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Night of the Living Dead

1968 / d. George A. Romero
Ok, so it’s obvious that NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD isn’t about the graphic human meat-chomping that characterized the later Romero pictures, but without this influential little gem, the zombie genre as we know it would not exist. An incredibly bleak and tragic tale, this low-budget black and white horror classic marked the directorial debut of Mr. Romero and set up him up for a long career in the horror industry. Followed by DAY OF THE DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, LAND OF THE DEAD, DIARY OF THE DEAD, and SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD.


Hell of the Living Dead

1980 / d. Bruno Mattei
The legendary HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD (a.k.a. VIRUS, a.k.a. NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES) is the film that made Bruno Mattei a household name amongst horror fans. Not because the film is good by any means, but just the opposite: this thing watches like a bad Ed Wood movie, in more ways than one. Filled with random bits of National Geographic stock footage, the inconsistency and flat plot makes this flick like a rabid dog: in serious need of being shotgunned. Some decent effects and the usual ‘testine-gorging is all this snooze-fest has to offer.


Hard Rock Zombies

1985 / d. Krishna Shah
It’s death metal, literally! This low-budget flick may appear to be another in a long line of so-bad-they’re-good films of the undead… until you realize that it was actually meant to be a comedy! This guilty pleasure has it all: a pair of murderous midgets, a slicin’n’dicin’ werewolf woman in a wheelchair, a hulking psycho with a raging weed whacker, and Adolph Hitler! Oh, and did I mention hair? Lots and lots of hair! The tunes (everything from love ballads to guitar riffs with the power to reanimate the dead) are pretty darn catchy and the performances from the cast can actually be quite clever at times. A hidden gem that is just dying to rock out in your DVD player. [JC]