Saturday, 26 October 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 312: Fri Nov 8

The Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.30pm
plus George A Romero in conversation: NFT1, 6.30pm

Catch director George A Romero in conversation before this seminal movie, which screens as part of the BFI Southbank Gothic season.

Chicago Reader review:
George Romero's gory, style-setting 1968 horror film, made for pennies in Pittsburgh. Its premise—the unburied dead arise and eat the living—is a powerful combination of the fantastic and the dumbly literal. Over its short, furious course, the picture violates so many strong taboos—cannibalism, incest, necrophilia—that it leaves audiences giddy and hysterical. Romero's sequel, Dawn of the Dead, displays a much-matured technique and greater thematic complexity, but Night retains its raw power.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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