October 22, 2007

Night Of The Living Dead (Romero, 1968)

"They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!..."

It's important to revisit George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead - fast approaching its 40th anniversary - every now and then, if only to be reminded of the limitless potential of the horror genre. A stunning marriage of brute, unflinching violence and potent allegory, Romero's film doesn't seem to have aged one bit. If anything, for me it is one of those films that keeps getting better with each subsequent viewing. The father of the modern zombie film for sure, but also a father of astute, socially conscious horror cinema.

Film Rating: A+
Scare Factor: C

View Date: 10/19
Shocktober Horror Film Count: #14

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, for the 40th anniversary of NOTLD, I found a documentary about the trilogy filming locations : http://www.fanofthedead.com
2008 will be great ! :-)