In Memory of George Romero: Watch The Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

The Night of the Living Dead, 1968
A film by George A. Romero

Beloved motion picture director George A. Romero passed away today. In tribute to his creative contributions, please enjoy the film that started the zombie craze, and revolutionized the horror genre.

An iconic horror film exploring a classic topic of horror, the dead rising from the grave to feast upon the living, this cult hit ushered in the modern zombie film, while exploring powerful political and cultural issues, like racism, fear of the unknown, and heroism, in 1960s America.

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Slashed Dreams (aka Sunburst), a film by James Polakof, 1975

Slashed Dreams (aka Sunburst), a film by James Polakof, 1975

Slashed Dreams, (aka Sunburst), 1975

A film by James Polakof

In this disturbing thriller by James Polakof, “a couple vacationing in the woods is stalked by two rapists.”(IMDB) Starring Peter Hooten, Kathrine Baumann, Ric Carrott

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