Night of the Living Dead by John A. Russo4.5 Stars
I was so excited to find this 1974 first edition copy of Night of the Living Dead by John Russo.....and for a decent price. Not the $1.25 it originally sold for of course.
The cover declares....The most frightening movie ever made is now a novel.....with sixteen pages of photographs....and OMGOSH it is so like The Walking Dead TV series.
As for the movie, I only vaguely remember it. The Preface here gives an interesting background story about the phenomenon bringing real startling shocks and gut-felt, edge-of-the-seat terror. It was produced for a mere $114k and grossed upwards of $4 to 5 million, one of the top-grossing films in both 1969 and 1970.
As for the novel, the setting is at dusk on a remote back road with a garbled message on the car radio....only one word is clear....emergency....then nothing as quarreling siblings, Johnny 26 and Barbara 19 are lost and anxious to find their fathers graveyard.
Shortly after they finally arrive, a devilish Johnny hides hoping to frighten his sister with creepy threatening remarks as Barbara (praying) first notices the strange moving figure in the distance. Still listening to Johnny, the pursuing footsteps become louder and more ominous. She looks up to say hello, assuming its the caretaker, and then, the scream....and it all begins....the feasting on human life.
I dont know why I love this goulish stuff, but fellow horror lovers will understand....hehehe. What a great old classic....and Oh No! ending.
Night of the Living Dead
The cover declares As for the movie, I only vaguely remember it. The Preface here gives an interesting background story about the phenomenon bringing "real startling s. The Preface here gives an interesting background story about the phenomenon bringing "real startling shocks and gut-felt, edge-of-the-seat terror. As for the novel, the setting is at dusk on a remote back road with a garbled message on the car radio Shortly after they finally arrive, a devilish Johnny hides hoping to frighten his sister with creepy threatening remarks as Barbara praying first notices the strange moving figure in the distance.
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Romero St. In , a horror movie from director George A. Romero came out called Night of the Living Dead. Zombie even manage to cross over into other genres. Nights of the Living Dead is a collection of original zombie short stories all based in the world Romero built. Romero talks about growing up in the Bronx with a name that made the gangs think he was Latino.
Night of the Living Dead , at first a collaborative movie effort between George A. Romero and John Russo, defines zombies as we now known them: predatory, cannibalistic, mysteriously animated, roving in hordes, and prone to spreading their unique bondage to death through bites. Fans of the Living Dead franchise will also remember with exceptional fondness the remake which boosted the catatonic Barbara into a feminist, kick-ass protagonist alongside the always strong and infinitely courageous character of Ben. The original Night of the Living Dead movie poster. But here, Ben and Barbara take on even more depth and we watch as our unprepared characters — average people not steeped in the modern day zombie lore or used to the idea of vast worldwide plagues or even the AIDs epidemic, which would fall way later on the timeline grapple with the horror of a world turned upside down. In this way, the narrative follows an unprepared, dare I even say innocent, group of people, shattered by what they have seen and by the occasional rumor piped from unnerved television news anchors, through one night of attempted survival. The gore, the acute disgust that comes from watching people eaten alive, the unearthly silence and steadfast determination of the dead, and the formerly cozy farmhouse turned into an ill prepared, boarded up battle station has the same vigor, the same haunting clarity and sense of foreboding as on the screen.
Night of the Living Dead is a American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania , which is besieged by a large and growing group of "living dead" monsters. Night of the Living Dead has been regarded as a cult classic by film scholars and critics, despite being heavily criticized upon its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and was selected in by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Night of the Living Dead led to five subsequent films between and , also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in , directed by Tom Savini.