Even More About Zombies!

(From Wiki–Etymology segment) — George Romero never used the word “zombie” in Night of the Living Dead., even though his film became the Zombie movie that spawned most of the others that came later. His word for the undead creatures terrorizing the Pennsylvanian countryside was “ghoul”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie

And on that note,–

Night of the Living Dead (1968) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

A brother and sister arrive at a cemetery to put flowers on their father’s grave–and encounter more than mossy headstones. For unknown reason, the unburied dead walk again and they’re hungry for the flesh of the Living.

The movie that started the cliche. I’ve only been able to find the color version, but maybe that’s the best way to watch this film in all it’s gory, disgusting glory. Despite some rather cringey performances, it was actually rather thought-provoking watch the people trapped together in this abandoned house deal with the stress of their current circumstances.

The plotting and some of the other performances were good enough to make me feel tense and anxious for the characters’ safety. Be warned, though, this is not a happy story.


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