Night of the Living Dead (1968)(1968)
The dead have come back to live and are now devouring the flesh of the living. A group of survivors are now take refuge in a farmhouse and fend the zombies off. A black man named Ben and others board up the house but finds there are even more survivors in the basement. Ben and another man named Harry challange each other on what the plan should be. Now Ben and others not only have to fend off flesh eating zombies but now must try to put aside their differences as well to try and escape the farmhouse alive.
Directed by George A. Romero.
The film has become the birthplace of the modern zombie film and has become a horror and cinematic masterpiece. The film has also been added to the Library of Congress in 1999 under the National Film Registry.
The film was made independently but was rejected by all major studios of the 1960's (mostly due to the film being in black and white). However the film audiences grew through various screenings of the film through independent and drive-in theaters. However due to the Walter Reade Organization not claiming the copyright to the film Night of the Living Dead has fallen into the public domain.
The film has made countless appearances in films and referenced as well including many movies, television shows, comic books and video games.
Romero would continue the story in various sequels/spin offs including: Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
Night of the Living Dead was remade in 1999 by Tom Savini and the 3-D remake was released in 2006.
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