In the summer of 1969 my twin sister and I were nine years old. My father took us to the drive in for a double feature: WILLARD and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. I thought it was bad enough that the mean teenaged boys made rat noises when we walked to the concession stand during intermission, but that was nothing compared to how I felt when my father drove us through a cemetery on the way home and pretended to run out of gas. We screamed and screamed and screamed. To this day he insists that was the best way home, but we had never seen that cemetery before that night, and we never drove through it again. I can’t watch NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (a personal favorite) without chuckling over that memory.
TRAUMAFESSIONS :: Reader Renee on The Night of the Living Dead
December 28th, 2007 by aunt john · 3 Comments