A group of strangers come together in a small country home to try to fight off zombies. This George A Romero film is an absolute horror classic. This film was pretty ahead of its time, and you really feel that here, as there are some truly scary moments, the zombies look pretty cool, and there is quite a bit more gore than was typical for this time (1968).
Also out of the ordinary is the fact that our hero, Ben (Duane Jones), is a black guy…
...this simply did not happen during this time. The acting goes from pretty good (Judith O’Dea as Barbra) to really bad (Jones), but there is so much to love about this movie that it doesn’t matter. The end of the movie also brings quite a social question into play, something that would become a Romero trademark. This movie is a cult classic, and also a must see for all horror fans, especially zombie movie fans, as this is the one that started it all.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 9