31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween: Day #8, Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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It’s Day #8 in the 31 Days of Halloween in Movies.  For an archive of Days 1-7, click here, and for an archive of all the other Halloween (related) goodies, check out the freebies page.

Today’s Classic Feature

MOVIE: Night of the Living Dead
Rated: R
Year: 1968
Director: George Romero
IMBD Rating: 7.8
Runtime: 1h 36m
Tomato Meter:  🍅 96%
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Splatter/Gore Meter: 8/10 🩸

SYNOPSIS: A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside — and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

MY RATING: (★★★★) We already know George Romero is synonymous with the Living Dead movies. This black-and-white classic is a must-see.  Let’s also note that for a black-and-white movie, it’s pretty graphic. But aside from the gore, let’s add that Duane Jones played Ben as the leading role in a time where African American actors were shown in subservient roles.   And who can forget the line, “They’re coming to get you Barbara.

With all that said …Happy Viewing!

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