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Day of the Dead

“First he created the most frightening film ever made. Then he took his unique vision of terror on step further. Now George A Romero takes us out of the Night beyond the Dawn and into the darkest Day of horror the world has ever known. Day of the Dead.” Such a great trailer. Day of the Dead is an amazing work and is on par with Night and Dawn, but it does have a few issues that keep it from being as beloved as the first two. Dawn had this comic book adventure tone, Day is simply bleak. The characters aren’t very likable, and because they have been stuck underground so long that are very on edge and are constantly yelling at each other. This continuous arguing and screaming makes the movie much less fun to watch. While I’m not the biggest fan of the zombie makeup (the large brows make them look like cave men IMHO), the gore effects are some of the best ever put on screen. The whole movie is on Youtube:

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Return of the Living Dead

The 80s were a great time for zombie movies and horror movies in general. The tone started to skew more toward fun and comedy than the bleak fare of the 70s. There is no better example of this than The Return of the Living Dead. Return which came out in 1985, the same year that Romero completed his Dead Trilogy (and you know how much I love trilogies). Audiences embraced the lighthearted Return much more than the grim and serious Day. Return, an unofficial sequel to Night of the Living Dead, is just so much fun. It is a great movie to put on during a party. It’s one of the best horror comedies of all time (right up there with American Werewolf in London), and if you haven’t seen it, give it a watch, it’s even on Youtube below:

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Tombs of the Blind Dead

So we are finally post Night of the Living Dead. Tombs of the Blind Dead is the first of the Blind Dead series and has three sequels, all pretty decent flicks. The zombies in this one have a cool backstory- in the middle ages, the Knights Templar begin using black magic in an attempt to gain eternal life, they were killed for their crimes and crows ate their eyes out, they of course are resurrected and start to kill. It’s a great series, but unfortunately, just like a lot of other 70s grindhouse movies, it contains a lot of rape. Other than that, it is totally worth checking out.

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Night of the Living Dead

If you know me then you know that I have an obsession with zombies. I’m going to start sharing some zombie movie trailers and there is no better place to begin than with Night of the Living Dead. George Romero created the modern concept of the zombie. Granted, the Haitian Zombie predates Night of the Living Dead and was first mentioned in 1929 with William Seabrook’s The Magic Island (I own a copy), but the concept of reanimated corpses eating the flesh of the living is all Romero. Night of the Living Dead is quite simply a masterpiece, and this trailer is a lot of fun.

Updated 9-12-12:
Oh man, how did I forget that Night of the Living Dead is actually in the public domain, so of course the entire movie would be on youtube:

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