Pittsburgh-based industrial filmmaker George Romero gathered together a loyal cast and youthful crew from the local talent, scrounged up enough money to shoot on weekends, and made motion picture history. The first truly modern horror movie, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the most influential
work to emerge in the genre since PSYCHO. Despite mostly unprofessional acting, near nonexistent production values, homemade special effects, and cheap grainy black-and-white film stock, the film is a triumph. It's also a sign of its times--the era of the Vietnam War abroad and social upheaval at
home--in which good does not triumph over evil, and likable people die just as bruta...