This year, October 31 not only brings us candy and costumed fun, but it brings us AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” based on the acclaimed graphic novel published by Berkeley’s Image Comics. However, local film series Movies on a Big Screen is showing George A. Romero’s 1968 classic “Night of the Living Dead,” widely considered the finest example of the zombie film genre. So your options are a classic that you have seen a bazillion times but maybe never on the big screen with other fans, or the small screen debut of a more relevant story and a soon-to-be classic.
I guess if you’re still reading this, and you have a DVR and are accustomed to going out in the evening, your choice is probably made for you. But if you’re like me and you seldom leave the house, and are so geeked up about the AMC show you can hardly wait, and mostly use your DVR for its pause feature because you’re such a TV junkie you seldom even let shows buffer so you can skip commercials, you’ll be glued to your TV on 10/31 to see how far they get in the story in the pilot — will he find Lori and Carl? Or will that happen in like episode 3? Is it Halloween yet?