In the late sixties, it was fairly common for wildly popular movies to have downer endings. Bonnie and Clyde, for instance. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Romeo and Juliet. Rosemary’s Baby. But the ending of the original Night of the Living Dead is really something to behold, a grim finale to a gruesome black-and-white tale about slow-moving zombies (ghouls, they’re called in the film) who mysteriously return to eat the flesh of the living. It caused an uproar and so was of course very popular. The 1990 remake upped the gore and changed the ending. Dreadphile Cinema is presenting them back to back in a seasonally appropriate drive-in double-feature.
Gates open at 6 and the movie will probably start around 7, once it’s darker.