When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.
Who is in it? Vincent Price
Was it scary? It was more of a suspense film.
Would this movie be for every horror fan? It’s for every classic horror fan.
Should you see it? Yes.
This is the movie they remade into the 2007 Will Smith movie called ‘I Am Legend’. Anything with Vincent Price is usually good (including the Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ video). I don’t know what it is about movies that have one lone cast member for the majority of the film that interests me so much, maybe it’s the skill of the actor chosen to act it out. I liked ‘Cast Away’ with Tom Hanks, ‘Phone Booth’ with Colin Farrell, and I’m pretty sure I’ll like the upcoming movie with Ryan Reynolds called ‘Buried’ scheduled to be released October 8th, 2010. Vincent Price is an Icon in the classic horror film, he has the awesome ‘horror voice’ which typically is used to narrate the films he stars in.
This film inspired George Ramero’s zombie classic ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968). The vampires movie around like the zombies from the Ramero films, yet hate garlic and their reflection. This film was adapted by the 1954 novel by author Richard Matheson titled ‘I am Legend’. Without this movie I’m not sure the world would have zombie films they way we do now, and for that I’m thankful to it. This movie was a lot more hardcore than the 2007 remake too, because the man has to watch his family get sick with the disease and slowly die. The army comes for his daughter’s body and he watches them throw her into this pit of fire. His wife turns and then dies, and he buries her, but she comes back for him. The quiet voice saying “..let me in…” it was creepy! This movie was a cool old flick with good use of suspense, I give it an 8/10.
Official Nutshell-Movies Explanation
The Last Man On Earth (1964): A scientist survives a pandemic that turns people into zombie-like vampires and struggles to find a cure.