‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Horror Cult Classic Debuted In 1968 [VIDEO]
With October here, I've been seeing a number of spooky Halloween decorations in front of homes throughout the Utica-Rome are. Speaking of spooky, one of the scariest movies of all time, the original "Night Of The Living Dead" premiered on this day in 1968.
There was something about this film that was truly frightening, even though it was a low-budget movie. Here's some background about 1968's "Night Of The Living Dead" according to Wikipedia:
"Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since. Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release owing to explicit content, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
The story follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters, drawing on earlier depictions in popular culture of zombies. Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five subsequent Living Dead films (1978–2010) also directed by Romero, and has inspired remakes."
Even the trailer is scary. Watch: