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Romero Day: Night of The Living Dead (1968) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Romero’s OG Zombie film created a genre, spawned a million imitators and was partly responsible for the massive horror boom of the 60’s.  Not bad for a film that cost sub $200k, is it? The film is still pretty powerful, even if the music and pace do date it a bit.  But during heightened racial tension in the real world, this film still seems pretty prescient.  It must be said this Criterion Collection renewed version of the film looks amazing – with beautiful contrast and use of shade.  So not the best of Romero’s zombie films but without Night there would be now Dawn or Day…

Best Bit: The ending – still shocking

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

9 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...