Read This Before You Watch “Night of the Living Dead”

This week we start our exploration of Black representation in horror films by watching “Night of Living Dead” (1968), the feature debut from George A. Romero who went on to become of the horror genre’s great directors and to create his own cottage industry of “living dead” movies. Romero famously said he co-wrote the movie’sContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Night of the Living Dead””

Discussion Questions for “Night of the Living Dead”

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. The main protagonist of “Night of the Living Dead,” Ben (Duane Jones) is the first Black lead in a major American horror film. How would you describe Ben as a character? How does he dress and act? What are his main traits?Continue reading “Discussion Questions for “Night of the Living Dead””