1 October 2018; “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) Throwback

Get ready for today’s 1st…Blast from the Past!

From the late horror icon and “Father of the Zombie Film” George A. Romero, comes this influential indie horror flick…

Johnny: “They’re coming for you!”

[points to the cemetery zombie]

Johnny: “Look, there comes one of them now!”

“Night of the Living Dead” released on this day October 1st 1968, making the film 50 years old as of today.

Described as one of the films that gave the world the modern zombie (as WatchMojo puts it), the film follows a group of people who are trapped in a farmhouse while trying to avoid a zombie apocalypse.

Fun fact: the AFI (American Film Institute) placed the film as #93 in their 100 Years…100 Thrills list.

Also, since the film’s release, film reviewers and historians have viewed the horror flick as a disruptive motion picture that focuses on ideas of 1960s American society, international Cold War politics, and domestic racism.

Some of the film’s highlights include its thrills, performances, creative story, make up, and the mentioned ideas such as 60s American society and more.

If you are looking for a pioneering as well as a smart horror flick, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Recommended to horror film admirers.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design and artwork: Unknown.