Night of the Living Dead (1990) Review
Written by: Leon
I've seen so many movie names tarnished by crappy remakes that it if I had a quarter for each one ruined I'd be filthy stinking rich. The movie I'm reviewing today, on the other hand, is one of the few good remakes you'll find. In fact, it's a great remake. It's non other than Tom Savini's remake of George A.Romero's classic, Night of the Living Dead. Tom Savini did one hell of a job of modernizing one of my favorite horror flicks. So good in fact, that I can't decide which is better,the remake or the original.
I'll start by saying how well the special effects were done. The zombies in this film are great. Some of the best you'll probablly ever see in a horror film. The moment you see that first zombie manhandle Barbra you'll be in special effects heaven. Unless your a CGI lover and can't bear to watch anything that was made before 1999 that is.In that case, I suggest you educate yourself by watching the movie and learning what real special effects are.
Actors like Tony Todd do a great job in the acting department and really help tie the movie together. Savini's more survivalist version of Barba adds for a bit of spunk and will delight feminists across the map. The eerie musical score provides chills for your spine as those fending off the dead contemplate when their blockade will be breached. On top of that, Savini did an excellent job directing this film and it shows.
There are a few little tweaks here and there, but for the most part the NOTLD remake closely emulates the original all while adding a modernized touch to things. I may hate remakes, but I'm sure as hell glad this one was made. This is a true update of a classic and should be viewed by anyone who loves horror or more specifically, zombies.