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A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent.
If [Romero's] original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp.
Over its short, furious course, the picture violates so many strong taboos -- cannibalism, incest, necrophilia -- that it leaves audiences giddy and hysterical.
Carve[s] open the guts of American culture, using violence and even the horror genre itself as a tool rather than an end.
Although pic's basic premise is repellent -- recently dead bodies are resurrected and begin killing human beings in order to eat their flesh -- it is in execution that the film distastefully excels.
I felt real terror in that neighborhood theater last Saturday afternoon. I saw kids who had no resources they could draw upon to protect themselves from the dread and fear they felt.
Director George A Romero redefined the meaning of horror for fear-sated audiences in the 1960s with this seminal classic.
George Romero's remarkably assured debut, made on a shoestring, about a group of people barricaded inside a farmhouse while an army of flesh-eating zombies roams the countryside, deflates all genre clichés.
Chuckle, if you can, during the first few minutes; because after that laughter catches in the throat as the clammy hand of terror tightens its grip.
Subjects us to the kind of unrelenting nightmare we only wish we could wake up from.
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