Night of the Living Dead (1968) Review
Written by: ZombieArmageddonSurvivor
I have a hard time choosing between Night of the Living Dead and Dead Alive when it comes to determining my favorite zombie movie but I think Night comes out a little bit on top. While there were a few zombie movies before this like White Zombie and Flesh Eaters; this is the first film to really capture the horror of a zombie onslaught.
The fact that this film was shot in black and white only adds to the scare factor. Aside from being the first real zombie movie it is also the most straight-forward. It doesn’t take too long for the first zombie to make an appearance, it makes no attempt to be silly or comical, it’s gory for its time and it contains several scenes that WILL scare you. After seeing this film, one can easily see that it exposes mankind’s biggest weakness; division. To me it says that mankind will always remain divided even if their survival depends on it. For those who have never seen this movie, I’m not going to spoil anything related to the plot.
I can however strongly recommend seeing this film to both fans and nonfans of the genre. If you’re a fan and have not seen this film you’ve missed out on the foundation for hundreds of other zombie movies out there. If you’re not a fan, this is still an all time classic that will not let you down. One thing to watch out for though; avoid the 30th anniversary and colored editions because both versions ruin the feel of the original.