Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Crazies



In my Cult Classic / Midnight Movies film class, we watched George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." It was the first zombie film that actually showed the guts being eaten & gave zombies an actual look. I thought it was cool because the protagonist was african-american actor, Duane Jones. Romero said that he simply chose the best actor. When asked if he wanted to edit the script to emphasize the race difference, he refused. I liked how it just flowed. Naturally it drew attention, but audiences just went with it, despite the era it was made. It became a hit.
And he wasn't the first to die; He was actually the only survivor...well, until...nah I won't spoil it.

But anywho, Romero also made the original "The Crazies" movie, that they recently remade. I posted both trailers. Interesting concept. I'm not a huge fan of remakes but as far as scary movies go, I prefer the older ones better. At least their ideas, anyway.The Shining still gives me the creeps.


Design by Amanda @ BloggerBuster