Cast and Crew: Duane Jones
What It’s About: Strangers take refugee in a farm-house in rural Pennsylvania from the recently dead, who returned to life with a hunger for the flesh of the living.
Why Watch it Today?: Night of the Living Dead takes place just at dusk on the Summer Solstice. Night of the Living Dead was horror legend George A. Romero’s first film, a tremendous success, and responsible for replacing the traditional zombie-the dead raised by a voodoo priest and robbed of their souls for unending slavery-with the modern mindless flesh eaters. Night of the Living Dead is a still disturbing horror classic. I suggest turning it on just before dark.
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