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Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romaro |USA |1968 |95min
Rating: 14A Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Tony Todd, Judith Ridley


October 25:7:30 pm

60’s Horror B-Movie Series, ALL SEATS $6!

Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary and quietly breaking ground by casting a Black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role. —The Criterion Collection

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