MCM: Night of the Living Dead

George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, steeped in cinematic history as the zombie-movie touchstone, wastes little time introducing its ghouls and terror. The black-and-white classic begins with a brother and sister dropping off a cross-shaped wreath at their father's grave after a long day in the car -- the former owning his role as annoying sibling. The real drama joins the bickering duo almost immediately, but not before brief exchanges about family memories and prayer are had.