Home · Articles · Movies · Brew Views · Brew Views: Night of the Living Dead
October 17th, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON | Brew Views
 

Brew Views: Night of the Living Dead

Bloodthirsty business.

brewviews_livingdead_3850NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - PHOTO: Image Ten

When Night of the Living Dead opened in 1968, its flesh-eating zombies scandalized audiences otherwise watching Hawaii Five-0. George Romero’s horror flick follows a group trapped in a farmhouse as zombies terrorize the countryside through a gruesome deathfest many critics now see as a critique of the Vietnam War, American racism and patriarchy. Even today, the gore is still gross—expect to be startled by a close-up of a mangled and bloody face with eyes bugged out, or a scene where a kiddie zombie commits matricide with a trowel—but the film’s nihilism is even more shocking. Everyone dies.

  • Showing at: Laurelhurst Theater.
  • Best paired with: Pinot noir.
  • Also screening: ParaNorman (Kennedy School), Lawless (Academy).
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 
 

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close