Night of the Living Dead Reviews

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March 1, 2019
...there's a strong element of social satire in this low-budget horror movie, and racism is not Romero's only target...
October 30, 2018
Night of the Living Dead is a revolutionary moment in American independent cinema, a film that inspired countless of filmmakers to pick up a camera and attempt their dream with nothing more than a handful of friends, a shoestring budget, and a vision.
October 24, 2018
Romero conjures moments of eeriness and dread throughout, keeping the lighting low and the special effects to a minimum, though there will be blood, fire, cannibalism and a great deal of death.
October 16, 2018
The movie remains unsettling after all these years because of its bleak simplicity.
July 18, 2018
A slightly tacky horror picture which makes quite an impact; partly, I suspect, by ingeniously playing off its own limitations.
May 11, 2018
It's tame of course by today's standards, but that, combined with he cynical racial component, was viewed as an all-out attack on "civilized" American society in general.
March 7, 2018
What's truly remarkable is how, after half a century and an uncountable number of zombie films, novels, comics, TV shows, and video games, you can watch the original Night of the Living Dead and it still feels fresh and terrifying.
March 5, 2018
Combined with Romero's political commentary is a cinematic aesthetic that arguably outstrips its sequels in both craft and effectiveness.
March 2, 2018
Night of the Living Dead (1968) is the first genuinely modern horror movie, shot more like a documentary of the apocalypse than the Gothic horrors that defined the sixties, and it bled right into the fabric of the culture.
February 19, 2018
A landmark of American cinema. Intentional or not, the film's sociopolitical content remains as potent as ever.
February 14, 2018
All in all, Night of the Living Dead is obviously just as marvellous as it's always been.
October 13, 2017
The immediate, quasi-documentary feel, a result of budgetary constraints, actually served the film's horror, jolting audiences because it all seemed just a little too real.
July 4, 2015
Carve[s] open the guts of American culture, using violence and even the horror genre itself as a tool rather than an end.
October 7, 2013
If [Romero's] original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp.
October 7, 2013
Director George A Romero redefined the meaning of horror for fear-sated audiences in the 1960s with this seminal classic.
January 23, 2013
Subjects us to the kind of unrelenting nightmare we only wish we could wake up from.
October 14, 2012
It's pitch perfect in writing, mood, and scares, and still holds up to scrutiny, no matter how harsh.
October 9, 2012
It's a virulent portrait of an America in flux and decay, from the flag billowing near the graveyard at the start to its disturbing depiction of a lynch-mob mentality. But Night also transcends its period through sheer intensity.
October 14, 2011
The original and the best.
February 7, 2011
"Night of the Living Dead" became a seminal film without being a particularly good one. It nudged horror movies away from creepy-but-family-friendly into adult films featuring gruesome violence and nihilistic overtones.
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