I almost lost my mind watching this the first time. That scene in the basement! So far beyond anything I could even think of. Being a young person at the time I also thought the nudity was very cool. I didn't get the social commentary until years later. The sequel 'Dawn of the Dead' was my favorite movie for a long time.
The first zombie movie direct by the great George A. Romero. Its the first movie starring by a black men and has one of the best finals I´ve seen. The production design is amazing, the creation of zombies has a great work. I can say that is the best zombie film of the 20 century.
One of the greatest horror films ever made is this Romero film that recreated the zombie genre film with a long lasting influence still being felt in mass media today. The underlying social message, which according to the director wasn't consciously created, makes the film even more timeless. Famously shot low budget over a long period of time the film is quite seamless with strong performances especially Duane Jones
Wonderful cinematography and a very creepy atmosphere lead an extremely enjoyable cinematic experience. Shame I'd never seen it before. Still holds up well today with it's message and with its horror. Also the ending is absolutely ingenious.
Not only the Kind of Blue of horror movies but guerrilla filmmaking at its finest. Gritty by necessity, but beautifully gruesome, Night of the Living Dead is the blueprint for the modern zombie movie. Tied with Hitchcock's Psycho for my favorite movie of all time.