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Night of The Living Dead- More Than Just a Horror Movie
The ‘Night of The Living Dead' is an independent American horror film.
The film was released in 1968. The film was written, directed and almost personally shot
by George Romero. John Russo also has a heavy writing presence in the film. The film
follows the story of seven people hunted by ghouls, living flesh-eating corpses, trapped in
a rural farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania. The ‘living dead' monsters eventually kill
every character in the film. The film is unique as it is scary. It was produced with a
budget of just under $114,000. It was shot in the outskirts of Pittsburgh. The film grossed
an impressive $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally, around 250 times
its initial budget. The film was a first of its kind, offering a new way in which horror
movies were produced. The movie is rated as a classic, by many horror enthusiasts. It is a
subject of consideration for both movie critics and academic scholars alike. Indeed, the
movie is considered a milestone in the evolution of the modern culture, offering distinct
parallelism to the American ideals of the time. The film provides symbolism that mirrors
the issues affecting the American society of the time, including racism, cold war and
other issues facing the American population at the time (“Night Of The Living Dead”).
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