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View Poll Results: Which Living Dead movie is your favorite?
Night of the Living Dead (1968) 2 22.22%
Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4 44.44%
Day of the Dead (1985) 1 11.11%
Land of the Dead (2005) 2 22.22%
Diary of the Dead (2008) 0 0%
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:13 PM
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The original NOTLD remains my favorite and tops my list. Not the most sophisticated of the series, but the truest to the concept in execution.

The concept of isolation and claustrophobia, being cut off the from the rest of the world, is a favorite horror staple and NOTLD does it the best because it is so small in scope. That house is the global story in microcosm, whereas the later films tended to 'open it up' too much and present the external plot device over the internal drama.

Plus it's hard to beat that ending, and the irony that Harry (prick that he was) had the right plan all along.

I just saw most of DIARY OF THE DEAD this weekend on cable, and thought it was atrocious.
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Not to mention, you left out the superior "Shaun of the Dead..."

I think the reason a lot of people like NOTLD is it's a "backyard" movie that made it big. Hell, it became a legend! (pun, if you can spot it) It's the sort of success story we all wish we could have: a bunch of friends get together, shoot a horror movie, they get screwed out of ther copyrights, but they all go on to have careers in indie film anyway...
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(seriously though) I don't think I've seen any of the living dead flicks except for Land of the Dead.
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The original NOTLD remains my favorite and tops my list. Not the most sophisticated of the series, but the truest to the concept in execution.

The concept of isolation and claustrophobia, being cut off the from the rest of the world, is a favorite horror staple and NOTLD does it the best because it is so small in scope. That house is the global story in microcosm, whereas the later films tended to 'open it up' too much and present the external plot device over the internal drama.

Plus it's hard to beat that ending, and the irony that Harry (prick that he was) had the right plan all along.

I just saw most of DIARY OF THE DEAD this weekend on cable, and thought it was atrocious.
Agreed totally! NOTLD is the perfect horror film IMO, and completely changed the genre forever.
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Agreed totally! NOTLD is the perfect horror film IMO, and completely changed the genre forever.
I enjoyed the Remake too.
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I think this is the best living dead movie of all time.

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Not to mention, you left out the superior "Shaun of the Dead..."
Not really, since the topic was limited to George Romero films only.

But your wider point is taken: SHAUN is a great, fun film on its own merits and as an affectionate tribute.
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I enjoyed the Remake too.
Truth be told, I've not seen the NOTLD remake. Isn't Barbara supposed to be a bada$$ in it?

The Dawn remake was cool IMO.
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Truth be told, I've not seen the NOTLD remake. Isn't Barbara supposed to be a bada$$ in it?

The Dawn remake was cool IMO.
Must see, directed by make-up artist Tom Savini (Dawn, Day, Friday 13th's Jason & more), Screenplay by Romero and produced by Romero and Russo. KNB special make-up effects and the most realistic zombies you'll see. Story has some twist (Yes Barbara is a bada$$) but other twist you won't expect. The cast is great and the scares are a plenty. Let us know what you think after you watch it.

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