Day 4 of BoOctober and I’m watching the zombie film that laid ground to all other horror films; George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968).
1.) Johnny should have listened to the rest of that broadcast when the radio station came back on. You don’t just not listen to a radio after it blacked out on air for a period of time. Unless it’s playing Miley.
2.) “They’re coming to get you Barbra” while an actual zombie is staggering in the background is completely priceless.
3.) Barbra loses her shoes while running away from zombies. Good move on losing the heels Barb.
4.) It’s a bit surprising that a zombie used a brick to break open a window of a car.
5.) The era of the slow staggering zombie. Back when people could outrun them, which is just plain wonderful.
6.) For Barbra being one of the first scream queens, not only did she ditch the heels, but she also armed herself with a knife, how smart is she? Pretty damn smart.
7.) The Zombies are pretty damn smart in this film too, they know to break the headlights of a car and stuff. Even though these are slow staggering zombies, they plan ahead.
8.) Don’t suggest to turn on all the lights, that’s grade A foolishness. Now all dem zombies will come to the house.
9.) The most infamous line: “The killers are eating the flesh of the people they murder.” Was uttered by the man on the radio.
10.) Naked zombie walking around = she must have been showering
11.) Its surprising that Judy is so trusting to go down to a cellar with a possible infect. Trust is always a huge theme in zombie films and Night of the Living Dead regards it in a completely different manner in the beginning
12.) Mr. Cooper is the original D.I.C.K.
13.) Does the movie take place in Penn. or Ohio? The newscast on TV had Youngstown across it, if it’s Ohio, (my home state) I will shit myself.
14.) “Kill the brain, and you kill the ghoul.” First zombie flick AND doesn’t mention the word zombie.
15.) There is the classic aerial view of looking at all the zombies from up above, staggering in cornfields.
16.) Oddly enough, the black man isn’t the first to die, but the lone survivor that is then mistaken to be a “ghoul” and shot in the head.
17.) One horror movie with no happy ending. No survivors.
- 1 by blast to the head
- 2 by explosion in the car
- 1 by shot gun during a trust struggle
- 1 by tripping, falling, and then not moving at all, was murdered with a trowel by her own zombiefied daughter.
- Barbra is taken out of the house by her zombiefied brother Johnny which is super ironic.