Top 20 Scariest Movies So Far (That are not the Exorcist) #18
#18 Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Directed by George A. Romero
Written by John A. Russo & George A. Romero
What can I say that hasn’t already been said about George A. Romero? The guy is a horror prodigy. While the zombies are scary, yes, the really terrifying thing about this movie is the people.
I find this to be somewhat congruent through all the horror movies that have kept me up at night. It’s not the zombies we really need to be afraid of (at least not in this movie - the zombies are pretty slow) it’s the people who are still breathing. One should fear the bags of flesh who are still devising a plan and still capable of real, true, calculated evil. The worst monster is the one who lives next door.
#17 is up tomorrow.