Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Night of the Living Dead made its debut on October 1st of 1968... and forever changed what was on the ol' undead menu. No more shambling around, following someone else's orders... the zombie subgenre was given a new life, so to speak. And for that matter, changed the rules on what you were getting in for when you walked (or drove) into a theater to watch a silly ol' horror film.

Being six or seven when I saw it on a drive-in screen back in the twilight of the Summer of Love, I'm sure the flick did its share of hardwiring on my impressionable li'l brain...

... so many thanks to George Romero, John Russo, Russell Streiner, Judith O'Dea, Bill Hinzman, Marilyn Eastman, Judith Ridley, Kyra Schon, Rudy Ricci, Chilly Billy, George Kosana...

... and a special deep red rose in memory of Duane Jones, Karl Hardman and Keith Wayne.

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