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 certified hood classic
my school showed this to us at a halloween assembly when i was in sixth grade! there were some p o’ed parents after the fact, haha, but we loved it and screamed like maniacs all the way through. pretty sure this was the experience that made me love horror. thanks, mr. romero. ahhh, the eighties.
Still incredible. Ahead of its time. Deserving of its place in history. No question about it.
An absolute classic.