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Walking Dead Hiatus: The Last Man On Earth
YouTube ^ | 1964 | Ubaldo Ragona

Posted on 04/06/2014 4:48:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer

In order to prevent zombie withdrawl, here is a good dose of zombies. Vincent Price's Last Man on Earth. (1964) This was one of the three versions of Richard Matheson's novel I am Legend, on film, and was credited by George Romero as being his inspiration for the Night of the Living Dead.

The zombies in this film don't obey the rules set down by Romero, they are actually more of a cross between vampires and zombies. They are still intelligent, and can talk. This movie has one of the creepiest scenes ever in a zombie film, at least for me when I watched it long ago as a kid. Even the Walking Dead made reference to it in its first episode.

Enjoy

The Last Man on Earth


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1 posted on 04/06/2014 4:48:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Great post! This early ‘60s “Famous Monsters of Filmland” era of low-budget horror movies — and this one is a great example — was such a terrific time. This one on a triple bill with “The Tingler” and “House On Haunted Hill” would be a Price-O-Rama!


2 posted on 04/06/2014 4:59:03 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

I’ll throw in an “Omega Man” to go with that!


3 posted on 04/06/2014 5:06:57 PM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Shimmer1

ping


4 posted on 04/06/2014 5:07:12 PM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: JennysCool

“The Tingler” was horror city.
Makes my flesh crawl just thinking about it.
Surprised they haven’t made a remake.


5 posted on 04/06/2014 5:12:08 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I posted about this movie with the link from the wayback machine not long ago here on FR. Great movie!

Vincent Price does a great job with his acting skills and talent.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 5:12:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: tet68

They couldn’t.
They’d get sued for running electric wires into the theater seating for effect like they did when The Tingler first came out.


7 posted on 04/06/2014 5:14:45 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: JennysCool

Did Chris Matthews star in that film?


8 posted on 04/06/2014 5:17:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Thanks, I'm watching it. It was The Omega Man I recall the most. The zombies were intelligent, but that didn't stop Heston from grabbing the ol' high-power rifle and using them for target practice.



That was a great role for Anthony Zerbe too. Freaky. By the way, if I was the last man still alive and unzombified, I'd be talking to myself a lot. I do that anyway:)
9 posted on 04/06/2014 5:19:41 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Thanks, I’m watching it. It was The Omega Man I recall the most. The zombies were intelligent, but that didn’t stop Heston from grabbing the ol’ high-power rifle and using them for target practice.”

Read I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, the source material for The Omega Man as well as The Last Man on Earth. It’s an amazing book.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 5:34:51 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Antihero101607

I’m in between stuff on Kindle now, I suppose I could try to download it.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 5:35:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Kinda liked “World War Z” until it sorta petered out at the end, but the first hour or so is pretty good.


12 posted on 04/06/2014 5:56:47 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

I kinda liked it too, better than the initial reviews. The book was very good.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 6:05:54 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

I thought the wild action scenes were the film’s strength; when the two travellers finally arrive at the Welsh(?) clinic, things slowed and the movie went downhill after that, IMO.

I remain a big fan of the original George Romero flick.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 6:11:30 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Vince Ferrer

That movie is a classic. I am having a bad withdrawl of TWD so today on Fearnet, they are showing FIDO which is a funny movie about using zombies as servants lol.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 7:07:32 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Vince Ferrer

Hipster zombies....sounds about right.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 7:20:13 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Vince Ferrer

bfl


17 posted on 04/06/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: The Duke
I’ll throw in an “Omega Man” to go with that!

The king of the "B Movies"? Absolutely.

It's also got a great soundtrack, if you can find a copy. Probably have to download a torrent file; the CD copies are bringing $$$ at auction sites. Everyone needs a copy in their car stereo, for when the zombie apocalypse hits.

18 posted on 04/06/2014 10:10:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Vince Ferrer; All

“Morgan! Morgan! We’re going to get you Morgan!”


19 posted on 04/07/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Vote Republican! We're 1/10 of 1% better than the other guys!)
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To: The Duke

Hell Comes to Frogtown


20 posted on 04/07/2014 1:11:01 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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