Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Directed by Rob Kuhns
In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.
Birth of the Living Dead shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburg's policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives, and a roller-rink owner to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.
In lieu of the typical written review, I decided to do a quick little rambling 7-minute audio review of this essential new documentary for every Night of the Living Dead fan. No script. No notes. Practically no editing needed. Just 7 minutes of me, my overly sensitive microphone, and my raw comments about this new documentary sure to be required viewing for every Night of the Living Dead fan.
Listen to the Birth of the Living Dead audio review here.
3 1/2 out of 5