Night of the Living Dead
Directed by: George A. Romero
1968 | USA | 96 minutes
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 3pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7pm
The movie that kick-started zombie films, Night of the Living Dead is the story of several people barricading themselves inside a rural house in an attempt to survive the night from a relentless, shambling zombie horde. Premiering over 50 years ago, in October 1968, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is often spoken of as a manifesto for the modern horror film. Romero took the genre out of its gothic castles and swept away its cobwebs. Night of the Living Dead marked a transition in horror cinema: from the classic to the modern.
"If [Romero's] original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp." - Amos Barshad, New York Magazine
"The immediate, quasi-documentary feel, a result of budgetary constraints, actually served the film's horror, jolting audiences because it all seemed just a little too real." - April Wolfe, Village Voice