Another all-time classic, this movie set the standard for zombie movies way back in 1968, and it holds that standard today. There have been some good zombie movies made fairly recently, but none can have the same impact as Night of the Living Dead. Made in PA, in small towns close to Pittsburgh, this movie made director George A. Romero famous. With very little money, and using local actors, Romero created the zombie movie which all later zombie movies will be compared to. Just a couple of the amazing choices made by Romero: The little girl dies. The hero dies, and harshly. Although somewhat dated, Night of the Living Dead holds up very well even today, it’s genuinely scary.
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