Because I have never really watched any zombie movies before, I found Night of the Living Dead to be interesting but I was also annoyed throughout the film—mainly because of the depiction of the women. Though I know the movie was made in the late 1960s when women were still seen as inferior and helpless, I thought this movie took the stereotypical portrayal to a new level. Of all the women, I felt Barbra’s depiction was the worst. The fact that she became zombie-like herself in a time of crisis made me feel that the film was trying to exaggerate how emotional women are and imply that they become helpless in times of danger. Towards the end of the movie when Barbra finally snapped out of her trance to help block the door, I was excited that she might survive…and maybe be the only person to survive. I was disappointed only a few seconds later. I guess one thing I can say is that the movie did not exploit women for no reason. And I suppose the female characters did help develop the male characters and their relationships. But overall, I was disappointed they did not add much to the plot for me.