USA, 1968, b/n, 96′
di George A. Romero
Screenplay John A. Russo, George A. Romero – Editing John A. Russo, George A. Romero – Cinematography George A. Romero, Joseph Unitas – Cast Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne
Siblings Barbra and Johnny are in a rural Pennsylvania cemetery to visit their father’s grave. A pale skinned man walking with a limp around the cemetery, kills Johnny. Barbara flees to an isolated farmhouse where a group of people is already holed up. Panic ensues as the group tries to figure out how best to escape, while hoards of undead converge on the house; news reports reveal that fire wards them off, while a local sheriff led posse discovers that if you «kill the brain, you kill the ghoul.» After a night of despair, one survivor is left in the house…
Living story becoming dead and then living again. He is the zombies’ father. Zombies are his favorite creatures, which, if possible, would surround him to eat his juicy filmmaker’s brain. Now – we all know that – George A. Romero pities these scary and horrific figures typical of the fantastic cinema. To him, in fact, these figures coming back to walk from dawn to dusk are the denied reason. It is the worst thing that could happen to man.