Most people would finger George Romeros 1968 Night of the Living Dead as the first modern horror film, but what about the movie that most influenced Romero? That would be 1964s The Last Man on Earth, the first cinematic take on Richard Mathesons 1954 book I Am Legend. (The second was 1971s The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston. The latest is last years I Am Legend with Will Smith.) Vincent Price portrayed the lonely, monster-slaying protagonist of the shoddy but creepy Last Man.
Mon., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., 2008