|Movie poster for the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Now for a post tax day double feature:
The pacing, tension, and utter strangeness of Night of the Living Dead (1968) gives this film a very dreamy quality. Also this version is in black and white. For me all black and white film has a strange almost surrealistic quality. Perhaps it also reminds me of my days in childhood when we only had a black and white television. The original version is the best one, but the color remake of 1990 puts an interesting spin on the story.
Academy Award nominee Nebraska (2013) is another film in black and white. I see a lot of similarities between this film and Night of the Living Dead aside from the horror aspect and I suppose one could derive an element of horror in the relationships among the characters in the story. It's one of those thoughtful films that makes for a laid back night of reflective entertainment.
Have you seen the original 1968 version of Night of the Living Dead or Nebraska? Do zombie movies appeal to you? Do you like films about family relationships and aging?