Saturday, August 22

NOLD '90: Better VHS Artwork


Even though the front spoils a piece of the ending, the DVD art is terrible. I hate the trampling John Russo has done over the years with his various literal revisionist rapes of the 1968 classic, but this remake really is admirable in its intentions with great lead performances and a haunting Paul McCollough score. I'll also make a grim admission here, I saw this before Romero's original on TNT's Monstervision. I know, I know...

Since I popped my Mitsu VCR open just now, here's the cassette "in-machine":

2 comments:

wiec? said...

while not as good as the original i still really liked most of it.

Tony Todd was pretty great and the really skinny zombie who appears in the doorway was a scream.

Gore-Gore Girl said...

I'm gonna go ahead and say it: I prefer the remake to the original.

Also, not to get all schoolgirl on you, but there's a great essay comparing the original and remake in the edited collection, The Dread of Difference. The essay is called "Taking Back the Night of the Living Dead: George Romero, Feminism, and the Horror Film." It's an awesome essay that illuminates both movies.

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