The award for the best zombie movie goes to The Night Of The Living Dead. This movie set off a hysteria for zombies, which has only grown over the past fifty years. Set in rural Pennsylvania, the film gave rise to the thought that no matter where you are, there is no escape from the horror that could possibly beset larger towns.
The Night Of The Living Dead was one of the scariest movies ever released. As an independent film, it had a very low budget, but George A. Romero did not let that stop him. This film is still listed as one of the scariest movies ever produced, and many who watch it admit that they cannot do so with the lights off. It is also not recommended to watch this movie alone. After the blockbuster release in 1968, five more films followed, and then in 1999, there was a fabulous remake, which also garnered enormous renown.
This is one of the original cult classic movies, and should you choose to watch it, be sure to have a trusted friend with you.