Category: 31 Nights, 31 Frights

31 Nights, 31 Frights: Night of the Living Dead

'Night of the Living Dead'

Few living director’s can lay claim to inventing a movie genre, but that’s just what George A. Romero did with this unsettlingly lurid social commentary. Confining the action to a few rooms in an abandoned farmhouse, Romero creates a siege mentality meant to emulate the struggle in Vietnam at the time.

31 Nights, 31 Frights: Scream

Drew Barrymore in 'Scream'

Following on the heels of his very-meta New Nightmare, horror veteran Wes Craven serves up a reflexive revival of the diluted and nigh-dead slasher subgenre. With Scream, he reinvigorated the conventions of horror even as he simultaneously skewered and savored them.