Night of the Living Dead (1968) Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
I will admit, this is one of my least favorite in the Romero series but that doesn't mean much because they all kick just so much ass.
Plot: They're coming to get you, Barbara!
We start off with Barbara, a stupid blond who watches her brother get attacked by a living dead. She then finds a house to take refuge in. Then, before you know it, our main character, Ben, is introduced in search of fuel.
Together, they shack up the house...wait wait wait...Barbara is an idiot so Ben punches her out and does all the work himself. I would have hit Barbara more if I were him. Anyways, then soon find out there are 5 people in the basement hiding out. All of them are annoying, so rest assured, they die.
The movie ends on quite an ironic note which some find sad, I, personally, laughed out loud. Perfect way to cap off this movie.
Like many movies of the 60s and before, this film starts and ends on such a powerful note but the in between is just so damn boring. The dialog is so terrible that my friends and I decided to do a Mystery Science Theatre to get through it.
For being one of the first mainstream zombie movies, this really set the standard for so many future zombie and horror films. The gore level in this, for its time, is fantastic. Even by today's standards, it looks damn good. Romero has a way of shooting his films that wherever he lacks in character depth, he makes up with cinematography.
The music kind of sucks, but what more do you want from an independent movie from the late 60s?
This movie is the template for almost all of the movies we love and adore today so if you haven't seen this one, take the two hours out of your day and rent it and love it. There is a colorized version out there.....don't watch it. Romero filmed this in Black and White and that's how it's meant to be enjoyed or else he would have done it in color. Peace.