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5.0 out of 5 stars Not as scary as the original but still very good, 10 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Night Of The Living Dead - The Remake [DVD] (DVD)
Although this 1990 remake of the scariest film I have ever seen is not
anywhere near as scary as the 1968 original, it is still a very good
film and has improved with age and repeated viewings. I first saw the
original NOLD upon the initial 1968 release at a drive-in, again in
1970 at a drive-in and then not again until around 1980 on VHS video.
In the interim I was lucky enough to find and buy the original
paperback edition of the 1974 Warner Books novelization. In the remake,
Tom Savini does a fine job with the director's chair and the film
benefits hugely from two very strong performances from Tony Todd and
Patricia Tallman. The make-up effects, on-location filming and music
are also all first-rate. It is a very worthwhile film despite being a
remake of a true classic. It does not attempt to be equal to or better
than the original. It doesn't copy the original scene-for-scene and
dialog-for-dialog. Although the plots are indeed very similar, the
remake offers some very unexpected twists and enhances some characters
while it somewhat changes others. And for those who have seen the
original film but not the remake, steer clear of reading spoilers for
the remake's ending. It was a touch of pure genius and won't be at all
what you will be expecting. See the remake but don't compare it to the
original classic. It stands very well on its own merits and even
compliments and pays homage and tribute to the 1968 version.
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