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If there’s anyone out there reading this list of great zombie moments who doesn’t already know, Night of the Living Dead is the first of George A. Romero’s Living Dead movies and the first zombie movie. Period.
As a movie, I can’t claim it’s one of my favorites. It’s not one I can call near-perfect, and it’s certainly not one I can watch over and over.
Our hero, Ben, does his best to keep everyone safe until that can happen, but the aforementioned whittling forces are just too strong, and by the end of the night, the series of mishaps has left him completely alone.
Gets mistaken for a zombie. The movie ends with the cleanup guy’s line, “That’s another one for the fire.” And that’s it.
The first zombie movie, released in 1968, when every Hollywood movie still had to end with an uplifting monologue about the American spirit, instead went to an even darker, bleaker place than most horror movies will go today. There was no way it could not be number 1.