Night of the Living Dead
If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!
A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.
So this really aged well.
I was a bit afraid that with the whole Apocalyptic Running Zombie direction Zombie films were headed this would feel old and tired, but it most assuredly doesn't.
I am not sure if I remember correctly but I seem to recall that Romero was inspired by the novel 'I am Legend' when he was thinking of this film. The feeling of being alone, surrounded by monsters is a strong concept and it is executed to perfection in this film. This is not a full out horror fest most of us are used to. Much like the zombies themselves, it is determined and relentless.
And that's the thing, this film emanates a 'this has never been…
They're coming for you, Barbara!
The birth of the modern zombie. It's often that Night of the Living Dead is simply mentioned as the first modern zombie film and almost all the praise goes to Dawn of the Dead as the greatest zombie film ever made. Night deserves much more praise then that.
The rules of the modern zombie is engraved in pop culture. My 9 year old stepdaughter knows what a zombie is and she's never witnessed a zombie movie. That's why most casual viewers watch NotLD without realizing just how brilliant it is.
The manor in which the nature of the zombies, what their capable of, is discovered by the survivors (and the audience) is a stroke…
Classic Horror film...one of the best ever made.
The score (which was borrowed from previous films) is creepy...the cinematography is perfect. There are a few moments in the film that still make me jump.
Duan Jones did a great job in his role. Hardman was very good as Mr. Cooper and I've always loved the arguments between his character and Jones'. One of the most shocking moments for me is the outcome of that 'relationship'.
O'Dea was fine in the early moments of the film and I understand that she is pretty much losing her mind throughout the remainder of the film but I just think she made some bad acting choices when she would come out of her blank…
One of the greatest zombie films ever made. Not only does it perfectly define the genre, it damn near created it. You can say Zombi was the first zombie film (which it was if I'm correct) but I have a feeling the zombie phenomenon would'nt be nearly as huge as it was upon this films release.
I have been meaning to watch Romero's classic Dead trilogy for such a long time that I feel like a complete idiot now, because the first entry into this legendary series very much lives up to the insanely high expectations.
Not only that I was actually genuinely surprised as I didn't think I would get a movie that works mostly with suspense and an eerie quietness lingering throughout the entire film. Sure some zombies get a good beating but it is never the focus of the work as most of it is build-up of nerve-racking tension as our protagonists are slowly but surely facing inevitable doom.
Night of the Living Dead has become more than just a cult classic over…
Part of **Halloween Season 2012**.
Caught this one around 1:00am on one of the Encore channels last week. It really does get better every time I see it.
If you have ever seen zombies, then this film won't frighten you while you're watching it. But oh, does it get under your skin! Romero's zombies are scary because they just . . . keep . . . walking. Yes, they're slow. But they're also endless. And of course, humans are often even worse monsters. We see that here, as the people in the house turn on each other and make decisions against their best interest.
If you haven't seen this one, do so immediately. It's easy enough to find, even on Youtube. Without NOLTD (and Dawn and Day after it), there would be no Walking Dead, Zombieland, World War Z, Zone One, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later -- the list is endless.
This movie really shows what the sub genre of zombie movies should be about, putting people under distress, and always keeping them in this middle point where they are anxious about their immediate circumstances, but always thinking about plans for a long time survival, and it's that middle point, that indecision that keeps things moving along. And it's the friction between the participants that really allows the movie to reflect on human nature.
this film is easy to fall in love with but hard to understand truly how great it is.
sure, it is pop culture in the making and there is more than plenty to like but being the foundations of a genre that is now a huge tall skyscraper is appreciated but not fully embraced.
yes, i liked how ROMERO balances the moments of anxiety-filled calmness with the battles against the living dead.
and yes, i liked how he flirts with elements of silent cinema but in the end as a 21st century film buff i feel underwhelmed.
it is amazing and entertaining but you should not expect a zombie movie that could have been made today.
THIS is considered a classic? WOW. This one belongs high on the list of most overated movies of all time. After all these years, I finally watched this film, and it was still too soon.
There is NOTING scary about this film. The zombies just looked like old people shuffling around on the lawn. Is this supposed to be a comedy? There is no menace, no terror, no tension.... just a whole lot of bad acting, bad camerawork, bad FX makeup, bad music... If I didn't know better, I'd say it was meant as a spoof of horror films.
People bash horror films, especially most modern horror films. But I will say that even the worst one made in the…
People who say "the black guy gets killed first" probably haven't seen this
When the opening scene rolled on out I thought I would lack the patience to watch a low budget horror film from so long ago but I gave it a chance and I'm pretty surprised by the cleverness this film possesses. You've got this scenario where the people bunkered up in the farm house are too busy fighting amongst each other when they should be working together. People vs living dead vs each other. The men are too busy trying assert themselves and one of their wives is really sassy and tells him what's what. My only problem with this, and I do understand this was made in the 60's, but the women are portrayed as pretty fucking useless. Like…
The classic flesh eating zombie movie. One of George Romero's classics. The quick start of this movie is perfect and makes you extremely interested right from the start. The black and white gives this the perfect feel along with the trapped farm house that all the characters must make use of. This story of struggle is perfect topped off with an amazing powerful ending
Clásicazo obligatorio de pelis de Zombies. George Romero for the WIN
OK, I watched this due to everyone harping on how great a film it was. I gave it a go. Now I grew up with Zombie films, I watch and loved Shaun of the Dead, the remake of Day of the Dead and The Walking Dead TV show.
This, was a pleasant surprise. I do have a soft spot for the old black and white horror films. I liked Quatermass, I liked The Thing (the original) and I liked the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers.
This one reminded me of a Sunday afternoon film. It wasnt that horrific, but it was a good watch, nicely shot on the budget, and I can see why it started the zombie movement. I wouldnt…