12 November 2010

Oh my stars and garters

It is rare that someone on the internet does something so inescapably awesome that I am forced, not only to link to it, but also to stand and applaud at the sheer inventiveness and audacity of what has been done. This is one of those rare moments.

As most of you no doubt know, George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead has been in the public domain for as long as it has been in release, thanks to a clerking error. Bad for George, but awesome for any number of people who have made money selling copies of his classic movie. And a boon for people on the internet who like to goof around with content and context and editing technology and YouTube's capabilities to bring you something like Editing the Dead, a choose-your-own-adventure style reworking of the movie that is, simply, one of the coolest things I have seen on the internet in a long, long time.

It begins here:



Enjoy.

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