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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 02 December 2017 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I'm not entirely convinced of the need for a prequel to 1968's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, but it's happening:


Looking back, films started at a certain juncture in a timeline for a reason. Surely if the early days of the zombie outbreak were compelling, that'd have been the story George A. Romero began with.

This is what confuses me about some prequels. If the stories they are telling were compelling, why weren't they told to begin with?

I never needed or wanted an Inspector Clouseau prequel. I never had a particular yearning to know the events prior to ALIEN. Some prequels can be compelling, but NOTLD is what it is, and I am not sure what can be said about the zombie plague prior to the events of that film.

EDIT: Oxford comma added (I'm pedantic and trying to improve my writing!).


Edited by Robbie Parry on 02 December 2017 at 6:06am
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Joe Hollon
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Not like the "sequels" had much to do with the original
NOTLD. I don't mind things like this, easily ignored if
it's no good.   

The strangest prequel I can remember seeing in recent
memory was THE THING. It was just a total rehash of the
original (John Carpenter version) but not as good.
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Robbie Parry
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I suppose, and I'd certainly look at it on Freeview or Netflix, the original NOTLD was set pretty early on in the "zombie invasion" (I think) so not sure what they can really tell us in a prequel.

I won't pay to see it at the cinema, but if Netflix of Freeview show it, I'll give it a go.
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