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Night of the Living Dead

Released - 1968
Genre - Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director - George A. Romero
Starring - Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman

This film was first released in the states in 1968, a true horror pioneer; it bridged the gap between the old style horror and the new. Up until Night of the Living Dead horror films did not show violent murders on screen, they didn't show gory sequences of this magnitude, instead they would cut to shadows on the wall, all the scary action taking place off camera. This film inspired many other zombie films and modernised horror for an audience used to Dracula movies watch for yourself the birth of the zombie movie.

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Gore - this was the first film to feature graphic gore although it is in black and white

Zombies - this is where the zombie genre began with these slow shamblers intent on eating you

Related Links - Dawn of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead, Survival of the Dead, George A. Romero

This film is in the public domain and you can download it for free from the - Internet Archive

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