Night of the living dead

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Madacy Entertainment Group,
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When unexpected radiation raises the dead, a microcosm of Average America has to battle flesh-eating zombies in George A. Romero's landmark cheapie horror film. Siblings Johnny (Russ Streiner) and Barbara (Judith O'Dea) whine and pout their way through a graveside visit in a small Pennsylvania town, but it all takes a turn for the worse when a zombie kills Johnny. Barbara flees to an isolated farmhouse where a group of people are already holed up. Bickering and panic ensue as the group tries to figure out how best to escape, while hoards of undead converge on the house; news reports reveal that fire wards them off, while a local sheriff-led posse discovers that if you "kill the brain, you kill the ghoul." After a night of immolation and parricide, one survivor is left in the house.... Romero's grainy black-and-white cinematography and casting of locals emphasize the terror lurking in ordinary life; as in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), Romero's victims are not attacked because they did anything wrong, and the randomness makes the attacks all the more horrifying. Nothing holds the key to salvation, either, whether it's family, love, or law. Topping off the existential dread is Romero's then-extreme use of gore, as zombies nibble on limbs and viscera. Initially distributed by a Manhattan theater chain owner, Night , made for about 100,000 dollars, was dismissed as exploitation, but after a 1969 re-release, it began to attract favorable attention for scarily tapping into Vietnam-era uncertainty and nihilistic anxiety. By 1979, it had grossed over 12 million, inspired a cycle of apocalyptic splatter films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and set the standard for finding horror in the mundane. However cheesy the film may look, few horror movies reach a conclusion as desolately unsettling. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouping Titlenight of the living dead
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auth_author2Hardman, Karl,
Jones, Duane,
O'Dea, Judith,
Romero, George A.,
Russo, John, 1939-
Streiner, Russ,
author2-roleHardman, Karl,production personnel,screenwriter.
Jones, Duane,actor.
Madacy Entertainment Group.
O'Dea, Judith,actor.
Romero, George A.,director.
Russo, John,1939-screenwriter.
Streiner, Russ,production personnel,actor.
available_at_rampartFlorissant Public Library
detailed_location_rampartRLD Florissant Adult DVD
display_descriptionThe dead rise to walk the earth as zombies in search of living human flesh.
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owning_location_rampartFlorissant Public Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b25399159DVDMoviesEnglishMadacy Entertainment Group, [1998]1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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seriesHollywood classics
series_with_volumeHollywood classics|
subject_facetAmerican Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Horror films
National Film Board Collection (Library of Congress)
Video recordings
Zombies -- Drama
title_displayNight of the living dead
title_fullNight of the living dead [videorecording] / an Image Ten production ; produced by Russell W. Streiner, Karl Hardman ; directed by George A. Romero ; screenplay by John Russo, Karl Hardman
title_shortNight of the living dead