'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
Not only the best flesh-eating zombie movie shot in Pittsburgh, it's the best flesh-eating zombie movie anywhere. Everything zombie, right up to AMC's ab fab Walking Dead, owes a debt to this baby. Director George Romero's haunting black-and-white imagery sneaks up in all its ragged glory as a group of live ones hole up in a farmhouse as the dead come up to chow down. Duane Jones, playing one of the first black heroes in the horror genre, must talk and sometimes slap sense into this panicky herd. The cemetery opener in daylight always gets me. The Dead have never been livelier or scarier than they are here when Romero built the mold.
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