Friday, October 8, 2010
Day 8 of October Horror Month: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Truly, if there was a movie that started a trend in how any creature of the night was portrayed, it was with the depiction of zombies of Night of the Living Dead by George Romero. Rather than any other portrayal these were relentless, if slow, mindless, if hungry beings who desired to eat only one thing, your brains. But, Romero made his story to have context, and some social commentary as well. As such, while clearly not a well funded project, it was a distinct, powerful movie. Go watch it, and have a person with you who is really smart so that if you hunger for brains, you won't starve.
Oh, and, however fine version you can find out there, it is a public domain work, so you can probably find and watch it for very little money. Very very little.