One of the six original “midnight movies”, Night of the Living Dead is often credited as the zombie flick that started it all, spurning subsequent decades of sequels, remakes, reboots and copy-cat attempts to capture on film the cinema joys of splatter and the essence of the undead. But it isn’t just the horror subgenre that Night is responsible for. Perhaps even more significantly, Night was made at a time of social and political unrest, which is why the zombie genre became known as the most loaded form of social and political allegory in the “entertainment” arena for subversive subculture. TJ
The radiation from a fallen satellite might have caused the recently deceased to rise from the grave and seek the living to use as food. This is the situation that a group of people penned up in an old farmhouse must deal with.