Night of the Living Dead (1968) Movie Review

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1968 | R | Horror, Drama, Mystery
96 minutes / 1h 36min

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Night of the Living Dead Plot Synopsis:

Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm house. She is soon joined by Ben who stopped at the house in need of gas. Beset by the walking dead all around them Ben does his best to secure the doors and windows. The news reports are grim however with creatures returning to life everywhere. Barbra and Ben are surprised when they realize there are 5 people hiding out in the basement: Harry, Helen and Karen Cooper; and a young couple, Tom and Judy. Dissensions sets in almost immediately with Harry Cooper wanting to be in charge. As their situation deteriorates, their chances of surviving the night lessen minute by minute.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) Review

Zombie infestation starts after a satellite crashes back to earth then emits radiation thus bring back the dead as walking dead zombie flesh eaters. Survivors end up retreating to a lonely farmhouse to take shelter against the zombie swarm.

Black and white might hold you back from this classic movie along with the low budget, but you will enjoy this one. Not too scary considering the graphics and style of today’s films but the movie still holds its weight. I heard stories growing up of old time horror fans who saw this the same night it came out and were scared to the bone while fearing to go home.

Best zombie kill scene: The final kill scene has to be the one that comes to mind, what a shame.

  • Night of the Living Dead Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.52
  • IMDB: 7.9
  • MetaCritic: 8.8
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.7

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About Night of the Living Dead 1968

Title: Night of the Living Dead
Year: 1968
Runtime: 96 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Drama, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 4.26/5 stars from 102,010 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 102,010
MPAA Rating: R
Night of the Living Dead Cast Starring: George A. Romero, Robert Harvey, Bill Cardille, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Vincent D. Survinski, Judith O'Dea, Rudy Ricci, Russell Streiner, Duane Jones, Jack Givens, Josephine Streiner, Regis Survinski, Karl Hardman, Paula Richards, Joann Michaels, Bob Wolcott, Marilyn Eastman, John Simpson, Phillip Smith, Keith Wayne, Herbert Summer, Ella Mae Smith, Jeannie Anderson, Judith Ridley, Richard Ricci, Randy Burr, Gary Streiner, Kyra Schon, William Burchinal, Norma Beardsley
Night of the Living Dead Writers: John A. Russo, George A. Romero
Night of the Living Dead Director: George A. Romero
Production: Continental Distributing Inc.
Language: English
Country: USA