Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Acid Rain

Let me ask you a question: did you ever see that movie, "Night of the Living Dead"?

Oh, yeah, yeah - that's the one where the corpses start eating the people, right? What about it?

Did you know that story was based on a true case?

https://youtu.be/nd_-LlHHNOA

17 comments:

Chris McClure said...

When I was 10, I would rent this at the movie store (on VHS) and watch it about three times a day. My mom never had a clue what it was about.

Rot said...

that cadaver is still one of the scariest things in any horror film.
and the way camp, humor, and horror are balanced in this movie is always a treat.
Like it's so campy...but truly scary.

Jay's Shadow said...

And I PRAY they never remake these movies. They would make them too serious.

I also love how the two main characters were in the first and second movies.

The Creeping Cruds said...

Watch this on July 3rd every year...

Joel said...

Tarman is definitely up there as my favorite zombie of all time.

Black Jar Follies said...

I'm no fan of the horror-comedy genre, but this is a glorious exception. Tarman is one creepy goofball of a monster.

The Gill-Man said...

LOVE this film...with a passion! It was the first horror flick I showed my daughter, outside of the Universal classics, precisely for its perfect blend of scares and laughs.

Tar Man, in my mind, is every bit the horror icon that Freddy or Jason are.

highbury said...

And don't forget the soundtrack!!

Steve Ring said...

It's a pity that William Stout's great zombie designs were bungled by the make-up artist and didn't make it into the finished movie (except the tarman and half-zombie, which he nailed, and the "are you ready to party?" grave skeleton, which sucked).

Willow Cove said...

Love the cemetery shots and how we follow the poison rain down through the earth to the casket.

W.J.Calvin said...

One of the best...always takes me back to my warped adolescence in the mid 1980s.I remember the first time my late father watched ROTLD for the first time and absolutely loved it.PLEASE never remake this one!

Rot said...

Not sure if they're nationwide, but Pathmark supermarkets had a spokesman that I feel like was a family relative from how often we saw the tv commercials...and my mother's market of choice was Pathmark..well, seeing the spokesman in ROTLD gradually die and then off himself in a furnace made some serious scar tissue...
here's my uncle...Uncle Pathmark Guy...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcIrNPcknpk

girl6 said...

& i always think of the original actress, who was supposed to be the "nude punker". she complained about what a creepy perv Dan O'bannon was, said when she went to talk to him about the movie, he had ALL this porn, just lying around, so she was like, "uhhhh that's ok, i don't think i want the part any longer"...ewwwww...poor girl. : (

oh & Clu Gulager !!!!!!..he is straight up Love!!...& a Living Legend....<3333...Super Deluxe Awesome movie!!

Steve Ring said...

James Karen, also the hero of the horrible but fun Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster 20 years before ROTLD.

girl6 said...

yessss, Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster..horribly wonderful!!..hahaha.
i own it. : D

girl6 said...

Oh Oh Oh & Don Calfa tooooo!!! my MOST favourite incinerator dude ever!!!..hahaha
that dude is Awesome, i also remember him from all his wonderful character work on tv shows. he was in everything!!...Love him tooooo shreds.

Steve Ring said...

Me too! It's not half bad for a movie that's mostly shot out of a car window.