Night of the Living Dead (1990) Review
Written by: The Creature
PLOT: Barbara, Ben, and the Cooper family try to protect themselves in an old farm house from the living dead. However, as it turns out, Mr. Cooper turns out to be almost as dangerous as the zombies themselves.
I usually frown when watching remakes. I despise most of them. However, this film was very good. The acting was good, the direction was great, the suspense was captivating, and the zombies looked awesome!
This remake follows closely to the plot in George Romero's 1968 classic. I hate seeing remakes using the same thing over again. But this film added something that was great to the story. I'm not exactly sure what is. But there was an extra something. Maybe it was because the zombies were so cool in this film.
There is also a great scene where some hillbillie type people are hanging zombie up in a tree and using them for target practice. The main character of the film see's this, and says, "They're us. We're them and they're us." It was a nice touch I have to say. And I also liked the twist in the ending a lot too!
Night of the Living Dead (1990) was directed by the legendary Tom Savini, responsible for the amazing makeup/special effects work on such films as Dawn of the Dead (Original), Creepshow, Friday the 13th (Original), Maniac, Day of the Dead (Original), Two Evil Eyes, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
This is one of the best remakes I've seen next to Zach Snyder's Dawn of the Dead and John Carpenter's The Thing.
It's a great zombie flick. And it's a great remake. Worth a rent, and worth a DVD buy. It get's an 8 out of 10 rating and a letter grade of a B+