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
The way that the tension builds and bursts into something bleak and terrifying. I feel like I got punched in the face. Four skulls!
A TRUE CLASSIC!!!!
the movie that started it all. simple as.
The Classic that started it all. Previous to Romero's vision, zombies were living people or corpses that were more or less still intact and most often controlled by supernatural means that would strangle you over eating your brains. It was this film that brought us the flesh ripping magot feasted zombies we know and love today. Without it we would not have Return of The Living Dead, 28 Days Later, or The Walking Dead. Though filmed in Black and White in 1968 on a shoestring budget, it holds up! it really does. This is a must see for any horror fan. 5/5
Classic. Must watch Romero.