Night of the Living Dead (1968) Review
Written by: chris_gottschalk2
This movie is directed by George A. Romero, who in my mind, is still the king of zombie horror movies. The make-up in his movies are usually good, the cast is always great, and the way he shoots the zombies are really cool.
This was his first zombie film. It was shot in black and white even though color was available. I guess that if you add in the music with the black and white color it can remind you a lot of a hammer film, which I don't really like those. However, the music is usually pretty brief, and throughout the film you forget that it is in color.
The acting is overall good. I thought that there were some places when the character's emotion was too hard or too soft. One actor that had no weaknesses in his acting was Duane Jones. He has the strongest dialog, he plays the strongest character, and the way he acts against the army of zombies is very great.
The zombies look very good for their time. Some zombies look just like normal people and some are deformed. I really like the way they looked and the way they walked in this movie. In recent zombie movies the director sometimes likes to make all the zombies strong, fast, and have the ability to jump over cars. I think that zombies should look weak and fragile. They are scarier that way.
A lot of things about this movie are flawless: the zombie look, the acting, the plot, ect. However, I didn't really like the music and I thought that some of the dialog was weak. I think this movie is a little dated, but not near dated enough to be remade. I have not seen the remake, but when I do I will reveiw it.