Night of the Living Dead Reviews
I watched this back to back with the original that was made in "1968".
It was interesting and fun to notice and compare the tweaks and adjustments they made from the original. I was also amused to see the cast of actors and actresses who would play the roles of the original casting.
It probably doesn't compare to the original but I enjoyed watching both versions evenly.
Director Tom Savini creates a great atmosphere. The characters feel real as well. The cast is perfect even Patricia Tallman is an engaging lead performance as a tough,independent heroine.
Horror remake of George A. Romeo's 1968 Night of the Living Dead.
Rewatched over the net outage. The question I have to keep asking myself is would I be so biased to liking this if it weren't Savini's feature directing debut. And I've concluded this - if it weren't Savini's, I'd want to know whose it was because it's a damn good movie especially compared to what it has to live up to. I love the character/plot modifications. This movie allows you to more openly and loudly hate Cooper, and also to examine Ben as a full character, faults and all, and not just "the hero of the day". This Barbara is way more interesting than a shell shocked one , and the end of this movie stands on par with the end of its original (though they are complimentary of each other - boosting both endings to better dramatic heights than if there were just one ending).
It gets that extra half star (beyond the four) just because it kicks ass enough to have, for me, near infinite replay value.