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Night of the Living Dead -- The original zombie movie, a group of people hide from bloodthirsty "living dead" monsters in a Pennsylvania farmhouse. A digitally remastered version of the George Romero classic.
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John A. Russo (screenplay) &
George A. Romero (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 October 1968 (USA) See more »
If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead! See more »
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Not only one of the greatest horror / independent films ever made, but one of the greatest films ever made period See more (574 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Duane Jones ... Ben

Judith O'Dea ... Barbra
Karl Hardman ... Harry
Marilyn Eastman ... Helen
Keith Wayne ... Tom
Judith Ridley ... Judy
Kyra Schon ... Karen Cooper
Charles Craig ... Newscaster / Zombie
S. William Hinzman ... Zombie (as Bill Heinzman)
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 ... Newscaster / Zombie
Al Croft ... Zombie
Jason Richards ... Zombie
Dave James ... Zombie
Sharon Carroll ... Zombie
William Mogush ... Zombie
Steve Hutsko ... Zombie / TV Cameraman Steve
Joann Michaels ... Zombie
Phillip Smith ... Zombie / Posse Member
Ella Mae Smith ... Zombie
Randy Burr ... Zombie / Posse Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norma Beardsley ... Zombie (uncredited)
David Craig ... Frontyard Zombie (uncredited)
Terry Gindele ... Zombie (uncredited)
Robert Harvey ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Betty Ellen Haughey ... Female Zombie in Black (uncredited)
Dick Heckard ... Posseman (uncredited)
John Kirch ... Zombie (uncredited)
Roger McGovern ... Zombie (uncredited)
Tony Pantanella ... Posse Gunman (uncredited)

George A. Romero ... Washington Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Rozzo ... Bathrobe Zombie / TV Station Safety Director (uncredited)

John A. Russo ... Washington Military Reporter (uncredited)
Josephine Streiner ... Zombie (uncredited)
Russell Streiner ... Johnny (uncredited)
Regis Survinski ... Reporter in D.C. (wearing shades) (uncredited)
Vincent D. Survinski ... Vince - Posse Gunman (uncredited)
Bob Wolcott ... Unknown Zombie (uncredited)

Directed by
George A. Romero 
Writing credits
John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo) &
George A. Romero (screenplay) (as George Romero)

Produced by
Karl Hardman .... producer
Russell Streiner .... producer (as Russell W. Streiner)
Cinematography by
George A. Romero (uncredited)
Film Editing by
George A. Romero (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Bruce Capristo .... hair styles
Production Management
George Kosana .... production manager
Vincent D. Survinski .... production director (as Vincent Survinski)
Art Department
Charles O'Dato .... props
Sound Department
Marshall Booth .... sound engineer
Gary Streiner .... sound engineer (as Gary R. Streiner)
Special Effects by
Tony Pantanella .... special effects (as Tony Pantanello)
Regis Survinski .... special effects
Jacqueline Streiner .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Unitas .... lighting supervisor
S. William Hinzman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Rick Catizone .... animator: ending credits (uncredited)
Music Department
Harry Bluestone .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Emil Cadkin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Cookerly .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ib Glindemann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Philip Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Geordie Hormel .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Loose .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Jack Brunker Meakin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Spencer Moore .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Betty Ellen Haughey .... continuity
Lorenzo P. Lampthwait .... production assistant
Jacqueline Streiner .... script coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Laugh Track: Night of the Living Dead" - USA (video title (redubbed comic version))
"Night of the Living Dead: 30th Anniversary Edition" - Philippines (English title) (recut version)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Australia:R | Canada:14A | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (DVD rating) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (cut) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:T (original DVD rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:NC-16 (30th anniversary edition) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2007) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating: re-edited version) (2005) | UK:18 (video rating: 30th Anniversay Edition) (2001) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (1995) (1998) (2001) (2002) (2003) (2005) (2006) | UK:X (original rating) (uncut) (1980) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) (cut) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) (uncut) | USA:Unrated (1968) | West Germany:18 (original rating) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

This was one of the first films added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.See more »
Continuity: When he first appears, the cemetery zombie's coat is open and unbuttoned. During the fight with Johnny and in subsequent scenes, two of the buttons are fastened. Would a zombie button up his coat?See more »
Ben:They know we're in here now.See more »
Movie Connections:
Eerie Heavy Echo (L-1214)See more »


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73 out of 100 people found the following review useful.
Not only one of the greatest horror / independent films ever made, but one of the greatest films ever made period, 18 December 2004
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

I often wonder if George Romero was knowing that this was going to become one of the most influential films ever made when he sat down to write the screenplay. Few other b-movies have had such great cinematography, direction, dialog, and acting. You can say what you want about "Dawn of the Dead", but this shall always be the foremost zombie horror film in my mind.

The plot involves the radiation from a fallen satellite is causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves to feast off the living's flesh. They can only be killed by a blow to the head. A group of people, in need of protection from the hordes, barricade themselves in an abandoned farmhouse. They are pretty much lead by as young black man named Ben, a resourceful person trying to protect himself and the others.

Surprising as it may sound, the human drama involved is just as suspenseful as the zombies outside the house. It shows how human beings panic in the time of terror, and will stop at nothing to protect themselves and none others. Definitely one of the top ten horror films ever made. (10/10)

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