In celebration of Black History Month, Chaos and Carnage revisit the lingering horror of “Night of the Living Dead”— still relevant 50 years later.
A group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse must confront the terror of humanity’s demise — battling both the undead and the living — in a historically and cinematically important film that was about so much more than zombies.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
This podcast pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival.
This week on They Mostly Podcast at Night, Chaos and Carnage invite you to join them for Black History Month with the badass hero who launched us into the zombie survival movie, Duane Jones in Night of the Living Dead! The hosts also talk their own history with zombies and a certain elite squad of zombie hunters, P.A.U.D.
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction and more!
“Johnny made fun of Barbara… and things went awry.” – Carnage’s five second summaries.
Siblings Johnny and Barbara are visiting their dead father’s grave in a Pennsylvania cemetery when a strange man stumbling past suddenly attacks. Barbara is able to escape the silent assailant and manages to make her way to what appears to be an abandoned farmhouse.
She is joined by Ben, who saw the farm’s gas pumps but can’t find the key. Soon, ghouls discover them and surround the house. Ben takes the lead as our hero and begins boarding up the house, determined to survive the night. Barbara discovers a family with a young daughter and a local couple are hiding in the cellar. One farmhouse is all that stands between seven strangers and dozens of ghouls determined to eat their flesh.
Our hero is determined to survive, but can anything really survive after the Night of the Living Dead?
Check out the trailer for Night of the Living Dead below. And if you haven’t seen it, or if it’s been a while, be sure to catch up on the film before listening to this spoiler-y podcast. It’s currently free on YouTube. There is even a colorized version now streaming.