Friday, October 28, 2011

We interrupt our regularly scheduled viewing for . . .

BRAINS . . . B R A I N S! In honor of Halloween, we here at Docs on Films decided to take matters into our own hands and pick one of the scary movies anointed by The List. With some help from an in-house horror movie master, we decided on Night of the Living Dead from 1968. This little cult zombie flick that could was made on a micro-budget by George Romero and criticized upon release for its gruesome content. However, now it's considered a classic of the genre and was selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry. Not too shabby for a film about a group of survivors trying to make it through the night in a rural farmhouse whilst being surrounded by zombies. I'm excited to see to what degree more contemporary undead stories (28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, The Walking Dead) borrow from this foundational text. Let the reanimated corpses rise!

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