This movie and it's paperback novelization have always gave me the creeps. I was home alone last Saturday night - catching up on movies, laundry and cleaning (out of money thanks to Madonna, so no going out for a few months). I had put on NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and did chores while letting it play. It got dark early and I only had a few lights on while the other rooms remained dark. This movie somehow just put me on edge the whole night! The "news broadcasts" in the film fooled me into thinking somehow the real thing was happening - while scrubbing the tub, somebody dropped something heavy down the garbage chute outside and it broke some glass that was already in the can and it made me almost have a heart attack. The stray cats outside knocked over a flower pot (classic) outside the French doors that look out onto the garden. All of this while NIGHT was playing as if I were somehow part of the film and the same thing was happening in my neighborhood. When the DVD pixalated and shut down I was somewhat relieved all that tension was over with. Just thought I'd share. Effective flick!