Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 272: Mon Oct 3

Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.15pm

This presentation is part of the Horroctober season at the Prince Charles. Details here.

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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