Originally Posted by chrismac87
What's depressing as hell is that these lists are compiled of "essentials", yet the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD has yet to make anyone's list. Given that that film singlehandedly created the modern zombie - it's kind of hard to look at any of these lists without some objection.
Just my two cents since most of you have included the sequel which wouldn't have been made had it not been for the original, influential film, not to mention the other zombie films that y'all are listing.
If you're talking about essentials, or must haves, that one should be on everyone's list - not even at the top, but for crying out loud, somewhere.
Personal favorites, well, that's a whole other story now idn't it?
Excuse me, but most of you are missing the point and really not reading what I had posted. I'm sorry but I thought that I was being clear. I said formative
. That means films that you saw at a young age that are still important to you as must haves. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with historical relevance. Night of the Living Dead is a great, important film, no doubt about it. But ultimately I only need one copy in my collection and my original Elite DVD is good enough for me because I simply do not revisit it often enough for it to justify a place in my personal top 20. But most importantly in relation to this list I also didn't see it until a bit later in life when I was ALREADY a confirmed horror fan. But Creepshow, man... I saw that at the right place and right time in life at 8 years old and it has stuck with me to this day. It's like the difference between the President of the US being a historical figure but your dad being just a bit more important. Can you dig it?
And with that, I'm going to replace Prince of Darkness (much as I love it, it doesn't fit with the list) with Time Walker.
As far as objecting peoples lists goes, you CAN'T do that because you are not in a position to judge. This isn't supposed to have historical relevance. Although I personally have a hard time believing that Fulci Zombie films are among some of the first horror movies you've ever viewed. Unless you're a late bloomer that is.