Night of the Living Dead (restored)

Night of the Living Dead. 1968. USA. Directed by George A. Romero. 96 minutes.

In Pittsburgh in 1968, a band of dedicated novice filmmakers, working on the lowest of budgets, rewrote the history of the American horror film when they unleashed Night of the Living Dead upon an already tense and divided nation. Tapping deeply into subconscious fears and unspoken anxieties, director George Romero guided an unknown cast through bleak, realistic settings to fashion the first zombie film of the baby boom generation: an unrelenting, darkly funny vision of a frenzied population devouring itself as it redefines the meaning of “civilization.” Forget about those muddy “public domain” prints on TV; this crisp new 4K restoration of Romero’s masterpiece will blow you away. “They’re coming to get you, Barbara!”

“Violates so many strong taboos that it leaves audiences giddy and hysterical.” Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

 

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