over 1 year
Damn, that climax (into anti-climax) is devastating
almost 3 years
Subtle and classic with just the right tone.
the first zombie movie is still one of the best.
almost 5 years
George A. Romero's horror masterpiece. This film never gets old, and is still creepy.
almost 5 years
Can't say it stands the test of time, but well made given the limitations at the time
The quintessential, original zombie movie that honestly hasn't been matched to this day.
over 5 years
This granddaddy put zombies on the map by delivering veiled social commentary via undead
The strength of the acting and direction help this film overcome its limitations. Amazing!
over 7 years
Thee classic zombie movie. Is it bad that I actually preferred the remake? Still its great
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent black-and-white zombie film and cult film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a USD$114,000 budget. After decades of cinematic re-releases, it grossed $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized during its release because of its explicit content, but received critical acclaim and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." The film entered the public domain due to an error by the distributor.
The plot of the film follows Ben Huss (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania while the house is attacked by reanimated corpses, commonly known as 'ghouls' or 'zombies'. Night of the Living Dead is the origin...