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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.
Night of the Living Dead -- Trailer for this classic horror film
Night of the Living Dead -- Clip: Zombies approach burning truck


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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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Classic Horror 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 | Ireland:15 (re-rating) (2008) (2011) | 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)
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Did You Know?

During production, the film's title was still being chosen. The working title was simply "Monster Flick".See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the body-eating scene, one of the zombies can be seen looking at the camera for just a split second before taking a bite out of the 'human flesh'.See more »
Harry Cooper:Did you hear me when I told you those things turned over our car?
Ben:Oh, hell! Any good five men could do that!
Harry Cooper:That's my point! There's not going to be five, or even ten of them! There's going to be twenty, thirty, maybe a hundred of those things out there, and as soon as they find out we're here, this place'll be crawling with them!
Ben:Well, if there's that many, they'll probably get us wherever we are.
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110 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
Classic Horror, 3 February 1999
Author: codmon from USA

Romero is sublime. His ability to take a small budget and turn it into a stratosphericly giant film is unparalleled. This is one of the best apocalypse films ever (along with the rest of the trilogy). The zombies represent a slow moving enemy. It is easy to escape them. You have only to fear your own mistakes. On these the zombies will capitalize. One of the best aspects of this film is the lead character. Romero has always presented intelligent non-stereotypical black characters in his films. This film was made in 1968 while civil rights tensions were high, and the most "in control" character in the whole movie is a black man. If you can get past a couple of cheesy supporting performances, this is one of the best horror films ever.

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