Rating 10 out of 10
Director - George A. Romero
Duane Jones - Ben
Judith O'dea - Barbra
Karl Hardman - Harry
Marilyn Eastman - Helen
Keith Wayne - Tom
Judith Ridley - Judy
Hello again Fright Fans ! Axemasters coming at you from the Dungeon on this windy dark evening with another review of an all time Classic of modern Horror ................ George A. Romeros ..... Night of the Living dead !!!
|"Look Barb ! Pocket Protectors are on Sale !"|
Barbra and her brother Johnny take a Sunday drive to a rural cemetery in Pennsylvania to visit the grave site of their father . When they get there Barbra gets a bit spooked , and Johnny , being the dutiful brother begins to tease Barbra . He starts to tell her , and this is a Classic Quote from this Classic flick ... " They're Coming To Get You Barbra ! " He repeats it a couple times , and well , You Guessed it Fright Fans !! They Come to get her !! As Johnny is busy teasing his sister , we see an oddly shambling man coming through the cemetery towards the two . He attacks Johnny and in the process slams old Johnny's skull into a tombstone ! (Ouch ! ) Upon seeing her brother presumably killed by
|"Dam Razor Rash is Killing Me !"|
|"Look ! Gilligans Island ! "|
and Harry doesn't want to move her . The discord among this gang of hapless heros grows when Ben turns the TV on and they say there are fortified aide stations , where people can find safety . Naturally Ben , being a Doer ... wants to
|"Hey Sis ! Remember all those times|
You Called Me NERD !!"
Will our gang of heros make it out of the farm house and into town ?
Will Harry get his for being a class A , A-Hole !!??
Will the Zombies get that hot meal on wheels they've been craving !!????????????
|"Do You Feel Lucky Punk !?"|
The other way Romero took a risk was casting an African American actor to play the lead role back then . Duane Jones did a great job as no nonsense Ben . Audiences
Night of the Living Dead is the first review that this reviewer has given a 10 out of 10 to . I watched it again just recently , and was very impressed with it . It seems as good as any of the current Zombie films or TV shows that are out , and hey , Why Not !? This is after all , the one that started the Modern Zombie craze as we know , and love it !
So , pop some corn fright fans , and sit back with this Black and White Beauty , and turn off all the lights ! I really don't think you'll be disappointed !
The light is growing dim down here in the Dungeon ..........
I've got to get home before dark or else ........ hey ????
What are those people doing out in the Cemetery ?????
Uh Oh ! They've seen me !!
Stay Scared ... I know I will ! !!!