Night of the Living Dead legendary film maker George Romero's first film that create the entire Zombie horror genre. Night of the Living Dead is a black and white film from 1968 that hold's up today as a "bottle" horror film in that it all takes place in a farmhouse. Night of the Living Dead would inspire Romero to create the Night of the Living Dead series including the incredible Day of the Dead.

The original copyright holder didn't renew Night of the Living Dead so it fell into public domain allowing it to be put on YouTube for free and included on Cheerful Ghost for your viewing pleasure. Night of the Living dead has some pretty campy effects but i'd argue the film holds up and is one of the best horror films of all time.

Check it out, IF YOU SCARE! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rZX1JCPAXQ)

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/12/2019 at 06:17am

Honestly, I liked this original movie when I saw it in the late 90's. I don't think I've liked another zombie movie as much since then. Maybe it's because it's in black and white that makes it less gorey, I don't know, but I think it was good.

On the topic of zombies, well first of all, how many zombie movies do we need? Geez there are so many of them! Now for video games, same question, must zombies be in every video game? Geez, we need some more creativity! LOL Ok, that's a broad generalization, but there just are so many zombies in our favorite media.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/12/2019 at 04:09pm

Yeah it definitely seems like Left 4 Dead created a new gaming zombie craze. Or maybe it was starting before then? Not sure. Resident Evil was already established and popular but it didn't seem to be as widespread until L4D.

But yeah, Call of Duty games have a zombies mode, it seems like most survival games are zombie related, Red Dead Redemption had the Undead Nightmare DLC... it's everywhere!

But, when done well it's really cool. If the AI in the enemies is programmed well, it's a big change from the kind of gameplay you see in other games, especially when you just get SWARMED by zombies without any inhibitions, who don't try to protect themselves, who just want your flesh at all cost.

Damn now I want to play Left 4 Dead.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/12/2019 at 04:34pm

I’d say Shaun of the Dead brought Zombies back to pop culture in what might be considered the second wave of Zombie stuff. I’d say that film inspired a lot of modern takes and it just keeps going. A lot of it is fun but on the gaming front it’s a bit played out yet we have fantastic takes like Death Road to Canada to keep things fresh.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 10/12/2019 at 07:58pm

:) I'm glad I'm not the only one who notices this. I don't really think about it much with some stuff, like Terraria and Minecraft.

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