"When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth"
Perhaps the most famous quote to emerge from this classic zombie-horror series, as with a great many "famous" film quotes, it actually is only said once and is not given much significance in the film, above the rest of the happenings. It's about the most thought-provoking bit in the entire series though, the only topper being the (repeated) assertion about how the zombies are us and we're the zombies ("They're us and we're them") - perhaps more relevant today than in the '70s. Although to be honest, that actual saying might only appear in the remake of Night Of The Living Dead, which is from 1990-odd.
The premise of the film is simple: the dead are walking the earth. Two workers at a radio station and two soldiers decide to run, taking one of the tv station's helicopters, to try and find a place to hole up in. They find a shopping mall, and soon make themselves at home - most of the shops are fully stocked
The "... Dead" films are traditionally gory, and this one's no exception.
The main characters being more than able to take care of themselves, we are treated to plenty of head shots (the only way to kill zombies)
I must admit having seen Night Of The Living Dead, this, and Day Of The Dead, i am somewhat fond of this whole series. I like the overall storyline, and the starkly-contrasting settings of them all.
This is my second favourite of the lot, and it's nowhere near as cheesy as you might expect from a '70s horror film. The music is pretty atmoshperic (like the spooky backing to the mentioned quote) and the effects pretty good too.
All in all a very good zombie film, well worth watching even if you're not particularly a fan of horror/zombie films.