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The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

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Tom
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Johnnie (as Bill Mosley)
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Hondo (as David Butler)
Zachary Mott ...
Bulldog
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The Mourner
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Pat Logan ...
Uncle Rege
Berle Ellis ...
The Flaming Zombie
Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille ...
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A remake of George Romero's 1968 black-and-white classic that begins in a cemetery, as the recently-dead return to life - from an unknown cause - and attack the living as their prey. One woman escapes the frightening zombies to take refuge with others in a farmhouse, as every cadaver for miles around hungers for their flesh. Will they make it through the night...that the dead came back to life? Written by Derek

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There IS a fate worse than death.

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Horror | Thriller

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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La noche de los muertos vivientes  »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,835,247 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Savini's originally wanted to start the film in black-and-white, then slowly add color. See more »

Goofs

Barbara is seen on several occasions firing many shots from her rifle while gripping the barrel with her left hand. In reality, after just a few shots the barrel would become far too hot to handle in this manner. 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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Bill Moseley's name is misspelled during the credits. See more »

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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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"This is pure hell on earth."
17 February 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

"This is pure hell on earth." Actually, what Tony Todd meant to say was "This is one hell of a movie." Tom Savini and George A. Romero have succeeded in recreated a classic (which is quite hard to do). Night of the Living Dead '90 is faithful to the original, but still manages to scare and surprise you by throwing in a few unexpected twists. Director Savini creates a great atmosphere. This is one of my favorite claustrophobic films. It has the feel of an old, secluded farmhouse, and thankfully lacks that Hollywood gloss. The characters feel real as well. The cast is perfect. Tony Todd, William Butler, and Tom Towles are the re-incarnations of the original Ben, Tommy, and Harry Cooper. And longtime Romero collaborator, Patricia Tallman, revamps her character Barbara for the nineties. And you gotta love Bill Moseley ("They're coming to get you Barbara. They're horny Barbara."). All of the classic elements (the feud between Ben and Cooper, the claustrophobia) and a few new ones (a smarter female lead, new ending) make this one unforgettable.


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