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
Originally rated X by the MPAA, following scenes had to be cut or changed for R rating; Close up of fire poker in the head of the first zombie that Barbara killed, gory headshot of McRuder zombie when Barbara shoots him, bloodier version of the scene where Barbara shoots and kills bald zombie who tries to enter through the window, Tom blowing off the zombie's head with shotgun, and Barbara killing another zombie when she takes the gun from dead cop zombie. See more »
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 »
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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