Night Of The Living Dead

Year Released:1968
Main Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman   
Review Date: July 2016
Last watched: July 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD

“kill the brain and you kill the ghoul.”

Classic. You’ll have seen something based on the scenario and something else based on the idea. It’s just a darn classic idea like Dracula or Frankenstien and yet some people think it’s some silly little horror. Guys, this is where your zombie movies started!

Anyway, that doesn’t make it good. In fact the effects are rubbish, the sound is dire and the film quality is dreadful. But still…once you’ve accepted all that, and some of the actors cardboard delivery, there’s a sort of enticing excitement about the way everything happens. It’s not as amateur as you’d think and a lot of it, the TV reports for example,  are almost realistic! There’s even a couple of really gruesome parts that you don’t expect.

Maybe a bit predictable in places but a simple, easy to follow plot, simple, easy to follow characters and somehow catchy viewing even after a billion years since it was made. Gets intense too so don’t write it off too quickly or you’ll miss the key elements at the end.

DVD Extras, collectors edition: Coloured version, black and white original, some text you could find on t’Internet. Don’t spend much on it.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Twice.
Keep DVD?
No.
Watch if on TV?
No. Tape it, treat it like you own it but don’t keep for long. It might come back to EAT YOU!!! No, it won’t.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog but check for scratches and radiation… 😦

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