Night of the Living Dead
11:55pm - Friday, Oct 11, 2019
"They're coming to get you... Barbara, there's one of them now!"
The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on October 11 with a screening of the late, great George Romero's landmark 1968 "zombie horror apocalypse" thriller NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. This film - an archetypical classic of not just the horror "genre," but any genre - is the cinematic blueprint for so many films of its ilk, following a group of people trying to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.
"George A. Romero's debut set the template for the zombie film, and features tight editing, realistic gore, and a sly political undercurrent." (Rotten Tomatoes)
"If [Romero's] original vision of the undead looks dulled by today's standards, his embedded political commentary on racism feels just as sharp." (Vulture)
"It's a virulent portrait of an America in flux and decay, from the flag billowing near the graveyard at the start to its disturbing depiction of a lynch-mob mentality. But Night also transcends its period through sheer intensity." (Total Film)
"The original and the best." (Empire Magazine)
Friday, October 11
Doors 11:30 pm | Movie 11:55 pm
Tickets $10.50 advance | $12.50 at the door
*Minors OK in the balcony! (Please note this film is rated 18A.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George Romero, 1968 / 96 mins / 18A) There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
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