Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jason slips into a Vortex and has a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

Not at all to be confused with shitty remakes. This is the original, the classic, the film that launched George Romero's career and the modern zombie genre. And these are--in all seriousness--the most important movies ever made. I understand the broad zeitgeist of the 60s (civil rights,) 70s (commercialism,) 80s (militarism) because of Romero's _______ OF THE DEAD movies. Even the 00s with their double dose of LAND OF THE DEAD (class warfare) and DIARY OF THE DEAD (new media, exemplified by Youtube) I understand via Romero. SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (2009) gets a little murkier, although thinking back on it it might be about hyper-partisanship. I might have to go watch it again. Anyway, the point is I still don't understand the 90s because Romero didn't make a DEAD movie back then. And NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is still an amazing classic.

Running Time: 96 minutes
My Total Minutes: 359,522

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