NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George Romero, 1968 – Car Scene

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is back.

Collection: “Night of the Living Dead”: Edition #909

Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Russell Streiner

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD now streaming on FilmStruck http://flms.tk/yt

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