Filmed on a shoestring budget of little more than $100.000, George Romero's black-and-white zombie flick remains one of the most unforgettable horror movies ever made. Shot in Pittsburgh using local talent to keep costs down (one investor was a butcher: he supplied the blood and guts), its premise is simple. Seven people shut themselves inside a farmhouse as zombies intent on death and destruction close in on them. It was Romero's first film; followed it 10 years later with the daft but enjoyable Dawn Of The Dead and 1985's Day Of The Dead, while Tom Savini used Romero's script to remake the first film with flashier effects in 1990.
Director: George A Romero Cast: Judith O'Dea, Duane Jones