There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.
James T. Callahan,
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
(at around 1h 17 mins) Russell Streiner who appeared in the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) as Johnny, appears in this movie as Sheriff McClelland, who comments about the zombies, "Yeah, they're dead, they're all messed up." See more »
(at around 1h 18 mins) At the end, when the two country guys are at the cellar door, one is using a chainsaw to cut through the door. The film shows him cutting through the 2x4 on the inside of the door even though the hole in door shows he should have clearly cut through it already. See more »
They're coming to get you, Barbara!
They don't like being awaken this way!
Why do you have to be so mean?
'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 »
A lot of remakes of classic films rarely live up to their predecessors. The original Night of the Living Dead was a classic horror and this adaption did the original movie justice. There were a few changes but it generally stayed faithful to the original.
Tony Todd as Ben and Patricia Tallman as Barbara do a wonderful job. Ben is the character who is trying to hold everything together in the face of insurmountable odds. Barbara is the female who initially encounters the zombies but soon turns into an ass-kicking heroine. This differs to the original where Barbara was a timid little madam.
The tension builds throughout the film. Perhaps there would have been a bit more tension if it had been filmed in black and white but it was very tense throughout.
The ending is also different as well but good nonetheless.
If you liked the original, then I recommend this version as well.
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