Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman
George A. Romero (Screenplay), John A. Russo (Screenplay), George A. Romero (Director)
Released: Oct. 1st, 1968
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" horror film, and it greatly influenced the modern pop-culture zombie archetype.
Speaking of being a college prepper, let talk about the other kind of fiction I like in that regard, the zombie movies.
The parallels to the time, place and historical significance is obvious whether intended or not and the very impact of it is unmistakably obvious even more so, once Bens dead body ends up being burned on a bonfire together with the fallen zombies and looking at that closing montage completely out of context, a horror zombie movie is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind a living nightmare of terrifying realities, realized inside a little low budget zombie flick.