Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.
In 1968, Pittsburgh native, George Romero, would direct a low budget film that would revolutionize the horror genre forever, Night of the Living Dead. Through interviews with the talents involved, the story of this film creation is told and how it reflected its time with a grotesque and powerful immediacy. Furthermore, the film's difficult and controversial release to an unsuspecting film public is also recounted as it survived the early revulsion to become a landmark cinematic creation with a profound effect on popular culture.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Being the zombie aficionado that I am, of course I had to sit down and watch this as well.
Despite being a documentary, then it was fun to watch, because you do get offered a very nice and detailed look into the makings of a movie that has defined a whole genre of movies to follow.
It is clear that George A. Romero, the man and the myth, was a passionate front-runner for the zombie genre, and that without his timeless masterpiece, then the zombie genre would most likely have been something else entirely today.
If you are not overly a fan of the zombie genre, then there is very little for you to find of use in this documentary.
This is in every meaning of the word a true must watch for zombie fans out there. It is also innovating and inspirational, and might just spur on other directors in the making with a passion for the zombie genre.
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