Story: The dead are coming back to life. They’re coming to get you, Barbara. And everybody else. Yeah, that means you.
Scares: Tons. If this is your first viewing and you freak easily? Lights on would be a good idea.
Splat factor: Even though this is black & white and you know it’s all fake (she said hopefully), it’s gruesome and gross. Just the way a zombie movie should be.
Closing scene “shocker”?: One of the best of the entire horror genre. Brilliant.
Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul)?: The original movie that takes zombies from Haiti to horrific.
Trick or Treat?: God bless you, George Romero. Night of the Living Dead is so amazing there’s no candy comparison. This movie starts with a quiet day at the cemetery and goes from zero to sixty in no time at all. Brilliant performances by the group of people trying to survive the night in a house in the woods, effective makeup, themes of prejudice and government incompetence make this not only a scary good time, but a thinking person’s horror film. Romero built the blueprint for all zombie movies that have come since — shoot ’em in the head! — let’s not forget. This movie is uncomfortable to watch, even after repeat viewings. All this make Night of the Living Dead not just a genre classic, but a damn fine film.