I watched the original Night of the Living Dead for the first time--the cult classic that made George Romero a pop-culture icon. And I have to say, I was not very impressed...
It just seems like a lousy knock-off of Richard Matheson's classic novel I am Legend and its subsequent 1964 film The Last Man on Earth starring Vincent Price.
I have to say, I preferred Price's film much more, at least in regards to the vintage undead film genre.
Oh, and in Night of the Living Dead, if the ghouls are afraid of fire then why the heck didn't they just light some torches and simply walk their way to safety, brandishing the torches in the face of any ghoul? Or, just get upstairs and incapacitate the staircase by removing the first 6 or so steps? Sounds like a lot less work than boarding up every window and board (which didn't even work btw).
It was one big, overrated piece of junk. At least Judith O'Dea in all her blonde beauty made it somewhat worthwhile.