Two diametrically opposed terms — “living” and “dead” — are recontextualized to be so closely linked that one now describes the other. If I’m making Johnny sound insufferable, I apologize; he isn’t. We learn that the process of returning takes only a few minutes. Do you lie? Perhaps because our focus was elsewhere, as with a tussle that leaves us prone to accident. On some level, they’re well aware that they’re shooting people — usually in the back — who may be alive. That’s when he feels threatened. Tom finds a new leader. There are 0 customer reviews and 2 customer ratings. Color films had been made for nearly three decades before Night of the Living Dead. One gets the sense that if Mr. Cooper had it, nobody else would wield power at all. These aren’t men of strong moral fiber. McClelland puts on a decent face for the news crew, but at no point does he come across as especially competent or even concerned about what’s happening. He’s more clear headed and less emotional. He fights for Barbra. That’s enough. He makes a cynical observation about the arrangement they’re leaving on the man’s grave, saying somebody could come by later, pull the dead flowers off, clean up the cross, and sell it again.

But, hey, what are they going to do? I think it’s a symbol of confusion and desperation on the part of a government that no longer has control over anything aside from its own lies. I can’t.

Full stop. Two actors.

The gun is the most obvious symbol of the power struggle, and it’s an important one.

A museum display piece rather than anything that matters today.

He fires. The world has lived with the threat of the undead for years, but what happens when all the assurances of containment are revealed to be lies? Try NOTLD Aftermath for no holds barred ghoul horror! In fact, she’s embarrassed. Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation, https://horror.fandom.com/wiki/Living_Dead_(series)?oldid=103741, Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann, & Peter Grunwald, Eugene C. Cashman, Tom Fox, & William S. Gilmore, Lawrence Steven Meyers, Brian Yuzna, Gary Schmoeller, & John Penney, Simon West, Jib Polhemus, & Gus Malliarodakis, Richard P. Rubinstein, Marc Abraham, & Eric Newman, James Dudelson, Robert Dudelson, Randall Emmett, George Furla, & Jordan Rush. And Night of the Living Dead. It’s profoundly effective phrasing. The bloody ending to the first Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath arc is here and no one is safe! We learn that they had their car swarmed and turned over by zombies during an attack that ended with their daughter being seriously injured.
They were commonplace by 1968. If he’s not, he will be. The power struggle between Ben and Mr. Cooper — verbalized and silent in about equal measure — is the real tension of the film.

Zombies run Sin City now and time is running out for the group of survivors trying to escape the quarantine alive.

No pause for consideration. I don’t think he’s an incredible guy, but in just a few extremely efficient lines we understand his frustration.

And is one of many. We meet him during an irritating but routine family errand. Their salvation is as simple as pumping gas. Ben reacts fairly, considering how little the characters know, suggesting that the kid could have caught a disease from “those things,” but he keeps the conversation constructive. He suggests they find the Coopers’ car and try to get it back on four wheels. All of this makes Mr. Cooper more believable than some of the other human villains we see in Romero’s series. This goes for even the most obvious one: They don’t have any food in the basement, something that Mr. Cooper doesn’t even seem to realize would be a problem until he finds out Ben has plenty upstairs. Set in the excesses of the late 1970s we follow the world as it has evolved with the zombie threat.

In other words, I don’t think he ever actually loses his temper; he deploys his temper. Ghastly Award-nominated David Hine continues to deliver a uniquely creepy zombie epic in his romp through the original Night of the Living Dead world. It feels like a discovery more than a creation.

He did so in different ways and to different degrees, but what fascinated him wasn’t the fact that corpses could rise from their graves; it was the fact that, as they rise, mankind would turn their guns on each other instead.


We learn that they hunger for flesh. It’s probably funnier than he expected it to be, because his mood changes completely. Select the department you want to search in. If I strayed in there, it would be my own fault; the gory cover art stayed right where it was. Horror Film Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. • Duane Jonesas Ben. Romero has said that Ben ended up black because Duane Jones gave the best audition.