Night of the Living Dead 1968
Night of the Living Dead ★★★½ Night of the Flesh Eaters; Night of the Anubis 1968
Cult favorite is low budget but powerfully frightening. Space experiments set off a high level of radiation that makes the newly dead return to life, with a taste for human flesh. Handful of holdouts find shelter in a farmhouse. Claustrophobic, terrifying, gruesome, extreme, and yes, humorous. Followed by “Dawn of the Dead” (1979) and “Day of the Dead” (1985). Romero's directorial debut. Available in a colorized version. 90m/B VHS, DVD . Judith O'Dea, Duane Jones, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Russell Streiner, Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille, John A. Russo, Kyra Schon, Bill (William Heinzman) Hinzman, John Simpson, Vincent Survinski, George A. Romero; D: George A. Romero; W: John A. Russo, George A. Romero; C: George A. Romero. Natl. Film Reg. ‘99.