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Directed by George A. Romero • 1973 • United States
Starring Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones
When a plane carrying a secret biological weapon crash-lands in the vicinity of a rural town, the area descends into chaos. Infected with a virus that sends them into a homicidal frenzy, the locals turn on each other in an orgy of bloody violence. As the army cordons off the town and government agents clash with scientists over the appropriate course of action, a small band of survivors attempt to make their way to safety. As in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, George A. Romero’s infection opus channels explosive political themes into a disturbing vision of social breakdown.