Night of the Living Dead

Location: New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Description: George A. Romero’s masterpiece of low-budget, black-and-white horror screens at midnight, courtesy of Shock Till You Drop.┬áDirector-cinematographer-editor (and co-writer) George Romero set a new standard for horror with this low-budget opus, which launched a trilogy later continued with DAWN OF THE DEAD and DAY OF THE DEAD. The limited budget actually enhances the effectiveness, as the limited locations and cast create a sense of claustrophobic dread in the face of the living dead onslaught. The symbolic impact of the home under assault from outside is immense, and the disintegration of the group within adds immeasurably to the tension. The black-and-white images convey the horror in stark detail; the camera work and editing and perfectly suited to the subject matter.

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Date: May 22 at midnight

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