Friday, October 17, 2008

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 black and white zombie movie directed by George Romero. This was Romero's first feature-length film. It has been influential in the horror genre.

I was surprised that, having been made in 1968, the film would have been so sexist. The women are no use at all, helpless in the face of every trial, meekly following the direction of the men or causing trouble when they act on their own. The movie was shockingly disappointing in that respect.

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1000 Misspent Hours has a review as does Moria.

10/27/2008:GreenCineDaily has an article in observance of the film's 40th anniversary.
3/20/2009: Only the Cinema: "It's an uncompromising, brutal film, from its tense, moody opening to the casually bloody irony of its conclusion."

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