Dead completely surpassed my expectations. From the get-go, it is both gripping and fear-inducing, balanced with some beautiful cinematography and stunning performances from the central cast. It goes without saying that this is a groundbreaking film in many ways, particularly for its representation of racial tensions in Civil Rights-era America - just wait 'til that ending... horrifying.