Night of the Living Dead

The original one, the 1969 version directed by George Romero and starring Judith O’Dea, Duane Jones among others. Barbara (Judith O’Dea) and her brother are visiting their father’s grave and before even finishing her rituals, she is attached by a person walking in a strange manner. John then attacks that man and falls down in a scuffle. The strange man pursues Judith, who goes into a nearby house.

Inside the house Ben comes in also similarly escaping these creatures. He sets about boarding up the house with wood all over the place. Suddenly from the cellar three more people emerge and they have a kid there too having been bit by one of the ghouls.

These are apparently some newly dead people coming alive due to some radiation leak from a space station exiting from Venus. Radios and TVs announce a spate of violence in the area and apparently the only way to kill them is to shoot them in the head or set fire to them.

When the movie had come out in 1969 it must have been terrifying to the movie goers especially in the big screen those days. But nothing beats The Exorcist, the one released in 1973, the original story, in terms of horror content. That movie was undoubtedly and still is the greatest horror movie ever made.

Duane Jones has done a good role in the lead and so has Judith O’Dea.

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