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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: George A. Romero   Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
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Genre

Horror

Producer

Karl Hardman, Russell Streiner

Distributor

Continental Distributing Inc.

Release Date

Oct 1, 1968

Release Notes

Nationwide

Review

Zombie auteur and progenitor George A. Romero's black-and-white, micro-budget classic should be applauded for opening the floodgates to enjoyably schlocky zombie fright flicks over the last few decades. If his original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp. Witness as the African-American protagonist (who has kept the panicked survivors alive) meets a fate that has more to do with prejudice than carnivorous appetites. Sometimes reality can be as brutal as any nightmare alternative in celluloid.