Drive-In: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
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Dir. George A. Romero | USA | 1968 | 96 min. | NR | DCP
Lot opens one hour before showtime
“They’re coming to get you, Barbra…”
With these words came the film that launched a thousand imitators.
While visiting their father’s grave, Barbra and Johnny come face to face with a horde of the recently-risen undead and must escape the flesh-eating fiends before they too become infected.
George A. Romero’s claustrophobic vision of late ‘60s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a Black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD not only created the modern zombie film, but it also showed that horror films could be more than just blood and guts — they could have brains and a heart too.
After decades of poor-quality prints and video transfers, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD can finally be seen for the immaculately crafted film that it is — thanks to a 4K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by Romero himself.
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