Fire up some old school zombies
Directed by: Tom Savini
Written by: John A. Russo and George A. Romero
Starring: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles
While zombies have become all too fashionable lately, what with Zombieland and The Walking Dead bringing back the ol’ shamble, Night of the Living Dead has fun with zombies that are caked in old school make up. While the story isn’t much more than your expected war against flesh eating corpses that have come back to life for one night, the dated look of the movie is entertaining as you get big hair, high-pitched screams and cliche horror.
Had Night of the Living Dead engaged in more interesting and compelling characters, it would have been a night to remember. But considering the film dives straight into bashing the brains of these demonic creatures, Night of the Living Dead doesn’t leave much room for character development other than the central character Barbara taking her glasses off and toting a shotgun. Pretty life-changing stuff.
Nevertheless, Night of the Living Dead isn’t meant to be a masterpiece of award-winning performances and should therefore be looked upon with a sense of fun. Just ignore the dummies that get used instead of stunt doubles.