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The first film of George A. Romero's Dead series and John Russo's Living Dead series.

John Russo wrote a novelization of the film.

The film is public domain because the filmmakers failed to put a copyright on the original film print.

John Russo produced a 30th Anniversary edition of the film that incorporated newly shot footage, edits and a original soundtrack replacing the previous stock music that was used as a soundtrack.  The new edition also spawned the sequel Children of the Living Dead.

The original budget was $114,000 and it was shot on 35mm.
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CastRossie Harris, Bill Hinzman, George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Russ Streiner, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley, Marilyn Eastman, Kyra Schon, John Simpson, Charles Craig, John A. Russo
DirectorGeorge A. Romero
Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  October 1, 1968
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterGeorge A. Romero, John A. Russo
Runtime:  96 minutes
Studio:  Latent Image, Good Times Video, Anchor Bay Entertainment
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review by . October 15, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     Two siblings, a brother and a sister, visit a cemetery to place a cross and flowers at their father's grave. The sister seems happy just to do it, while the brother complains "I don't even remember what the man looks like!" He also whines about missing church that day, etc.; he is a rather selfish man. The two prepare to leave the cemetery, but not before they notice a strange man walking amongst the tombs of the dead. The distinctive feature is in the way …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Cult Cinema
Perhaps one of the greatest horror films ever made and a wonderful example of stylish indie filmmaking. Romero made a zombie movie that defined an entire sub-genre, shocked audiences and critics with its stark realism and violence, and has gone on to become a seminal cult classic. If you're faint of heart, then avoid this film as it is dark, gory, and designed to unnerve viewers. "They're coming to get you, Barbra!"    
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
a classic, we used to watch this on friday nights when i was in high school.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The original zombie movie. Quite a fantastic one also
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
saw it as a kid and it still creeps me out
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I love it
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
60s version needs more thrill
review by . May 13, 2009
What makes this movie work so well is that it relies on real scarry creatures, eerie direction and great use of black and white film while later versions relied on gory special effect body mutilations.  The movie starts right out with a funeral in a grave yard. A man and his sister are visiting their mother's grave and the woman is quite unnerved about being in the graveyard. The man starts to play on her uneasiness saying things like "Barbara, they're coming to get you Barbara." Suddenly …
review by . May 19, 2009
Night of the Living Dead is the one that spawned several sequels (some official others not) and hundreds of knock-offs. The movie takes place in the Pittsburgh countryside. Innocently enough a brother and sister are visiting their father's grave site when they encounter a strange individual. He attacks and kills the brother whilst the sister flees the scene. She stumbles into a country farm house that will later become a house of horrors. Meanwhile a young black man seeks safety inside the house …
review by . October 29, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
In 1968 George A. Romero took the world by storm with an incredibly violent, low-budget, horror film that introduced what would grow to be the modern day interpretation of the living dead (referred to as zombies by most modern day moviegoers). These creatures are the reanimated corpses of the recently deceased, they shuffle, moan and eat the flesh of the living, and the only ways to kill them being incineration and a fatal blow to the head (via gunshot or clubbing). Naturally these aspects would …
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