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 bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.
Dr. Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially skeptical, especially when the alleged doppelgangers are able to answer detailed questions about their victim's lives, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened and determines to find out what is causing this phenomenon.Written by
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The last sequence was shot, not on the actual Hollywood Freeway, but on a little used cross-bridge. The cars were driven by stunt drivers. Don Siegel said later that Kevin McCarthy was in real danger of getting hit, because the sequence was shot at dawn and he was near complete exhaustion. See more »
After Jack Belicec cuts his hand, he and Dr. Bennell are talking next to the pool table. Dr. Bennell states that Becky's cousin (Wilma Lentz) thinks her "uncle and her aunt are not her uncle and her aunt". However Wilma's suspicion only concerned her uncle Ira. Her aunt was never mentioned. See more »
In the movie there is a sequence in which Dr. Bennell leaves the cave. He steps out while Becky stays behind almost falling asleep. Is Dr. Bennell drawn out by a desire to check how their escape is progressing or to listen to that beautiful music that is coming from the radio. He is probably thinking that anybody playing such a beautiful tune can't be out to get him. This a a great scene. I am eager to know what the name of that tune is.
It is a touch choice between this movie and the sequel made with Donald Sutherland but I am inclined to not only say that this is the better of the two but also go so far as to say that it is one of the best horror movies ever made.
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