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Night of the Living Dead (1990)

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The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

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McKee Anderson ...
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Tom
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Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)
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David W. Butler ...
Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott ...
Bulldog
Pat Reese ...
The Mourner
William Cameron ...
Pat Logan ...
Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis ...
The Flaming Zombie
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ...
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In this remake of the original classic film, a group of people are trapped inside a farmhouse as legions of the walking dead try to get inside and use them for food. Written by Todd A. Bobenrieth <TAB146@PSUVM.EDU>

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There IS a fate worse than death.

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Horror | Thriller

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Release Date:

19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Living Dead  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,835,247 (USA)
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Trivia

(at around 5 mins) The autopsy zombie at the beginning of the film was not in the original script, something that was added by Tom Savini. See more »

Goofs

When the zombies are eating the remains of some people outside the house, one of them picks up a hand which is obviously made of rubber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnnie: They're coming to get you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it!
Johnnie: They're coming!
[evil laughter]
Johnnie: They don't like being awaken this way!
Barbara: Why do you have to be so mean?
Johnnie: 'Cause I'm your older brother. Being mean and heartless is part of the job.
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Crazy Credits

Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Romero and Savini create a horror masterpiece.
29 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wanting to re-visit the genre he created, George Romero approached Tom Savini to direct a remake of his 1968 masterpiece, Night of the Living Dead.

While the film follows the original closely, it does have some important changes. Notably the character of Barbara is no longer a gibbering vegetable but now much more balanced. Other changes help blend the film much better into Romeros Dawn and Day. The use of tools by the zombies for example, is lessened and removed at times, creating more continuity between Night, Dawn, Day and Lands time-line of the undeads abilities.

Some seem to automatically shoot down the remake in favor of the original, I've watched this version almost as many times as Dawn and Day, and believe the film tops the original in almost every way.

Although the groundbreaking nature of the original will always remain, Savini's Dead is a without doubt a classic Zombie flick and in my opinion a perfect first chapter in the Romero Dead series.


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