The premise is relatively simple. Vincent Price plays Dr. Robert Morgan, a scientist holding out against a plague that has converted perhaps all of the earth's population into ravenous ghouls. Each night, he works on a cure as they stalk his house, waiting for their chance to take him. By day, he kicks vampire ass.
It's not completely faithful to Matheson's original novel, but it's a hell of a lot closer than the Omega Man or the Will Smith vehicle, I Am Legend. Shot in 1964, George Romero himself has admitted that the source material, if not the film itself, was an inspiration for Night of the Living Dead. It's thick with mood and full of stark, black-and-white imagery.
If you haven't seen it, then educate yourself. Climb up into the Horror Squad Movie Club's bunker this weekend and check it out. It's been in the public domain for a while now, so you can find this gem all over the internet. Help us spread the word via Twitter by marking your tweets with the hashtag #hsmovieclub. Discussion on Monday!
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