Wednesday, October 31, 2007

31 Days of Halloween - Day 31 - Movie

For my final movie of the Halloween season, I chose "Night of the Living Dead" (1968), a film which bridges the era of classic horror and that of modern horror. I haven't watched this in a while, and was glad to see that it still holds up really well. Romero's future films would be filled with performances that varied widely from really professional acting to really poor, overacting (the biggest problem with "Day of the Dead"). "Night of the Living Dead" had pretty solid acting all around. I don't think there is anything that can be said about this movie that hasn't already. It was a perfect way to finish a month of horror movie viewing.

It did make me wonder though, when the walking dead in movies after this, including George Romero's movies, started being referred to as zombies. In "Night of the Living Dead" when they're not being referred to as "those things" they're referred to as "ghouls," which is actually a much more acurate term for them, since no voodoo was involved in their reanimation.

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