My Elite 8 Horror Film Picks…#1

HOMESTRETCH, BABY!!! To conclude my Elite 8 Horror Film picks…I give you a masterpiece from Mr. George A. Romero…

One of, if not the BEST American horror film classic is George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead from 1968. It also has one of the most classic horror movie lines,They’re coming to get you, Barbara!” This is THE movie. The Big One. The King of the Zombies. The movie that started it all. Although Night of the Living Dead was shot on a shoestring budget (about $5,000 which, even by 1968 standards, was not much at all) and featured no recognizable stars (the entire cast and crew consisted of people George Romero knew from in and around Pittsburg, PA), it managed to single-handedly alter what could and couldn’t be done in the movies. It also changed the horror genre itself forever. The movie industry owes an entire sub-genre to this film. Video game fans owe it Resident Evil – a game which was heavily based upon this and Romero’s other zombie movies. Romero owes it his career.

The film has a very basic plot. Several people have barricaded themselves inside an old farmhouse in an attempt to escape the rotting corpses of human beings which have been inexplicably reanimated. The zombies are literally bloodthirsty, not only attacking the living but feasting on them as well; the fact that truly drives the horror aspect of the film home. Although the people share a common enemy (the zombies), it is actually human nature itself that brings about their eventual undoing and ultimate demise.

You wanna watch the movie in its entirety? I’m serious…click on the video.

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