Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
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Chaos descends upon the world as the brains of the recently deceased become inexplicably reanimated, causing the dead to rise and feed on human flesh. Speculation rests on a radiation-covered NASA satellite returning from Venus, but it only remains a speculation. Anyone who dies during the crisis of causes unrelated to brain trauma will return as a flesh-eating zombie, including anyone who has been bitten by a zombie. The only way to destroy the zombies is to destroy the brain. As the catastrophe unfolds, a young woman visiting her father's grave takes refuge in a nearby farmhouse, where she is met by a man who protects her and barricades them inside. They both later discover people hiding in the basement, and they each attempt to cope with the situation. Their only hope rests on getting some gasoline from a nearby pump into a truck that is running on empty, but this requires braving the hordes of ravenous walking corpses outside. When they finally put their plans into action, panic and personal tensions only add to the terror as they try to survive.
They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!...
Also Known As:
Laugh Track: Night of the Living Dead
Night of Anubis
Night of the Flesh Eaters
Title: Night Of The Living Dead
Release Date: October 01, 1968
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 8.0
Buried.com Rating: 9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With N
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
George A. Romero
Duane Jones ...Ben Hanser
Judith O'Dea ...Barbra
Karl Hardman ...Harry Cooper
Marilyn Eastman ...Helen Cooper / Bug-eating zombie
Keith Wayne ...Tom
Judith Ridley ...Judy
Kyra Schon ...Karen Cooper
Charles Craig ...Newscaster / Zombie
S. William Hinzman ...Cemetery Zombie (original and new scenes) (as...
George Kosana ...Sheriff McClelland
Frank Doak ...Scientist
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ...Field reporter
A.C. McDonald ...Zombie / Posse Member
Samuel R. Solito ...Zombie / Posse Member
Mark Ricci ...Washington scientist
Lee Hartman ...Zombie / News reporter
Jack Givens ...Zombie
Rudy Ricci ...Zombie (as R.J. Ricci)
Paula Richards ...Zombie
John Simpson ...Zombie
Herbert Summer ...Zombie
Richard Ricci ...Zombie
William Burchinal ...Zombie
Ross Harris ...Zombie
Al Croft ...Zombie
Jason Richards ...Zombie
Sharon Carroll ...Zombie
William Mogush ...Zombie
Steve Hutsko ...Zombie / TV cameraman Steve
Joann Michaels ...Zombie
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John A. Russo
George A. Romero
Scott Vladimir Licina
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More Movie Taglines:
- They keep coming back in a bloodthirsty lust for HUMAN FLESH!...
- Pits the dead against the living in a struggle for survival!
- They won't stay dead.
- They're coming to get you...again!
- Field Reporter: Are they slow-moving, chief? Sheriff McClelland: Yeah, they're dead. They're all messed up.
Field Reporter: Chief, if I were surrounded by eight or ten of these things, would I stand a chance with them? Sheriff McClelland: Well, there's no problem. If you have a gun, shoot 'em in the head. That's a sure way to kill 'em. If you don't, get yourself a club or a torch. Beat 'em or burn 'em. They go up pretty easy.
Johnny: They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!
Johnny: [in a creepy voice] They're coming to get you, Barbara! Barbara: Stop it! You're ignorant! Johnny: They're coming for you, Barbara! Barbara: Stop it! You're acting like a child! Johnny: They're coming for you! [points to the cemetery zombie] Johnny: Look, there comes one of them now! Barbara: He'll hear you! Johnny: Here he comes now! I'm getting out of here!
Ben: Now get the hell down in the cellar. You can be the boss down there, but I'm boss up here!
- Bosco chocolate syrup was used to simulate the blood in the film.
The zombie hand that Tom (Keith Wayne) hacks up with a kitchen knife was made of clay and filled with chocolate syrup.
When the zombies are eating the bodies in the burnt-out truck they were actually eating roast ham covered in chocolate sauce. The filmmakers joked that it was so nausea inducing that it was almost a waste of time putting the makeup on the zombies, as they ended up looking pale and sick anyway.
The gas pump was not bolted to the ground when the actress who played Barbra, Judith O'Dea, runs into it at the start of the film. She did it with so much force she almost tipped it over on the cameraman.
One of the working titles for this film was "Night of Anubis". Anubis is the god of embalming/mummifying in the ancient Egyptian (Kemetan) religion.
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Rating: 9.0 out of 10.0 - 54 votes cast total