Night of the Living Dead

release year: 1968
genre: horror
viewing setting: home VHS 10/28/00 and home laserdisc ??/??/??
what I expected: zombie madness
what I got: dated zombie madness

synopsis: The dead are coming back to life and eating the living, so a bunch of strangers hole up in a house together in the hopes of surviving the night.

impressions: Good premise, well-done, but a little dated, given that most Americans have now seen enough horror movies to know what to do in certain situations. For an older and more humorous review, click here.

acting: The main good guy did a great job, and the main bad guy was very unlikeable.

final word: A classic, may or may not hold up today, but worth checking out regardless.

rating: C

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