Friday, September 24, 2010

They're Coming To Get You, Barbara.....


They're coming to get you, Barbara....They're coming for you, Barbara....They're coming for you....Look, there comes one of them now....Here he comes now! I'm getting out of here!

Little did Johnny know, how correct he was while he was teasing his sister, Barbara, that evening in the cemetery.  What started off as a taxing 6 hour long road trip to lay flowers on their father's grave, turned into a night of unspeakable horror.

When a destroyed satellite crashes to Earth, the radiation wakens the newly dead who wander around and feast on human flesh.  Barbara is quickly thrust into a world gone mad, where the walking dead is roaming the land slaying and eating their victims.

 After taking refuge in a farm house where she is quickly joined by others who are looking for a safety, Barbara and her companions must figure out what to do next.  Do they hole up in the house and hope for rescue or do they make a run for it to safety?  Either option leaves them exposed to the reanimated corpses gathering outside the house.

That one vital decision is what drives the best part of this movie.  It's the conflict and mistrust inside the house that fuels the flames and causes mistakes to happen.  When soul shaking fear is mixed in with self preservation instincts and overinflated egos, you know the result will not be good.  The tension and terror can be felt wafting off the screen and you can't help but be sucked into their plight.  How many of them will live to see morning?  Will any of them get out of that house alive?  I will leave it to you to find out what happens next, if you think you can handle it.

When Sept. starts drawing to a close and the weather is finally cooling off, I'm instantly in the mood for horror movies and books, so the other night I put in one of my favorite movies to start the season off right.  "Night of the Living Dead" just happens to be my favorite zombie movie.  Actually I'm not a big zombie fan, so this is one of the few movies I can handle.  The fact that is brilliantly done and still manages to scare the crap out of me at times, is even better.  I don't want to let you in on all the happenings, but I will give you a vague warning.  If you have never seen this before, don't get too comfortable in your ideas of what happens next.  Just when you think you have it figured out, something happens to change that outcome.

For those of you who don't mind sitting at their computer for about an hour and thirty-six minutes, I found the entire movie online at YouTube, so here it is for your viewing pleasure.  Bear in mind, it won't be as good as watching it on TV and the right hand side may be cut off, but just a fraction of it.



This will qualify for the Peril on the Screen segment of the R.I.P. Challenge hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.

9 comments:

Staci said...

The older I get the less I can take of scary movies!! But this is right up my son's alley!!

Kailana said...

I think I saw this movie... It's been so long since I watched horror movies that I can't even remember what I have and haven't watched anymore.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I am surprised at myself, being a huge horror movie fan, I have never seen this one.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I may have seen this one a long time ago...it looks like something my teen grandkids would love! Thanks....

Alexia561 said...

Too scary for me! :o

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I used to love being scared to death Ryan. They don't make them like they used too.... now they are so over the top gory I cant stand to watch them.

logankstewart said...

I first watched this movie when I was 6 or so. My mom used to wake either me or my brother up late at night when she would watch a "scary" movie so she wouldn't be so scared. This is the only one I remember. I think Night of the Living Dead is responsible for my lifelong love of zombies.

Great review!

Yvette said...

Not for me. I just never got into the 'horror/scary' movie habit. (I've led a very sheltered life. HA!) But I have a book to recommend to you, Ryan. You'll get a kick out of the title: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED by E.J. Copperman. It's a 'cozy' set in New Jersey featuring a ghost or two as part of the main characters. I think you'd like it.

carolsnotebook said...

PASS - I just can't do horror movies, even in October.