US/ Cert 12
If you ever wondered where zombie movies really started in the popular consciousness, then look no further than Night of the Living Dead. George A. Romero took the horror genre and punched it right in the gut, giving us this 100% solid gold classic as a result. The socio-political commentary spin we know so well from Romero’s works such as Dawn of the Dead and The Crazies all started with NOTLD, which was made on a shoe-string budget and came to be known as one of the most important horror movies ever made. Not least because Romero cast Duane Jones as leading man Ben, saying later that the casting decision had nothing to do with race, and that he simply chose the best actor for the job. Ben is most definitely in charge. He needs to be listened to, but has to fight every step of the way to make himself heard.
Duane Jones’ performance is what pushes this movie over the edge – it’s electrifying. He’s the hero this little band of survivors stuck in a Pittsburgh farmhouse never knew they needed. This one should definitely be on every horror fan’s big-screen watchlist – you know what to do!
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