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Night of the Living Dead (1968) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by George A. Romero and produced by Karl Hardman and Russell Streiner.

Night of the Living Dead was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

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Night of the Living Dead: Special Rifftrax Review

on Oct 25, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

If you’re looking for a straightforward review of Night of the Living Dead you can read it here.? This special review looks at last night’s Rifftrax Live! event reviewing the movie.? I have republished my article originally published at Cinema Sentries. George Romero?s Night of the Liv... Read full article


31 Days of Halloween – 023: Night Of The Living Dead – In 30 Seconds! With Bunnies!

By Michael on Oct 23, 2013 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

October marches on, and so does our countdown to All Hallows Eve. This year, rather than trying to do a full 31 film reviews or something truly time-consuming like that, most of what I’m going to be posting are favorite trailers, short films, some full-length movies, and other items just to ki... Read full article


Night of the Living Dead (1968)

on Mar 22, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I’ve seen Night of the Living Dead several times in my life, and yet watching it with an audience during my American Horror class, I noticed flaws that I couldn’t ignore. ?Despite director George Romero‘s insistent comments that he didn’t intend any racial themes to emerge, t... Read full article


Night of the Living Dead

By Alyson on Oct 11, 2012 From The Best Picture Project

The first time I watched Night of the Living Dead was Halloween night when I was thirteen years old. ?I had spent the evening trick-or-treating with my friends and had quite the candy haul. ?After a little trading with my siblings, it was my main source of energy as I stayed up waiting for the movie... Read full article


Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A. Romero)

on Jan 19, 2011 From The Stop Button

What a lame ending. If it weren?t for the sufficiently uncanny end credits, I?d finish Night of the Living Dead thinking it was supposed to be a comedy. Actually, if it weren?t for that lame ending, I?d be starting this response much differently. Night of the Living Dead has one of the most sublime ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Johnny: They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!


[Tom has just brought Judy up from the basement]
Harry Cooper: You gonna let them get her too, huh?


Harry Cooper: [referring to everybody else, who are all upstairs] Let them stay upstairs. Let them. Too many ways those monsters can get in here. We'll see who's right. We'll see, when they come begging me to let them in down here.
Helen Cooper: That's important, isn't it?
Harry Cooper: What?
Helen Cooper: To be right, everybody else to be wrong.
Harry Cooper: What do you mean by that?


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One of the first films to graphically depict violent murders on screen.
Assuming the movie takes place on the spring time change (according to the dialog at the beginning) after the date (December 1966) on the calendar in the house (a reasonable assumption from the condition of the body in the house), the movie begins on the night of 30 April 1967 and ends the next morning, which is May Day. However, for the sequels, Romero has treated the timeline of the Dead saga with a bit of malleability; in the movie novelization of Dawn of the Dead he notes "The stock market had plummeted way below the lowest point of the Carter administration" and refers to an upcoming election. Day of the Dead features a copy of the novel Salem's Lot, published in 1975, after Night of the Living Dead came out; it seems peculiar that this publish still saw publication in a world where "ghouls" actually exist. Diary of the Dead takes place isochronally with Night of the Living Dead yet features modern computers. Of course, even Night of the Living Dead references technology far advanced than that available at the time of the film's release (i.e. the Venus probe).
The Evans City Cemetery was the cemetery used in the original version of the film, but it could not be used for the 30th anniversary edition. Before filming the new footage, a tornado had torn through the Evans City Cemetery, and ironically, it unearthed several graves.
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Night of the Living Dead

Released 1968
Inducted 1999
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