Night of the Living Dead
Romero's 1968 film Night of the Living Dead launched his career as a director of the undead. In the movie, a band of unlucky people attempt to fend off an unrelenting assault of zombies from a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. The cult classic has been lauded as a seminal work of the modern horror genre and a powerful commentary of 1960s American society. In 1999, the film was inducted into the National Film Registry in the United States' Library of Congress for its cultural significance in the history of American cinema.