"Night Of The Living Dead," the renowned and influential horror classic, is as controversial today as it was when first released. Gory and unrelenting in tension, this is a film that clearly deserves its cult status.
"Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy." - Zombie hunter on television news coverage
"They're coming to get you, Barbara!" - Johnny (Russell Streiner) taunting Barbara (Judith O' Dea) in the cemetery, just before he is attacked by a zombie
Entertainment Weekly - 11/25/1994
"...Second only to PSYCHO among influential horror films..." -- Rating: A+
Los Angeles Times - 03/15/1991
"...The best thing is that NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD isn't over-composed -- it just hurtles ahead with all its gruesomeness..."
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"Minted in chilling black and white, George A. Romero's indie classic manages to be scary as hell, funny, and political all at once..."
Empire - 12/01/2008 5 stars out of 5 -- "George Romero's legendary, ultra-low-budget debut remains awesome."
Description by OLDIES.com:
No other movie can scare the living daylights out of you as The Night of the Living Dead can. Many others have tried to imitate the zombified horror of the Living Dead but none have equaled the shock and sheer terror of this, the original.
George Romero's horror masterpiece opens as radiation fallout from an aborted rocket launch turns corpses into mindless zombies. Soon the countryside is crowded with wandering monsters looking to satisfy their insatiable hunger for human flesh. The tension builds as the number of seemingly unstoppable zombies and their helpless victims grows. The terror is all-consuming as the film ruthlessly hurtles towards its shattering conclusion.
George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a low-budget, homegrown classic that had great difficulty finding a distributor at the time of its release in 1968, and has since become one of the most influential horror films of all time. (Aside from its visceral impact years before realistic gore became the fashion, the film is also important for its portrayal of a black man as the protagonist during a time when race was an extremely sensitive issue in the United States.) The plot is simple: seven people secluded in a Pennsylvania farmhouse face relentless attacks by reanimated corpses seeking to eat their flesh. The group, which includes a married couple and their daughter, a pair of young lovers, and an African-American man, try to keep their sanity as the living dead keep trying to enter the house. Radio news reports tell of the plague taking over the eastern United States, while the ever-decreasing band of survivors rapidly loses ground in the battle to both keep peace with one another and stay alive.
Movie Lover: Kyle Halcomb from
CA -- May, 26, 2005
Yes this is a Master-peice!, by the one and only George A. Romero! Every horror fan should own a copy of this movie, and even if your not..I can guarante that you will love this film!..if not..ummmm..give it to someone who will appreciate it!
It Wont Stay Dead!
Movie Lover: Big Dix Flix from
Tejas -- March, 19, 2004
I am writing this on the day Dawn of the Dead (2004) is to be released.
George Romero's grizzly creation which was originaly released with an X rating (X rating in 1968 did not necessarily mean pron), which was refused by countless theaters, which should have been by all accounts dead and buried has risen from countless graves over the last 25 years.
If you intend to see the sequel this week, or if by the time you read this it is on "The Late Night Creature Feature", please get Night of the Living Dead and wacth where it all began.
There are jillion or so fan sites all over the internet
Also I want to add that every distributer alive has released a copy of this film. I have two other copies by different houses and I belive the Alpha Video to be superior. I do not work for them or have any knoweldge of what goes on over there when we are not looking but I suspect that this was digitized from an original Beta master.
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