Night of the Living Dead Was Great!
George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead changed horror movies forever. It’s impact on the genre is jaw dropping, and is revered by most of us to be a masterpiece. It was made in 1968, it was black and white and it gave us a new spin on the zombie. We may take flesh eating zombies for granted nowadays, but if this movie hadn’t came to be then we would simply have living cannibals at best to worry about. Now that I have said that, let me ask you this… If it was so great, Why has it been remade? Well as many of you know, imitation is a form of flattery. That, and George Romero lost the rights to the movie making it fall into the public domain ‘GASP!’. So in this edition of remakes head to head, we will be covering the movie that started it all, the Genesis of the ‘flesh eating’ zombies, ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ and the inevitable remakes that followed. What I won’t be covering is the colorized re-issue, the terrible extended footage in the 30th anniversary edition, or the cartoon version that used the original sound track. Three movies enter… only 1 will reign supreme! But, who’s it going to be?