The Night of the Living Dead seemed extremely silly to me. I know that older horror films in general seem silly because of their lack of technology in special effects, but I really did not understand the point of the screaming, delusional damsel in distress for the ENTIRE movie. I feel that her role made me take the film less seriously because I was constantly looking to see if she could get killed off by the zombies.
Also, I really appreciated the progressive racial aspect of the movie. I did not expect an African American lead male character during the time period or setting of the film, and so I was pleasantly surprised to find him as the heroic, level-headed protagonist. Despite this, he was also the sacrificial character at the end! This really crushed my hopes for the film. I was so pleased with the progressive character casting that I was willing to try and ignore the fainting lunatic in the background, but I found it an extreme cop out when he was killed off.
The camera angles were unique. I found them to be half-hazard almost, but I felt they did add a little quirk to the overall effects of the film. Overall, the film seemed silly and half-hazard. It almost seemed like they were trying to be humorous instead of scary. I honestly didn't enjoy this movie mainly because of the character Barbara.