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by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

It was in 1968 when the godfather of zombie films, George A. Romero, released the independent, nightmarish film Night of the Living Dead.

Though White Zombie deserves the praise as the first feature-length zombie film -, Romero's "Dead" series is the set of zombie films all following zombie films were influenced and defined by.

Shot in black and white, "Night Of The Living Dead" revolutionized, defined and popularized the splatter film and was a superb example of what could be achieved and captured on a minuscule budget, paving the way for the independent horror films of the 70's and 80's.

The story opens with sister and brother Barbra and Johnny visiting their father's grave, when reanimated corpses suddenly attack them. Johnny is lost in the attack but Barbra flees and seeks refuge in an abandoned farmhouse.

It's not long before another fleeing survivor; Ben (played by »

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