The mother of low-budget independent horror, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead single-handedly invented a staple of modern filmmaking. The influence of this film is incalculable – not to mention launching Romero’s Living Dead cottage industry.

Still intense after 40 years, its black and white photography only enhances the unnerving tension.

Extras: Q&A with Romero, the last interview with actor Duane Jones, the original script on DVD-ROM.

Grade: A-

Night of the Living Dead 40th Anniversary Edition is currently available.