Tuesday, December 21, 2010
bad/awesome flixxx review/theater: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
"Are they slow-moving, chief?"- Reporter
"Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up."- Sheriff
"They're coming to get you, Barbara"- Johnny
"Tell the people for God's sake to get off the streets! Tell them to go home and lock their windows and doors up tight! We don't know what kind of murder-happy characters we have here!"- Radio DJ
ALAHOYUS EVERYONE! Today is killer because not only do I review one of the classics, but today here at B.A.F.R., we are psyched to present our first film viewing straight from here on the site!!! for freeeeee!! WELCOME TO BAD/AWESOME FLIXXX THEATER!! And what a gem. This is the zombie movie that pretty much set the standard for all zombie flicks. Not sure if it was in fact THE first zombie flick, I'd have to look that up, but for sure its THE "go to" model. George Romero spent around 114 grand, and made somewheres around 12 million bucks, making it one of the most successful independent films of all time (especially in its day). The release and widespread love of this movie shook Hollywood to its knees showing big wigs that they didn't know shit. About budgets, or what the people wanted. So, be sure to check out and watch this amazing flick in its entirety at the bottom of the post. Bad/Awesome Flixxx Review and Bad/Awesome Flixxx Theater are proud to present: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!!!
So, since this is my first review where you can actually watch the fucking movie right after I review it, I'm gonna keep it short and sweet. If you've EVER seen pretty much ANY zombie movie, you know the formula. Well, it comes from this flick here. Johnny and Barbara have driven out to the sticks from Pittsburgh, and it actually must be quite a ways from the city, because Johnny keeps complaining that they have a 3 hour drive home. Anyway, they're out there to put a wreath on a grave for their mother. Johnny is teasing Barbara, delivering one of my favorite lines in history, when all of a sudden the shit goes down, and doesn't really stop going down for the entire movie. A dude comes outta no where, slams Johnny's head on a grave, and somehow renders Barbara completely and utterly useless for the duration of the entire fucking movie. She runs to her car, and then you get one of the most frightening scenes I can remember from my childhood, when that first zombie is bashing in the car. Then she runs to a farmhouse, and gets stuck with some others. That's all I say here. Whenever you have a moment, do yourself a favor, click the link below and enjoy this movie. Awesome score/soundtrack, awesome cinematography, A+++ all around. If you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to veg out. Happy Zombidays everybody!