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The Last Man on Earth (1964)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  8 March 1964 (USA)
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When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

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When a plague devastated life on Earth, the population died or became a sort of zombie living in the dark. Dr. Robert Morgan is the unique healthy survivor on the planet, having a routine life for his own survival: he kills the night creatures along the day and maintains the safety of his house, to be protected along the night. He misses his beloved wife and daughter, consumed by the outbreak, and he fights against his loneliness to maintain mentally sane. When Dr. Morgan finds the contaminated Ruth Collins, he uses his blood to heal her and he becomes the last hope on Earth to help the other contaminated survivors. But the order of this new society is scary. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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By night they leave their graves, crawling, shambling, through empty streets, whimpering, pleading, begging for his blood! See more »

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The Damned Walk at Midnight  »

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Established by many reviewers (including director George A. Romero himself) as a graphic blueprint for Night of the Living Dead (1968). See more »

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In the flashback sequence where Morgan takes his wife's body in his car for a secret burial, the shots of him inside the car driving shows that it is night or pre-dawn. However, the exterior shots of the car moving along on the road show that it is already daylight. See more »

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[first lines]
Robert Morgan: Another day to live through. Better get started.
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excellent early post-apocalyptic thriller
15 December 2004 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

"The Last Man on Earth" is an early example of how fantastic, even on a minimal budget, a movie set in a post-apocalyptic world can be. This movie starts with Morgan (Vincent Price) waking up to another day of being the lone survivor of a vicious worldwide plague...disposing of bodies, stocking up on mirrors and garlic, crying over his lost loved ones, and battling the undead. There are lots of silly parts in this movie...but there are also lots of really cool innovative aspects. And talking zombie-vampires?! "The Last Man on Earth" is a nifty precursor to the Romero trilogy. The movie tends to drag after the first 15 minutes or so, but it really picks up from the middle on. Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys apocalypse movies and zombie movies. My Rating: 8/10.


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