Night 15. Night of the Living Dead (1968)...This is where it all started and you'll be surprised by how complete the #zombie lore was right from the start. #georgearomero didn't just create an entire subgenre, it's a great suspenseful movie about survival with a perfect ending. #31daysofhorror#nightofthelivingdead
31 Pin Days of Halloween- Day 15-Zombies
In the pantheon of horror classics, few stand taller than George Romero’s 1968 directorial debut, Night of the Living Dead. The story of a group of Pennsylvania strangers who find themselves trapped in a farmhouse surrounded by the undead, Romero’s groundbreaking indie never features the word “zombie” (its fiends are referred to as “ghouls”) and yet defined the reanimated creatures for the modern age, transforming them from black-magic Caribbean slaves (as in films such as 1932’s White Zombie and 1943’s I Walked With a Zombie) into rotting corpses with a single-minded hunger for human flesh — a legacy that shows no signs of abating thanks to the likes of Resident Evil, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later and of course The Walking Dead. .
A stark, brutal, and bleak tale of survival that shocked audiences upon its release, Night of the Living Dead imagines chaos and annihilation coming not from invading extraterrestrials or supernatural monsters, but from ourselves. It was a new apocalyptic American nightmare steeped in contemporary anxieties, and that just celebrated its 50th anniversary (the dead rose on Oct. 1, 1968), it remains as potent both in terms of scares and allegorical power as ever.
This is what’s happening at EBM Vintage. Absolutely the best Halloween display but as someone who obsessively read every Goosebumps book as a kid, I’m just waiting for this thing to show up in my apartment and murder me. Please buy him and take him away #nightofthelivingdead#newhaven