Night of the Living Dead

  • 15
  • George A Romero (1968)
  • US
  • 91 min
Night of the Living Dead
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

Director George A Romero redefined the meaning of horror for fear-sated audiences in the 1960s with this seminal classic. It starts suddenly, without rhyme or reason, with a jolting attack in a cemetery and continues on a relentless downward spiral of frantic despair as terrified people take fragile shelter in a secluded house to fight off an army of cannibalistic zombies. Conveying visceral terror through an unrelieved black-and-white documentary atmosphere, Romero's graphic cult chiller no longer scares the daylights out of viewers because of its countless imitations. But the director's radical style, lethal wit and political themes still impress.

Plot Summary

Classic horror directed by George A Romero and starring Judith O'Dea and Duane Jones. A young woman takes refuge in a farmhouse after she and her brother are attacked in a graveyard by a zombie-like creature. To her horror, she learns that the dead have been resurrected and are preying on human flesh.

Cast and crew

Cast

Barbara
Judith O'Dea
Johnny
Russell Streiner
Ben
Duane Jones
Harry Cooper
Karl Hardman
Tom
Keith Wayne
Judy
Judith Ridley
Helen Cooper
Marilyn Eastman
Karen
Kyra Schon
Cemetery zombie
Bill Hinzman

Crew

Director
George A Romero

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Guidance: 
Contains violence, nudity and some swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing
Categories
Drama

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